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Four Seasons Hotel Seoul

  • 97, Saemunan-ro, Seoul, Jongno-gu, 03183, Korea

Odd Strandbakken

Head Bartender
“If you want your cocktails to reflect a local and unique terroir, you have to use local, high-quality ingredients and global culinary techniques.”


Four Seasons Tenure

  • Since 2022
  • First Four Seasons Assignment: Current

Employment History

  • HIMKOK at Oslo; Radisson Blu Hotel Spitsbergen


  • Norway

Languages Spoken

  • English, Norwegian

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018 World Champion - Cherry Heering 200th Anniversary Cocktail Competition

Born and raised in Norway, Odd Strandbakken has spent the last years defining Scandinavian cocktail culture at his previous bar HIMKOK in Oslo. On his journey to define his own style of cocktails he found a love for local produce and house-made products that replace manufactured products to reflect the local and unique terroir. Odd is always striving to create tasty, minimalist and clean cocktails using culinary techniques gathered from around the world. His goal to sample the world’s best hospitality and cocktails has brought him to 42 countries and given him experience in distillation, fermentation, brewing and preservation of produce.