By Angela Green, Content Executive, H&C News: Eve Bar announce trio of senior appointments.
Eve Bar, situated under the Michelin-starred Frog by Adam Handling, in Covent Garden, is proud to announce its new senior team members, including Matt Fitzgerald as Bar Manager, Nelson Carvalho Reis as Head Bartender and Ellie Ireland as Senior Bartender. This new dynamic team will work together to further Eve Bar’s trajectory as one of London’s leading and most innovative cocktail bars.
Following Marco Grisafi’s successes as Bar Manager of Eve, Adam Handling and team are excited to welcome Matt Fitzgerald, who brings over 14 years of bartending and management experience, to the role. Beginning his career at The Savoy as bartender, followed by Palmer & Co in Australia where he helped headline a world top 50 Best bar program, Matt decided to move into a management role, giving him a 360-degree approach to the industry.
Joining Matt is Head Bartender, Nelson, who started his journey in the hospitality industry in his hometown of Lisbon. After moving to London, Nelson honed his craft at some of London’s most popular bars and nightclubs including Mahiki, before joining Soho House & Co, and most recently the specialist whiskey bar Black Rock East India Dock, until his move to Eve Bar in July 2022.
Eve’s new Senior Bartender, Ellie, has been promoted within the Adam Handling Restaurant Group from the much-loved restaurant and pub, The Loch & the Tyne, in Old Windsor. Just before joining the Group, Ellie completed her WSETs and she’s now fulfilling her dream career of joining the destination bar, after her very first visit to Eve ignited her passion for cocktails, when she was just 18 years old. Ellie joins the team with a zest for pushing boundaries and showcasing the very best of what London’s bar scene has to offer.
As the new team continues the success of Eve, they will each bring unique ideas, creativity and a wealth of experience to the table. With some incredible refurbishment and new menu plans, both set to launch in the New Year, the team brings a fresh vision to Eve bar.
Adam Handling of Adam Handling Group comments: “I have no doubt that the future is going to be amazing with Matt, Nelson and Ellie joining the team. Their shared passion and vision for making great drinks, as well as their impressive industry experience, is an enviable combination. I definitely think that Eve bar will be in a different league in the very near future.”