Wayne Collins is an internationally recognised award-winning bar trainer and is regarded by many within the drinks industry as one of the most knowledgeable, innovative & pioneering bartenders of today. He started his bartending career back in 1990 and has since bartended and consulted in the UK, Europe, U.S.A, Japan and Australasia A key figure within the bar boom of 90’s London, he opened and worked at many high profile and award winning venues,
He developed and heads up the ‘Mixxit’ bartender training and education programme, www.mixxit.co.uk . As the Global Ambassador for the Mixxit programme he continuously trains and inspires bartenders throughout the world.
Over the last 15 years he has devised innovative training and education programmes to encourage bartenders around the world to enhance and develop their own bartending skills.
He has regularly appeared on several television programmes and presented for 5 years the cocktail slot on BBC’s ‘Something for the Weekend,’ a show that regularly pulled in over 1.5 million viewers. He presents extensively at various trade exhibitions around the World and sits on the International Judging Committee at the Spirited Awards at the annual Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans and has twice been short listed for “World’s best bar mentor” at the Spirited Awards. He is an approved WSET tutor on Spirits and Liqueurs and was recently enrolled as a Keeper of the Quaich.
He regularly consults on cocktail styling for many high profile events such as the BAFTAS, film premieres, fashion shows & art exhibitions.