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Melania Battiston

Junior F&B Manager



Melania studied Tourism in Italy and while considering studying business and marketing in the UK, she worked as a barista at 28-50 Maddox Street where she met Clement Robert MS who inspired her career in wine. Five months later, she got promoted to head sommelier and assistant buyer for the group. After 28-50 she moved to Medlar Restaurant in Chelsea, where she climbed the ladder to Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer.

She’s the Young UK Sommelier of the Year 2023 and a judge for DWWA and IWSC. During COVID, she worked for the Best Restaurant in the World, Osteria Francescana. Alongside with David O’Connor, co-owner of Medlar Chelsea, she is hosting the Podcast ‘Drive for Service’, available on Spotify and Youtube. In 2022, she graduated at Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education in Coaching and Positive Psychology.

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