Alexandre has been working in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Everything started in France, in a catering school in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, where he learnt more about each catering segment: kitchen, waiter, sommelier, pastry, bar and hotel management.
While studying, Alex decided to focus on the bar specialty and became bar keeper at the famous Lutetia Hotel in Paris, a 4-stars luxury hotel that was well-known to have welcomed a lot of personalities (politics, actors, writers, influencers.)
Years after years, Alex went to different hotels and cocktails bars in Paris until he became Bar Manager at the age of 22.
In 2002, Alex left his bartending position to experiment the cruise liner life in the US. He worked as bar manager and was in charge of 80 bartenders and sommeliers divided in 20 locations: that was an every-day challenge, but a real love boat experience!
Back from cruising, he met Olivier Monin, who was looking for a professional bartender to emphasize MONIN portfolio. The aim being to propose “drink solutions” rather than just selling the products. And this was the beginning of Alex’s great experience within MONIN company!
Ever since his career started, Alex’s heart has been filled with passion, but what he finds the most exciting on top of being creative, is to share knowledge slowly learnt by his different experiences.