before we all go for vacations let's close this season with style!!
Honouring 2 legendary bartenders of Dubai, the driving force behind MONIN UAE!!
I present you
THE LEGENDS OF BARTENDING
An evening with Dubai Legends
Monday, June 2nd 2014, Meydan Beach JBR
Mastah Bartender Association - President
Fresh Express - Beverage Consultant
Russell started to work in bars in 2003 at Hyatt Regency and Shangrila Hotel.
His career in Dubai started in 2005 at the Luxury Grosvenor house hotel.
The hotel hosts world famous iconic outlets: Buddha bar , Bar 44 and Toro toro. He worked his way up from Bartende , Head Bartender to Bar Manager.
Russell became known for his knowledge and passion in bartending competition for both local and abroad.
Few titles under his belt including:
Brand Ambassador – MONIN UAE
Champion World class raising the bar –by Diageo 2009
Winner bartender of the year 2009- Grosvenor house Grammy Awards
Champion Midori Cocktail challenge Dubai -2008
Finalist- International Bartenders seminar –Bordeaux ,France
3rd place Winner-Dubai 1st wine and cigar championship 2007
He also organized and judged major industry competition such as Skyy global challenge,
Marie brizard Cocktail competition (Local & Abroad) battle of the titans and more.
Russell will do
BUMBLE BEE MARTINI
/Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Fresh Orange Juice, Monin Sun Dried Orange, Fresh Lemon Juice/
Fresh Express - Monin Brand Manager
Holding nearly 20 years industry experience under his wing Sasha’s extensive expertise and knowledge in five star hospitality, beverage /bar trainings , beverage consultancy and his well up to date knowledge and understanding of the on/off trade market makes him a sheer expert of the beverage industry .
Stepping stone of his career has been in 2003 at one the elite night spots in Dubai ‘ Trilogy ‘ from pre opening as a head bartender . Swiftly moving on to be the assistant bar manager at yet another exclusive venture Kempinski MOE he continued his growth in the career hierarchy as a Bar Manager and as a Beverage Manager.
Tweaking his career moves then he moved on being the best at what he does as a Brand Manager at Fresh Express in the year 2010 where he utilises his nearly two decades of expertise and experience.
His passion and contribution to the beverage industry never ceased as he continued sharing his experience through articles in prominent beverage and hospitality magazines and being a part of the panel of judges in the region’s major industry competitions .
Sasha’s contribution and dedication to the industry was never unnoticed and was well appreciated and awarded by the community .