ANDY PEARSON AWARD-WINNING MIXOLOGIST, DRINKS EXPERT AND DIRECTOR OF BEVERAGE CONSULTANCY COMPANY ANDY PEARSON DRINKS.
I was once described by Theme Magazine as “The Jamie Oliver of Drink” and ranked 25th in the top 100 list of people to have shaped the bar business, which was very kind of them, but what's the rest of the story?
The short version is that I come from a small village in Yorkshire and decided I wanted to open bars in London, so off I went and did it. Several years later I got the opportunity to do the same in some real interesting places like Istanbul, Mumbai and Hong Kong, before finding myself in small town Texas where I'm still making drinks today.
The long version is how other people tell it...
A 20 year veteran of the drinks industry, 15 of which spent managing a number of London’s finest drinking establishments. Pearson’s career has seen him experience numerous different service styles, from Roast (Borough Market, London) to 3 Michelin Star fine dining (W’Sens, Regent Street, London); via hotel bars in Asia (Rick’s, New Delhi) allowing him to gain a unique insight into international drinks culture.
So what am I up to now I hear you ask? Well once again I'm delighted to say I'm on my bike riding for a very worthy cause. This time I've been invited by my friend Tony Abou-Ganim to join his team and ride 1000 miles in during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raise money along the way for the Helen David Relief Fund.