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Course Location:Brighton, East Sussex
Flair Bartending is showmanship added to bartending that enhances the overall guest experience and has been around for about 40 years. However, The earliest record of a flair bartender is barman Jerry “The Professor” Thomas, who poured fiery streams of boiling water and flaming whisky and mixed an original cocktail called the Blue Blazer in the late 19th Century. Flair really came into it’s own in the 1980’s when T.G.I Fridays hosted the first national flair bartending competition in 1986 called “Bar Olympics”. John JB Bandy was the winner of this competition and went on to train Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown for the 1988 film, Cocktail. Working flair and Exhibition flair are very similar on the grounds that they both require precision and practice, however the use of exhibition flair has become a competition oriented style where significantly greater risks are being taken. Working flair, which is much more common, focuses more on delivering drinks to customers while still ensuring visual entertainment, If you are new to flair, we highly recommend that you start with our Introduction to working flair course.
This 6 hour course will teach you the philosophy and the basic use of flair in the workplace. As well as customer interaction and efficient use of flair to increase sales, risk and accident prevention as well as proper guest support and service. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. This course is designed as an entry level course and as such is suitable for complete beginners, up to those who have little flair experience and wish to add another string to their bow.