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Alex Kratena

Biography

Alex is the founder of industry non-for profit P(OUR) and former Head Bartender of Artesian, London, where he has led the bar and his team to win multiple awards. Artesian was recognized as Number 1 for  four consecutive years in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards. Alex has also collected several personal awards including “Best International Bartender” (2012), at Tales of the Cocktail and “Bar Personality of the Year 2013” by Imbibe Magazine.

When not tending bar, Alex travels the globe developing new products, cocktails and marketing strategies for some of the most recognized brands in the industry. He regularly appears as a keynote speaker at major industry conventions and trains bartenders around the world. Alex writes for drinks, design & lifestyle magazines, and has made guest appearances bartending on Virgin Atlantic flights and various international TV channels.

In November 2015, Alex left Artesian to pursue a new joint project with Simone Caporale and Monica Berg. Alex has been featured in Creators list 2016 as one of the 40 most influential individuals shaping the future of global bar industry.

Awards

  • Best International Cocktail Bar 2015, Spirited Awards, USA
  • World’s Best Bar 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World's Best Bar Team 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Hotel Bar 2014, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • International Bartender of the Year 2012, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Hotel Bar 2012, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Cocktail Menu 2011, Spirited Awards, New Orleans, USA
  • World’s Best Bar 2015, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2014, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2013, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • World’s Best Bar 2012, World’s Best 50 Bars, Drinks International
  • Most Influential European Bar 2014, Cocktails & Spirits Awards, Paris, FR
  • Best European Bar 2013, Cocktails & Spirits Awards, Paris, FR
  • Bar Personality of the Year 2013, Imbibe Magazine, UK