Monica Berg is one of the leading bartenders to come out of Scandinavia, with a background from Oslo, Norway.
She is highly praised for her innovative flavor combinations and experimental techniques, as well as her minimalistic and elegant style when it comes to cocktails.
After moving to London in summer 2013, she joined Jason Atherton’s famed Michelin starred Mayfair restaurant, Pollen Street Social, where she honed her food & drinks paring skills.
Since leaving the restaurant, she has continued her pursuits in the culinary world, focusing on projects that include both kitchen and bar. This includes food pairing pop ups and events in Barcelona, Lima, Copenhagen, New York and Edinburgh
In 2015, Monica was awarded the Linie Honorary Award, an award given to individuals for their great ambassadorship for Norwegian food and drink culture.
Today Monica works on various projects, the latest being Himkok, a unique distillery bar in Oslo, where she was part of the bar & creative team from 2015-2017. The bar was Top 10 for Best New International Cocktail Bar at Spirited Awards 2016 and was included in Worlds 50 Best Bars 2016 & 2017.
She is the co-founder of P(OUR), an industry non profit, which works to share knowledge within the drinks industry through an online platform (www.pourdrink.org ) and an annual Symposium.