Barkeeper at Kesslers Club Social

10 questions for Marco Murciano

I was born and grew up in Puglia (Italy) and worked in the hospitality industry from an early age. I completed my training at an Italian hotel management school with top marks, for which my uncle rewarded me with a 4-week Barkeeper course in Thailand.

But then came Covid and the travel bans. I was 19 years old when I first moved to Switzerland with my girlfriend and accepted various jobs. When I finally ... Read more ...

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Pawel Rodaszynski, El Koktel, Warsaw

I was born in Łódź and grew up in a small town called Chodzież in Poland. I studied journalism and also trained as a radio presenter, but in order to earn my own money alongside my studies, I started as a radio host. Barkeeper to work in clubs.

After several years of wandering around Poland (Piła, Bydgoszcz, Łódź, Wrocław) as well as stays in Spain and Belgium, I finally moved to Warsaw to become more serious as a cocktail maker.Barkeeper to work and my ... Continue reading...

Assistant Bar Manager, Clouds Bar Zurich

10 questions for Lukas Zingerle

Lukas Zingerle entered the bar business at the age of 19. He is now assistant bar manager at Clouds Bar Zurich.

I'm originally from South Tyrol, Italy, where I graduated from the Bruneck regional hotel management school at the age of 19 and went straight into the bar business. I have worked my way through various ... Read more ...

Toàn Phan Thanh
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10 questions for Toàn Phan Thanh

Toàn Phan Thanh is the only Barkeeper in the cocktail and tapas bar "The Hangout". Creating cocktails is what he likes best about his job.

Born in Nyon, in the canton of Vaud, Toàn Phan Thanh trained as a watchmaker at Rolex. He got the idea of becoming Barkeeper from a friend who was training ... Read more ...

BA NOMU Hamburg 2022
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Dustin Le, Bā Nomu, Hamburg

After numerous interesting and educational jobs, Dustin Le decided to open his own restaurant with a Vietnamese-Japanese bar-restaurant concept. He now manages his third restaurant, Bā Nomu, most of the time, where he promotes "a lively concept - without fixed times for menu changes.

My life I was born and grew up in Bremen. After finishing secondary school, I started a three-year apprenticeship as a hotel specialist at the Hotel zur Post. The training was a mixture of ... Read more ...

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Filip Stránský, AnonymouS Bar, Prague

When I dropped out of school, I decided to do an apprenticeship in the kitchen and in service. In the second year of my apprenticeship, my parents paid for me to attend a Barkeeper workshop. The instructor was Josef Zelenka. I sat in the middle of the bar and watched him shake and stir, and at that moment I realized that this was what I wanted to do.

I was born on May 8, 1990 in Prague. After graduating from school I got a scholarship because I played semi-professional football. Since my father was a building contractor, he wanted me to ... Read more...

julien chouquet
Barkeeper at The Woodward Geneva Hotel, Geneva

10 questions for Julien Chouquet

Raised in Australia and in the Paris suburbs, twelve years ago Julien Chouquet worked as a bank clerk in Pontault Combault, a small town in the Seine et Marne region of France. After a few years, he decided to quit and change jobs.

Julien Chouquet was very attracted to the world of nightlife, cocktails and partying. He wanted to learn how to make cocktails and was lucky enough to be hired by Bacardi Martini ... Read more...

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Knud Scheibelt, Schwarz Weiss Bar, Stuttgart

I am originally from Mainz. After school, I started an apprenticeship in the hospitality industry in Freiburg, and after my studies and military service, I worked as a waitress in a business hotel in Mainz. At some point, my supervisor approached me and said, "Follow me to the bar, please." He told me that Andrea, the bartender, had just quit and so he showed me where to find the syrups, juices, spirits and all the recipes.

It was in 2001: "Have fun, you are now our Barkeeper!" I tried to do the job as good as I could, but of course I didn't use jiggers or pourers, ... Read more ...

Hubert Pavao Peter, Brother, Vienna
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Hubert Pavao Peter, Brother, Vienna

35-year-old Hubert Pavao Peter opened Bruder in Vienna in January 2019. He talks to Bar News about his beginnings in the bar scene, special skills and future plans at Bruder.

I am 35 years old and was born in Schwarzenberg in the Bregenzerwald in Austria. I grew up on a farm, surrounded by lots of handicrafts, manual labor and nature. After school ... Read more ...

Barkeeper Justin Andrew Ebert
Barchef and co-owner On the Rocks Bar, Wengen

10 Questions for Justin Andrew Ebert

After his training as a hotel manager and various stations in Bern (Department 66), Colorado and Utah, he has been bar manager and co-owner of On the Rocks Bar (formerly Rocks Bar) in Wengen since October 2021.

Born in Heilbronn (DE), Justin Andrew Ebert spent his early years in the Bernese Oberland. At the age of five, he moved back to Germany, where he completed his school career. In order to become ... Read more ...

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