Bar Tender Profiles
Zachary’s experience has been absorbed from working in every aspect of the tourism and hospitality industry. Employed in the café culture in Wellington, working in an Australian fine-dining establishment in Denmark to providing wine knowledge as a sommelier in Adelaide, South Australia.
Growing up in Cairns he was surrounded by the many different cultures and customer service offerings. Cocktail Kings is an exciting opportunity to share both his passion for the hospitality industry while providing an enjoyable customer service experience with cocktails.
Zachary’s professional cocktail experience stems from working the nightclub scene of Cairns with Leigh Davidson-West and working as a trainer and assessor, teaching people the finer points and appreciation of cocktail making.
Leigh’s hospitality experience has come directly from the top. As General Manager of Velvet Underground some years ago, he transformed it into Cairns premier entertainment hot-spot and hosted local, domestic and international Dj’s and events that showcased fashion and the arts.
His last project was Sugar Hut, a nightclub and bar located in Cairns. Sugar Hut still entertains locals and backpackers into the wee hours of the morning. He did not only work behind the scenes, but was often there behind the bar making cocktails for patrons himself. He loves the art of making a good cocktail and the smile it puts on peoples faces.
As a Cairns resident, Leigh has studied a Bachelor of Business at James Cook University and is currently doing a Bachelor in Information Technology. He maintains a passion with working with people and the industry that has given him so much opportunity.