Ryan Chetiyawardana (A.K.A Mr Lyan) has been involved in several of the World's best bars for over eighteen years. He helped take the last six of these onto national and international titles and all featured in the ‘World's Best Bars’ list for 50 Best. In 2018, his bar Dandelyan was named “World’s Best Bar” by 50 Best Bars. He has been named UK bartender of the Year twice and in 2015 was named ‘International Bartender of the Year’. In 2019, Ryan was named No 5 in the Business Insider most influential figures globally in food & drink, and was appeared in the inaugural Bar World 100 as the most influential figure in drink around the world by Drinks International. In 2020, Ryan joined the 85+ world leading experts when he launched his first series as a MasterClass instructor.