Pedro Ribeiro

Where do you come from Pedro?

I currently reside in London, UK.

Where do you work?

I work as a cocktail waiter at the Nightjar in London

Could you tell us a bit more about your career in the hospitality industry?

Although I don’t have any awards or bar prizes, I do have some important moments to share. The first higlight of my short carrer is, with no doubts, my hospitality management degree. It was the step nr.1 and opened the doors to travel and work around the globe. Then it came El Mirador experience at the Atlatins Bahia Real Hotel, where I worked as a trainee with Fuerteventura’s legend Daniel Cordoni. I moved back to Portugal and had the chance to work and share ideas with amazing portuguese bartenders such as Carlos Santiago and Daniel Carvalho. Then I decided to come to London and, despite not being behind the stick, I found myself learning and improving at Nightjar. So, by writting it down and actually thinking about my short carreer, I realized that what makes me stand out is the way I share the passion with my collegues, the way I treat my guests, and the will to keep improving, because in the end it’s all about the experience.

Why do you think you have what it takes to become the new Glassologist?

This is always a tricky question and hard to put down in words, but I believe that every one of us will give our best to represent the ideas of the brand. When we talk about cocktails we know that it all started with simple liquid equations, then it follow a path of garnishes extravaganza and nowadays we are getting back to the simple cocktail glass with liquid poems inside, product of months of research. Therefore my vision as a Libbey Glassologist, is to give that new trend a new style, going complex through simplicity, and create something that more than a simple piece of glass, it’s a ‘simple’ piece of art.