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In case you missed it: Effective communication with staff

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Jan 10, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Hospitality managers are leaders, responsible for keeping track of the day-to-day performance of staff while guiding workplace culture to ensure the team works well together. Communication is the key to achieving this!

In our course Effective communication with staff, restaurant consultant Mike Ganino shares his expert tips for sharpening managerial skills to create a positive and productive work environment.

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Topics: Hotels, Typsy updates, Restaurants, Bars

In case you missed it: Vodka basics

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

James Bond revolutionized the traditionally gin-based Martini when he ordered it “shaken, not stirred” with vodka. As 007’s drink of choice, it’s no surprise that vodka is the most widely consumed distilled beverage – and the oldest, too!

In our Vodka basics course, Monique Farah shares her expertise to help you master vodka 101 so you can wow customers with confident and informed recommendations.

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Topics: Hotels, Typsy updates, Bars

New course: German beers with Sebastian Priller

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

We are excited to announce the release of our German beers course with Sebastian Priller, the head brewer at Brauhaus Riegele

While the earliest evidence of beer brewing is from ancient Sumer, today beer is almost synonymous with Germany. Germany is home to 1400 breweries producing 95.8 million hectolitres of beer annually, which is enjoyed globally.

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Topics: Typsy updates, Bars

New mentor session: Joanne McKerchar

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Dec 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

In addition to our courses, we also publish mentor sessions that take you backstage with industry leaders.

This week we invite you to take an exclusive behind the scenes look at the Diageo Archive – the biggest spirits archive in the world – with the gins and malts archivist and historian Joanne McKerchar.

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Topics: Hospitality insights, Typsy updates, Bars

Gin 101 – The basics

Posted by Ivana Rnjak on Nov 29, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Gin is a widely popular spirit known for its distinct flavor, which it derives from juniper berries. With a long and fascinating history, gin is so much more than just ‘flavored vodka.’

Gin is England’s national drink and Winston Churchill once famously said, “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”

While gin has been a crowd favorite since the 17th Century, it experienced a surge in popularity as the base spirit in many of the classic Prohibition-era cocktails. Today it is enjoying the limelight once more as craft distillers experiment with new botanical combinations and give this timeless drink a breath of new life!

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Topics: Hotels, Hospitality insights, Hospitality staff, Bars