Maxim Schulte to leave The Savoy's American Bar

Millie Milliken

Millie Milliken

27 July 2020

The iconic bar's 11th head bartender announced his departure to his followers this afternoon, 27 July

The news follows the announcement that Declan McGurk, director of bars at The Savoy, has also left his role.

In a post to his followers, Schulte announced the news that he will not be returning to the bar when it reopens.

'Unfortunately I am bringing sad news today, as I have to announce the end of my path with the American Bar,' he wrote.

'The reasons for me choosing to leave are personal, I could not align my vision and goals with the future structure and plans of The Savoy. I cannot comment on these details here, but the hotel will announce soon enough what the future looks like.

'It is not easy to leave a dream job, especially when I was not finished with my plans for the team and the bar. My goals were not reached and so many ideas will never see the light of day. Most of all I am sad to leave a team that brought me so much joy to work with, but I am sure they will all shine in whatever is to come next for them.

'I am sure that I will see you all again, hopefully sooner rather than later! I do not know what the future looks like, but I am looking forward to it! Great memories and stories have been made, and I will treasure them! Goodbye.'

Schulte was appointed as head bartender at the world-renowned bar in 2018, stepping into the shoes of Erik Lorincz. He is yet to announce what's in store for him next – Imbibe will keep you posted.

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