Edward, 26, initially entered the industry as a means of supporting his studies in music and philosophy but soon saw the potential of an excellent career within the industry. He is now responsible for the day-to-day operation of the 5-star Langham Hotel’s new rum bar, Artesian, and, with a staff of 13, has brought the bar to the attention of the media and London’s elite. His cocktail menus have been highly acclaimed by the British
press, and presented at VinExpo, Bordeaux, for the Drinks International Wine and Spirit Competition and
on UKTV Food’s ‘Market Kitchen’ programme. Duncan Palmer, Managing Director of The Langham, London said, ‘We’re delighted that Ed won this award at the end of the first year of establishing the Artesian Bar at The Langham as a destination bar. His attention to detail on the overall concept of our rum bar has been exceptional and he has successfully motivated his team of young
bartenders to win awards in its first year of operation.
It’s a fitting reward for his work, but more importantly, an award that will give him further skills to establish himself as a truly professional bar manager in the London market.’ Like all Olive Barnett winners Edward won a career grant of £1000 a year for the next three years, and a place on the prestigious Lausanne Executive Education Summer Programme at the world famous Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.