• welcome to

    santanu chanda


    Years of experience in the food and beverage , Drink research & Beverage program development. Winner of multiple prestigious mixology competitions around the world, At the helm of HOME Delhi #58Asia's 50 Best Bar #8 30 Best Bar India

    I bring organisation's deepest purpose to life by catalyzing genuine hospitality ,innovation & creation together with untameable passion

    I am a highly enthusiastic , self driven and professionally experienced individual with high energy and a proven record of excellent operational skills. Have gained relevant exposure in the bar industry building up knowledge , creating menus , setting up incredible bar programs .


    Constantly enhancing knowledge of beverages through reading , travelling and taking in what i come across everyday , my aim is to bring together ideas and concepts for a wholesome experience . A cocktail is not merely a mix of spirit and flavours , it is an epitome of art- taste l skills l presentation and a story to bring it to life .




    Real Skills Pays Bills








    Good decisions comes from experience & experience comes from bad decisions - Guru

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    Buddha Bar Dubai

    Tales Of The Cocktail High Volume Cocktail Bar MEA

    2018 - Present

    Head Of Mixology 

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    Le Royal Meridiean Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

    2017  - 2018

    Head Mixologist

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    J W Marriott Hotel Pune India

    2014- 2015

    Lead Mixologist

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  • Bar Take OVer / GUEST SHIFTS - all around the world

    Stir Drink & Travel The World

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    Bangkok - Bar - Independence

    Independence Bangkok is one of the finest bar in Bangkok by Legendary Niks Anuman

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    India - Bar- Tesouro

    Bar Tesouro is #4 Asia 50 Best Bar 2022 one of the best bar in country . Arijit Bose & Pankaj Balachandran at the helm ( Partner )

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    India - Bar - Sidecar

    Sidecar is #16 Asia 50 Best Bar 2022

    Bar needs no Introduction Founded by industry veteran Yangdup Lama

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    Kualalumpur - Bar - Trigona

    Bar Trigona  is #29 Asia 50 Best Bar 2022

    Bar is renowned for Beekeeping & Sustainability practices 

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    Singapore - Bar - Jigger & Pony

    Jigger & Pony is #2 Asia 50 Best Bar 2022 

  • Education

    The roots of education is bitter but the fruit is sweet - ARISTOTLE

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    Wine & Spirit Education Trust


    WSET Level 2 in spirits & wine

    WSET Level 1 in spirits



    Diploma in International Hospitality Management

    Food & Beverage l Bar Management l Marketing

    Bar Smarts USA


    Spirits & Mixology Advanced

  • award & ACCOLADES 

    Winners never quit & Quiters never win

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    Winner Of Johnnie Highball UAE 2020

    Johnnie highball cocktail competition is one of the most iconic mixology competition in UAE more the 200 participated , got the opportunity to visit the johnnie walker distillery in Scotland.

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    The Pro Chef Bartender Of The Year UAE 2019

    The pro chef awards are the celebration of culinary innovators &The most creative minds of the regions.

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    Winner of Glenfiddich Worlds Most Experimental Bartender UAE 2018

    Glenfiddich world most experimental bartender is one of the most esteemed cocktail competition around the world . Represented UAE in global final in glasgow Scotland.

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    Winner Of Stoli Elit Art Of Martini UAE 2017

    Stoli Elit art of martini is the battle of finding of best martini in the planet . Represented UAE in global final on Spain Ibiza. Winning Drink having Increadible 60k views on Facebook.

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    Grosvenor House Bartender Of The Year 2016

    Grosvenor house bartender of the year is the award of annual in house oscar's of luxury collection hotels.

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    Bar Awards Winner Of Indian Bartender Internationally Gold 2018

    Bar awards India is the celebration of countries best bars & their outstanding contribution for the bar fertainity

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    Asia'50 Best Bar #30 2022 - HOME - PVR 

    50 Best bar award is the most acclaimed bar award in the planet.  Santanu Chanda at the Helm HOME Delhi secured #30 spot in Asia 

  • Founder of Liquid tales

     Liquid Tales is one of the most popular social media drink forum in facebook with more then 3000 incredible beverage professionals from all around the world  Most popular topics discussed & posted such as (Knowledge is Power) (Drink Blogs) (Fun Cocktail Videos) Etc.  This group is a source of inspiration for bartenders & It is a platform to share the current Bar updates | Cocktail Videos | Modern Mixology Trends | Beverage articles | Latest competitions | Trainings & Events happening in the beverage faternity .   

  • indego by michelin star chef vineet bhatia

    As A Consultant Mixologist INDEGO by VINEET BHATIA

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    Modern Indian Inspired Cocktails

    Cocktails are not just only a mixture with booze but its an Emotion . With  SANTANU CHANDA you sip emotions 🍸

    INDEGO DUBAI Cocktails are crafted with meticulous care by using modern gastronomy technique | fresh herbs | Fruits & Spices from India & All around the world.


    Your Thought's + My Idea = Greater Future

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    Email: chanda.santanu46@gmail.com

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    Santanu Chanda