Since our last round of updates, the world has celebrated International Women’s Day. Before we dive into the latest Typsy news, we want to take a moment to recognize the amazing work women do in the hospitality industry every day.
Some fantastic resources have been published during the last week, highlighting what is being done to promote women’s rights and achievements in the industry. Our favorites include these videos showcasing talented women chefs and restaurateurs who aim to level the playing field for women in the kitchen. We also love this article on Good Food about why we need to stop asking female chefs about being female chefs.
These pieces are powerful and inspiring – and should not be forgotten as the year goes on.
Bartending for Beginners with Charlie Ainsbury
Our latest course release focuses on the basics of mixology with Sydney bartender Charlie Ainsbury. Bartending hasn’t always been viewed as a viable career choice, but thanks to a renewed interest in cocktail culture, and the prestige associated with bartending competitions, that has really started to change.
Charlie Ainsbury, who has won a whole host of awards including Australian Bartender of the Year, knows exactly how far bartending can take you. If you’re a newcomer to the industry (or you’re just a huge fan of the cocktail menu at Charlie’s bar, This Must Be The Place), then watch his lessons for insights into cocktail making, working behind the bar, and life as a modern and successful bartender.
Adam Ferrier at Typsy Live 2016
Last year, we held our second major live event for the hospitality industry, which was all about how businesses can innovate and stand out against their competitors. Five incredible hospitality experts took to the stage to share their knowledge with the audience. In the spirit of inspiration, we’re going to be releasing ALL of those Typsy Live talks right here on the blog!
This week, we released an exciting talk from Adam Ferrier, who has orchestrated some of the most well received advertising campaigns in the Australian hospitality industry, including the Steal Banksy campaign with the Art Series Hotel.
If you’re looking for ideas to boost the marketing efforts in your café, restaurant, bar or hotel, then we definitely recommend watching this 15-minute live talk.
An interesting article in the New York Times caught our attention this week. El Celler de Can Roca, a three Michelin star restaurant in Spain, revealed that it has its own staff psychologist to deal with stress and conflict in the workplace. Every week, the psychologist works with a different group of front and back of house employees to help improve aspects of their work. The idea behind this is simple – happier staff translates into better meals, smoother operations and a pleasant dining experience for customers.
We’ve had many restaurants request help around this very subject, which is why we're about to release a series of wellbeing courses from Leandra Rouse, a nutritionist and wellness expert. If this is an area you would like to address with your employees, please subscribe to our newsletter, and you’ll be the first to know when these courses go live!