Richard Zijlstra

Richard Zijlstra is a passionate award-winning bartender, entrepreneur and president of the Dutch Bartenders Club. His love for hospitality is clear for all to see.

Richard is the Brand Ambassador for Mathieu Teisseire in The Netherlands and works to train and inspire new customers in the versatile use of Mathieu Teisseire’s range of flavoured syrups. Homemade lemonades and iced teas are increasingly popular in the Dutch market, so Mathieu Teisseire syrups really come into their own for these creations.

Richard is a firm believer in developing distinctiveness and not copying anyone else – this is what makes you really stand out.


Richard’s top 5 tips for every drinks master:

  • Compare Mathieu Teisseire's quality with competing brands in a blind tasting. There is a very good chance that our syrups will be the winner
  • Always ensure the right balance in your drinks. Syrups are meant to make drinks tastier and not sweeter
  • Develop your own creations instead of imitating someone else
  • Stay up to date with international trends in order to keep ahead of the market
  • Stay true to yourself
Richard Zijlstra pouring Mathieu Teisseire Syrup

Richard Zijlstra

Our Brand Ambassador for the Netherlands.

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