Chefs, bartenders, spa and hotel executives competed in 17 contests to be the best in their field at the 32nd Pattaya Hospitality Challenge.
Pattaya Acting Mayor Chanatpong Sriviset opened the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Region event at the Dusit Thani Hotel July 26 with hotel, food and beverage, spa and chef association members, along with tourism and local government officials.
The Cape Dara Resort eked out a narrow overall victory in the day-long event, placing in the top three in five events with three gold medals. The Dusit Thani placed in the most events – six – but won first place in only two, including the prestigious Miss Bartender competition.
The Woodlands Resort and Spa tied with the Dusit Thani in points, placing first in three of four events it placed in.
First through third winners in the individual competitions were:
Cooking with meat and poultry freestyle – A-One Royal Cruise Hotel, Centara Grand Maris Resort Jomtien, Zign Hotel.
Fruit carving – Woodlands, TSix5, Dusit Thani.
Tapas – Tsix5, Zign, Dusit Thani.
Freestyle seafood hot cooking – Mera Mare Pattaya Hotel, [email protected] Design Hotel, A-One Royal Cruise.
Spa – Cape Dara Resort, Pattaya Marriott Resort and Spa, Garden Cliff Resort and Spa.
Table preparation – Dusit Thani, Long Beach Garden Resort and Spa, Zign.
International sweets and desserts – Marriott, Dusit Thani, Mera Mare.
Thai massage – Cape Dara, Marriott, Dusit Thani.
Modern Thai cuisine set display – Woodlands, Marriott, A-One Royal Cruise.
Classic cocktail – Narumol Youchuen of The Bay View Pattaya Hotel, Ketsarin Tuamthaisong from Long Beach Garden, and Anansit Khongbanlang from Cape Dara.
Freestyle cake decoration – Way Hotel, Woodlands, Dusit Thani.
Freestyle fancy towel folding – Woodlands, Cape Dara, Zign.
Ice carving – Amari Orchid Resort & Tower won the top three places.
Oil massage – [email protected], Courtyard by Marriot, Long Beach Garden.
Flower decoration team competition – Long Beach Garden, Zign, Movenpick Siam Hotel.
Ms. Bartender team contest was won by the Dusit Thani.
Flair bartender – Pattiwat Rotoiu from Cape Dara, Atitaya Tothassong from [email protected] and Nattawut Ngamwong from TSix5.