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February 2017
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Beyond the Smoke: Understanding Cannabis in Food & Beverage

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Tropicana Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Rachel Burkons, Huxton This seminar will explore the potential culinary and beverage applications of cannabis, as well as offer an in-depth education into an emerging category in the F&B space. From the ABCs of CBDs, to responsible dosing and the basics of various extraction methods, this seminar will offer F&B industry professionals an inside look at the future of cannabis and its place in the hospitality industry. Sponsored by The Clever Root Get Tickets

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From Bartender to Bar Manager

February 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sahara Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Jillian Vose (The Dead Rabbit NYC), Tyson Buhler (Death & Co NYC) Join famed bartender Jillian Vose (Dead Rabbit, New York) and Tyson Buhler (Death & Co, New York) (Diageo World Class) as they walk you through what it takes to make the leap from Bartender to Bar Manager … it’s not as easy as you think. Get Tickets

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The Art of the Tiki

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sands Building, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove), Georgi Radev (Mahiki London) Join Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco) and Georgi Radev (Mahiki, London) as they discuss the past and present of the art of Polynesian Pop. From the mugs, carvings, music, cocktails, and more, you'll learn how the art of tiki shapes the complete guest experience.  You'll sip on exotic cocktails while shopping at a bazaar filled with art by some of the most famous tiki artists living in the Southwest today.…

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Modern Classics Workshop with Cherry Heering

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Tropicana Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: H. Joseph Ehrmann Join veteran barman and educator H. Joseph Ehrmann (Elixir, San Francisco) as he leads you through a multi-faceted workshop aimed at exploring and inspiring the flavor pairings possible in utilizing Cherry Heering in your original spin on a classic cocktail. We'll taste this classic liqueur with 12 different spirits, an array of bitters, produce and other modifiers and explore possibilities together. Sponsored by Cherry Heering, Boondocks American Whiskey, Los Arango Blanco Tequila Get Tickets

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What The Hell is Cachaca?

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sahara Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Armando Rosario What the Hell is Cachaça? So you think you know? Join Armando Rosario as he details the history and production of the first distillate of the Americas and official spirit of Brazil. Sponsored By SGWS Get Tickets

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High Volume Art Perfected

February 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sands Building, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Chris Cardone (Diageo World Class Finalist), Nectaly Mendoza (Herbs & Rye), Ross Simon (Bitter & Twisted), Jacques Bezuidenhout (Forgery/Wild Hawk), Simon Thompson (Callooh Callay) Explore what it takes to put amazing and balanced cocktails in front of your guests in a high volume establishment. How much thought goes into this process even before the first drink is served, or the ice machine gets installed? Where do you even begin in this process of bar and menu design, never mind…

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Accent Flair

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Tropicana Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Moe Isaza, and Chris Cardone One of the most important aspects of creating value is the differentiation of oneself; how to use body movements and bar tools to attract attention and create an unforgettable experience for your guests. This seminar will offer bartenders an opportunity to bridge multiple crucial techniques and philosophies together to become a more complete bartender. In this half presentation/half workshop, attendees will learn about the importance of using showmanship, a knowledge of flavors inside the…

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Secrets of a Home Bartender

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sahara Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Randy Tarlow (Liquid Alchemist) When making your own bar, learn some of the tricks of the trade and helpful tips in creating your own mixology bar at home – from Syrups 101 to product selection to bar tools. Get Tickets

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British Invasion from tea sippers to cocktail shakers

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sands Building, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Declan Padraic McGurk (Savoy), Jake Burger (Portbello Gin), Simon Thompson (Callooh Callay), Georgi Radev (Mahiki, London) Some of the most creative, award winning bars have come out of London. And over the last two decades, it has become an international cocktail powerhouse. How did it get to this point and what has been the driving force behind it? In this British Invasion, we meet some of the biggest names in the cocktail scene from across the pond and get an…

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Shedding some Light on the Dark Side of the Industry

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Tropicana Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Tony Abou-Ganim (Moderator), Nectaly Mendoza, Chris Cardone, Damon Scott Many people ignore some of the harsh realities of our industry, such as alcoholism and the culture of drinking. Join moderator Tony Abou-Ganim as we meet some industry luminaries and hear some of their stories of how they’ve been through addiction and alcoholism and how they continue to work in our industry. If you know of someone that is dealing with addiction, please invite them. (50 attendent limit) Sponsored By:…

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The Cold facts on the Hottest Brew

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sahara Room, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: John Gozebekian "Cold" brewed coffee has been hot over the last 5-10 years. It’s not a new trend either, but a renewed one. Just because a coffee can be "cold brewed" doesn't mean it should be either. Get the facts on what makes a cold brew coffee, how it works and the benefits and drawbacks. Find out about the different types of cold brewed coffee, both "still" and "Nitro" infusions. See some mocktails and cocktails with cold brewed concentrate…

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The Guest: The Common Denominator

February 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Hotel Valley Ho – Sands Building, 6850 E Main St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Speakers: Declan Padraic McGurk (Savoy), Jillian Vose (The Dead Rabbit),  Phillip Bischoff (Manhattan Bar, Singapore) Three award winning venues from across the globe are all too aware there is one thing they have in common, and that's you! The historic American Bar of the London's Savoy; the culinary triumph of the Tippling Club; and the Worlds number one bar the Dead Rabbit shall all discuss their varied yet calculated approaches to the creation of great experiences. Get Tickets

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