Intelligent Bartender

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Gavin has worked all over the world from London to Singapore, and Bangkok to Birmingham, with hundreds of restaurant and bar concepts. He has been featured in music videos, on the Travel Channel, A&E, City TV’s Breakfast Television, E! Entertainment Television, The Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, Report on Business, Restaurant News, Metro News, Bar and Beverage, FoodService News, and many more. He can be seen on world championship competition DVD’s, and he continues to train and compete with the world’s finest bartenders. Gavin’s monthly column “Raising the Bar” is read by more than 20,000 people every month in the Food Service News. He also co-authored Maran’s Illustrated Bartending – the bestselling complete home bartenders guide available at bookstores everywhere in 2006, and content for the latest iPhone application. Gavin worked with Wyndham Hotels to design, build, stock develop menus and train staff as the executive bar chef at Toronto’s Synergy Bar and Bistro at The Wyndham Garden. He has developed training programs and menus for A-list clients all over North America. Gavin is the Director of Operations of BartenderOne Corp and The Movers’n'Shakers, Canada’s Largest Team of Bartenders for Hire.

1996 – Food and Beverage Director – Kingswood Music Theatre,Paramount Parks, Toronto, ON.
1997 – Head Bartender at the GLC and Corporate Trainer for Intrawest Resorts at Whistler, BC.
1998 – Corporate Trainer, Team Leader, Montana’s Cookhouse Saloon, Toronto, ON.
1999 – Broke national one day sales record TGIFriday’s Melbourne, Australia.
2000 – National Corporate Trainer with TGIFriday’s, Birmingham, England.
2001 – Ranked #1 in the UK while working at TGIFriday’s flagship location in London, England.
2002 – 6th Place Amateur Division – World Bartending Championships, Orlando, FL, USA.
2003 – 2nd Place Tandem Division – 3C World Bartending Championships, Panama City.FL, USA.
2004 – The Movers’n'Shakers becomes Canada’s Largest Team of Performance Flair Bartenders.
2005 – Top Canadian – Legends of Bartending – Las Vegas Nevada,USA.
2006 – Published Bestselling “Maran’s Illustrated Bartending” Book, for sale worldwide.
2007 – BartenderOne is Canada’s Fastest Growing Group of Bartending Schools.
2008 – Executive Bar Chef Synergy Bar and Bistro, Wyndham Hotels.
2009 – Consultant to Bacardi Canada and DIAGEO Canada.

Favourite Cocktail
1part 209 Gin
1part Campari
1 part Italian Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters and Flamed Orange Zest garnish.

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