The Crucible Melting Pot :
Our members not only benefit from the use of our space and equipment, but the community we build together.
Crucible is a simmering group of world class bartenders, drinks industry heavyweights and flavour experts. Here are just a few of the talented individuals that grace our doors…
HEAD OF NPD, SILENT POOL DISTILLERS
I deal with things that taste delicious. I like techno.
Dave Broom was born in Glasgow and has spent the last 25 years wrangling words about spirits. His ramblings and theories spew out in a number of ways: on-line [scotchwhisky.com], magazines, books, talks, training sessions, TV, radio, judging cocktail competitions, or just sitting next to people in bars, pubs and on public transport around the world. He’s somehow won various awards. He’s as happy talking about left-field music as booze. He owns a beach hut.
CO-OWNER OF CASK, HOBO BEER & CO AND COLONEL FOX GIN:
Founded CASK with Richard Herbert in 2011, along with Hobo Beer & Co., and Colonel Fox gin. 20 years in the booze trade. Enjoy marketing it, selling it, and drinking it.
OWNER THREE SHEETS BAR
Max Opened Three Sheets with his brother Noel in 2016. The bar is known for its simple serves utilising cooking techniques using seasonal ingredients. Born in Manchester he has worked in and ran bars and restaurants in Edinburgh, Manchester and London. Previously to opening Three Sheets, he worked as operations manager for The Drink Factory, overseeing Bar Termini and 69 Colebrooke Row, as well as working on consulting projects globally.
FLAVOUR GURU, WORLD OF ZING:
Hailing from one of the UK’s oldest and most respected spice merchant families, Pritesh Mody is the founder of World of Zing. Regularly seen on Channel’s 4 Sunday Brunch, BBC News and more, he specialises in twisting classic cocktails using unique spices, rare ingredients and ageing processes. Check out World of Zing’s award-winning bottled cocktails, flavoured salts and more for drinks inspiration.
THE ICE MASTER AT THE EDINBURGH ICE CO.
Authority and innovator on all things frozen water
Geoff originally hails from Vancouver, Canada, where he cut his teeth as a professional bartender at some of city’s most accredited cocktail bars while simultaneously completing his Master’s of Urban Studies, with a particular focus on (social) sustainability and neighbourhood development. Following the completion of his graduate degree, Geoff spent some time travelling before settling in London, where he quickly established himself as stalwart figure in the UK bar scene. Over the past 7 years, Geoff has worked and consulted with various acclaimed cocktail bars and restaurants, helped to launch independent spirits agency, Maverick Drinks, and managed several well-respected bars, including Happiness Forgets and, most recently, Satan’s Whiskers. As of 2018, Geoff has turned his experience and energy to consultancy and brand development, while also taking up the mantle as the UK Brand Ambassador for Santa Teresa rum.
CHEF DIRECTOR, PECKHAM MANOR
Ronnie Murray is a culinary star. His CV is impressive; cheffing for the Rothschild’s, the Ivy, J.Sheekey, Scott’s, and becoming Group Head Chef for the Hix group before stepping out of the commercial kitchen and setting up in his very own Manor.
If you think you recognise Ronnie, you probably do. He starred on the BBC’s Great British Menu in the Spring of 2016 and has since appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.
Being born with a shortened arm has never held Ronnie back, and he works alongside disability charity Scope to show others that their disability does not define their opportunities.
Hosting WeFiFo events allows Ronnie to share his food with strangers, in an intimate setting where he can meet, greet, and impart his skill and knowledge alongside his food. Dinner at Ronnie’s Peckham Manor is not to be missed.