Philippine Beverage Congress PART 2 feat. TOMEK MALEK

Tomek Malek with host Richie Cruz

HISTORY unfolded once again in Philippine soil in the Bartending industry. After it’s successful launch  last year courtesy of Mr. Tom Dyer and our other guest speakers and performers, Pinoytender Management Consultancy now followed it up this time with the reigning #1 flairbartender in the WFA standings TOMEK MALEK from Warsaw Poland.

Liquid Concepts and Flair Republic were the producers of this event supported by Philippine and Flair Factory.
Tomek in his lecture portion
Held last March 3, 2013 at Padi’s Point in Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City, PBC 2 was a huge success having been attended by bar practitioners, Hotel and Restaurant Management students, teachers and administrators, and enthusiasts.
This event was hosted by Richie Cruz, proprietor of It started of with inspirational messages from Larry Guevara (Flair Republic/Liquid Concepts), multi awarded Filipino flairbartender Ram Ong, and Mastah UAE headed by Mr. Russel Sanchez. Guest performers included the current winners of the prestigious flairtending competition in the country Philippine Flair Open 2012 which is WFA recognized. This included Joseph Apostol, Darwin Deguzman, and Shallum Recto.
Photo ops with Flair Republic Team and Patricia

This event had Tomek Malek explaining the value of “Flair” in Bartending, he introduced the WFA (World Flair Association) and the WFA Gradings and pointers in joining competitions.

He topped it off with an eight minute routine which showcased different combinations, stalls, bumps, baskets, snatches, shadow passes, knee bumps, arm rolls and capped off with an accordion pour and a flaming routine.
Shallum Recto

After the event, TOMEK got a chance to meet and greet his fans by having his picture taken with them and signing autographs.The following day, TOMEK had a 2 day master class where he had students also from Hongkong Flair Iron Team which are Ken Lam and Tsunamikip Tsang. Here they were taught some basic to difficult moves as well as different combinations and techniques which they can apply in their own routine.

Joseph Apostol
It is definitely “More Fun in the Philippines!” in Philippine Bartending.Special thanks to Monin, Coca- cola , Haranah Tours and Padi’s Point, Erwin Ceniza of Mastah UAE and Navin of Ocean Glassware.
Darwin de Guzman

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Who do you want to be the next guest for the Philippine Beverage Congress Part 3? But before you answer the question, make sure you will save up and attend since it’s not easy staging an event such as this one. Otherwise, go to the grocery, buy some beers and chips, turn on your computer and go to you tube and enjoy watching the whole day .

2 Comments on “Philippine Beverage Congress PART 2 feat. TOMEK MALEK”

  1. A bartender should have a good behavior. This is the hospitality industry and every bartender needs to remember that. To be successful you need to keep a good attitude, no matter how bad your day is going, and treat every customer the same. Simple things like a smile and greeting when a patron sits down and thanking them when they leave can make the biggest impressions.
    hire the barman

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