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Devender Kumar

Speciality Spirits
FromHong Kong
CompanyMandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
PositionBeverage Manager
FacebookDevender Sehgal

Devender Kumar is one of India’s most well-known bartenders and is recognised worldwide as one of the key figures in pushing the boundaries of India’s burgeoning cocktail revolution.

In 2015 he won the Bacardi Legacy cocktail competition with his signature drink “The Optimist”, and went on to represent Hong Kong and Macau in the world final in Sidney. The same year Drink World Asia ranked him among the Top 25 Bartenders of the year for Hong Kong and Macau, and Bacardi featured him in the “Untameable” series, celebrating how, with passion and dedication, one could overcome many obstacles in the bartending career and in life.

Devender Kumar

"It is almost being part of the community and also sharing and appreciating the finest product with some of the finest people in the industry.

I am looking forward to meeting people who have more experience than me in judging such a competition so that I can learn more and deliver better than ever.