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About Mikey Ball

Mikey Ball is a hospitality professional with more than a decade of international experience, including serving as head bartender at the award-winning Dandelyan in London

This was following work at the esteemed Milk and Honey in London. His international experience includes NZ, Dubai, London and Canada.

During his time at Dandelyan, the bar and team won international acclaim and awards including “Best International Hotel Bar“, “Best International Bar Team” and “Worlds Best Bar” in the recent Tales and Spirits awards in New Orleans.

Originally from New Zealand, Mikey has returned to NZ with a focus on developing the local hospitality community through training, consultancy and several special projects. He champions the importance of mise en place and back of house systems to ensure consistency and control over the product. His unique focus on using local ingredients with unconventional methods has already been welcomed through recent activations, menu consultations and most recently his Ballin’ Drinks bottled cocktails and solutions range.

He trains bartenders and hospitality operators to balance the intricacies of service and science in delivering exceptional experiences.

Get in touch with Mikey today to discuss your challenges, ideas and concepts.