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How to Make the Perfect Coffee – 5 Hot Tips

How to Make the Perfect Coffee – 5 Hot Tips

Kaldi, an Ethiopian goat herder, noticed his flock jumping with extra enthusiasm after eating particular berries. He munched on a handful himself, felt unexplainable energy and henceforth became addicted. Well, so the legend spawned in the 8th century goes. Fast forward to 1100c., the Arabs learnt to boil water and crush green coffee beans. They eventually figured out roasting and...

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Five Great Reasons To Work In A Bar

Five Great Reasons To Work In A Bar

I’ve been working in bars since a young age, initially not tending to stay very long. 10 years have rolled by and I'm still cracking beers … Probably the best career choice I ever made! You may get sad, tired and frustrated with it but becoming a bartender, and really giving it a chance, will open your eyes and open...

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Five Tips For Becoming A Great Bartender

Five Tips For Becoming A Great Bartender

Throughout my ten years experience in the hospitality industry, I’ve perfected my trade, from slinging cocktails in high end bars in Edinburgh to working down the local tavern in Sydney. Here are my top five tips to becoming a great bartender. 1. ALWAYS ARRIVE 15-20 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SHIFT STARTING I can’t stress enough this part of the bartenders...

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So You Want to Work in Hospitality. Just How Much Should You be Paid?

So You Want to Work in Hospitality. Just How Much Should You be Paid?

So, perhaps you’ve just completed your RSA (required by law if serving alcohol) or about to, and now you’re wondering what sort of wage you can expect from working behind a bar. If you’re not up for reading the 100+ pages of the Australian Government’s Fair Work Pay Guide for the hospitality industry, then we’ve simplified things for you here....

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11 Pet Hates of a Bartender

1. HAVE YOUR ORDER READY WHILE AT A BUSY BAR If you've been waiting in a queue, how have you not had time to think about what you want? If everyone knew what they wanted, instead of 'umming' and 'ahhing' once they finally make it to the bar, they'd all get served a lot quicker! 2. JUST A GENERAL ORDER...

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Changes To How You Get Your RSA Competency Card

Changes To How You Get Your RSA Competency Card

If you’ve done your RSA and/or your RCG courses for NSW with Sydney Bar School recently, you will most likely be applying for your photo competency card soon. There are certain areas that require you to have the competency card when you start working in their venue. The majority of the time though, you can start working immediately once you...

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At Sydney Bar School, we know our beer!

At Sydney Bar School, we know our beer!

Beer ... one of, if not, the biggest selling alcoholic beverage available to our customers. It is important before starting work in the bars and taverns in Australia that you know your beer types, your glassware and more importantly, how to perfect the art of pouring. Let’s start with some history. Beer is the oldest beverage humans have ever produced,...

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Lock out laws hit the Inner West!

Lock out laws hit the Inner West!

Well its another dark day for hospitality in Sydney ... In case you've been living under a rock for the past month, you would have heard that the New South Wales lock-out laws could potentially hit the inner west of Sydney. Take a deep breath! They haven't came into affect just yet. The CBD and Kings Cross areas have been...

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The Importance Of An RSA

The Importance Of An RSA

There were two films that were entered in the Sydney Film Festival this year that bring home the importance of RSA. These films are now in general release. “Ruben Guthrie” and “Amy” As a trainer in this field I am often come across people who have been so conditioned by our society that the only way to have fun is...

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Give Yourself the Edge: What Managers are Looking for on a Trial Shift?

Give Yourself the Edge: What Managers are Looking for on a Trial Shift?

So you have secured a trial shift in a couple of days and you don’t have much time to prepare – what to practice, what will you need to know, what’s in an espresso martini – will I have to make one, and that is before you have even started that uni-assignment….. doh!!! Don’t stress too much – they have...

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