Martin Kovar, adventure entrepreneur with passion for F&B industry, with multiple businesses in his portfolio, from world's renown hospitality consulting company to unique Raicilla Mezcal. Martin's passion in creativity and for brand development lead him into multiple diferent businesses.
Martin's love of travel and passion for experiencing the richness of culture at each of his destinations been fueled by lengthy stints in some of the top bars in all corners of the world, from Tokio to London with over 10 countries and countless cities under his belt. In London he further honed his skills and as Bar Manager and Whiskey Sommelier, helped the team at Albannach score the Best Whiskey Award. After dominating the London bar scene (Sketch, Albannach, Savoy, Beaufort house Chelsea ) he landed on the sparkling shores of Dubai as part of the hand-picked opening team of Mahiki Dubai
Deciding it was time to take a step up in the hospitality world, Martin started working for Tonique Consultancy as a freelance events consultant and beverage trainer, where he stayed as an integral part of the company for a successful and highly productive 2 years. The Mandarin Oriental Shanghai saw his accomplishments and approached him with an offer he couldn't turn down as their outsource bar consultant and beverage trainer, taking his expertise to several locations in China and the Far East. After successfully improving the hospitality department of The Mandarin Orient his next move was to Barcelona to freelance throughout the city working as a consultant and project developer for many of the city's top bars and restaurants (Ocana, Elephant Room, Cafe Berlin). Along with his work helping to set up new bars and restaurants, and to improve already established venues.
Martin is currently in Beirut working on multiple openings.
Martin pours love and passion into each one of his many projects. His meticulous attention to detail and keen eye for design have given him a renowned reputation for creating bespoke drinks and cocktail menus that are aesthetically edgy while retaining a delicate piquancy that even the most refined palate will appreciate. He has a rare savoir faire, not often found in the bar industry, allowing him to adapt his style according to each event and venue he takes on while still leaving a fingerprint on each project that anyone will recognize as quintessentially "Martin".