Initiator-Founder & Administrator Denny is a Partner of Difford’s Guide Greece & Cyprus, founder of “Aegean Cocktails & Spirits™” an initiative with objective the repositioning of Greek spirits, and their placement in the bar scene. To help Bartenders discover the importance of localization, and help Greek bartenders recognise their responsibility in promoting Greek Products. Thus, helping local communities, producers and consumers to believe in the quality of local spirits &... Read more
Initiator - Co-Founder Dimitris is the Initiator & Co-Founder of Metron Ariston- Making Responsibility a Trend and Marketing Director of the Aegean Cocktails & Spirits initiative... Read more
After studying Political Sciences, Eleni started working for lifestyle and traveling magazines in Greece. Her work was recognized by Athenian Guides where she was offered a position to be the Editor in Chief. It was then when she decided to explore the food & beverage industry where she quickly grew a passion and deep interest for spirits and cocktails. For the past 8 years she has been dedicated to great Martini's, creative bartenders, and exceptional bars, writing … read more
Economist (MBA in Finance) with proven track record in executive positions. Founder and Administrator of Messinian Enterprising P.C. specializing in Accounting and International Finance (Trust & Estates and Strategic Assessment). Founding member of "METRON ARISTON" and responsible for financial control and attaining transparency in every aspect of its everyday financial transactions .
Rania is an economist and in recent years has been involved in humanitarian action programs in the field of human rights
Katerina, is Metron’s consultant on topics of Special Education and Inclusion. With music studies in National Conservatory, pedagogical studies in National Kapodistrian Univ. (NKUA), and postgraduate studies on Special Education & Inclusion in NKUA. She is a lecturer in e-learning courses of NKUA concerning the influence of music on kindergarten school kids, playing a crucial role in proliferating the importance of inclusion in our industry, acting as a liaison, between Metron & Schools.
Μέλος της Metron Ariston και απόφοιτη της Σχολής Ψυχολογίας του Cardiff Metropolitan University με ειδικότητα στην Ψυχολογία της Υγείας. Αυτή τη περίοδο παρακολουθεί το δεύτερο μεταπτυχιακό της στη Διοίκηση Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού του Οικονομικού Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών (Master of Science in HRM). Στο πλαίσιο των σπουδών και των ερευνητικών της εργασιών έχει ασχοληθεί με την ευεξία (well being) και το coaching, ενώ έχει δυο χρόνια εμπειρίας στο χώρο της υγείας ως ψυχολόγος.
Bar Owner of Upupa epops. One of the most recognized bartenders among the Greek bartending community.
One of the most prominent bartenders of the Athenian bar scene. Bar Manager on various important projects.
Bartender and bar manager on various important bar projects all over the world. One of the most iconic bartenders of the Greek bar scene.
Bar Manager of Schummann’s Bar in Munich listed in the World’s 50 Best Bars ranking.
Bar Owner and Bar Manager of The Gin Joint, one of the best bars in Athenian bar scene. He recently opened his second bar in Athens , To Lokali, inspired by the trend of localization
Former Bar Manager of "Le Syndicat", listed on the world’s 50 Best Bars ranking for many years.
Bar Manager and owner of Tiki Bar Athens. Among the most influential bartenders of the Greek bar scene.
Bar Manager of A For Athens, one of the most famous cocktail bars in Athens. His cocktail recipes are inspired by Greek History and local ingredients
Bar Owner of Baba Au Rum, one of the World’s 50 Best Bars. Baba Au Rum is considered the most prominent bar of the Athenian bar scene. Bar World 100, finds Thanos, at No.43 for 2019.
Bar Manager of Bar Termini, London, listed on the World’s 50 Best Bars ranking. One of the most up-and-coming bartenders of the world’s bar scene.
