Mix it like bartenders
Bartending is a profession not many many people understand or appreciate, especially in a country like India where consuming alcohol is not the done thing.
Convincing parents to allow their children to pursue a career in bartending is still a hard task. Bartending is generally treated as transitional work for students to gain customer experience or to save money for university fees.
However, things are changing now and bartending is becoming the first career of choice, rather than being pushed into the empployment index as the last option. Bartending competitions like “World Class” and “Bacardi Legacy” have gone a long way in creating an awareness around this skilled career. Recognised and talented bartenders have given aspirants a platform to spread the love of cocktails and hospitality throughout the world.
One such competition was held recently in the Capital at Paparazzi. Sponsored by the whisky brand Monkey Shoulder, it brought The Ultimate Bartender Championship toIndia. This competition journeyed from Kolkata, Hyderabad, Goa, Mumbai, Bangalore and Gurugram to Delhi, with over 250 contestants participating and being tested for their unique techniques, insights, speed, and skills behind the bar.
Novices got the chance to showcase bartending skills, industry knowledge, hospitality, pouring, noising and stocktaking. The event was hosted by Joe Petch, Monkey Shoulders global brand ambassador. The competition brought together India’s best bartenders, to showcase their extraordinary skills.
The Grand Finale started by announcing the top five contestants Paramveer Singh, Chirag Pal, Jitender Singh Rana, Vinod Dhara and Ashitosh Narayan. The task was to make eight cocktails as soon as possible, without compromising on quality.
Paramveer Singh emerged the winner as he not only made the cocktails in the minimum time, but also made the best ones.
Asked how bartending has changed over the years, Paramveer said: “Two or three years back, there was not much scope for bartenders. The profession has picked up recently as more and more bartending competitions is coming up and people’s view towards bartenders has changed. A couple of years down the line, bartending will have its personal course in hospitality because to be a bartender is not easy as one needs to have good insight, speed and skills”.
Asked what was one of world’s most famous bartenders doing in India, competition host Joe Petch said: “I always wanted to come India as it is one of those countries that consumes a large volume of alcohol and bartending has picked up quickly here.”
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