WORLD CLASS COUNTRY WINNER 2019

ANGELIQUA RIVERA, Kenya

Angeliqua, known as Angel, has been working in the industry for 10 years now having started out as a Waitress. Her experience includes Beach Club Zero Gravity Dubai, the W Lounge in the W Hotel Dubai and being a Bar Supervisor in Big Chefs Dubai working hand in hand with chefs to mature her craft. She got more involved with new techniques and understanding flavours. She then moved to Dusit2Nairobi in Kenya as a Mixologist where she realised she needed to compete against other bartenders in order to understand bartending culture in Kenya. Over time, Angel has realised that bartending is a challenging but exciting role and with determination and hard work, she has learnt that bartending in not just a job but is a journey and is continuously learning.