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Seasonal Success: Managing your Workload and Well-being Workshop – 9th September

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Workshop Overview

This interactive session provides practical strategies and insights for effectively managing increased workloads and maintaining well-being during the holiday season.

  • Strategies for Effective Workload Management
  • Communicating under pressure
  • Routines to Support  Well-being Amidst the Hustle

You will leave with a fresh perspective and renewed focus, allowing you to manage a busy workday while supporting your well-being.

Trainer Profile – Niamh Moynihan of Better Workday

Niamh Moynihan is the founder of Better Workday and author of Remote Working Essentials. She is passionate about helping people to rediscover the joy in work and to avoid the burnout cycle.

Niamh’s first experience of burnout happened in her first job after college. She received a phone and laptop but no advice on managing her time and effort. Niamh quickly fell into poor working habits and struggled to keep her head above water. She suffered from burnout within one year.

During her 14 years of industry experience  in the Technology sector, she repeatedly experienced the challenges of achieving a work-life balance as she advanced her career. All around her, the people who seemed to be progressing were also facing burnout.

Determined to break the cycle, Niamh tried and tested countless productivity methods to achieve high performance without excessive working hours and stress. The result is the Better Workday Framework.

Niamh is committed to making the information and tools to improve productivity available to every professional who wants to improve how they work and live.

In 2020 Niamh published her eBook, “Remote Working Essentials”, which is a practical guide to balancing productivity and well-being while working from home.




ESG Leadership Programme starting 3rd September 2024

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this programme participants will:

  1. Understand the concept of sustainability and climate change.
  2. Understand how companies can align to the UN SDGs, what personal responsibility for climate change means and the need to become resource efficient for a sustainable future.
  3. Be able to calculate their company’s energy and water use, as well as their waste production and Scope 1 & 2 Carbon Emissions.
  4. Apply the FSG method to their workplace utilities and CO2 emissions to measure, manage and reduce their workplace environmental impact
  5. Be able to implement an environmental management system in their workplaces.
  6. Understand and manage Scope 3 GHG emissions coming from the company’s supply chain, products and travel.
  7. Learners will identify the different sources of GHG emissions and the importance of measuring & managing them.
  8. Measure Scope 3 emissions with primary and secondary data and design a management system to improve sustainability within their supply chain.
  9. Understand and analyse the impact human activities have in biodiversity and ecosystem services and develop strategies to minimize the impact their organisations have in nature and pollution.
  10. Explore various different social sustainability issues and explore how they can measure, implement and improve social sustainability in their workplace.
  11. Understand how to measure the social metrics of external stakeholders, and will have the skills and tools to implement strategies to improve the social impact outside of the organisation.
  12. Understand different types of leadership and identify their own leadership style including the development of an action plan to improve their own ethical leadership.
  13. Be able to produce an annual report of ESG standards and develop a marketing strategy avoiding greenwashing.

Who is this course for?

Managers or employees who want to develop their knowledge of the corporate sustainability agenda and how businesses need to respond. This could include newly appointed members of a sustainability team or those from other functions who have a role to play in implementing their company’s sustainability strategy, e.g. marketing, HR, supply chain, product development, sales etc.

Content Covered:

Module 1 – Measuring your organisation’s environmental impact

Module 2 – Implementing an environmental management system

Module 3 – Scope 3 emissions

Module 4 – Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Module 5 – Social sustainability – internal

Module 6 – Social sustainability – external

Module 7 – Governance

Module 8 – Marketing & Reporting

Trainer Profile

Fifty Shades Greener

This programme will be taught by Environmental Directors and experts highly qualified in the Environmental & Social Sustainability fields.

Raquel Noboa – Founder & CEO of Fifty Shades Greener

Ellen Gearon – Bachelor & Masters First class Honours in Science and Sustainable Development

Marta Carrasco – Masters in Culture of Peace, Conflicts, Education and Human Rights – Specialization in Development and Sustainability. Bachelor in Physics- Specialization in Theoretical Physics

Supported by

The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) was founded in 1966 as the professional membership body for professionals working within hospitality, tourism and catering industries in Ireland.

