Category Archives: Bar management

Quick history of Fragrances

Fragrances (and aromas) are a key element in the bar industry, not only is it present in food and drinks but also in the environment and even in the staff team. But what do we know about Fragrances? I thought … Continue reading

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Another drink Mr. Bond, James Bond?

A lot had been said about James Bond and his Vesper Martini, a fantastic cocktail actually. We heard lots of complaints regarding Mr. Bond drinking habits in his last films,”Bond drinking a Mojito?! Mr. Bond drinking a Heineken?!” Outrageous comments … Continue reading

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Cost Control Factors – A way to go through difficult times

Recently I was consulting for a big project in California, USA and reviewing the costs of the bar program was one of the tasks. I was surprised to discover that one of the owners and the director of the restaurant … Continue reading

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10 Commandments for menu success.

In 1994 Chicago based restaurant consultant Allen H. Kelson wrote an article called “The ten commandments for menu success” referring to food menus. I have kept the title of each commandment and edited the description of each so it could … Continue reading

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A little Mezcal has kept me busy

I know I have not being updated this blog as much as I’d like to in the past couple of months. But I have a good excuse and she is called “Mezcal”. With a capital “M”. The opening of the … Continue reading

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Lacto-fermentation as a way to increase aromas

While in Mexico working with the Chef Paola Garduño at one of her restaurants I learned a technique from his innovation Chef “Beto”, whom in turn learned it while his staging at World’s best restaurant Noma, with Chef René Redzepi. … Continue reading

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Tutoring novice bartenders.

The time of your career when you are becoming a mentor of other new bartenders happens without you really noticing it. It happens before you get titles such as head bartender, bar director, bar manager or whatever other fancy name … Continue reading

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The Stork Club. 28 ways to go from shady speakeasy to the “New Yorkiest” club

A few months ago I read the book Stork Club, by Ralph Blumenthal. A great book on why and how the Stork club became the best club in NY, and some insight on his owner, Mr. Billingsley, a fascinating character. … Continue reading

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22 Ideas to improve your sales. – part 2, the last 11 ideas.

Here we share with you the last 11 Ideas to complete the 22.The first 11 Ideas are HERE. Feel free to give us your feedback or share with us any other one you may have. Alcohol- Free options This unexploded … Continue reading

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22 Ideas to improve your sales. – part 1, first 11 ideas.

Need to improve your sales and do not how to? here we have  22 ideas, Part 1,  11 ideas Part 2, the last 11 ideas (to be published on April 30th) Pay for your free drinks. It is sometimes common … Continue reading

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