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Saturday December 12, 2009

Bangsar's Latest Hip Hangout


WiP restaurant wins the coveted Platinum Award from Horeca

By Horeca School of Excellence

Having just reopened its doors barely two months ago after an extensive renovation, WiP, formerly interpreted as Work In Progress due to its initial concept and look, has managed to win the coveted Platinum Award from Horeca School of Excellence.

After a comprehensive six-month long transformation period, the new WiP is a completely different place from before, featuring a clam-shaped island bar, spacious decks for indoor or outdoor dining, all packaged in coastal-resort inspired decor.

This hot new hangout has already drawn a strong following from fun-seekers and professionals alike due to its winning combination of great food, innovative drinks and all-round top notch service.

WiP managed to top this year's Horeca School of Excellence by winning the prestigious Platinum Award, edging out over 40 other participating outlets by being the best overall outlet in terms of customer service, product knowledge and having a high degree of participation from staff and management alike.

The owners of WiP as well as a string of other popular establishments in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Fred Choo and Michele Kwok were pleasantly delighted with their win.

'We did not expect to win this accolade, since we had only resumed operations a couple of months ago. However, it is really testament to the hard work that our team has put in that have earned this well-deserved win. Their passion and drive for success is something I really appreciate and want to recognize," said Choo.

The Horeca School of Excellence is a specially-tailored nationwide program for staff of restaurants, bars, night entertainment outlets. It aims to develop and enhance the skills of participants in areas such as communication with guests, serving techniques, beer, wine and coffee knowledge, salesmanship, showmanship and F+B skills.

Having sent 13 of their staff members from WiP for the Horeca School of Excellence program, both Choo and Kwok were well impressed with the effect that the training had on their team of personnel.

"Overall, I feel that the way the HSE syllabus modules are designed is very much related to the skills and knowledge that is required to succeed in the F+B industry, and it helps to reinforce the training that they receive in-house," said Kwok.

"Now that WiP is up and running in full swing, we've got plans for some of our other outlets, including a revamp of 7atenine in KL as well as a concept change of 7atenine Singapore. You can be sure that we're always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best F+B experiences," Kwok added.


Lot G111, Ground Floor

Bangsar Shopping Centre

285, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandar Raya

59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Daily from noon till closing

T : 03 2094 1789 | 2789

F : 03 2094 3789

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