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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 received an invaluable lesson in mixology.  By understanding which spirits and liquors go together, I’m able to make a personalized drink for the guest, that I know they will enjoy.  I found that the courses offer at Metropolitan not only focus on bartending, but the critical skills needed by employees in the hospitality industry.

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 make the perfect Caesar!


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 bar manager/wine sommelier,  who is always creating new and fresh martinis and cocktails for the menu, and offers his expertise to guests for the perfect pairing to accompany their meal.

He has completed the first level of the Sommelier program for the ISG,  and has been a part of many wine and food pairing events throughout Vancouver and the lower mainland.  Leagh also enjoys booking private wine tastings for small groups, and in his spare time shares his passion with friends and family.

Metro students are welcome to visit Leagh at Tap restaurant to enjoy his vast wine knowledge and fine cuisine.

Visit their website for more information www.taprestaurant.ca