Tess Posthumus has built her career in hospitality on the back of her entrepreneurial spirit.
During her studies, Tess Posthumus worked in the hospitality industry and fell in love with the wonderful world of mixology. She is now recognised as one of the leading female bartenders in the world.
On top of earning her Masters in sociology, Tess has a number of bar awards under her belt including being ranked among the top 4 for International Bartender of the Year 2018 at Tales of the Cocktail.
After eight years working at Door 74 in Amsterdam, in 2017 Tess opened her own cocktail bar along with her business partner Timo Janse. Flying Dutchmen Cocktails aims to build a true cocktail culture in the Netherlands by focusing on (neo-) classic cocktails and education for guests and the Dutch hospitality industry. In April 2020 her second bar will open its doors, Dutch Courage on the Zeedijk in Amsterdam. This new bar will focus on Dutch spirits and its heritage, with genever in particular.
When she's not running her bar, Tess is an in-demand hospitality consultant, (co-)owner of Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam, Difford's Guide Netherlands, Amsterdam Cocktail Week and responsible for the bar program of VANE Skybar at hotel NH Collection Hotel Eindhoven Centre.
Tess is also a published author. Her first two books 'Cocktails with Tess' and 'Masterclass: Cocktails' are soon to be joined by her second book, on genever, in summer 2020.
What will you be looking for in the Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year?
The Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur of the Year is someone who is able to roll with the punches. Someone who thinks ahead of times, is able to improvise and improve.
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