EXTENDED : 01 - 31 OCTOBER 2020
London Cocktail Week

Faces of the Festival - Ferdinand Guizetti

Ferdinand Guizetti, originally from Munich, Germany, has been working in hospitality for nine years whilst studying. He moved to London a year ago and is now full time at 69 Colebrooke Row.

1) NAME Ferdinand Guizetti

2) AGE - 28

3) PLACE OF WORK 69 Colebrooke Row

4) HOME TOWNMunich, Germany

5) TIME IN HOSPO – 9 years (part-time whilst studying) 1 year (full time)

My first shift ever was at Schumann's Tagesbar in Munich.
I was only 16 years old, I'd never held a tray in my hand before and didn't know anything about drinks or hospitality. I started on the floor and the first drinks I served were two glasses of Champagne for two, in my eyes, very fancy looking ladies. As I reached their table I dropped one of the glasses and spilt it all over them. Not a great start!

My first job in London was at 69 Colebrooke Row. It definitely went better than my first ever shift, however, I still had the feeling that I didn't know anything about drinks and hospitality because the guys there just work on a different level.

That's one of the things I love about this industry, always learning. But even more - I love it when the bar is buzzing - when you can tell that the guests are happy and having a great time.