WORLD CLASS COUNTRY WINNER 2015

Kenneth Bandivas, Philippines

Kenneth started his career as a frustrated chef. While he didn’t enjoy cooking, it gave him the opportunity to study the skills behind great service and started to look into what it took to become a great bartending. He soon left his position and decided to travel to Singapore - it was then when his life changed.

Kenneth joined Blu Restaurant and learned as much as he could about flavour combinations and finally decided to get into bartending. He fell in love with it and soon decided to bring his skills back to Manila to help improve the cocktail scene there. He decided to come back to Manila to uplift the cocktail scene. He hopes that taking part in World Class will help put his country on the map for great cocktails.