Rob has worked almost all his life in the food & beverage industry. From being a dishwasher in a small Amsterdam Bistro, to global brand ambassador where he trained thousands of bartenders in over 40 countries worldwide.
While working his way up in the kitchen Rob found out that he was more a person that envy’s the front of the house. Five years in five star hotels soon followed where service was essential and knowledge was key. Soon bartending followed from the Fabulous Shaker Boys to running his own lounge bar on the Island of Crete.
While Rob has worked in numerous cocktail bars and on prestigious cocktail events he got the role of Head Trainer Bols Bartending Academy and Global Brand Ambassador for a period of 7 years travelling the globe to train the industry.
In 2013 Rob got the title “European Champion Tea Cocktails and Food Pairing” by Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge. On the global finals in Sri Lanka he got 9th place.
Besides educating others, Rob has successfully completed numerous recognized studies such as the Beverage Alcohol Resource in New York, Barista Level 2 at Dutch Coffee Academy, WSET Level 2, Wine & Food pairing at “de Echoput”, Master and Practice Speculator at Sincess and the Faux Tropical “Tiki” Bar school in Ibiza. Proost!