A Competition State of Mind: Part 1

A Competition State of Mind: Part 1

We decided to write this article to share some insight on what we’ve experienced and learnt over the last few years, as we’ve had the chance to attend, participate and judge a solid number of competitions. We’re sharing all this in the hope brands can look at what others are doing with an eye to improve their own operation, bartenders can see what the global scene has to offer and understand that still the most important thing they can do is READ THE FUCKING SCORE SHEET & FOCUS WHERE THE POINTS ARE! We’re also going to stare into our crystal ball and wax lyrical about what the future of these wonderful events might hold for our small slice of the hospo game.

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THE GUEST SHIFT GRAVY TRAIN IS ABOUT TO RUN DRY

THE GUEST SHIFT GRAVY TRAIN IS ABOUT TO RUN DRY

Guest shifts & pop ups have become an important and major part to our industry and a big benefit to becoming a bartender has become the chance to be able to travel the world and doing what we do in the cities we visit. They keep us trading ideas and bringing our world-wide community closer together. And for a large part so far, this is all made possible by brands, who usually treat us like royalty while we’re travelling too.

Because of such, it has long been the question people have asked us the most… “who’s paying for all of this?”

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