Who | Michael Manalo
Where | Dubai, UAE, Asia
Current Bar | Xtreme Flair Events Management
Past Bar(s) | Vegas Club Holiday Inn Hotel, Zinc Club Crowne Plaza Hotel, Apres Lounge Mall of the Emirates, Kubu Bar Radisson Hotel
Favourite Spirit | Rum, Vodka, Whisky and Beers
Favourite Juice | Cranberry Juice, Pineapple Juice
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Mojito, Manhattan and Martinis
Favourite Part of the Job | Flipping and Flairing bottles and shakers, working flair, Guest interaction
Favourite After Work Drink | Beer
Favourite at Home Drink | Beer, whisky and Rum
Favourite bar in the world | BierGarten (Hong Kong) – Friendly guests and staff
Best known for | Providing Professional F&B Staff in 7 cities of United Arab Emirates
Best story from behind the wood | I Started in Dubai from year 1999 as a waiter in Intercontinental Hotel, got promoted as a bar-back, Bartender, Supervisor, Asst Manager and worked as a Bar & Club Supervisor in Crowne Plaza Hotel and Holiday Inn Hotel and became an Operations Manager in an Australian Catering and Events Company.
Year March 2014, I have put up my own venture which I aspired for more than a decade. And established Xtreme Flair Events Management Company to extend help to all Hotels, Catering & Events Companies, Food & Beverage Companies, Private and Government sector in hiring a temporary and/or permanent professional F&B staff like Flair Bartenders, Bartender & Mixologist, Wait staff, Chefs, Kitchen help, Barback, hostesses, Bar promo girls and many more.
We organized and supplied staffing for numerous high profile functions ranging from 20 to 80,000 people short term or long-term contracts. Our event company is a dynamic leader in the premium F&B Staffing and Consultancy business, recognized for it’s modern, professional hospitality staffing and spectacular events since 2005 up to present 2017.
Xtreme Flair Events Management is a one of a kind events management company which specializes on manpower supply has been involved with tons of events in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ras Al Khaima such as Formula 1, Meydan World Cup, World Trade Center Concerts, Rugby 7’s, Euro Cup DP Golf, Taste of Dubai, Food Carnival, Boat Show, Air Show, Destination Dawn Concerts, ADIPEC, World Skills, SOLE DXB, Christmas Festival, 117 Live Concerts and many more to mention.
As the face of Xtreme Flair Events Management our staff pride themselves on working to reflect high company standards. We believe that staff manner and presentation skills are important to the success of any event.
What do you collect? ID Badges and event T-shirts from all jobs I have done like Concerts and Sporting & other major Events in UAE from year 2005-2017
Favourite thing about your city? Dubai is a city of opportunities regardless of nationalities
What was the last photo that you took? A photo from last week’s Christmas Festival Event
Where was your last vacation? June 2017 in Hong Kong and Macau
Any claims to fame? Became a 3 time awarded flair bartender in the UAE
Red or White? Red
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Grand Marnier
London or Paris? Paris
Glass or Tin? Tin