See what Metro students are doing with their new mixology skills….

Michael Neil, a recent graduate of Metropolitan’s bartending program, tells us how he is using his new mixology skills in his current job.. As a corporate flight attendant, I deal with clients who have a a variety of different tastes and preferences.  With the training I received at Metropolitan, not only did I become a more proficient bartender but also…

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Skills based resume, how to use it for the hospitality industry…

Here at Metropolitan, we offer our graduates one on one resume coaching, and as of late we are noticing students asking one particular question: “How do I write my resume so it deflects from the gaps and multiple job history”. Whether you’re starting out in the hospitality industry or re-entrying, a resume format you might consider is the skills based…

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Metropolitan Behind the Wood At Eat Vancouver 2011

Metropolitan graduate Emily Lorenz,  worked with the Mott’s Ceasar School for a fun filled weekend slinging drinks at the Eat Vancouver food & cooking this past weekend. We would also like to thanks to Len Fragomeni (Toronto Institute of Bartending), Victoria Parkman and the rest of the Mott’s Caesar school staff for the great time by showing us how to…

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Today’s Cocktail : “The Juice” (named after Canuck Kevin Bieksa)

Today’s cocktail is dedicated to our infamous Canuck defenseman Kevin Bieksa. A little fact about Bieksa is his nickname “the Juice” , which he earned by both teammates and fans during his Manitoba Moose days.  It is all due to his love for drinking pineapple juice before and after the games. So, for all you Canuck fans getting ready for…

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Eat Vancouver – Food & Cooking Festival

EAT! Vancouver is Canada’s largest consumer food, beverage and cooking festival taking place at the new Vancouver convention Centre, West Wing, Vancouver, BC on June 10-12, 2011. The food show features hundreds of food, beverage and kitchen goods exhibitors along with wineries, breweries, restaurants, cooking demonstrations, wine and cheese seminars, cookbook authors, and chef competitions. Beer, wine and spirits will…

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Vodka: The Great debate

During one of the bartending classes the other day, a student posed the question where does vodka come from?  Naturally, we think the obvious, however we would like to share the fascinating journey the popular spirit has been on. Interesting facts….. (Vodka history in short!) Vodka has come a long way  from its early origins in Russia and Poland, and…

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Celebrating our boys in blue, the Canucks that is…

Its Friday afternoon here in Vancouver, and to show our patriotism for our home town boys, we are painting the town blue, green and white for Sunday’s Canuck game! To celebrate our boys in blue, try our cocktail of the day the Johnny Canuck!   Johnny Canuck   Ingredients   1/3 oz Creme de cacao 1/3 oz Blue Curacao 1/3…

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Why great customer service is the ONLY way to go!

Here at Metropolitan, we can never talk enough about the importance of guest service/customer service.  Our instructors (Luch, Chad, & Geoff) all agree that  it is a paramount skill that is too often looked over by industry staff.  So, read on how just a couple of tips can help with your success as a bartender.   1. Get to know…

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Wine With Leagh, at Metropolitan.

Our last wine class was presented to us,by former Metro student Leagh Barkley. Leagh’s passion for wine  stemmed from his time spent in france, that turned him from having a distaste for wine to a sommelier of fine wines. These days, you’ll find Leagh working at a casual/ fine dining restaurant called Tap, located in South Surrey. He is the…

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Sampling Summer Jobs

Coastal Promotions here in Vancouver, is looking for people to provide beer and cider sampling at various venues and events such as liquor stores and golf tournaments. This is a perfect summer job working with the public!! Job benefits: Flexible hours $18.00/ hour Mostly weekends throughout the summer Company will provide uniforms Requirements: Out going personality Well spoken & professional…

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