Simon Kistenfeger, known in the bartender scene as ´German Viking´, has been in the industry for over a decade by now.
He is an accomplished competitor and won several first-place awards from elite showcases reflecting his skill and ambition.
His motto: ´life is a journey, not a destination´, steers his traveling lifestyle from which he dives deep into the drinks and food cultures around the world.
After living and traveling through Europe, Australia, Asia and Latin America for seven years, in 2018 he returned to his hometown in Germany, where he started an event company with his best friend where they are focusing mainly focused on food and music events.
In 2019 they opened also a vegan based cocktail bar and specialized coffee venue which already made it into magazines all over Germany and into the main public tv broadcast channel. Through his many travels, he learned the basics of some languages which often benefit him.
He is also a passionate chef, which he has shown in many food pairing events with amazing chefs around the world. Fortunately, he has visited over 100 distilleries, completed many bar and barista training programs, is a certified sake sommelier and also founded a consulting company where he is deducting hospitality trainings and cocktail classes regularly. Three years ago, he also became the global brand ambassador for Olmeca Tequila.
His mother, grew up on a farm and learned the secrets on preserving fruits and vegetables. On Simon`s travel around the world in over 80 countries he was smart enough to get in contact with highly respected food experts and chefs where he extended that knowledge and became a true expert in this field.
Simon loves to connect other people no matter what gender, age, or part of the world they are from. It is easy to find a friend in him as he is a trustworthy person who loves to spread smiles and good mood.
Join his SommClass on SommTable.com and you will find a loyal friend for life who is happy to share all his magical knowledge.