#TheStoriesBeginHere – with our talented Head Bartender, João
Growing up in Aveiro, Portugal, João initially never thought of becoming a bartender. At the age of 16, he started producing music and his ambition of becoming a DJ grew. To kick of his DJ career he started working as a bartender in hopes of playing music at bars. João became truly amazed by the flair bartending skills of his colleagues; who knew exactly how to impress their clientele by their dazzling tricks while creating tasteful cocktails – that’s when he decided to study Hospitality Management.
During his studies he worked for several hotels in Portugal as bartender and took bartending courses to improve his skills. But then the moment arrived to make a decision in pursuing his dream of becoming a DJ or exploring his opportunities within the service industry.
We all know his decision, as his internship at the Conrad Algarve as a bartender, led him to head bartender in our Vault bar and beloved colleague at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam.
When he is on stage, you can be sure he will be going above and beyond to create unforgettable experiences in True Waldorf Style for all our guests.