The Grand Hyatt, Vienna
Travelling Bartenders was formed in 2013 after Anya left the hustle bustle of London to open a tiki bar in North Shore Kauai, Hawaii.
She has created a unique beverage consultancy offering; travelling to bars, resorts and beach clubs in all corners of the globe to help create world class beverage programmes.
Her individual, holistic approach to bar training means she aims to spend at least 2 weeks per project to fully meet the requirements of the project whilst working harmoniously with the existing team to create libations that are a perfect reflection of your needs. Alongside bespoke cocktail menus she can offering marketing and social media guidance and drinks photography.
Together over 5 years they have worked in 12 different countries, inspiring and training many bartenders, creating cocktail menus, designing bars and serving whole hearted hospitality to guests from all over the world.
Anya Montague, growing up in Asia gave her insatiable appetite for new and exotic ingredients. Passionate about using local and sustainable herbs, fruits, spices etc she creates bespoke cocktail lists to perfectly suit not only her guests but also her surroundings.
As a 2016 Global Finalist for Bacardi Legacy Worldwide Cocktail Competition she has travelled the world as a guest bartender and trainer in some of Asias best bars.
She spent the past year as Bar Manager at Blue Hill At Stone Barns restaurant in New York, rated #12 restaurant in the world at the Worlds 50 Best awards. She is a co-founder of Pollen Room with a series of impressive pop up bars, showcasing the wild side of botany with cocktail menus using foraged, wild ingredients and floral installations to reinvent the space she is working in.
Anya is currently living in Bali working with tropical flavours and medicinal botanicals.