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Nelson Carvalho Reis

  • London UK


I'm Nelson, I'm 24 years old. Portuguese born moved to London in August 2012. 
Hard working character, ambitious and super observant. Have been bartending for the past four and a half years and very proud of it. Looking into to explore a bit more of other types of service and experience. 
Ohhh, and never get enough of rum - or bourbon, or mezcal, or gin, or rum (did I mention this last one already?). 

Work History


May 2015Present



Basement Sate
Dec 2014May 2015

London, United Kingdom


La Bodega Negra
Sep 2014Dec 2014

London, United Kingdom


All Star Lanes Bayswater
Jul 2013Aug 2014

London, United Kigdom


Hard Rock Café
Jan 2013Jul 2013

London, United Kingdom


Dec 2011Jun 2012

Telheiras, Lisbon, Portugal 


Been developing key skills through different experiences on different workplace environments. 

Hard Rock Café contributed valuably on acquiring skills on cash outs, big bar set ups, speed service and costumer service. 

All Star Lanes was an important bar to grow as a bartender where improved a lot on bar knowledge - spirits, beers, cocktails, bar history and mostly american whiskey - various product training sessions attended while working there. Also important for introducing on crafting home made ingredients - infusions, syrups, etc... - and having a better understanding of a bar, products and event management by hosting private events for the company.  It was an important place to learn and a gave a bit of insight for manager skills. 

La Bodega Negra was a great experience and provided lots of information mostly on tequilas and mezcals.

Basement Sate was a place of constant training on cocktails, product knowledge and management. The place has a small team so it is required for the bartender to host, to serve tables, to barback and tend the bar. Really good training of a speakeasy like kind of bar.

Mahiki is a very good place to learn. A bit different, is a tiki style type of bar, different guest experience, different service, lots of freedom that allows bartenders that many other bars wouldn't. Quite remarkable bar on the cocktail scene. Spent 3 months on  Mahiki London, moved to Mahiki Dubai for five months as a bartender with a bit management support on the side, and back to Mahiki London to the current period.  


BSC Psychology

Middlesex University
Sep 2012Jun 2013