Bar and bartending training company A Bar Above has announced a new web-based event offering education free to any bartender anywhere in the world, including the UK.
The first interactive Craft Bartender Summit will take place on April 17, 2016, and is poised to reach the tens of thousands of hospitality professionals who cannot otherwise attend industry conferences due to budget and travel constraints.
“For years we’ve heard bartenders say they want to attend educational seminars but can’t get their shifts covered or afford the cost of travel,” said Julia Tunstall, co-founder of US-based A Bar Above and the host of the summit. “This event is our way of helping make a craft bar education accessible and affordable to every bartender worldwide.”
On the day of the event, seminars will be screened on the web alongside a chat window. Attendees can watch from anywhere and ask questions to the presenter in the live chat. Free replays will be available for those unable to join the “live” screening on April 17 and supplemental seminar materials will also be provided to all those who register.
“It’s hard enough to find time for education when you’re working as a bartender, so we’re trying to make it as easy as possible,” Julia continued. “Whether you join the live screenings or watch the recaps later on, our goal is to help you learn something you can implement in your very next shift.”
Presentations focus on the skills and challenges that bartenders face behind the bar, including topics such as craft bar techniques, business skills, product knowledge and careers beyond the bar. The final agenda with seminar topics and speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.
Registration is free and open to all bartenders and beverage industry professionals of legal drinking age. To learn more about the event and to register, visit CraftBartenderSummit.com.
A Bar Above was founded in 2012 by San Francisco bartender Chris Tunstall and web and marketing expert Julia Tunstall, dedicated to leveraging the web to make craft bar training available to all bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. A Bar Above also has an established YouTube channel with more than 5,000 subscribers, produces the Mixology Talk Podcast, and publishes articles on www.ABarAbove.com.