So what is Maison means? MAISON (French word) means Home or house.
So what is Pernod Ricard? Pernod Ricard is a French company that produces distilled beverages.
So what is MAISON Pernod Ricard? It is a Bartending Graduation Programme which is organised by Pernod Ricard France to educate young bar lovers from all around the world.
What is it about? In this programme young bartender and beverages lovers meet under one roof and one teacher guides all the module from A to Z (History to current trend)
“Each module is lead by a world renowned category expert from an independent perspective via the iPad app, giving a balanced and thorough approach to training, with the benefit of bartenders’ career progression in mind,”
Maison is designed for both new and experienced bartenders who receive training on beverages.
It’s a modular programme that covers detailed training in the major drinks categories, as well as, customer service and bartending skills. Each session covers history and production for each category through to spirits and Champagne appreciation and knowing the significant category cocktails.
Each module is written and presented by a world renowned category expert (Guru) from an independent perspective via the iPad app, giving a balanced and thorough approach to training, with the benefit of bartenders’ career progression in mind.
Who is MAISON targeted at? MAISON is designed for new and experienced bartenders who are already engaged in the industry, who are hungry for knowledge and are who looking to further their career in hospitality.
MAISON offers 11, 4-5 hour, modules that cover customer service, bartending skills, and detailed training in 10 major drinks categories (vodka, gin, tequila, rum, Scotch whisky, whiskies of the world, Cognac, absinthe, pastis, Champagne), from the history and production process, and the “how-to” appreciate each category, through to cocktails.
What do you get out if MAISON Bartender Training? Bartenders who participate are ‘invited’ to become a part of and contribute to both a local and global community of passionate bartenders while receiving great training from the worlds top category aficionados, and although it isn’t face to face, the iPad app does a great job in making it feel intimate enough.
I would like to thanks Mr. Ajit Balgi, Divyanshu Dwivedi , Sumit and Tulleeho for hosting MAISON India.
Friends who were part of programme and taught me about cocktail –
Omkar Shevde – St. Regis
Harish Acharekar – The Table
Mohit Bamanpalli – St. Regis
Rohit Tukaram – Arth
Sagar Kanojiya – Junction
Ranvijay Thakur – Taj
Ravi Nair – KOKO
Sid & Nishant – Pa Pa Ya
Ravi Tiwari – Rassta
Vikrant – Four Season
Rajesh Singh – Four Season
Anuj & Rajesh – Sofitel
Umang Kochar – Trident
Few Photos of the programme attached.
Cheers to life and daru 🙂