Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2007
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Banquet Server, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
- Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giravaaru; Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel; Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
- Palampur, India
- Bachelor degree, Hospitality and Hotel Administration, Institute of Hotel Management & Catering, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
- English, Hindi, and Punjabi
For Ashish Sharma, his work is all about shaking things up – literally, as he likes to put it. As the award-winning head bartender and beverage manager at Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, shaking, and stirring, things up has been his specialty ever since discovering a passion for artisanal spirits and classic cocktails while at Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai in 2007. It was here, in Mumbai, that he began his journey – or pursuit of the perfect cocktail, with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
More than a decade later, Ashish has become a rising star in the beverage community, transforming the cocktail culture through his incredible knowledge, creativity and passion for creating cocktails with a twist. “As a head bartender, I feel a strong responsibility in staying true to the original art of cocktail making, but also feel a strong responsibility to deliver unique, unexpected beverages and incorporating sustainable, local ingredients,” notes Ashish.
Ashish’s recipe for helping to cultivate a new beverage movement has proven successful. Celebrated for his aptitude and showmanship behind the bar, Sharma has a list of prestigious awards and accolades under his belt – or more appropriately, in his cocktail shaker. Under his leadership, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai was recognised among “Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2017” for the Hotel's overall beverage program, with special attention to the upgraded cocktails and house-made specialties. He also honed his skills at renowned Manhattan Bar at Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel, which most recently was recognised with the “#1 Bar - Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2018” accolade.
Ashish brings this same passion, excitement and innovative vision to Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Destined to continue to rise to head bartender star status – all the while establishing Four Seasons as the city’s new social hideaway, Ashish is responsible for overseeing the beverage operations throughout the Hotel’s six restaurants and lounges, banquets and catering events, and in-depth mixology training.