Since its founding, the IHI has been dedicated to promoting professional development and lifelong learning through a variety of management development and training initiatives, including seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities.

“Our mission is to encourage and enable the professional growth of our industry professionals while also promoting excellence in the hospitality and tourism industry”.

We are pleased to partner with 50 Shades Greener and the Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet to support the professional development and growth of our industry professionals.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 10th & 11th June (Dublin Bar Academy)

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Course dates

10th & 11th August 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




Finance for the Non-Financial Manager 23rd September (Dublin)

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Communicate with more confidence using financial language and be able to ask the ‘right’ questions of finance professionals
  2. Understand and explain the content of financial statements (balance sheet and income statement)
  3. Critically appraise and benchmark financial performance against internal and external comparators
  4. Appreciate the financial consequences of day-to-day operational decisions on performance, cash flow and financing requirements.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you, if you deal with financial information and are responsible for budgets, or are aspiring to a position which requires you to do so. Ideal for professionals from non-financial backgrounds who are looking to move into more senior leadership positions.

Content Covered:

  • Introduction to financial accounting including double entry process and preparing and reading balance sheets, and income statements
  • Ratio analysis for measuring organisational performance in comparison to internal and external benchmarks
  • Decision making – causal factors driving sustainable financial performance
  • Budgeting, forecasting and cash flow

 

 

Trainer Profile

Irish Management Institute

Our Mission, And Passion, Is to Equip Leaders To Build The Future.Founded by business leaders for business leaders, IMI areempowering world-class executives for over sixty years.In partnership with UCC’s expert research faculty and an international network of thought leaders, our globallyranked executive development will challenge, support and inspire you to unlock your potential and fulfil your ambition.Surrounded by passionate, like-minded executives, you’ll be equipped with the tools and insights to shape the future of your organisation. IMI’stransformational impact will last, allowing organisations and their leaders to constantly evolve to match and successfully fulfil their potential.

Supported by

The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) was founded in 1966 as the professional membership body for professionals working within hospitality, tourism and catering industries in Ireland.

Since its founding, the IHI has been dedicated to promoting professional development and lifelong learning through a variety of management development and training initiatives, including seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities.

“Our mission is to encourage and enable the professional growth of our industry professionals while also promoting excellence in the hospitality and tourism industry”.

We are pleased to partner with the Irish Management Institute and the Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet to support the professional development and growth of our industry professionals.




Finance for the Non-Financial Manager 10th June (Cork)

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, participants should be able to:

  1. Communicate with more confidence using financial language and be able to ask the ‘right’ questions of finance professionals
  2. Understand and explain the content of financial statements (balance sheet and income statement)
  3. Critically appraise and benchmark financial performance against internal and external comparators
  4. Appreciate the financial consequences of day-to-day operational decisions on performance, cash flow and financing requirements.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you, if you deal with financial information and are responsible for budgets, or are aspiring to a position which requires you to do so. Ideal for professionals from non-financial backgrounds who are looking to move into more senior leadership positions.

Content Covered:

  • Introduction to financial accounting including double entry process and preparing and reading balance sheets, and income statements
  • Ratio analysis for measuring organisational performance in comparison to internal and external benchmarks
  • Decision making – causal factors driving sustainable financial performance
  • Budgeting, forecasting and cash flow

 

 

Trainer Profile

Irish Management Institute

Our Mission, And Passion, Is to Equip Leaders To Build The Future.Founded by business leaders for business leaders, IMI areempowering world-class executives for over sixty years.In partnership with UCC’s expert research faculty and an international network of thought leaders, our globallyranked executive development will challenge, support and inspire you to unlock your potential and fulfil your ambition.Surrounded by passionate, like-minded executives, you’ll be equipped with the tools and insights to shape the future of your organisation. IMI’stransformational impact will last, allowing organisations and their leaders to constantly evolve to match and successfully fulfil their potential.

Supported by

The Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) was founded in 1966 as the professional membership body for professionals working within hospitality, tourism and catering industries in Ireland.

Since its founding, the IHI has been dedicated to promoting professional development and lifelong learning through a variety of management development and training initiatives, including seminars, conferences, and networking opportunities.

“Our mission is to encourage and enable the professional growth of our industry professionals while also promoting excellence in the hospitality and tourism industry”.

We are pleased to partner with the Irish Management Institute and the Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet to support the professional development and growth of our industry professionals.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 12th & 13th October (Dublin Bar Academy)

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Course dates

12th & 13th October 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 14th & 15th September (Dublin Bar Academy)

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Course dates

14th & 15th September 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 6th & 7th July (Dublin Bar Academy)

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Course dates

6th & 7th July 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.




Rebalancing The Plate – Sustainable Cooking Practices 3rd September

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  1.  Gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of sustainability in the culinary industry and its various components.
  2.  Learn practical methods and strategies to integrate sustainable practices into their culinary operations effectively.
  3.  Acquire knowledge about climate-conscious ingredients and understand their significance in reducing environmental impact.
  4.  Gain expertise in implementing zero-waste closed-loop cooking techniques to minimize food waste and promote sustainability.
  5.  Recognize the pivotal role chefs play in driving sustainable practices and be inspired by real-world examples of successful implementation.
  6.  Engage with the sustainable culinary community, share insights, and learn from each other’s experiences to foster a culture of sustainability.
  7.  Leave with actionable steps and resources to implement sustainable practices in their culinary establishments immediately.

Who is this event for?

This session is suitable for owners and chefs working within a hospitality business.

Course Content

Part 1: Introduction and Context 

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Overview of the Current Culinary Landscape

Part 2: Sustainable Work Practices 

  • Defining Sustainable Work Practices
  • Benefits of Adopting Sustainable Work Practices
  • Implementation Strategies

Part 3: Climate-Conscious Ingredients 

  • Understanding the Impact of Food Choices
  • Promoting Climate-Conscious Ingredients

Part 4: Zero Waste Closed-Loop Cooking 

  • Defining Zero Waste Closed-Loop Cooking
  • Economic and Environmental Benefits
  • Implementing Zero Waste in the Kitchen

Part 5: The Chef’s Role and Case Studies 

  • The Influential Role of Chefs
  • Showcasing Case Studies

Part 6: Interactive Session and Discussion 

  • Audience Engagement
  • Interactive Activities

Part 7: Call to Action and Resources

  • Encouraging Action
  • Providing Resources

Part 8: Q&A and Closing 

Trainer Profile

Ali Honour – Ali’s Kitchen

My name is Ali Honour, I’m a visionary chef with a passion for a sustainable future. With a deep commitment to climate consciousness, I am on a culinary journey that transcends mere gastronomy. Their mission is to revolutionize the culinary world with a focus on environmentally friendly practices.
As a chef, I recognize the profound impact that food choices and culinary practices have on our planet. I champion a zero-waste approach and prioritize sustainable goals that extend beyond the kitchen. By advocating for responsible agriculture, promoting biodiversity, and actively fighting food waste, We can reshape the food industry for a greener, more resilient future. Central to my culinary philosophy is the use of climate-friendly ingredients, with a special emphasis on beans. These humble legumes not only offer nutritious and delectable options, but they also play a pivotal role in reducing our carbon footprint. By harnessing the power of beans and other eco-friendly ingredients, We can pave the way for a more sustainable and delicious future—one plate at a time.”




2-Days Cocktails and Mixology Course 13th & 14th May (Dublin Bar Academy)

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Course dates

18th & 19th May 10am – 5pm

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those looking to get into bartending and build their career in hospitality industry!

