WORLD CLASS COUNTRY WINNER 2018

Milan Zaleš, Czech Republic

Place of work: Bugsy's Bar

Born and raised in south Bohemia, Czech Republic, Milan started off in the industry working part time at the famous Yellow Submarine bar in České Budějovice. After graduating, he moved to Prague to work at Bugsy's Bar, the oldest and most classic bar in the Czech Republic, climbing the ranks to become Head Bartender in just four years. His motto is “God is in the details”, and he characterises his style as simple and classic, making the most of local ingredients and incorporating sustainability into everything he creates.