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Creativity, organizational talent and a great sense of style: Meet our fantastic The Curtain Club team.

Alexander Affeldt – Head of Bars

Alexander Affeldt

Head of Bars
Alexander Affeldt – Head of Bars

Alexander Affeldt

Head of Bars

Our Head of Bars, Alexander Affeldt, has been leading the Curtain Club, The Lounge, the Cigar Club, and the Secret Champagne Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin since November 2021. He combines his passion for artistic creativity as a mixologist with great leadership skills for his team.

Paul Brieskorn – Assistant Bar Manager

Paul Brieskorn

Assistant Bar Manager
Paul Brieskorn – Assistant Bar Manager

Paul Brieskorn

Assistant Bar Manager
Get to know Paul, our expert for moments of absolute well-being. Cigars are part of his life, like the balance in every cocktail. He once said that the experience with perfectly selected spirits in Berlin, as we all know, stays in Berlin.
Leonhard Albrecht – Bar Supervisor

Leonhard Albrecht

Bar Supervisor
Leonhard Albrecht – Bar Supervisor

Leonhard Albrecht

Bar Supervisor
Leonhard, a valuable member of the team for over 2 years, is an exceptional host who passionately coordinates the team through his extensive experience in hotels, bars, and cruise ships. He has a love for classic short drinks and tequila and enjoys experimenting with homemade ingredients. Enjoy Leo's warm hospitality and expertise during your next visit and let him take you on a delightful journey through the world of refined flavors and mixology magic.
Cigar Aficionado

Christopher Tepasse

Cigar Club Aficionado
Cigar Aficionado

Christopher Tepasse

Cigar Club Aficionado
Our cigar aficionado and whisky connoisseur Christopher is best greeted with a good espresso at any time of day. He deepened his expertise and passion during various round trips through the Scottish Highlands. Over a good cigar, he philosophizes about spirits and smoke.
Evangelos Mavrofrydis – Chef de Bar

Evangelos Mavrofrydis

Chef de Bar
Evangelos Mavrofrydis – Chef de Bar

Evangelos Mavrofrydis

Chef de Bar
Evangelos has a special passion for champagne and wines. During the summer months, he also oversees the Secret Champagne Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin. There, he offers a curated selection of champagnes and refined gin cocktails, delighting guests with his charming service.
Denis Haußer – Chef de Bar

Denis Haußer

Chef de Bar
Denis Haußer – Chef de Bar

Denis Haußer

Chef de Bar

Denis, who grew up in Hamburg and moved to Berlin 6 years ago, is the expert in the field of spirits at The Curtain Club. His passion lies particularly in the creation of short drinks and unique variations of classic cocktails, with a preference for whiskey, bourbon, and rye. Additionally, he excels in the art of cask-strength spirits.

 

Jean-Paul Gatzke

Chef de Bar

Jean-Paul Gatzke

Chef de Bar

Jean-Paul is a passionate bartender with a special affinity for whiskey. At The Curtain Club, he combines his culinary skills with his passion for mixology to create unique and unforgettable cocktail experiences. With his friendliness and expertise, he creates a welcoming atmosphere in which you can feel comfortable and enjoy the magic of mixology.

Alexander Affeldt

Meet Head of Bars Alexander Affeldt

Since November 2021, our Head of Bars Alexander Affeldt has been managing not only the renowned Curtain Club at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin, but also The Lounge located in the heart of the hotel, the Cigar Club and the Secret Champagne Garden in the hidden high garden. Being a bartender has always united his passions, giving free rein to artistic creativity as a mixologist and creating a retreat for connoisseurs. In many years behind well-known bars such as the Marlene Bar, the Monkey Bar or the Duke Bar, Alexander brought out a personal touch, which is now unmistakably reflected in the high-quality cocktails. Today, he and his team serve exquisite and creative drinks to revive the spirit of bygone days. With signature drinks such as The Curtain Clover Club, TruffleTini or Kosmopolit but also champagne classics, the guests are taken on a culinary journey through time to the golden 20s.
Behind The Curtains
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Join The Team

Are you a passionate host and want a career in the bar area? Then you might be just the right candidate for The Curtain Club team. You can find current positions here. Unsolicited applications are also welcome, feel free to contact Alexander.Affeldt@ritzcarlton.com.

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