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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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Boris Gröner, One Trick Pony, Freiburg

44-year-old Boris Gröner is the owner of Bar One Trick Pony in Freiburg together with Andreas Schöler. He talks to Bar News about his beginnings in the bar scene during his studies and how he took over Bar One Trick Pony by chance and now runs it successfully.

Originally I come from a place called Rosswag, near Stuttgart, and I am 44 years old now. I have two children, and together with Andreas Schöler I own ... Read more ...

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Lennart Deddens, Stockroom, Groningen

I grew up in a small town called Stadskanaal in the province of Groningen. I am the oldest of three children and we had a wonderful childhood. This is also where I took my first steps in the hospitality industry, working as a dishwasher in a family-owned restaurant. At that time I was 14 years old and worked there on weekends until I was 17.

After working my way up as a kitchen assistant and then a waiter, I finally became Barkeeper. Then it was time to move to the "big city" - Groningen - which ... Read more ...

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Marc Bonneton - L'Antiquaire Lyon

His parents already worked hard and taught him to do the same one day. Already at the age of 23 he started his own business. For 12 years he owns the Bar l'Antiquaire, but he also has his fingers in the pie in other places.

Since I grew up in a bakery, heavy physical labor was practically in my cradle. My parents opened the business a year after I was born, so I was ... Read more ...

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Julia Momose, Kumiko Bar, Chicago

Anyone who travels to Chicago and visits the excellent cocktail bars, which by the way do not have to hide from New York in any way, will notice that sooner or later the name Julia Momose comes up. Julia has long been a known quantity in the bar world and is known far beyond Chicago. With Kumiko, she has fulfilled her dream of owning her own bar.

Julia was born and raised in Japan. She came into contact with the hospitality industry in her youth and worked part-time in a bagel shop and a restaurant that ... Read more...

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Armin Azadpour, Hunky Dory, Frankfurt

In recent years, some great new bars have seen the light of day in Frankfurt. Here we find Armin Azadpour, a good friend of mine, who moved from Zurich back to his hometown Frankfurt a few years ago. A brave move, but back then he told himself: "It will all work out". Today, Armin commutes between Frankfurt and Zurich as he runs the newly opened Lupo with Claudio Sacchi and Patrick Schindler.

Armin was born in Germany, but his parents are from Iran. It took him a while to discover his second passion after fashion: bartending. After his ... Read more ...

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