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We’re Recapping Chilled 100 ELEVATE 2023: Raising the Bar: Choose Your Own Adventure Seminar

Chilled Magazine

Hoffman assigns each barback to a bartender, who serves as their mentor. “If I cannot personally train you,” she explained, “I will pair you with someone who has a learning style similar to yours, so you don’t feel alienated during training.” This helps to keep new employees accountable and invested in the program.

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We chat with Matty Opai: Our 2023 Bar Manager of the Year talks hard work, hospo & mentors

Australian Bartender

Luckily, a friend hooked me up as a barback at Icebergs. As a barback, I’d collect every spec from every menu and plaster them on the scullery wall. “A friend hooked me up as a barback at Icebergs. It was my first few weeks barbacking and thinking I could be a bartender. Those initial shifts blew my mind!

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French Connection Cocktail - A Pork Pie Hats Off To Cognac

Barina Craft

This is one themed party your home bar could host with you as the hipster barback wearing your pork pie hat. French Connection #2 Drink Recipe: 1 ½ oz Cognac ¾ oz Grand Marnier orange flavored brandy liqueur Same preparation as the classic cocktail above. Just replace Italy in the original recipe with another shot of France.

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Mana for a Cause: Teremana Tequila Is Giving Back During the Holidays With Ezana ‘EZ’ Million

VinePair

Between Irish pubs and high-volume cocktail bars, Million honed his flavors as a barback, squeezing his own custom juices and lemonades, earning him the moniker “The Lemonade Man.” A veteran of the service industry, Million was working in small restaurants 13 years ago before moving to New York to pursue music.

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Now Open: Tales of The Cocktail Foundation Cocktail Apprentice Program® Red Coat Application

Tales of the Cocktail

In order to qualify as a Red Coat, applicants must be: Industry professionals (bartenders, bar managers, barbacks, brand ambassadors, educators, distillers, and more) At least 21 years old by May 1, 2024 Live anywhere in the world and have a valid U.S.

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Now Open: Tales of The Cocktail Foundation Cocktail Apprentice Program® Red Coat Application

Tales of the Cocktail

In order to qualify as a Red Coat, applicants must be: Industry professionals (bartenders, bar managers, barbacks, brand ambassadors, educators, distillers, and more) At least 21 years old by May 1, 2024 Live anywhere in the world and have a valid U.S.

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We chat with Michael Pattison, the Bar Manager of late-night Brisbane boozer, Alice

Australian Bartender

After a couple of months of picking up cups till 5am I was lucky to secure a position as a barback at The Bowery. Tell us a bit about how you got started in the hospitality industry and where you have worked before. I started as an 18-year-old glassy working in nightclubs in Fortitude Valley.