InterContinental Fiji Welcomes Australian Mixologist

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Thursday 7 July 2016 – InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome Mixologist Evan Stanley who will reside at the resort for the next three months to impart his expertise and creativity. Evan has extensive bar and lounge experience and will bring a new level of service and products in order to enhance the guest experience at the resorts Kama Lounge.

Evan will be based in Kama Lounge, overlooking the beautiful white sands of Natadola Bay and support the overall direction across all restaurants and bars as well as Club InterContinental. The resort will leverage his expertise and experience to further educate and develop the team in the art of mixology; of the different products and the creation of new cocktails infused with local ingredients adding to the Kama Lounge cocktail menu. Evan comes with strong pedigree within the bar and beverage management. He has worked in some of Australia’s best cocktail bars including Le Bon Ton – Collingwood (Time Out Melbourne voted Best New Bar 2015) and Black Pearl – Fitzroy (ranked #7 in Drinks International’s Worlds 50 Best Bars 2013.

Evan’s experience, knowledge and skills has seen him receive multiple accolades and awards including Time Out Magazine (Melbourne) Bartender of the Year 2014 and ALIA (Australian Liquor Industry Awards) Bartender of the Year 2013. These awards recognized Evan’s involvement and recognition of efforts, dedication to hard work and outstanding performance on an international level within the hospitality industry.

“We are excited to have someone of Evan’s calibre in the newly refurbished Kama Lounge and be able to engage his expertise. Evan will assist in the creation of new cocktails infused with local ingredients to be introduced to our extensive offering,” said Akira Tanaka, InterContinental Fiji’s Director Dining & Entertainment. “Through engaging Evan, this will contribute to the delivery of a heightened experience across our Restaurants & Bars, InterContinental Meetings and Club InterContinental. Delegates and guests alike can expect a true sense of place with our well crafted cocktails complimented with amazing vistas at Natadola Bay.”

Kama Lounge is InterContinental Fiji’s flagship bar. Offering superb views of Natadola Bay, evening entertainment, and renowned Fijian hospitality, it’s the idyllic way to watch the sunset in paradise.

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