How to hire a superhero behind the bar

How to hire a superhero behind the bar

David Flaherty has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry. He is a certified cicerone and a former operations manager and beer and spirits director for Hearth restaurant and the Terroir wine bars in New York City. He is currently marketing director for the Washington State Wine Commission and writes about wine, beer and spirits in his blog, Grapes and Grains.

What do you get when you combine the balletic movements of a sushi chef, the memory retention of a mathematician, the exactitude of a chemist and the friendliness of the next-door neighbor? An amazing bartender.

As one of the most dynamic, challenging, and guest-facing roles in the restaurant, a skilled bartender can enhance your guests' experiences in profound ways. The right person at the helm also leads to an increase in regular guests, as well as higher sales, and they can c

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