New bar operations manager at Mama Shelter

Mama Shelter has appointed Alessandro Mansueto as its new bar operations manager.

Mama Shelter in London's Shoreditch has appointed Alessandro Mansueto as its new bar operations manager, overseeing the drinks operations for the hotel's bar, restaurant and Garden Bar.

Following various operational roles, Mansueto's began running the bar for Tonteria Club at the Sloane Square Hotel. He then had roles as assistant general manager at Clerkenwell & Social, Callooh Callay in Chelsea and assistant general manager at The Residency, Notting Hill.

At Mama, he will be tasked with enhancing drinks brand activations and pop-ups, revitalising seasonal cocktail menu changes, as well as encourage and maintain a superior standard of service and product for guests. He will also be pivotal in the arrival of the hotel's new Lounge Bar in June.  

Bar manager stands in east London bar
Mama Shelter's Alessandro Mansueto

"I’m thrilled to be coming on board at Mama Shelter London Shoreditch and to be able to work with the fantastic team here to create new concepts," says Mansueto. "East London has such a vibrant and eclectic mixology history and Mama is a true home away from home, so it will be great to make a big impact on our bar offering, particularly over the summer when the vibey venue really comes alive."

As well as the Garden Bar, the hotel features Ateliers for events and bookable karaoke rooms.

"We have done some extensive work on our food offering with the arrival of Mattia, our food and beverage director, and James, our executive chef, last summer," says general manager Robert Alam. "As we continue to enhance the menu, drinks will be a key focus to compliment this and cement Mama as a destination venue as well as a local haunt for the neighbours."

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