Gilad Yechiel

This guy is a renowned industry professional in the art of cocktails and bartending. Excellence and awards follow him.

After completing an internationally recognised bartending course in 2001, Gilad stuck to his passion and has never looked back. He was the bar manager at Asoka Bar in Cape Town when it received the World’s 50 Best Bars Awards for 2012, after which he managed South Africa’s number One cocktail bar – Orphanage Cocktail Emporium. His dream to be a pioneer and innovator in the cocktail and bartending world was brought to life when he started Crush in March of 2009.

Assaf Yechiel

Assaf is a winner in the cocktail competition world on national and international levels. He commands respect and has extensive cocktail knowledge to share.

His credibility comes from winning three major national cocktail competitions and representing South Africa Internationally, in Mexico, Russia and Italy. He placed second on the global stage at the World’s Most Imaginative Bartender cocktail competition and has held the position of head bartender at the internationally recognized Orphanage Cocktail Emporium for three years now. Assaf has added great value to the industry by developing drink menus for several of Western Cape’s highly respected establishments. He has also trained some of South Africa’s finest fresh talent in the cocktail and bartending world. This contribution has set him up for an exciting future in the industry.

Brent Perremore

Meet the guy who is a mixo-mastermind and an expert in the industry. With 15 years of experience, he has had plenty of time to refine his craft.

Brent’s introduction to the cocktail-making and bartending world began by chance with a stint as a bartender in a casino bar. He didn’t stop there and pursued his career in the London bar scene where he gained an invaluable five years of experience at places such as Teatros, The Saint, AKA and Mondos. His passion for the industry has kept him successful. At 39, Brent is currently South Africa’s number one cocktail bartender.  He has won two of the three South African World Class National competitions and continues to deliver top quality in the industry.

Our Bartenders

We are dedicated to using only the best bartenders Cape Town has to offer so that your Crush experience is always top-class and exclusive. All our bartenders are chosen specifically for their passion, creativity and entertaining characters.