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PERSONALITIES THAT MAKE LEEDS SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE

SHOWCASING SOME OF THE PERSONALITIES THAT MAKE LEEDS SUCH A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK

LEEDS CITY MAGAZINE MEET JONNY WALKER FROM SALTO BAR IN OULTON, LEEDS

Can you tell us about yourself?

My name is Jonny Walker. I’ve worked in the hospitality industry from the age of 18. After booking a one way ticket to Greece, I passed my qualifications at the European bartender school. I was striving for more and moved to the bustling area of Shoreditch, London to persue my bartending venture, securing a job at the well established ‘Goucho’. As a northern boy I felt drawn to my roots and moved back to Leeds to join Malmaison.

Since then, an amazing opportunity has been handed to me with ‘Salto’ which I couldn’t refuse – I’m now the bar manager and can’t wait to grow alongside the company!

Tell us about Salto?

Salto is a cool stylish bar in the middle of Oulton. We have a wide liquid library featuring an amazing cocktail menu and a mouthwatering selection of wines, beers and ales and the service to match!

What cocktail is your favourite and why?

One of my personal creations & favourites is the ‘Aloha Zombie’ – a twist on the classic zombie with a ginger and black cherry twist. Fruity with a punch!

What can we expect from Salto?

Through the day, a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy coffee and cake; in the evening, a busy cocktail bar with great music and vibe. Both with exceptional service!

What gives you the most job satisfaction?

The atmosphere of a buzzing busy bar and serving delicious drinks to the highest standard (And the customer satisfaction that comes alongside this!)

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