You can only achieve an efficient workflow when your work area is clean and well-organised. This is true also for bars and restaurants where time, money and guest satisfaction are all measures of how well they're set up. A food and beverage team will likely follow standard operating procedures in the form of opening and closing checklists, to ensure the venue is set up and closed correctly each day.
Not to be confused with "liquors", liqueurs are part of a unique spirit category that incorporates botanicals, alcohol, and sweeteners. There are thousands of variations that are flavoured with fruits, flowers, seeds, and nuts.
Cognac is a type of brandy exclusively made in the Cognac region of France. It's one of the most prestigious and sought-after spirits in the world. Aged in oak barrels, this smooth drink has stringent production regulations, rarely replicated outside the region.
Elegant, refined, fruity, and floral, Cognac is a luxurious spirit with wide appeal. Whether drunk neat in a warmed tasting glass, or in a classic cocktail like the Brandy Crusta, Cognac is a staple for any bar. But what is Cognac exactly?
No after-dinner drink is as sophisticated as brandy. Brandy comes in many different styles, aromas, textures and flavours. Whether you're pouring a Poire Williams pear eau-de-vie at an outdoor café, or an extra old snifter glass of Cognac in a candlelit room, brandy is classic and fit for any occasion.
Advanced Scotch Knowledge is a comprehensive course that will take your understanding of Scotch to the next level. This course will break down the different styles of Scotch whisky available and take a deep dive into each style's unique qualities.
The versatility of American whiskey lends itself to cocktail making, and any well-curated bar will have at least one bourbon and one rye whiskey for making classic cocktails like the Manhattan, Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, Sazerac, and Whiskey Sour.
This course aims to recap the knowledge gained through a standard Responsible Service of Alcohol course in South Australia, in order to avoid fines and penalties that may apply to venues and/or individuals for offences under legislation.
Advanced Tequila and Mezcal Knowledge is a comprehensive course that will teach you everything you need to know about two of the most popular styles of agave spirits. So whether you're making a margarita or pouring a Tequila tasting flight, you can tell a story about what you are serving.
Introduction to Tequila and Mezcal is an agave spirits fundamentals course that will give you a basic understanding of native Mexican spirits, how they are made, and how to recommend agave spirits and cocktails to guests.
From caviar service to homemade ingredients, vodka can be elegant, humble, or fun. Advanced Vodka Knowledge is a comprehensive course that will teach you the key information you need to know about vodka.