Industry Advisor

Industry Advisor

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Hafiz Hisham has been a passionate bartender ever since he started his career (2004) as a professional bartender with Club Nuovo.

Character wise, Mr Hafiz has been very hospitable, friendly and a jovial person. Many of his customers/clients came back to his work place to enjoy his professional service. At the same time he creates repeat business for the establishment that he worked for.

The Art of mixology, mixing cocktail drinks, whether standardized or new concoctions is very much the life blood of Mr Hisham.

Mr Hisham’s forte is not only to work behind beverage bars, but also to organize the set- up of a Drinks bar, Bar operation, training bar tenders and create standardized beverage recipes.

So far, Mr Hisham had achieved an immense accomplishment pertaining to customer count, increased sale volume of drinks and introduced the most unique and creative drinks for periodical drinks promotions.

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Group F&B Operation Manager

Waz Lian Group of Companies

Kuala Lumpur

Has been in the Hospitality Industry for about 22 years specializing and managing the Food and Beverage Operation Department. Experienced in Pre-opening of Five Star International Hotels within Singapore and Malaysia namely Century Park Sheraton Hotel Singapore, Palace of The Golden Horses Hotel Kuala Lumpur and Cyberview Lodge Resort & Spa Cyberjaya.

Past working experience in Hubertus Grill Fine Dining European Continental Restaurant at the Century Park Sheraton Hotel Singapore, Modesto’s Club Damansara Heights, Water Margin Restaurant at Life Centre Kuala Lumpur, Villaraya Recreation Club Selangor etc.

Member of Singapore Sommelier Association in 1995, Member of Malaysian Food & Beverage Executives Association (MFBEA) since 2007 and Member of International Food & Beverage Association (IFBA) since 2012.

Among his notable experience as the Team Leader in the Culinaire Malaysia National Level competition, under F&B Service Category – Cocktail, Mocktail & Fruit Flambe Competition in 2009 & 2013 in-conjunction with the bio-annually Food Hotel Malaysia (FHM). He was later appointed as the Judge for Fabulous 1 Flair Tending Mocktail Competition in 2013, which was in conjunction with the Malaysian Golden Chef ASEAN Cuisine Competition.

Currently working in Waz Lian Group of Companies as the Group F&B Operation Manager under Club Management of Seven Food & Beverage outlets including Restaurants, Bars and Entertainment operations.





26 years in experience with hotel and catering industry, specialize in Malaysian and Asian cuisine.

Have spend more than 5 years as chef de cuisine for banqueting ,fine dining restaurant and coffee house operation.

Diploma In Hotel management at hospitality College in Stugart Germany.

Certificate certified train the trainer from St Gallen University Swiss.

As an Executive Chef for 14 years, Deputy chairman for Practical Artistic in Culinaire Malaysia 2009, 2011, 2013 & 2015. Serving as judge in several food competition in Malaysia. As external examiner Diploma culinary art for Taylor’s University and Berjaya University.

Has been sent for Malaysian Food Promotion in various country in the world such like China, Turkey, Sydney, Japan, Vietnam, Manila, Ireland, London and Jakarta.



Sociologist: Workplace Specialist and Food Scholar

Eric Olmedo is currently Principal Research Fellow at the institute of ethnic Studies (KITA) at the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangssaan Malaysia). He conducts research activities in the fields of anthropology of organisations and sociology of work. He is also a Food Scholar.

He is the Director of a laboratory in applied anthropology, namely “ANTROPOTEK”, from which he has been providing consultancy services, mainly in human resources’ management and development, for multinational companies. Check out the lab’ website: