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Peter Rönnlund

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Peter har under sina 10 år i branschen skaffat sig en bred världserfarenhet inom barbranschen. Han kommer senast från att ha jobbat 8 säsonger i Miami och Mallorca som huvudinstruktör för Barskolan Academy där han utbildat flera tusen elever. Peter startade sin karriär 2005 som diskplockare, sedan skaffar han sig en bartenderutbildning i Stockholm, åker sedan tillbaka till sin hemstad Umeå där han jobbade som bartender på olika barer.

Efter ett tag valde Peter att flytta till Uppsala för att följa några av sina mentorer och fortsätta vägen som bartender på olika barer i Uppsala.

2008 fick han chansen att åka till Thailand för att vara med och driva Grabbarna Grus Beachclub och White Room under åren 2008-2010.

Mellan åren 2010-2014 agerade sedan Peter ansvarig för kursplanen och dess utveckling med Barskolan Academy.

Under denna tid har Peter även gjort olika uppdrag som konsult över hela Sverige. Han har varit med och designat baren samt hade rollen som barchef för Terrassen Kök & Bar under 2011.

Andra uppdrag har varit marknadsföringsturneer inom barbranschen och utbildat bartenders över olika delar Sverige.

Peter är en av grundarna i Bartenderbolaget och med sin breda erfarenhet inom lärarpedagogik, kunskap inom alla olika aspekter och stilar av bartending.

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Mattias Järveläinen

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Bartenderbolaget Mattias har tidigare arbetat med pedagogik inom lärarbranschen, något som han absolut stimulerades av. Samtidigt var han en resande själ som vill se mer av världen. Rastlös och nyfiken började resan när han begav sig till Asien direkt efter studenten. Under sin resa fick han upp ögonen för baryrket och år 2012 bestämde han och hans vänner sig för att packa väskorna och bege sig ner mot Rhodos där de fått chansen att samarbeta med en bar för att få igång deras verksamhet igen.

Hemkommen från Grekland återvände han till sitt läraryrke och år 2013 bestämde han sig för att gå en bartenderutbildning hemma i Göteborg för att senare ge sig in i nattklubbslivet. Under ett år kombinerades lärarrollen med att vara en nattklubbsbartender i sin hemstad.

Vintern samma år fick han chansen att testa en säsong i Österrike och med mersmak för säsong lockade just Spanien. År 2014 begav sig Mattias längre ner i Europa för att bli en charterbartender på Grabbarna Grus Beach Club i Magaluf. Väl i Spanien korsades hans väg med Bartenderbolagets grundare och ett intresse att använda sin erfarenhet som lärare till att lära ut i baryrket växte försiktigt fram.

Hösten 2014 flyttade Mattias till Stockholm och började jobba för ett flertal nattklubbar i väntan på att nästa säsong skulle dra igång. Som planerat åkte han sommaren 2015 ner till Magaluf igen och agerade som assisterande barchef på nattklubben vilket senare utökades till en roll som barchef.

Vintersäsongen 2015/2016 stack Mattias till Sälen för att arbeta på Ice Nightclub där även Bartenderbolaget har sin barkskola. Mattias fick chansen att vara lärling för skolan efter visat intresse på sin fritid.

Sommaren 2016 fortsatte Mattias med sin barchefsposition Spanien. Väl hemma startade han hösten som ambassadör och lärare för Bartenderbolaget.

År 2016/2017 kommer Mattias befinna sig i Sälen, jobba i baren på Ice Nightclub samtidigt som han kommer att vara lärare för Bartenderbolaget.

 

 

Austin Gagnon

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Austin Gagnon started his bartending venture in Upstate New York in the spring of 2001. He was trained by a well-known bar owner, Mario Abate, in a local fast-paced college bar called The Eldorado. After completing two years of college and receiving an Associate Degree in Physical Education from HVCC, Austin decided to transfer and finish out his remaining years of college in beautiful Miami, Florida.

