Meet the Team

Bob Louison Position: Founder of Spirit It, Mixologist Director Age: 31 From: Paris, France Gender: Male Speaks: English,  Mandarin, French, Spanish (also basic knowledge of Korean, Japanese, Russian, Italian) Biography: Originally from Paris, France, Bob Louison started bartending since the age of 18 years old to pay off his studies. From the moment he made his first cocktail he felt in love with this industry. 2 years later he traveled to London in UK and learned all the basics of bartending, from bottom to the top and became skilled on a very high level of bartending. He worked in the best cocktail bar at that time in London called Atlantic Bar & Grill. Later he went back to France to share his knowledge freshly gained, and worked in a high-end establishment like Montecristo Café, Latina Café, Libre Sens, Planet Hollywood, Man Ray, Bar Fly (later named The Bound), and Buddha Bar! He decides then to make it to New York, the capital of the world! Great experience that brought him many new different aspects, and techniques of bartending! Then he went to work in Spain Ibiza to polish his skills, where he learned Spanish and enjoyed the nice environment of course! A bit later he went back to France in Paris, and started to work in the event industry as an exclusive bartender for all kinds of private events. From there he got the idea of starting his own business and started to wonder where he could do it. After a year he decided to go where his long time dream was: Asia! He took off to China, Beijing just before the Olympics and started as a Bar Manager of a big club venue. Bob saw that the bar industry was so open, and lacking of many things that he thought this could be the place to start his own business. After few months he made enough contacts to start and decided to launch his company called Spirit It Ltd.! Well known in China and Asia, Bob Louison provides high-end bar training and consulting to 5 stars hotels, high end bars and restaurant, cocktail lounge venue and alcohol brands that wish to get high bartending standards for them, all around China and recently Asia. SPIRIT IT ACADEMY is his latest project and plans to have all bartenders from China first then everywhere in the world who are passionate to learn it all about the bar industry. He aim to educate and share his passion with them! It is also open to everyone who wishes to gain some basic or advanced skills for fun or as personal interest.


Frankie Zou

Position: Brand Ambassador in China, Mixologist. Age: 30 From: China Gender: Male Speaks: Chinese, English

  • Bar Supervisor- Lanuno Club-ShenZhen (Sep 2005—Oct 2007)
  • Mixologist-Maison Boulud– Qianmen No23 Beijing (Feb 2008—Dec 2009)
  • Store Manager–Blue Green Club—Beijing- Chongwenmen (Dec 2009—April 2010)
  • Supervisor-Shangrila-Hotel-Atomesphere bar-Beijing (Nov-2009—Dec-2009)
  • Bartender Captain—Marina Bay Sands Hotel—DB bistro—Singapore (Nov 2010—Dec 2011)
  • Mixologist—TRB—Beijing. (Mar 2012—To Present)

Awards

  • Winner 1st position of 2009 Spirit It cocktail competition sponsored by Absolut vodka in Beijing.
  • Winner 1st position of 2010 Spirit It cocktail competition sponsored by Becherovka Czech liqueur in Beijing
  • Winner 2nd position of 2010 Spirit It cocktail competition grand final in Shanghai sponsored by Becherovka Czech liqueur.

Frankie is one of the top 3 best bartender “Mixologist” in China today. He has been working for many years in this industry and understand the complexity you can find in the drinks to create something new and surprising for everyone. He’s very talented at creating bitters and all sorts of infusions, with his passion for the world of cocktails, he will surely make you fall in love with it.


Austin Position: Bartender Age: 25 From: China shan xi Gender: Male Speaks: English-Chinese Working experience

  • 2007 Baby Face club
  • 2008 Suzie Wong club
  • 2008 Tango club
  • 2008 Chocolate club
  • 2009 Club Le Za Zou
  • 2009 Le ZaZou
  • 2009 China Doll club
  • 2010 Becherovka Private Bartender for events
  • 2011 Palace club
  • 2011 Fez bar (Agua group)

Austin is one of the top bartenders in China right now. A very talented bartender, he likes to try a variety of flavors and use them inside cocktails, breaking the shackles of traditional cocktails. He’s always looking for any new and innovative ideas for the perfect cocktail and continuous improvement.

 

 

Taeeun ’Richard’ Yoon

Position: Bartender, Mixologist

Age: 25.  From: South Kore. Gender: Male Speaks: Korean, English

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Workplaces

– T.G.I. Fridays Korea, Seoul, Konkuk Univ (Jan 2010—Sep 2010)

– Discharged from the Army(Korean) as a time-expired sergeant(Sep 2010 – July 2012)

– Bar Sky bar’chang’, Seoul, Gangnam(July 2012—Jan 2013)

– Bar ‘d.still’ Seoul, Seoggyo-dong(Jan 2013—Now)

Competitions

– Winner 1st position of 2013 PRK Korea bartender cocktail competition Rookie Round sponsored by Pernod&Ricard Korea.

– Winner 5th position of 2014 Monin-cup cocktail competition sponsored by Monin Korea.

-Winner 9th position of 2014 PRK Korea bartender cocktail competition Creative Round sponsored by Pernod&Ricard Korea.

– Winner Heat 1, Advanced Heat 2, Region 17, Bols Around The World 2014 – 2013, 2014 Diageo Worldclass Korea Semi-Finalist