Olivia Hairay, Switzerland
Bar Les Nations, Intercontinental Geneva
Olivia worked on an internship at Bar Les Nations, and liked it so much that she decided to stay. “I loved the atmosphere and the passion of my colleagues. I felt so happy”, is how Olivia describes it. On entering the Country Final for World Class, Olivia felt that she “wasn’t prepared enough”, but as well as being honest, her commitment to bartending has carried her through. Olivia read plenty of bartending books, visited bars in London and worked hard on her method. Now in South Africa all this should pay off.