Tag along with hosco.tv as we saddle up to the bar with Stefano Filistad at the 447-room InterContinental London Park Lane and learn all about a typical day in the life of a Bar and Lounge Manager. Like any good Italian, Filistad begins his day with an espresso before tackling the oversight of The Arch Bar and Wellington Lounge, venues with a combined 17-hour daily operation! From early morning breakfast to late night cocktail service, it’s his diverse and creative team of 20 bartenders, baristas, floor associates and team leaders making it happen each day and night. What defines creativity for Filistad? It’s all about the craft of creating new cocktails and ‘the experience in a glass’ offered to his guests. Filistad also fills us in on his role’s main responsibilities and what skills are necessary to ensure he gets it all done, which include being a good entertainer and a good leader at the same time. So just how many cocktail recipes does he know by heart? You’ll be impressed—watch to find out!
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