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João Costa - Portugal

Born and raised in Porto, João Costa has a true passion for hospitality. He graduated from Lamego’s Hotel School and following this had a series of internships across Rome and Portugal, working at establishments such as the Grand Hotel De La Minerve and No Gusto by Heinz Beck. More recently he has worked in Palmares Club House, the Torto Project and his current role is as head bartender of Torto Cocktail Bar in Porto. João is always looking for the opportunity to learn and improve which has encouraged him to participate in various cocktail competitions, including this year’s World Class Bartender of the Year.