Class Category: Techniques

The Philosophy of Handshake

Eric Van Beek BIO Born & raised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Eric Van Beek started in hospitality at the age of 25. Starting relatively late, Eric was able to grow and gain success quickly in the international bar and cocktail world. Winning Bacardi Legacy Global Winner in 2018, and being rewarded in 2018, 2019 for …

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ABC of Fermentation

Derek Stilmann BIO Born and raised in Miami, Florida and a graduate from FIU with a Bachelors in Hospitality Management, Derek Stillman has been in the hospitality industry for over 14 years, and have worked in almost every position from the back of the house to the front of the house. Over his career he …

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The Fine Art of Japanese Bartending

Julia Momose BIO Julia Momose born and raised in Japan and now owner of Bar Kumiko, Chicago. Before settling in Chicago, Momose got her start bartending in New York, while attending Cornell. In 2012, she relocated to Baltimore to gain more hospitality experience. After accepting a bar chef position at The Aviary in 2013, she packed …

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Concept Philosophy

Remy Savage BIO Remy Savage’s Bartending career started a little over 15 years ago as he was working in pubs in France to finance his Philosophy studies. He there found a passion in spirits and flavours but above all serving people. Since most of his work is focused on introducing philosophical and artistic notions using …

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Bar Ethos, Techniques and Flavours

Martin Siska BIO Originally from Slovakia, Martin first moved to London in 2007 and discovered a passion for bartending whilst working at D&D’s Pont De La Tour Restaurant. Martin then headed to HUSH in Mayfair before moving on to The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel where he spent five years developing his knowledge and bartending …

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The DNA of Mixed Drinks

Will Cox BIO Will Cox has been in the beverage industry since 2007, having worked at some of the top venues in Scotland and Melbourne. Will was Bar Manager when The Bon Vivant in Edinburgh won Best International Restaurant Bar at Tales of The Cocktail in 2014, then shortly after he took on the group’s …

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Knife Sharpening

Michele Mariotti BIO Italian born and raised, Michele Mariotti is an active member in the global bar scene. Within his career he has tended bar at the American Bar at The Savoy, where he has held a crucial role towards developing menus and service standards, which has contributed to the bar to achieving countless awards and recognitions …

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The Forager

Miran Chauhan BIO During his ten-years experience in the field, Miran Chauhan has always took an unorthodox approach and flung himself at new ways of looking at his craft. And it’s that approach that has seen him going from working in the Design Consultancy business to Foraging Bartender. Miran studied Product Design and his Masters Degree had him …

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