While attending Barry University in Miami Shores, Austin put himself through college working in some of the most popular bars in South Florida including Bed, Club Deep, The Fifth, Revolution Live, and the world famous Clevelander hotel on Ocean Drive where he worked as a bartender for six years. Austin has also worked and staffed many sporting events and concerts including games for both the University of Miami and Miami Dolphins football teams, the Miami Marlins, the Miami Heat, and for major concerts such as Bang Music Festival, the world-renowned Ultra Music Festival (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Calle Ocho, Rock the Bells, and 2009/2010 NFL Tailgate parties for the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

Austin graduated from Barry University in 2006, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. It was at this time that the idea of establishing an Elite Bartending school in a league of its own started to take shape. Austin wanted to share the knowledge, experiences, and skills that he learned in the bar business over the years to others. Austin provides his students with an exceptional education and learning experience to help them in their pursuit to become a successful bartender and excels in mixology and customer satisfaction.

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Miranda Schmidt

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Miranda Schmidt grew up in Niagara Falls, New York. After High School Miranda attended College and in 2011 received her Degree in Health and Wellness from Niagara Community College. Miranda quickly landed a job after college helping others in a nursing home as a Kitchen Supervisor. During this time Miranda also pursued her other lifelong passion of cheerleading and coaching, making the professional roster for the 2011-2012 Buffalo Jills Cheerleading Squad. After cheering for the Buffalo Bills for one season, Miranda decided to hang up her pom poms and head South to beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. Miranda’s love of health and wellness, cooking, and being around people quickly led her down the path to Hospitality. In late 2012 within days of moving to Miami Beach, she attended Elite Bartending School, where she exceled in her new craft. Miranda thrived in the program, graduating top of her class, and as one of Elite Bartending Schools best students ever. Miranda quickly landed a high volume bartending job within days of graduating at the famous Automatic Slims. Miranda worked there for over a year, building up her skills and speed behind the bar. After mastering high volume, Miranda was curious to expand her knowledge on Mixology and customer service. Venturing out into the hospitality Mecca that is Miami Beach she fulfilled her next goal by getting hired at the Prestigious Living Room Lounge inside the W Hotel South Beach, serving craft cocktails to Miami’s Elite and Rich and Famous. During this time Miranda also picked up many events for Elite Bartending School, quickly becoming their head bartender for all major events in South Florida. Miranda continues to work many events all over South Florida staffed exclusively by Elite Bartending School, such as the world famous Ultra Music Festival (2014,2015) Fantasy Fest Key West (2014,2015) South Beach Seafood Festival (2014,2015) Cadillac Golf Championship at Triumph National Miami (2014,2015) to name a few. In 2014, Miranda joined the Elite Bartending School’s team of educators and had since taught and prepared hundreds of today’s students for the world of bartending. Miranda’s passion for education, teaching and her continued love of bartending stays with her students long after they come through the course.

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Kevin Gibbons

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Kevin Gibbons was born in Bristol, England. In 2002, at the age of 18 Kevin started his bartending career. Kevin worked at a local cocktail bar and began his knowledge on mixology and flair. For years, Kevin worked in pubs and bars around England earning money to support his education in performing arts. After graduating from college, Kevin wanted to take his stage career to the bar scene. In 2005, Kevin moved to Spain where he expanded his knowledge on the bar, learned advanced methods and techniques in mixology and flair, and mastered the psychology of bartending. Now well known for his crazy concoctions, Kevin wows his guests with great bottle tricks and satisfies them with fantastic mixology skills, at Off the Hookah Bayside. One of the world’s premiere flair and mixology establishments.

With over nine years working in and managing bars, creating cocktail menus, assisting in opening new locations, and teaching, Kevin brings his education and global knowledge on mixology to Miami Beach, which he offers his talents exclusively to the students of Elite Bartending School.

 

Chad Tocco
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Chad Tocco was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chad moved to Miami in early 2001 and stepped foot into the Bartending world, working his first bar shift at the age of 19 at The Allstar Cafe on Ocean Drive, South Beach. Chad’s main draw and passion for bartending is and continues to be Working Flair and Mixology. For 13 years Chad has poured drinks at some of the most popular venues on the East Coast of Florida from West Palm Beach to South Beach, dazzling his patrons with fancy bottle tricks, fire acts, and great cocktails. Chad is a professional Flair competitive bartender and has placed in the top three in over 30 flair competitions with several wins under his belt. In Spring 2012 Chad becomes overall points champion at the World Renowned Bartenders Bash Series beating out competitors from all over the US.

Chad currently tends bar at Off the Hookah Bayside and Q Lounge in South Beach among other expert flair bartenders, putting on nightly fire shows and constant entertainment. Chad’s passion for bartending translates to how he teaches his students, inspiring them to become the best bartenders they can be.

 

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