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FRONT OF THE HOUSE

BAR

WHO'S BEHIND THE BAR?

S TO R Y DEN I SE G R EER

P HOTO J O SH K EO W N

Hiring the right bartender can make or break your beverage program

S

ure, celebrity bartenders are all
over your television and
social feeds these days, dazzling
restaurant goers with their stunning craft
cocktails, encyclopedia of spirits, wit and
a bit of showmanship. The realities in a
pizzeria can be altogether different.
How does a bartender fit into your
restaurant concept, not to mention the
customer service atmosphere you are creating? Answering this question will help
guide you to hiring the right bartender
for your pizzeria.
We sought out advice from three very
different pizza concepts on hiring a bartender. Let's examine their approaches to
the bar and who is behind it.
SEATTLE-BASED TUTTA BELLA IS A NEA3 0 / P I Z Z AT O D AY. C O M / J U LY 2 0 1 8

POLITAN PIZZERIA WITH FIVE LOCATIONS
AROUND THE EMERALD CITY. Known for

its creative lineup of exquisite pies, the
pizzeria also garners high praise for its
spirits program. Tutta Bella is a previous
winner of the "Crystal Beverage" Award,
identifying the pizzeria's beverage program as one of the most creative cocktail programs in the country. "We were
specifically recognized for our extensive
and courageous use of Italian Amaros
and digestives, including ingredients such
as grappa, artichoke liquor and gentian
root," says founder Joe Fugere. "Since
then, we have won numerous awards
from Seattle media recognizing specific
cocktails and bartenders."
With such an established bar program,
its bartenders are integral to its success.

"EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT,
BUT MORE IMPORTANT IS
A POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND
COMMITMENT TO CONSTANT
IMPROVEMENT AND
LEARNING."
S H A W N F I ND L E Y ,
S P I R I TS P R OG R A M M A NA G E R AT TU TTA B ELLA


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pizza Today - July 2018

Pizza Today - July 2018
Commentary
Contents
Contributors
Expo Spotlight
Interact
Conversation
Man on the Street
Tony’s Trending Recipe
At Your Service
Destinations
Knead to Know
Hiring a Bartender
Kitchen Design
Summer Salads
Menu Labeling Law in Effect
Road to Ppne ‘18
Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Sammy Mandell, Gapco, Dallas, Tx
Gapco
Product Showcase
Pizza Today Yellow Pages
The Marketplace
Reader’s Resource
Mike’s Monthy Tip
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Cover2
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Commentary
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Contents
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Contributors
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Expo Spotlight
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 13
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Interact
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 15
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Conversation
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 17
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Man on the Street
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 19
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Tony’s Trending Recipe
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 21
Pizza Today - July 2018 - At Your Service
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 23
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Destinations
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 25
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Knead to Know
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 27
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 28
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 29
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Hiring a Bartender
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 31
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 32
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 33
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Kitchen Design
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - 37
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Summer Salads
Pizza Today - July 2018 - 39
Pizza Today - July 2018 - Menu Labeling Law in Effect
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Road to Ppne ‘18
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Gapco
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Product Showcase
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - Pizza Today Yellow Pages
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Pizza Today - July 2018 - The Marketplace
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