Andrew Mwesige a bartender at Club Silk was declared the top bartender at Master Bar Academy (MBA) event held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.
The Master Bar Academy was sponsored by Smirnoff a brand of Uganda Breweries limited.
MBA is Africa’s largest bartending programme run by Uganda Breweries Limited a subsidiary of Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company.
Thirteen barmen competed in the finals after completing the 101 training session which had over 140 bartenders.
“This is the second year running that we are running the MBA program in Uganda. Our aim is to establish international standards of service with the bartender which ultimately translates into a better drinking experience for the consumer in Uganda. By rewarding and recognising the top bar tenders we hope to transform bar tending from what is often seen as a part time job to a viable career,” said Raymond Van der Salm, Sales Director Uganda Breweries.
The training programme has been run in 30 cities across Africa and has impacted over 8,000 bartenders to date.
Andrew Mwesige walked away with an iPad loaded with exclusive cocktail apps and a cool $1000 (US dollars).
He is now Uganda’s top Master Bartender.