Listened to an amazing podcast, Bartender at Large with Erick Castro and Simon Ford; it was raw and unabashed. I wanted to tell my story and give some real advice on the world of entrepreneurship, I don't class myself as an entrepreneur at all; I am in the business of hospitality and have various projects that I am so grateful to have.
Had an absolute killer time in Bangkok last week, I am late this week but check out this Facebook Post and is what sparked this whole podcast. Be patient, take your time and build on foundations is the main take aways.
A dear old friend that I don't get to chat to nearly enough and thoroughly enjoyed this episode, he is by far one of the best managers in the country and I recently called him to get advice for my work. One of the nicest and hardest working guys I know. Enjoy!
Known Jeff for a number of years and he's had a stellar year, winning Diageo World Class and Bols Around the World Bar Team with the team at Botanist. Good insights into what it takes to win and some of his life back story. Hope you enjoy.
This week I start my Toronto Cocktail Conference Series with co founder and all round nice guy, Josh Lindley. We chat about what's lead him, his partner Jess and the gents from Drake into creating Canada's Premier Cocktail Conference. I will be interviewing a ton of people as the Official Podcaster for the TOCC, so keep an eye out for it.
One of the most amazing venue operators I have ever met and Old Man in Singapore is a testament to this. He is a quiet achiever and if you ever get a chance to go, do it. I absolutely loved sitting down with him to chat about the industry and the future in Singapore.
Z and I go back a number of years and it was an amazing opportunity while I was in Singapore, learning about the mantra behind Proof & Co and where Z is General Manager of Hong Kong branch of the company. Really good chat to an awesome guy.
A throwback to a seminar I did in 2015 with good friends Bradford Knutson and Oron Lerner. Thank you to the lovely lady who reached out to me and thanked me for this, so I thought I would turn it into an episode.
In this episode of the Lisbon Bar Show Series, I sit down with Manuel Barreira of Ulysses Bar in Lisbon and chat about his 20 square foot, 10 seat bar housed in a 700 year old building and what drives him to bartend every night.
Fitness and Health are not my strong suites so I went to two guys who fought in the fundraising boxing match, Fight for the Cause last year. Insightful look on health and well being in the bar industry
Work life balance especially in the hospitality industry is not an easy thing to accomplish. You need to accept yourself for who you are and what you love and try not to mirror anyone else's standards.