Cinnamon Lakeside continues winning streak at Colombo Region Cocktail Competition
Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00
The expertise of the Learning & Development department of Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, headed by Priyankara Sumanapalage was showcased once again as Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo swept to victory, bagging six places at the 23rd Colombo region Skyy Vodka and Marie Brizard National Bartenders competition.
Organised by the Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association in collaboration with Marie Brizard Skyy Vodka, the 23rd Colombo region Skyy Vodka and Marie Brizard National Bartenders competition took place on 3 June at Waters Edge.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, a property of the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Chain, continued its winning streak having won last year as well in this competition. It came with a lot of hard work, practicing till all hours of the night and mixing and remixing till they came up with their own creative recipe for their individual cocktails. Under the Flair category, Rumesh Asanka of 7°North mesmerised both the judges and the audience with his outstanding performance. His showmanship and creative routine had the spectators on their feet, resulting in him adjudged as Champion Flair Bartender. Along with him, Binoy Perera from The Lounge captured the 2nd runner-up spot.
Moving on to the Classics, Chamari Jayadini Herath, based at The Lounge, showed her charm and talent to clinch the 1st runner-up position. Accompanying her in victory was Tharushka Mendis also from The Lounge, bagging the 2nd runner-up position and Chinthaka Thilakarathna from7°North taking the 3rd runner-up spot.
Dinusha Vilashini, former champion of the Classic category, was one of three individuals from all participants taking part, who was conferred with the WSET-UK scholarship after sitting for a written exam.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo firmly believes in management commitment to success and in the open mind-set concept to learn from mistakes along with the continuous improvement of their associates.
The management continues to lend their fullest support and encouragement in the development of the associates, both talent wise and in their employment. Thus, helping them to grow and move forward in their careers, living to the true spirit of the organisation’s pledges; ‘I will care’ and ‘I will stand out wherever I am’.