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Started from the bottom, now I flair; Success Story by Luis Brosas

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Luis Brosas is by far one of the most talented bartenders in the Torontonian scene: Senior Instructor at BartenderOne,elite member of the Movers N Shakers Events Team and Director of the BartenderOne SmashLab program, Luis still finds time to successfully pursue a career in Business Management with a specialization in HR at the prestigious Ryerson University. Nevertheless, this success hasn’t been easy and as he admits, Flair Bartending is the key that opened so many doors.

 

Luis’ story began six years ago in Highschool, when watching a flair video sparked the interest for flair in his heart. This interest would transform 3 years later into a passion after joining the BartenderOne MasterClass and seeing with his own two eyes B1 instructor, Andrew Campolli flair like a pro in class. In that moment, Luis knew this was something he had to master…. and he did.

 

One week after graduating from B1 MasterClass, Luis participated in his first ever Flair Competition. His superb skill earned him the right to be crowned as the Number 1 Amateur Flair Bartender by the Toronto Flair League (TFL) 6 months down the road in 2011, only to be ranked Number 1 Semi Pro Flair Bartender by the TFL one year later

 

His talent, charm, discipline and willingness to work hard quickly earned him a seat at the BartenderOne team to travel around Canada producing top quality events for thirsty clients demanding top quality entertainment, as well as getting him a job as Flair Bartender at Jack Astor’s and College Street Bar.

 

The road was not easy, Luis remembers training 4 to 6 hours a day at the beginning of his career, even today, after all these years of practice, Luis still practices around 30 hours a week to stay sharp and develop new routines.

 

Does knowing how to flair have a positive impact on a bartender’s career? Luis knows clearly his answer: “My career as a bartender would be nonexistent if it wasn’t for flair. The best opportunities have come from flair; from standing out in competitions to developing a great personality behind the bar”

Now you know it, flair, with enough hard work and dedication can literally change your life just as it did with Luis.  Grab your bottles and tins and start practicing. We want to see you at the next Flair Competition along side Luis and other flair artists.

 

Do you dare to flair?

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A Party to End All Parties…

Out the Door BartenderOne Grad Party

Everyone always expects bartenders to throw one hell of a party and being the top bartending school in Canada we knew we had a world of pressure on our shoulders’ with the concept of hosting a graduate party in the summer of 2011. We wanted to bring all our past graduates together to mix and give them a chance to bartend for other graduates – yes you read correctly, our graduates were bartending at the party for other guests, pretty neat idea!

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Flair Bartending; It was acceptable in the 80′s

After a very successful Toronto Flair League season premiere, the promoters decided that for TFL 8 it would be fitting to couple the event with an eighties party.TFL 2

The idea was that all of the bartenders would create a routine choreographed to any song from the 1980’s.  Also, the background music throughout the evening would be all 80’s, and all competitors, staff and guests were to dress in the fashion of the era.

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