Double Dutch Scholarship Cohort 2021
We are super excited to reveal our cohort for the Double Dutch Scholarship Programme 2021. These aspiring female bartenders and mixologists have shown tremendous potential and we are delighted to have them on board!
Amber Halpin – The Belle Group – Bar Manager
Laura Gandon – Laki Kane – Junior Bartender
Jane Nolan – The Mother Superior – Director
Hollie Kingston – The Botanist – Bartender
Skirmante Vosyliute (Skye) – Baccarat bar – Bartender
Lauren Medway – The Botanist – Bartender
Desirée de Almeida Maldonado – Laki Kane – Bartender
Breagha Wolfgang – MacMerry300 LTD – Bar manager
Courtney Francis – Ojo Rojo – Bartender
Hatice Aydin – The Leafy Elephant – FOH Manager
Rhianna Grace Skelton – The Refuge by Volta – Bartender
Laura Simonelli – DISHOOM – Bar Trainer and Batches Department Manager
Sian Buchan – Uno Mas – Co-owner
Melanie Pihee – Dishoom – Bartender
Chloe McEwan Coll – Bunker bar – Venue Supervisor
Sinéad Boyce – Dishoom Birmingham – Deputy Head Bartender
Ana Sofia Garanito Silva – New World Trading Company – Bar Coach
Lauren Barnett – Lcb Social – Social Media Manager
Congratulations! We want to empower and inspire our aspiring bartenders and mixologists, and who better to help us than top experts from across bartending and hospitality? We have some industry icons leading the sessions, with bespoke mentoring and one-to-one training.
Our innovative 3-month scholarship programme will include sessions that are split into 3 modules; Flavour, Professional and Personal Branding. Within this we will embrace a diverse range of topics from molecular pairing, creating classic cocktails and competing in competitions to networking, branding, social media and wellness (to name just a few!).
This mentoring initiative allows our cohort to develop bartending skills, business skills and personal branding opportunities. It’s time to give talented women the tools to succeed in bartending and hospitality, so we can tackle under-representation together! And have one or two mixers and tonics along the way.
We can’t wait to get started! Let’s shake up the industry!
Joyce & Raissa