The food and beverage industry remains one of the hardest hit sectors in Singapore as the nation weathers the pandemic.
A light, however, has emerged in the form of grassroots efforts to help the F&B landscape stay afloat and adapt to the changing climate. Initiatives and associations have come together to throw their weight and, if you will, #SaveFnBSG, with the latest to officiate being the Singapore Cocktail Bars Association.
This non-profit group is led by Gan Guoyi, co-founder of the Jigger & Pony Group, and supported by leading bar industry veterans such as Andrew Yap of The Old Man Singapore who acts as the treasurer, Asia’s 50 Best Bars Academy Chair Vivian Pei, who acts as the Vice President of the Association, Director of 28 HongKong Street Paul Gabie and Owner of Food News Integrated Marketing Ivy Woo, who both are founding board members.
Other committee members include representatives from Employees Only, William Grant & Sons, Atlas, Nutmeg & Clove, No Sleep Club and Manhattan.
The Singapore Cocktail Bars Association is entirely non-profit. Created to preserve the continuity of Singapore’s globally-renowned cocktail space, the organisation will take its first steps via collaborations with like-minded industries in order to help bars pivot during and after the pandemic. Fundraisers, recovery programmes and more initiatives are all part of the Singapore Cocktail Bar Association’s game plan.