Many restaurant professionals make the move from barback, server, host or chef to becoming a bartender, and each prior role brings with it a different skill set. However, bartending itself requires massive learning, relearning and unlearning, and is fraught with its own anxieties. Our expert panelists share their experiences and advice on how to navigate the journey to bartending.
- Farzam Fallah, Bartender, Don Alfonso 1980
- Megan Jones, Owner/Operator, The Gaslight
- Robin Wynne, Bar Manager, Miss Things; Co-Founder Rum Royale, hospitality consultant
- Shawn Soole, Bartender come consultant, author, podcaster.
About The Toplack Sessions
Every Tuesday starting in the fall and running through late spring, Dr. Andrew Toplack brings The Toplack Sessions to the Drake Hotel to educate bartenders, industry professionals and cocktail enthusiasts on important educational issues. The Toplack sessions are curated and run by Andrew Toplack, Gord Hannah and Jonathan Humphrey
The Toplack sessions feature talks by mostly local, but also national and international beverage experts. This special edition of The Toplack Sessions @ Toronto Cocktail Week features six seminars over two days.
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- The Toplack Sessions
- Date and Time
- Tue, Oct 15, 2019, 10:30am – 12:00pm
- The Drake Mini Bar
150 York St, Toronto, ON M5H 3S5