Delegate Profile

Alessandro Palazzi


Alessandro Palazzi is a world renowned head barman at DUKES LONDON since 2007. DUKES martinis and DUKES bar have been put on the map both locally and internationally.

Having been in the catering business since 1975, Alessandro is committed and passionate to the world of hospitality. Throughout his career he has gained experience working at The Ritz and The George V in Paris, The Berkeley, The Mandarin Oriental and The Great Eastern Hotel in London. 

Alessandro is a professional and welcoming host who together with his longstanding team, takes great care of his guests personally and is very much loved by his regulars, including high profile clientele. Alessandro is charming and allows his personality to come through as he provides guests with interesting information about the origins of their drinks.

He brings innovation to the classic world of the martini cocktail. Being inspired by the life and books of Ian Fleming. He has also collaborated to create special martini cocktails for Floris, Locke and Co and Berry Brothers. 

Alessandro Palazzi has often be requested to be a guest bartender/ be involved in seminars and special events internationally including Hong Kong, Japan, USA and back in Italy. 

Alessandro is respected by young people within the drinks industry, one of his passions is to encourage and promote the next generation of bartenders. He is often invited to judge cocktail competitions around the world.

He is a key figure within the bar world and has been recognised by the Gin Guild, is now a Keeper of the Quaich and recently received the Imbibe Industry Legend Award. 

Conference Sessions

  • Masters of the Martini

    03 Jul 2018, 13:30 - 14:15, Centre Stage

    For such a simple drink, there are myriad ways to make it... and mess it up. Some of the world’s best Martini makers gather to make the case for their own metho...

    • Language: English

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