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JASON ATHERTON – Culinary Director

Jason Atherton started out working alongside great chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Marco Pierre White, Nico Ladenis and Ferran Adria at el Bulli, before joining the Gordon Ramsay Group in 2001. After launching ‘Maze’ in London and overseeing the opening of five more ‘Maze’ restaurants globally, Jason left Gordon Ramsay Holdings to launch his own restaurant group, The Social Company. His flagship restaurant ‘Pollen Street Social’ opened in April 2011 in Mayfair and was awarded a coveted Michelin star within just six months of opening. It was awarded 4 AA Rosettes by the AA Guide, named The Good Food Guide’s ‘Best New Restaurant’ and hailed the third best restaurant in the UK. Jason was awarded ‘Chef Of The Year’ by ‘Caterer and Hotelkeeper’, which for a chef, Jason has likened to winning an Oscar.

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RYAN NIGHTINGALE – Bar Manager

With just under 10 years in the hospitality industry, Ryan brings with him vast industry knowledge as well as a love for being behind the bar. The skilled Bar Manager has played an important part in the rise of some of Canada’s and London’s hottest and most exclusive venues including Pollen Street Social and Social Eating House. Having worked in the most glamorous of the world’s cities, Ryan has developed drink creations and cocktails that have caused a stir. The talented bartender made his mark at Pollen Street Social and the Michelin starred Social Eating House, both in London, as well as Tide & Boar Gastropub in Moncton– hailed as Canada’s favourite bar. In 2014, Ryan moved from London to Hong Kong where, in addition to managing Ham & Sherry and introducing his great cocktails to the city, he guides customers through their Sherry experiences, ensuring that each visit is both enjoyable and educational for all guests. Just months after joining the team, Ryan received the 2015 Foodie Forks Editor’s Choice Award for “Best Mixologist” in Hong Kong