KOTA KINABALU: The upcoming 18th Sabah Hospitality Fiesta (SHF) has attracted some 303 registrations, the most number of participants from among Malaysia’s best hospitality industry players since its initiation in 1997.
The two-day event, to be held on October 24 and 25 at the Karamunsing Shopping Mall will include 233 hotel and 70 colleges participants from Sabah, said this year’s SHF chairman Hasnaffina Hassnar at a press conference held here yesterday.
The four participants from Negeri Sembilan, two from Kuching, Sarawak and 11 from Labuan sums up the record-breaking number, which has grown from last year’s total of 252.
“The annual Sabah Hospitality Fiesta is a display of the high standards of passion and commitment of the hospitality players, not only in Sabah but from other parts of Malaysia as well. This Fiesta is also a great opportunity for the participants to showcase their skills and talents in their respective fields while promoting the spirit of camaraderie among them,” said Hasnaffina.
“This year’s theme, “Sayang Kinabalu”, was chosen as an expression of love and endless support for the state of Sabah. This Fiesta will also be a wonderful platform to showcase our diverse culinary heritage not only to the locals but to our tourists as well,” she added.
“A new category called the Stewarding Race will be introduced in the Professional Category this year. This event is to encourage the Stewarding staff to participate and show their ability and speed in clearing a set-up table,” announced the chairman.
According to Hasnaffina, a panel of invited international judges from renowned hotels, colleges and Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) will also evaluate 13 Professional Categories.
The categories are: Decorated Wedding Cake, Pastry Showpiece, Seafood Platter, Meat Platter, Individual Fruit & Vegetable Carving, Bartender Flair: Cocktail, Nescafe Tarik Competition, Blackbox: Commis-Demi, Blackbox: CDP-Sous, Blackbox: Modern Chinese Cuisine, Table Setting and Professional Bed Making.
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