Content Covered

Practical Bar

  • Learn to make Classic Cocktails
  • Bartending Movements & Technique
  • Handling Glassware & Service

Cocktail Creation

  • How to elevate the classics
  • How to design a cocktail
  • Cocktail tasting
  • Cocktail creation

Mixology

  • Introduction to the Mixology Philosophy
  • Understanding flavour and flavour combinations
  • Product creation
  • Product design

Trainers

Richard Linden

Owner // Head of Education

Richard Linden is a seasoned entrepreneur and hospitality industry professional originally from Sweden and currently based in Dublin, Ireland and with over 20 years of experience in some of the world’s most renowned venues across Europe and Asia.

Richard’s journey in the hospitality industry began in his native Sweden, where his passion for mixology and dedication to customer service quickly set him apart.

In 2012, Richard realised his long-held dream of owning his own establishment with the founding of the Dublin Bar Academy in Ireland’s capital city. Since then, under his leadership, the Dublin Bar Academy has become synonymous with excellence in cocktail education and training, attracting aspiring bartenders from around the world.

Richard’s innovative approach to mixology and his commitment to mentorship have earned him recognition and respect within the industry.
He is known for his creative cocktail creations, as well as his dedication to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others.

As he continues to lead the Dublin Bar Academy to new heights, Richard remains dedicated to his mission of raising the standards of bartending and inspiring the next generation of cocktail enthusiasts, both in Ireland and beyond.

Gary Kelly

Head Instructor

Gary Kelly is a dedicated professional with a passion for the hospitality industry, particularly in bartending and mixology. His journey began in his hometown of Naas, County Kildare, where he attended Scoil Mhuire Community School, earning his Leaving Certificate with distinction.

Driven by a desire to excel in his field, Gary pursued further education at the Technological University of Dublin, where he attained a First-Class Honours certification in Continued Professional Development. This academic achievement underscored his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

Gary’s career in hospitality commenced as a bartender at St. Kevin’s GFC, where he honed his skills in serving beverages and providing exceptional customer service. His dedication

and expertise led to his progression to roles of increasing responsibility, including Head Bartender at the esteemed Hamlet Court Hotel in Co. Meath.

In 2023, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his career by joining the Dublin Bar Academy as Head Instructor. In this role, he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with aspiring bartenders, imparting essential skills in mixology, bar management, and customer relations.

In addition to his professional pursuits, Gary is deeply engaged in his community and is known for his strong work ethic and positive attitude. He is committed to ongoing professional development and is always seeking new opportunities to expand his skill set and knowledge base.
Gary Kelly’s dedication to his craft, combined with his exemplary work ethic and commitment to excellence, make him a valuable asset to any organization in the hospitality industry.

Anke Hartmann

Wine Educator

Anke Carmen Hartmann is a highly skilled professional in the hospitality and wine industry, with a wealth of experience spanning over two decades. Originally from Sebnitz in Sachsen, Germany, Anke has cultivated a rich background in hotel management, sommelier expertise, and operations leadership.
Anke’s academic journey reflects her commitment to excellence in her field. She holds a WSET Diploma Level 4, equivalent to an undergraduate specialist of wines and spirits, from London, England. Additionally, she has pursued advanced sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommelier and completed WSET educator training, showcasing her dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Anke’s professional experience is marked by notable achievements and contributions to various esteemed establishments. She has served in key roles such as General Manager, Operations Manager, Restaurant Manager, and Head Sommelier in renowned venues across Europe and Ireland. Her tenure at establishments like The Lamplight Wine Bar & Merchants in Clifden, Drury Buildings in Dublin City, and the 2 Michelin starred Tigergourmet Restaurant & Gastronomie in Frankfurt.

Throughout her career, Anke has demonstrated proficiency in diverse areas of hotel management, including financial control, sales, marketing, HR operations, and staff training. She has successfully overseen the setup and opening of new establishments, managed high- end wine cellars, and led teams to achieve prestigious accolades such as Michelin Stars.