About Timo

The perfect serve bartender


Ever since he was a small child, Timo Janse always loved mixing ingredients. At first it was a special potion that he found in the garden containing snails and poison berries to give to his mother (he liked his baby sitter better than her).

Later during college it was creating shots to serve to his friends. After deciding the financial accounting life was not for him, Timo decided to be as good a bartender as he could be. The first time he was let behind the wood of a bar, he knew it was his favorite place in the world to be.

During the 13 years that would come, Timo gave it his best to deserve the title bartender, including getting high scores at the WSET, competing internationally (winner Bols Around the World, global finalist for Absolut Invite, World Class, Bacardi Legacy and Disaronno) and nationally, and giving seminars around the world  including Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.

He has made over 600.000 cocktails in his career.

Also, as Bar manager of Door 74 since it opened over seven years ago, he has received many awards, including being the only Dutch bar EVER to be nominated at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans for both best new cocktail bar, and two years ago for best international bar. Also, Door 74 has featured in the “World's 50 best bar” list four times, currently holding the number 33 spot (number 26, 15, and 23 before that).

Timo has written and has been featured in many national and international magazines and newspapers, including several in-flight magazines.

For the past three years Timo has been the owner and organizer of Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam (www.perfectserve-barshow.com), the leading convention for professional bartenders in the Netherlands.

Since 2016 he is also the secretary of the board for the NBC, the dutch branch of the IBA.

Timo is part of the jury for the seminars at Tales of the cocktail, as well as a judge for The World’s 50 best bars and has guest bartended and judged cocktail competitions in over 17 different countries.