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The Judges

Julien Casanova

Director of Bars at Shangri-La Group, UK

Originally from Paris, moved to London in 2013

10 years experience in Hospitality

Worked in some of the London and World's best bars such as Milk & Honey and Artesian at the Langham Hotel

Passionate in Food and Beverages, always delighted to explore the London's incredible Hospitality scene

Aim to develop Shangri-la Bars in all aspects (quality of the drinks, inspirations, quality of the service...

One of my favourite quote: "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Bill Gates

Considers Cesar Ritz as a fantastic source of inspiration

Interested in any type of drinks. My choices and preferences are always affected by my emotions and/or the weather (Whiskies in Winter, Rum/Gin in Summer...)