Attracting a total of 256 participants from the hotel and F&B industries all over Malaysia, including Sabah, the 2nd Ipoh International Waiters’ Race went underway yesterday morning at Ipoh Padang.
Held in conjunction with Ipoh’s 26th City Day, it lacked the international participation of last year’s inaugural race and the Fun Tray category was dropped. Even so, it was no less challenging for those who entered the race, which looked easy enough, but wasn’t so!
Besides the two categories of Classic Tray, which was opened to individual professionals working in hotels, and Sportive Tray for quick service waiters in restaurants, pubs and bistros. Students from hospitality colleges and the public were included too. The event organising committee also participated in an unofficial version of Fun Tray.
Other sub-events lined up were ice carving demonstration and flying roti canai. Throughout the morning, there were singing performances as well, courtesy of the band from Lost World of Tambun and Impiana Hotel Ipoh’s resident band, Extreme Soul.
Classic Tray Winners & Prizes:
1st) Mohd. Hanafi B. Ghali (Belum Rainforest Resort) – RM2000
2nd) Mohd. Tarmizi B. Lah (Tower Regency Hotel) – RM1000
3rd) Shamsul Amirul Hafiz B. Shamsul Bahari (PNB Darby Park Executive Suites) – RM700
1st) Noorameyra Bt. Mohd. Yusof (Berjaya Times Square) – RM2000
2nd) Norfarah Abdullah (Seri Pacific Kuala Lumpur) – RM1000
3rd) Sharifah Noraznila Bt. Syed Abdullah (Orient Star Resort) – RM700
Sportive Tray Winners & Prizes:
1st) Mohd. Hanif B. Ahmad (Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside) – RM1000
2nd) Muhammad Fazli B. A. Rahim (Impiana Hotel Ipoh) – RM800
3rd) Jim Lee Chin Hin (STG Sabah Tea Garden) – RM500
1st) Cheah Boa Yin (Haaza Centre of Excellence) – RM1000
2nd) Siti Hurazmaciha Bt. Aziz (Universiti Utara Malaysia) – RM800
3rd) Siti Aishah Bt. Mad Fazil (College of Technology) – RM500
In addition to cash prizes, the top three winners in each category also walked away with a medal and hamper. All entrants received a certificate of participation as well.
Ipoh International Waiters’ Race, the first of its kind in the country, provided an opportunity for hotels and restaurants to showcase their culinary delights to the public.
Compared to last year’s Waiters’ Race which was organised at the D.R. Park, this year’s race introduced Ipoh’s Heritage Tail to participants. Where do you think the next edition of Waiters’ Race will be held in Ipoh?
Event: 2nd Ipoh International Waiters’ Race
Venue: Ipoh Padang, Ipoh
Date: 25th May, 2014
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