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Making health a priority in hospitality – tips from Leandra Rouse

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on May 10, 2017 8:45:00 AM

Leandra Rouse is a culinary nutritionist, personal trainer and workplace wellness consultant. She works with individuals and companies to develop unique health programs based on the needs of the client. Recently, Leandra teamed up with Typsy to create a course that helps servers prepare for the physical demands of the hospitality industry.

With years of experience as a server, Leandra knows all too well the impact of those long shifts. She spoke to us about the importance of workplace wellness and the effect of service work on the body, and shared nutrition and fitness tips that cater to the specific needs of hospitality workers.

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Wellbeing for hospitality

Whisky lovers unite at the Elysian Whisky Bar

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Feb 24, 2017 11:54:06 AM

Melbourne sure doesn't want to give up its title as the most liveable city in the world. Just over two months ago, a new whisky bar popped up on one of its beloved inner city streets  adding to the growing number of hospitality venues that have now surpassed the number of retailers!

The Elysian Whisky Bar may be small, but it boasts the most impressive, diverse and rare whisky collection of any bar in the country. We spoke to Kelvin Low, owner and operator, about running a specialist bar dedicated to the spirit he loves so much.  

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Tips for front of house, Tips for bartenders

In hops we trust – behind the scenes at Hop Nation Brewing Co.

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Jan 26, 2017 9:05:00 AM

We caught up with Sam Hambour, co-owner and brewer at Melbourne’s Hop Nation Brewing Co., to talk about what life is like surrounded by hops, yeast and grains – and what tips he has for aspiring brewers looking to dive into the craft beer industry!  

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Hospitality inspiration, Tips for bartenders

Women behind bars – tips from Paige Aubort

Posted by Serah Nathan on Nov 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

In 2015, Paige Aubort won "Bartender of the Year" at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards, alongside a "Bar Team of the Year" win for her workplace, The Lobo Plantation.

Paige is currently the group operations manager for The Lobo Plantation and its younger sibling, Kittyhawk. She is also the mastermind behind not-for-profit organization Coleman’s Academy and The Real Hanky Panky blog, working towards the advancement of women in bartending through mentoring, networking and sharing stories.

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Tips for bartenders

From bar back to cocktail master in just five years – tips from James Irvine

Posted by Michael McKay on Nov 3, 2016 9:05:00 AM

At this year’s Australian Bar Awards, Swillhouse absolutely cleaned up and their creative drink consultant James Irvine took home Bartender of the Year.

The Swillhouse team runs four very successful venues in Sydney - Shady Pines Saloon, The Baxter Inn, Frankie’s Pizza and Restaurant Hubert. James works across all four as a highly skilled bartender and consultant. He was the national winner of 2015’s Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge and is the Australian ambassador for Angostura.

We caught up with James recently to talk about bartending, competing and working for the powerhouse of creativity and hustle that is Swillhouse.

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Categories: Hospitality interview, Tips for bartenders

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