ARE's Barista of the Year for 2019

December 2019 

Alicia Orr, ARE’s Coffee Operations Manager recently ran the annual Airport Retail Enterprises Pty Ltd Barista of the year Competition. First prize is a trip to Italy.

The competition was tight this year with many candidates performing extremely well. First prize was won by Yen Pham from Sydney Terminal 1. Yen has been a part of ARE for 5 years and has competed in our National Barista Competition for each of these years – placing 2nd in 2017. Yen is a chef by trade with a passion for pasta, Thai and good coffee and has been a barista for the past 8 years. Ray Chau from Sydney Terminal 3 came in second and 3rd place went to Jimmy Tran from our Melbourne International Operations.

ARE and Alicia would like to thank all the Baristas and the judging panel for making this day such a huge success. It was an inspiring day to showcase the amazing Baristas working for ARE.

Congratulations to Yen and we hope you and your husband enjoy your trip to Italy.

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