Delegate Profile

Pippa Guy


Pippa’s career in the drinks industry started as a student at University in Leeds, when finishing her degree she found her passion towards drinks and the hospitality more invigorating than her current path. Hospitality in Leeds is next to none and the experience she gained in the years working here proved to be invaluable when the move to The Savoy was on the cards.

McGurk offered Pippa the position of waitress in the American bar in August 2015, which she took with her sights on getting a white jacket and getting behind the bar. Two years later Pippa became a senior bartender, the first female to do so in nearly a century and also the first female to wear a white jacket. She has spent the last two years growing with the bar and receiving many awards along the way including Best international bar team - 2016, 2018; Best International Hotel Bar – 2018; World’s Best Bar – 2018 and World’s 50 best bars’ number 1 - 2017.

Pippa last year wrote her first cocktail book, “Let’s Get Fizzical” published by DK in November 2018. It took her seven months from initial concept to completion (drink R&D, text creation, page and overall book structure, diagram and pictogram creation, photo shooting) and has now sold around 12,000 copies worldwide.

With only six years in the industry so far Pippa has made a lot of growth both personal and professional and looks forward to being part of Imbibe Live for the first time.

Conference Sessions

  • Parks & Recreation: Nature into a Glass

    01 Jul 2019, 14:45 - 15:30, Cocktail Lounge

    We all know that getting into the great outdoors is good for us, and in recent years foraged ingredients have featured in many cocktail menus. But what if you d...

    • Language: English