Nikos has felt most alive behind a bar for the past 15 years. He believes he’s been doing the world’s most creative job, following his globe-trotting professional career. He was proclaimed Bartender of the Year at World Class Greece in 2011 and his bartending odyssey has led to him being one of the founders of “The Clumsies Bar” . In its opening year, The Clumsies was among the top 4 of the Tales of the Cocktail “Best New International Bars” awards and it is now No3 in the World’s 50 Best Bars
Vasilis is in the drinks industry for over 14 years, having worked behind iconic Greek bars (Pere Ubu, Eclipse, Aperitif and The Gin Joint). Nominated as “Top10 International Bartender of the year 2017” at Tales of the Cocktail competition. Bartender of the Year in 2012 World Class Greece competition. He is one of the co-founders of “The Clumsies Bar”; among the top 4 of the Tales of the Cocktail “Best New International Bars” awards on its opening year, now No3 in the World’s 50 Best Bars
Experienced bartender (Dos Agaves), winner in many competitions (Disaronno Mixing Star 2010) & leading figure in bartenders community. Brand Ambassador of ILLVA SARONNO (SEUR & Middle East) & trainer in educational carriers (Bar Academy Greece). Founder & inspiring partner in Three Cents by sharing his experience in drinking strategy & new bartending trends.
Active involvement & experience as bartender since 2007 (The Bank Job, The Clumsies). On Trade specialist & consultant in Granikal (Spirits & Liqueurs importing & distributing company) since 2013. Founder & key partner in Three Cents as the connecting link between the 4 men & by taking charge of the laborious task of communication, PR & exporting activities of the team.
More than 20 years of experience in mass catering industry while being the owner of numerous bars & restaurants in Athens (En Delfois, Mommy, Manteio). Owner & founder of Granikal, a Greek importing & distributing company of spirits & consumable products of Ho.Re.Ca business. Instigator & founding cornerstone in Three Cents by contributing in the infrastructure of the company & putting his leading figure, prestige & experience towards the market.
Experienced bartender since 2006 in Greece & UK (Purl London). Global presence in many competitions (Disarrono Mixing Star 2011) & recognized as innovative bartender in modern cocktails & high-volume service. Founder in Three Cents by deploying his scientific view on cocktails, homemade ingredients & forward thinking techniques along with supporting team’s CIS platform.
Bartender. Dimitris works in the hospitality industry for the last ten years as a bartender, mostly in Crete. In the past he has worked in London for a small period of time. He is self motivated, on a continuous process of evolving, both as a character and as a professional through traveling and reading. He believes that "knowledge is for sharing" and he supports that idea through his drinks,and his life posture.
After many years of experience behind the stick of dozens of bars across Greece, Yiannis is currently consulting new f&b businesses, while being an instructor at Le Monde ITHS. Founder of Bitterbooze.com, country manager at Blend Startup company, drinks editor at Athens Voice, radio producer at Athens Voice Radio, as well as the marketing manager at Brainfood Media. Certified cognac & sherry educator BNIC (bureau interprofessionnel du cognac) and CRJ (Consejo Regulador de Jerez)
Sakis is Head Bartender and Co-Owner of BitterSweet Cocktail bar in Trikala. Collaborating with the Agricultural University of Athens in a certification process of "verified propagating material" of endemic Aromatic plants & herbs. Holder of Optimal HR’s “Customer Service Management”, and Bar Academy’s “Bar Management”, proceed with Wine Studies at WSET of Athens. Adorer of Greek spirits, Sakis also attends various masterclasses on whiskey, wine, spirits and bar's gastronomy related topics.
George was born and raised in the city of Volos. Immediately after his studies on Finance and Business Administration (Athens), he actively engaged in the F&B sector. His love for wine soon became a passion that led him to the 2nd Level of WSPC. George, is owner of award-winning Grappa Vino, general manager and co-owner oft Isalos Beach Club and Achillion Foyer. Characterized by his professionalism and passion, this “constant world traveller”, is well informed on hospitality issues and trends.
Evangelos Pakios began his professional journey in 1999 as executive of organizing and managing catering businesses and bars until the present day where he engages in consulting hotels, bars and catering businesses in Greece. He has attended a respectable number of seminars on bartending & barista all over the world. Since 2011 until the present day he owns and runs the businesses "Blue Gin Bar" and "Mikro Bar" in loannina.
Loreta Toska has been in hospitality industry since 2003. She was the head bartender in Theory bar for 2 years, before she become the co-founder of ICE UP. Loreta is also known as seminar speaker, judge of international competitions and brand ambassador for a well-known rum. She has succeeded in multiple competitions and awarded as a winner for Greece taking the 4th place in the International Bacardi Legacy 2017
Sotiris, has been tending bar for over 15 years, working in parallel with his degree at the Department of Finance and Accounting. Still, it was Bartending that finally conquered his heart. Later on he discovered his great love about coffee industry as well, and he became a brand ambassador of TAF roastery and co-owner of Retous Cocktail Bar.