On this week’s podcast we’re taking a look at restaurant and bar jobs, how they interact and what’s right for you. Finding the perfect restaurant and bar jobs If you’re aiming to follow a career in the hospitality business and looking for restaurant and bar jobs, this is an episode you can’t miss!

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On this week’s show: älska cider Available at Aldi in the UK, älska cider is a great tasting flavoured pear cider that offers real value. Check out the full podcast for our first taste of älska cider’s Nordic Fruits and Strawberry & Lime varieties. It’s the perfect easy drinking compliment to any summer BBQ or pool party! […]

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With the 2015 WWDC keynote behind us and more information about HomeKit which was announced at the WWDC 2014 conference now in the public arena, lets take a look at how we can use the HomeKit system to control aspects of your bar’s climate and ambience in a simple way to enhance your guests’ experiences. […]

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I’ve spent this weekend training new flair bartenders at Reflex Arcadian in Birmingham. Flair Bartender Training is a little different from training bartenders in general, as the way the bartenders move is critical to their work. In this week’s podcast I discuss their first week’s training, down to the level of how to hold bottles […]

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As bartenders, managers and owners, it’s often tempting to create brands, bars and menus around our own passions and tastes. While to an extent it is important to do what you love, what is far more important is to create something your guests will love, not jar with them or be a step too far. […]

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Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky are running a new style of bartending competition, and the prize is your own bar for London Cocktail Week! Teams of three will compete at 9 heats across the UK in disciplines which cover everything bartenders need to run a bar, not just mixing cocktails fast with quality but restocking fridges, […]

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Bacardi is launching a new spiced rum, Bacardi Carta Fuego along with its brand refresh of its core white rum, Bacardi Carta Blanca, and it’s made for shots! Bacardi Carta Fuego Market Placement Capitalising on the current trend for shooters, such as Maxxium’s Sours range, the new WKD1 and the staple Jagermeister, Bacardi’s offering is […]

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Creating a signature cocktail for your bar (or yourself for that matter) is not as simple as it might at first appear. There are many factors to consider, so we’d better get started. Whatever you want your drink to represent, that is a good place to start. Local Heritage What is the history of the […]

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Bar Optics. Those upside down bottle holders on the walls of bars, must die. Strong, I know, but justified. Bartenders have to turn their back on the guest to use them. This is a pet peeve of mine, and also why I don’t like having the cash registers on the back bar either. Drinks should be […]

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Having just watched the latest Bar Rescue show, I have to say I’m completely shocked at the owner’s behaviour. Okay, so generally that’s not saying much, but in this particular episode, Jon and his team are returning to re-rescue (yes, its a thing, and yes, it’s been made up for the show) Second Base, the […]

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