Tiago Castro

Winner of the 1st edition

Tiago Castro

Winner of the 1st edition

Biography

Born and Raised in Oporto, he started developing an interest in
F&B since he was 16 years old. Tiago started at the bottom, by waitering at a restaurant in a beach near home, while finishing high school at the
same time. It was by then that he fell in love with this area.
When he was 19 years old he decided to spread his wings and apply to a college degree in
Hotel Management at Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e Gestão. It’s when he
realized that it is what he wants to do for the rest of his life. He has done an internship at
Hotel Botanico and the Oriental Spa Garden***** for 6 months in various F&B departments, where he excels and gets a top grade in the end.
Back to Portugal, he decided to take a chance in the Bar, focusing on creating new bar menus,
managing profits and costs behind the counter. At the same time he finishes his college
degree, he starts a new job at BH Foz where after only 8 months he climbs to Head Bartender
where he remains until nowadays.
For the past year, he has been doing and giving countless bar trainings, workshops, has won
the 1st edition of Portugal’s Future Hoteliers Summit, and at the same time does some work
as a freelancer bartender and helps small restaurants evolving in what comes to
management.
He considers himself a sharp, working and responsible men, and lives focused to accomplish
his goals in life every single day.