A new platform for some of the world's best-known bartenders has been set up by ex-Diageo World Class manager Dan Dove
Sixteen talents from the bartending community have already been signed to Global Bartending Talent Agency: Deano Moncrieffe, Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn, Remy Savage, Matt Whiley, Lynnette Marrero, Merlin Griffiths, David Rios, Pritesh Mody, Vasilis Kyritsis, Nikos Bakoulis, Kenji Jesse, Camille Vidal, Hannah Sharman-Cox and Siobhan Payne, Joe Schofield, Tess Posthumus and Daniel Schofield.
'The drinks trade has evolved so much in the last few years and with proper representation and professionalism – there is an opportunity for bartenders to begin to reach the notoriety of top chefs – as they rightly deserve to,' said London Cocktail Week's Sharman-Cox and Payne. 'We think Global Bartending will become the industry go-to and provide a benchmark for those searching for talent across the world.'
Those who are signed to the agency will offer services including cocktail and menu innovation, liquid research and development, competition judging, TV presenting, social media campaigns and more. The business claims to be 'the first of its kind in the industry'.
'Global Bartending will play a massive role for trade, consumers and bartenders,' said founder Dan Dove, who has over 20 years of industry experience in the luxury drinks sector. 'In the current climate and the difficulties that the hospitality industry are facing today, Global Bartending will open doors to talent allowing them to explore new paths in their career using the skill sets they have learnt over the years, bringing them new and exciting opportunities.'
The talent agency aims to streamline and focus on project costs and clarify understanding when it comes to managing campaigns and using industry talent. It will also provide booking management, contract negotiation and payment services.
Sustainability, human rights and diversity are also at the heart of Global Bartending. It also looks at every part of the supply chain to eliminate single-use plastic, promote zero waste and find efficient transportation methods, and will donate any leftover ingredients to events, local care homes and schools.