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Post Shift Podcast with Shawn Soole

Post Shift Podcast with Shawn Soole

By Shawn Soole
Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between.

“Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020).

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Episode #120 - Salvatore Calabrese
I don't think this man needs much of an introduction, Salvatore Calabrese, the Maestro himself. Had the extreme honor and pleasure to have him on the podcast as we chat about starting work cutting bread on the Amalfi Coast at 11 to becoming on of the most renowned cocktailians in the world. I thoroughly was humbled by having the opportunity to chat to him.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
01:03:30
May 7, 2021
Post Shift Podcast - My Love Letter to My Industry
The reason that drives me to continue to do the Post Shift Podcast every week, to help and inspire the industry to be better than we were. The pandemic has changed multiple things in our lives and careers, we need to band together and help everybody out the best we can. This podcast is my love letter to the industry.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
02:00
May 6, 2021
Shot #136 - Staffing Issues Post Covid
I was on Clubhouse yesterday and someone was talking about the future of staffing in the industry. After doing an article, he was skewered by a lot of "old school" hospitality people because the new generation don't know about hard work. I put my two cents down. Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
04:26
May 4, 2021
Episode #119 - Massimo Zitti, Mother Toronto
This week's podcast with Massimo Zitti of Mother in Toronto, we chat about his beginnings in Rome and then his move to the UK and finally in Canada where he took years of experience and push the boundaries in his new venue, Mother where fermentation is queen. There is some really amazing pieces in this conversation about getting investors, opening and pivoting during covid. Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
53:05
April 30, 2021
Shot #135 - Principle of Hospitality with Shaun de Vries
Had a great chat with Shaun de Vries on the Principle of Hospitality podcast and chatted about the state of play in North America, the future of the industry and how we need to come out of this pandemic better than we went into it.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
52:06
April 27, 2021
Episode #118 - Camosun College Mentorship Connection
This was a great invitation to speak at the Mentorship Connection with Camosun College Hospitality Management class, we chat about everything from my start in the industry to where the industry is heading. I was grateful and honestly flattered to be asked to speak to the younger generation of the hospitality industry.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
47:54
April 23, 2021
Shot #134 - One Drink with Dean Serneels
Fortunate enough to be on good pal and peer, Dean Serneels show One Drink with. We chat about cocktails, my career and advice for young bartenders starting out and moving through the ranks of the industry.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
11:03
April 20, 2021
Episode #117 - Jim Meehan
Being the 250th episode, it had to be a stalwart in the industry and Jim Meehan is just that. I have looked up to and revered him, not for his cocktails, but his innate ability to create amazing cultures, have epic side hustles and always be striving for a better industry. This is a really good conversation about his start and how it lead him to becoming an award winning mentor, bartender and author.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
54:10
April 16, 2021
Shot #133 - BC Minimum Wage Increase
I have a lot of people ask me to give my opinion on this, and I am in a very unique position between mentoring people at a staff level and consulting and strategizing with owners and operators on their establishments. I need to focus and see both sides as an equal equation, I took a number of times to record this because every time I did, I found more information to add. I am hoping that I got it nailed this time around, the minimum wage is still well below the designated living wage for Victoria and with tips been severely reduced over the last year along with pandemic restrictions to restaurants; it's a tedious balance between staff and establishment.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
10:23
April 13, 2021
Episode #116 - James Grant, Diageo World Class Canada National Champion
James Grant is one of the most talented bartenders that I have ever been lucky enough to work with, I know how hard he worked for this win and he completely deserves it. I have had him on the show 3 times now and this was an a momentous look into the drive to continue to compete and make the National Champ. Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
38:05
April 9, 2021
Shot #132 - BC Restaurant Lockdown
With the recent lockdowns in indoor dining in BC, I did a IGTV recently that broached the problems with it also with a bit of perspective; I go further about the behaviors of some restaurants in the province and how it has become difficult to have a singular voice from our industry. This is a tough industry to be in, but we are resilient and will come out on the other side.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
09:08
April 6, 2021
Episode #115 - Evelyn Chick from EC Projects
Great chat with absolute powerhouse, Evelyn Chick of EC Projects, we chat about "pivots" and how the pandemic isn't always doom and gloom and can have a silver lining to it all. We chat her growth and evolution over the last 5 years to be a multiple company entrepreneur, for the young industry out there, must listen.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
45:41
April 2, 2021
Shot #131 - Dealing with Online Bullying
I have been exploring TiKTok more for brand case studies and find that being in that macro space outside my usual social media channels has opened my eyes to the true nature of trolls, bullies and negativity. I have posted some screen shots of these encounters to mixed reviews on my socials but I want everyone to understand how to show empathy, and confront the people spewing negativity. Not something that I have to do regularly but I know it cripples many people to put out content at all. Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
07:28
March 30, 2021
Episode #114 - DRNXMYTH
Great chat with CPG cult brand, DRNXMYTH owners Lawrence and Brandon; I really inspiring story of over 6 years of R&D, highs and lows and then bringing a truly unique packaged cocktail. If you want to learn about entrepreneurship, serendipity and how pushing your goals, this is a great one.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
36:57
March 26, 2021
Shot #130 - Transparency in Business
After a couple of consults over the last week or so, this made me really want to highlight something that is fundamental in the success of your business and life in general. Here are some pointers on how to accomplish it.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
07:29
March 23, 2021
Episode #113 - Goat Rodeo Capital
This was a truly unique and insightful conversation of venture capital in the hospitality sphere, which is interestingly new in the economics of the business of the industry. CJ and James were great guests showing that when you take a new perspective to the industry, that you can create and grow truly unique aspects.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
48:50
March 19, 2021
Shot #129 - Can You Outgrow Your Mentors
This is something I have been thinking about a lot, as a mentor and a mentee; we look for role models to help us evolve into better versions of ourselves, but what if someone you consider a mentor, never wanted to be one or doesn't evolve with you. Does that mean that you can outgrow your mentors or your inspirations in the industry?  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
03:29
March 16, 2021
Episode #112 - Michael Tingsager, Hospitality Mavericks
This is a very different episode, looking at the macro of people in the industry and how to leverage your staff, your managers and most importantly you and how you lead the team and it's culture. Michael is fascinating to speak to and get a big picture look at human resources through the lens of everything from SME's to big business.  Share a dram with the hospitality industry’s top global talents: bartenders, venue owners, distillers and industry aficionados. Shawn Soole has lived, breathed, and imbibed hospitality for decades. Now, he delves into the advice, opinions, and provocative stories that are helping to define the creative, culturally-necessary space of ‘modern hospitality’—covering topics from front-of-house service, to back-end business operations, and every inch between. “Tales of the Cocktail” - Top 10 Best Broadcast or Podcast (2020). New episodes posted every Tuesday and Friday. Brought to you by www.soolehospitality.com FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – Shawn Soole https://www.instagram.com/shawnsoole/ Soole Hospitality Concepts https://www.instagram.com/soolehospitalityconcepts/ FOLLOW US ON TWITTER - https://twitter.com/ShawnSoole FOLLOW US ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGgDDJZM7HvJiQCaqmXEVNA
55:09
March 12, 2021