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17th May 1961

Born : Rugby, England.


Study trip to Paris, he decides to become a bartender.


Arrives in Paris to study at the Ferrandi Hotel school.


Silver medal best bartender in France Scott Cup & silver medal best bartender in the World Martini Grand Prix.

1982 to 1994

Hotel Westminster, Hotel Warwick, Hotel Scribe, Au Petit Riche Restaurant, L’Hotel de Guy Louis de Boucheron.


Lasserre restaurant.


Hotel Ritz Head bartender and creates the legendary Hemingway bar.


Elected The World Greatest’s Bartender by Forbes Magazine.


Elected The World Greatest’s Bartender by Forbes Magazine.


Creates the barman category in the M.O.F (Meilleur Ouvrier de France) Sorbonne University degree.


Responsable du sujet Barman M.A.F (Meilleur Apprenti de France).


Who’s Who French Edition.


Air France Premier Cocktails in the Sky, Seminars and lectures, César Ritz Hotel School. Montreux, Switzerland.


The Halekulani Hotel, Waikiki
The Carlyle Hotel, New-York.
Rotor Bar, Brno, Czeck Republic.
Le Magnifique, Paris.
Le 12 Bis, Paris.
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, India.
La Paiva Bar Restaurant, Paris.
Paparazzi Bar, Bratislava.
Samboa Bar, Sukiyabashi, Japan.
WIT Wine in Tube / Cocktails in Tube.
Cocktail around « Blue Princess » fragance by Van Cleef &Arpels.
Cocktail around « Insolence » fragrance by Guerlain.
The Surrey Hotel, New York.(Event)
Air France 380. Cocktails in the Sky.
Ritz Carlton Osaka
Ritz Carlton Tokyo
The Palace Hotel Tokyo(Event)
Vittoria Excelsior Sorrento
The Metropolitain, New York, Gala cocktail
The Pierre (Wedding event)
The Mark Hotel
The Ritz London

Favorite’s alcohols

Jura Whisky, Isle of Jura, Scotland.
Markers Mark bourbon Whisky, Kentucky.
Calvados Christian Drouin, Normandie.
Grey Goose Vodka, France.
Beefeater 24, London, England.
Tanqueray 10, England.

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