Having started out as an amateur dispense bartender, Dancan grew into becoming a sought out after bar and Mixology leader that he is to date. His journey has not been linear as he had to scheme his way through the industry maze. He talked to Kula Kunywa about his experiences growing into himself. How would… Continue reading Raising the Bar with Dancan
As I stood behind the bar counter waiting for the 2 gentlemen I had served to complain; they said no word. Just when my nerves had begun to calm, I heard….“He looks so green” Indeed I was. These words drove my passion and ignited my curiosity. I wanted to learn. Know as much as… Continue reading Bar terminologies
It is always exciting behind the bar. Making cocktails, engaging with people who are eager to drink them is beyond excitement. It feels sad as a bartender when you have to start explaining from scratch something like….what’s a cocktail? It might sound untrue, yes but it happened to me while working….especially in towns outside of… Continue reading How to stand out and sell cocktails
…….the real problem is in the human, system, operational and management process.
What is it that you drink while out or in the house, alone or with your friends? Do you have a favourite drink or you are the type that says: “I’ll know what to drink when I get there” or you are an anything goes kind of a person? I think the best way to… Continue reading Know Your Drink
Apart from having a good location and passionate staff, the right atmosphere and overall flow and execution of activities are vital to having or running a healthy bar.It just happens that in my last post I wrote about some of the characteristics of what I think, are the qualities of a good bartender. I hope… Continue reading What is a good bar like?
Here’s is the truth, “there is no quick fix for a properly set up and free functional bar” As a guest or patron, sitting on the other side of the counter, you would probably be thinking to yourself, “I like this bartender” or maybe something like, “bartending must be a very fun job or career?… Continue reading Do you command respect from your patrons?