Melbourne’s favourite cocktail bar, 1806, is excited to announce Andy Wren, who has been part of the bar management team for three years, will step up as solo Bar Manager following the departure of Nick Reed. Colleen Stevens also joins the team as Events Manager.
Wren brings years of experience to the position, having previously worked at the helm of three-time Style bar of the Year winner, Sygn, in his hometown of Edinburg for four years. His team-focused management style of collectively cultivating new ideas will help facilitate the progression of 1806.
Wren plans to implement a solid training and development program for staff, balancing experience with youthful exuberance and creating initiatives the whole team can be proud of. Watch this space for some imaginative food concepts, too.
Colleen Stevens joins the team with five years experience in hospitality, including three years in management roles, as well as a Bachelor of Professional Communications from Monash University, with a double major in Public Relations and Journalism. Most recently, Stevens simultaneously worked at Italian fine dining restaurant Sette Bello and at restaurant Bar Bosh in Knox City. At just 22 years of age, Stevens’ has accepted her “dream role” with 1806 and looks forward to putting her understanding of hospitality, public relations and creativity into practice.
Stevens recently executed a Mad Hatters Tea Party that explored sherry alongside a three course degustation. She also has some exciting events planned for the near future, including a ‘deconstructing cocktails’ masterclass, as well as private Murder Mystery and ‘Make Your Own Cocktail’ events.
The team at 1806 would also like to take this opportunity to wish Nick Reed all the best for the future. Following Reed’s move from 1806, he plans to take on new challenges in his hometown of Geelong, opening a new venue for The Ryan Group towards the end of 2013. As one of the group’s veteran staff members, Reed has been instrumental in the evolution of the business, authoring 1806 Cocktails and launching The Understudy.
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