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Latest Episodes

Tips for COVID-era hospitality – Ep38.5
June 17, 2020

Hello again! I wanted to do another short recap with some tips for COVID-era hospitality. I hope you are all faring well through these challenging and weird times. It has been around three months since this all started to directly affect our industry,

Using our bartender skills online – Ep38 With Shana Race
May 17, 2020

(Post contains affiliate links) - Hello again! The COVID-19 crisis has shown us how fragile and unsustainable our career and industry can be, and has many of us questioning what to do next. Let’s face it, things are not going to go back to the way the...

Staying positive and creative in quarantine – Ep37 With Phillip Kim
April 30, 2020

Hello again! Are you going stir crazy yet? With shelter in place orders being extended across the country and around the world, it’s hard to say when we’ll be out of this. The uncertainty of this crisis is what makes it so difficult to deal with.

Quarantine health and wellness for bartenders – Ep36 With Amie Ward
April 17, 2020

There’s a pretty good chance you’re also stuck in your house and not working behind the bar right now. Without our normal structure, it’s easy to fall into unhealthy habits, but it’s also an opportunity to form new ones.

Running a bar in a pandemic – Ep35 With Mary Palac
April 10, 2020

We are living in uncertain times. Running a bar in a pandemic is one of the biggest challenges we've ever faced as an industry. As restaurants and bars across the world are being forced to close or pivot to pickup and delivery sales only,

Some internal work we can all do – Ep34
March 26, 2020

So this is a pretty weird time to be a human in society. I’ve been struggling with it, as I’m sure you are as well. First of all, apologies for the radio silence. It’s been a bit of an adjustment for me too. I typically do in person interviews,

Cultural consideration in bar programs – Ep33 With Samuel Jimenez
March 02, 2020

Things can get dicey when we borrow elements from other cultures for our bar programs.  Is it ok to use ceremonial fabric as a tablecloth or put tropical drinks in cups shaped like religious icons? Cultural consideration in bar programs is very importa...

Becoming a wine importer – Ep 32 With Ian Adams
February 21, 2020

Many of us, myself especially, wonder where to go next with our careers. One exciting option is to start an import business. It seems like an exciting career of traveling to far away places and shaking hands with bearded men in exotic marketplaces.

Useful tips for bartenders – Episode 31.5
February 14, 2020

Light Spanish wines are perfect for recording recap episodes - Welcome back! Thanks so much tuning in to another recap of what we've learned in the past few episodes. We had four amazing guests this month who shared many useful tips for bartenders and...

Staying positive during service – Ep31 With Hubert Tang
February 06, 2020

Hospitality is our number one job. It is literally the name of our industry, but it’s often hard to be hospitable when you have other challenges going on in your life. Difficult customers, trouble with family or partners or simply being exhausted from ...