Ananas / Speakeasy Group
Sven Almenning has been a prominent and leading figure in the Australian hospitality industry for close to two decades. Prior to founding his award-winning bar and restaurant group, The Speakeasy Group, he was the founder and Director of Behind Bars, an industry consultancy firm that consulted to venues and brands, and trained nearly 150,000 bar and waitstaff across Australia over a 9 year period. He launched Eau de Vie, in 2010, a small cocktail bar with global renown and the winner of a number of prestigious titles including World’s Best New Cocktail Bar, in 2011 and several gongs for Australian Cocktail Bar of the Year. The Speakeasy Group currently spans nine venues across Sydney and Melbourne. He’s also the founder and Director of Ananas, an online Training and Management Platform purpose built for the Hospitality Industry.