An award to commemorate bartenders that have worked in early 90s to early 2000s. We recognize that many of these individuals have shown selfless contribution. We call them our heroes, but they humbly tell us that anyone would do what they did. But, in many ways, anyone who steps up to make the night lively, is our hero.
Here are the List of 14 Categories
Best Bar Back
These individuals are known as the backbone of bartenders. They assist in replenishing stocks, ice, glasses and other things that the bartender needs. Their role is very important as it determines the flow of the service by the bartenders. Here are the list of Bar Backs in no particular order:
Young Bartender Award
Bartenders who started in the early years. These individuals have started as a young as 16 years old. Some neglected their studies and believe that bartending or F&B is their dream job. Till date, most of them are still in the industry. Here are the list of people that have started since they were young and contributed to the F&B industry in no particular order:
Paul Francis Eisa Chong
Mentors from Overseas
These individuals (from Overseas) started working in Singapore bars in the 90s. With the knowledge and experienced they have, they took the challenge and gained them a good reputable position in Singapore and are well-respected by the bartenders. Here are the list of Mentors from Overseas in no particular order:
Adam Browning Hill
Marco De Miranda
Flair Legend (Placed Singapore in the world map)
These individuals have competed locally and Internationally, with other bartenders from the rest of the world. They trained hard and made it big in International competition. Some of them have even had their name listed alongside world flair champions. Some even sleep with their flair bottles on their bed. Here are the list of Flair Legend in no particular order:
Paul Francis Eisa Chong
Flairing is not only about flipping of bottles and shakers while working. It’s actually more than that. Creativity, crowd interaction and showmanship are some of the key points that should always be factored in. It is not as easy as it seems but yes, entertainment is the most important element in flairing. Here are the bartenders that have created memories and make their guest feel entertained in no particular order:
Shaleh Bin Md Jati
Ethan Leslie Leong
Best Working Flair
Early 90s-Present, Singapore bartending is known as one of the best working flair skills in the bar industry. Flair does not discourage the bartenders from flairing a full or half bottle while they are on shift. As long as there is a bottle and shaker, they will keep on flairing with passion. Here are the list of Best Working Flair in no particular order:
Ethan Leslie Leong
Abdullahsiraj AJ Mohammed
Shaleh Bin Jati
Paul Francis Chong
Best Brand Flair Competition
Not only have they organised competitions, but they have also groomed some of the well-known bartenders that we know today. They have also made the bartending community closer. Here are the list of Best Brand Flair Competitions in no particular order:
Beefeater Flair Open Singapore
Bacardi Martini Grand Prix Singapore
Singapore Bartender of The Year by ABSS
Jack Daniels Flair Open Singapore
Skyy Vodka Global Flair Challenge Singapore
The Legendary Flair Team
The Flair team is formed not to compete amongst one another but to create a closer bond between the bartenders. They share their knowledge in work and also flair. They practise together and help each other to be better. Here are the list of The legendary Flair Team in no particular order:
Flair Crew Team
Flair Inc Team
Best Female Bartender Award
Gender does not differentiate a person to do what he or she could do. With determination and passion, this individual has proven that a female bartender can be on par with the male bartender. Here, we recognised the effort this person has put in. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.
Most Supporting Flair Bartending
These individuals are known for curating cocktails, but nonetheless, their involvement in the flair scene is big. They have helped in advising on how to improve and incorporate cocktail into flair. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.
These individuals started off as bartenders and had big dreams to become an entrepreneur. Today, these individuals have proven that being a bartender does not deter them from achieving something big in life, no matter what the profession is. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.
This is a special award that goes to an individual that not only has made his name as one of the best flair bartenders in the 90s to early 2000s but is still contributing his time and effort to the industry even after no longer being as involved. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.
Bar Hero (Working Abroad)
This is a special award that goes to an individual that not only has made his name as one of the best flair bartenders in Singapore but is still contributing his time and effort to the industry “abroad” leaving Singapore more than a decade of his bartending Career even after no longer being as involved in Singapore. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.
The Legendary Award (Those that are still currently working in the Industry) -25 Nominees
These are the individuals who have started off in the industry in the early 90s. They have been around for more than 20 over years and contributed effortlessly to the industry. Left with only a few pioneers that are still surviving, here are the bartenders that have been around to date to be where they always love to be. Will be announced only on the actual day on 17 January 2019.