Arjuna Rathnayake from Earl’s Regency walked away as the winner of the recently concluded Absolute Bartender Challenge 2012. The competition organized by Periceyl (Pvt) Ltd in collaboration with the Kandy Hoteliers took place in the hill capital recently. The “Absolut Stinger” created by Arjuna bagged him the first place in the competition.
Arjuna Rathnayake who hails from Galagedara commenced his career at Earl’s Regency as a trainee waiter. Motivated by his passion and talent Rathnayake climbed up the ranks and was soon promoted to barman. In his new position the talented Rathnayake excelled in the competition arena where he went on to win a Gold and Bronze Medal at the Chefs Guild Culinary Art 2010.
“We are extremely proud to have in our team, talented members such as Arjuna. We take great pride in our staff and continuously encourage them to participate in competition in order to nurture their inherent skills. Seeing them excel motivates us and encourages the rest of the team to follow their dreams”, said Neroy Marso, General Manager, Earl’s Regency, Kandy.
Nested in the historical hill capital of Sri Lanka, Earl’s Regency is recognized as the premium five star property in Kandy. The Hotel owned by Sumiko Lanka Hotels is managed by Aitken Spence Hotels, a subsidiary of Aitken Spence.