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Behind the Bar with Cooper Tardivel

1. What’s your ‘how I got into bartending’ story? Growing up in Halifax, NS – Bartending in some form or another is basically a right of passage for Maritime sons.  I turned 19 – I got a job in a bar, plain and simple. 2. Describe your personal bartending style. I always try to be [...]

Behind the bar with Carlos Soto

1. What’s your ‘how I got into bartending’ story? I was an international student in the UK and needed extra cash to pay for my living expenses, so  I started working in special events in hotels, bars and restaurants through the Students Union of Cardiff University, one day one of my classmates encouraged me to [...]

Behind the bar with Gez McAlpine

1. What’s your ‘how I got into bartending’ story? I started as a busser at 16 and was fascinated by making cocktails from day one. I continued progressing from busser to bartender throughout a trade apprenticeship to make extra cash until i realized i could make more money in a weekend having fun behind a [...]