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New course: Champagne essentials with Kyla Kirkpatrick

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 21, 2018 1:49:18 PM

You know about the city of lights, but if you head to the east you'll find a region that is steeped in history and full of grapes. The region? Champagne. It's made up of around 34,000 hectares of vines, bottles, corks, and bubbles. 

From this region comes the celebratory drink that always makes a pop: champagne. You've no doubt noticed that it's one of the pricier wines on the menu and that's because each bottle's contents are produced in a special and unique way which makes it an exclusive to France. Oui oui!

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality trends, Typsy news

5 weird and wacky ways to open a champagne bottle

Posted by Emily Marr on Sep 13, 2018 3:30:00 PM

Popping open a bottle of champagne is wonderful and decadent. The pop and hiss of the champagne bubbling away are often associated with celebrations, events or special treats. Yet, this sumptuous and often expensive tipple comes with a danger often overlooked: the cork.

Twist the bottle, not the cork is what is often invoked from the first time you hold a bottle of champagne. But we’ve done some digging to find some other quirky, and somewhat risqué, ways to open a bottle of champagne.

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Topics: Tips for sommeliers, Tips for front of house, Hospitality trends, Tips for bartenders

New course: Workplace bullying and harassment with Juliette Gust

Posted by Emily Marr on Aug 27, 2018 3:33:49 PM

Are you a chef, waiter, manager or barista? Perhaps you are a bartender? No matter what your role is, you probably have experienced or witnessed bullying or harassment at some point during your career, and if you haven't, there's a good chance you will soon.

It's pretty disheartening and sadly these issues are on the rise. In fact, the hospitality industry is known to have one of the highest incident rates compared to every other industry, globally. That's why understanding these issues is crucial to ensuring the hospitality industry is safe for not only guests but employees too. 

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Topics: HR for hospitality venues, Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality trends, Typsy news

What is harassment and bullying in the hospitality industry?

Posted by Emily Marr on Aug 23, 2018 11:57:26 AM

Whether you’re a hotel housekeeper, barista, bartender, chef, supervisor, manager or owner, workplace harassment and bullying is something you should know about. It’s an issue that’s been steadily on the rise and sadly, the hospitality industry is known to have one of the highest incident rates compared to every other industry, globally.

Unfortunately, this means that many staff in the hospitality industry will have already experienced or witnessed bullying or harassment at some point during their career, and if they haven’t, there’s a good chance they will soon.

Everyday factors can lead to misunderstandings, personality conflicts, and various types of misconduct, including harassment and bullying. This is why understanding the topic is so important and key to working in the hospitality industry, so let’s go through it so you know what to do if you or someone you know is in this situation and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

 

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Topics: Tips for hospitality managers, Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Reputation management, Tips for owners

6 tips to write your CV when you don't have hospitality experience

Posted by Warren Fowler on Aug 1, 2018 8:24:00 AM

The hospitality industry keeps growing for years and it offers a variety of exciting positions.

But what if you don’t have the much-needed hospitality skills? Can you get a job without any hospitality training, food service experience, and similar accomplishments?

The simple answer is: Yes, you can. In this post, we'll go through some tips to maximize your CV when you haven't got much hospitality experience.

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Topics: Tips for front of house, Tips for back of house, Hospitality career advice

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