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Bum Berry´s and Captain Vadrna´s Faux - Tropical Bar School
Robert - bartenders for life
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Joined: Mar 03, 2010
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Posted: 2010-03-05 01:30 am   Permalink

Jeff Berry and Stanislav Vadrna will give you an entertaining and enlightening overview of Tiki and faux-tropical culture: the fascinating history, the top-secret recipes, the tricks of the trade, and the legendary personalities behind the original 1930s-1970s Tiki Bar craze. Enjoy the Aloha Spirit of this unique experience, and take home new skills with your certificate from the first summer faux-tropical bar school.

Program of Bum Berry's and Captain Vadrna's Faux-Tropical Bar School

TIKI HISTORY. To the beat of pagan drums and the seductively swaying hips of dancing wahines, set sail on a voyage of discovery. Experience the roots of Tiki culture in French Polynesia and Hawaii, the birth of Tiki mixology in Cuba and Jamaica, and the explosion of faux-tropical bars from Hollywood to Manhattan.

THE COCKTAIL AS CONVERSATION PIECE. A new approach to the psychology between bartender and guest. Get the conversation started with innovative Tiki drink presentation, garnish, and serving techniques - from Tiki mugs and bowls to custom ice molds and flaming drinks.

MIXOLOGY. The fine art of drink mixing. Master the recipes and preparation of faux tropical drinks, swizzles and punches. Create your own faux tropical cocktail menu. Learn everything there is to know about rum, fruits, juices, syrups, bitters, ice - and the coding and decoding of "lost" vintage drink formulas.

DESIGN YOUR OWN TIKI BAR. A complete guide to Tiki uniforms, tropical decor, and exotic atmosphere; Tiki music, bands, and CD's; and even Polynesian tattoo style and culture. The art of making authentic Luaus.

EL CLUB DE CANTINEROS DE LA REPUBLICA DE CUBA. El Arte del Cantinero Cubano: History and Legacy of the CLUB DE CANTINEROS DE LA REPUBLICA DE CUBA. Cuban tropical drinks from the "golden age", their development and influence on later tiki drinks.

BARTENDER'S SIXTH SENSE - THE FINE ART OF TENDING A BAR. Bar body language, Ichigo Ichie, and Sprezzatura Bartending. Stan will show you his own WAY OF THE SPREZZATURA BARTENDER, sharing his knowledge, tricks, and experience so that you too can "read your guest's body, mind, and palate." Learn the ART OF THE BAR, improving your business through NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION and the NEVER-ENDING DEVOTION TO SATISFYING YOUR CUSTOMERS. "Bar psychology is both a science and an art," says Stan. "What sets apart the good bartenders from the great bartenders is the ability to read people and situations. Students of psychology should have one or two terms of compulsory internship in a BAR. So far, I know no better school for knowing the human nature and soul."

PAST TIKI MASTERS. The power of Don the Beachcomber's, Trader Vic's, and Steven Crane's personalities drove their decades-long success. Learn the art of creating of your own authentic brand.

UNFORGETTABLE SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE. Aloha and the way of getting lei'd. "What is aloha? The spirit of aloha is a way of life the indigenous Hawaiians have embraced for hundreds of years -- it encompasses the secrets of GRACE, WELL-BEING AND HAPPY DISPOSITION for which hawaiians are well known. A healthy and balanced life as Hawaiians begins with the spirit of aloha ... the meaning of aloha embraces everything from HELLO, AND GOODBYE, TO LOVE, CARING, SHARING, GOODWILL TO ALL and is defined AS A WAY OF LIFE. The more powerful meaning is found in its direct translation, "ha" meaning breath of life. The ancient greeting of aloha was originally reserved for loved ones and close family (ohana) it involves rubbing noses, saying aloha and inhaling each others breath (or ha) or the aloha kiss. This is considered the most heartfelt and sincere welcome- to share your life energy with another person- and is the foundation of aloha." -- from "The Little Book Of Aloha"

THEATER OF THE BAR. What can actors and playwrights teach you about hosting your customers - and keeping you happy while keeping them happy? Plenty. Your bar is a stage, where you can apply the wisdom of acting gurus like Stanislavski and dramatists like Lajos Egri. This fun, interactive class will show you how. What worked for Marlon Brando can work for you!
And much more….

More info at
www.bartendersforlife.com

- Course is geared mainly to professional bartenders, but fans of Tiki culture are also welcome.
- Course will take 4 days (6 hours per day). Places in each 4-day session are limited to 15 participants.
- Course will be held on the island of Antiparos in Greece.
- Course will end with a graduation luau party, and certificate.

Session 1: 21.6.2010-24.6.2010

Session 2: 27.6.2010-30.6.2010

Session 3: 3.7.2010-6.7.2010

Session 4: 9.7.2010-12.7.2010

Session 5: 15.7.2010-18.7.2010

Places are limited. Book your reservation today!
Deadline of a registration is 15. 5. 2010!

For registering, please send an email to info@bartendersforlife.com. By return you will receive information and detailed payment instructions.

Price of the course: 550 eur (800 USD)
Teaching materials and Certificate are included in the course fee.
Transport, accomodation and food is not included in the price.


Payment conditions:

Advance payment of 300 eur (440 USD) within 1 week after registration, the rest at the beginning of course


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11098
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-03-06 10:08 am   Permalink

Wow, that sounds intense --especially for the bum! Hopefully, this Tiki Camp will be the breeding ground for a new generation of Tiki bar entrepreneurs in Europe! To have the Bum impart all this wisdom is as close as it gets to having Don himself teach his secrets to the uninitiated...

 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
Posts: 1770
From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2010-03-06 3:39 pm   Permalink

Fantastic! Let's send every bartender in America to this.

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Learn everything there is to know about rum


Um, that's a rather tall order. Everything? Really, everything?

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and the way of getting lei'd.


C'mon, did we really have to go there?

Seriously, here's hoping this breeds a new generation of little Don the Beachcombers who can go forth and spread the right kind of rummy goodness to the masses.


 
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BastardoSaffrin
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Joined: Apr 19, 2007
Posts: 73
From: Barcelona
Posted: 2011-06-06 02:49 am   Permalink

Aloha everyone!

There are still a couple of places available for this year Beachbum Berry's and Captain Vadrna's Faux-Tropical Bar School which will be held in Ibiza, in the La Sal Rossa beach bar, in Platja d'en Rossa, very near Ibiza town. The dates are from 30 June to 3 July.

www.lasalrossaibiza.com

Jeff Berry and Stanislav Vadrna will give you an entertaining and enlightening overview of Tiki and faux-tropical culture: the fascinating history, thetop-secret recipes, the tricks of the trade, and the legendary personalities behind the original 1930s-1970s Tiki Bar craze. Enjoy the Aloha Spirit of this unique experience, and take home new skills with your certificate from the first summer faux-tropical bar school.

For more info, visit the website:

http://www.bartendersforlife.com/new/ibiza.html

Or join the facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=335174764226&ref=ts

So, if you want to live the ultimate tiki drink-related experience, act now and grab those last places for the course!

Mahalo!


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