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April 18, 2024

S1E1 - Ce qu'il faut pour passer de barman à propriétaire avec Kevin Demers, propriétaire de The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR et The Parliament.

Dans cet épisode, nous discutons avec Kevin Demers, propriétaire de The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR et Parliament.Kevin est surtout connu pour son célèbre bar clandestin.

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April 18, 2024

S1E1 - Ce qu'il faut pour passer de barman à propriétaire avec Kevin Demers, propriétaire de The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR et The Parliament.

Dans cet épisode, nous discutons avec Kevin Demers, propriétaire de The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR et Parliament.Kevin est surtout connu pour son célèbre bar clandestin.

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Notes du spectacle

Episode Notes

In this episode of Wisking It All, host Angelo Esposito interviews Kevin Demers, owner of The Cold Room, El Pequeno Bar, and Parliament in Montreal. They discuss the passion and inspiration behind Kevin's journey in the hospitality industry, from starting as a bartender to becoming a successful bar owner. Kevin shares his experiences working in the industry, the challenges of owning a bar, and the importance of creating a unique and memorable customer experience. He also talks about his latest project, a retail beer store, which was born out of the need to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Takeaways

  • Hospitality professionals often enter the industry out of passion and love for the craft.
  • Owning a bar requires a deep understanding of business, including costing, inventory, administration, and hiring.
  • Creating a unique and memorable customer experience is crucial for the success of a bar.
  • The hospitality industry provides opportunities for personal growth and advancement, but it's important to find mentors and invest in oneself.
  • Adapting to challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, requires creativity and diversification of business strategies.

Timestamps

00:00 Introduction and Background

05:05 Combining Entrepreneurship and Storytelling

10:16 Transitioning from Bartender to Bar Owner

16:23 Creating a Unique and Memorable Customer Experience

27:46 Parliament: Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism

32:05 Diversifying Business Strategies During COVID-19

Ressources

Visit Kevin Demers website!

Connect with Kevin Demers via Linkedin!

Learn more about The Cold Room!

Learn more about El Picano Bar!

Meet Your Host & Guest

Kevin Demers, Owner of The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR and Parliament

Kevin Demers is the creative force behind EL PEQUEÑO BAR, Canada's smallest bar, spanning just 147 square feet and renowned for its exceptional rum offerings. Transitioning from bartender to bar owner, Kevin shares insights into his journey, offering advice for hospitality professionals aspiring to own their own venue. Emphasizing the significance of networking and connection-building, Kevin discusses the challenges and joys of entrepreneurship, including memorable celebrity encounters. His story illuminates the passion and dedication required to carve out a unique niche in the vibrant world of hospitality.

ANGELO ESPOSITO, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF WISK.AI

Meet Angelo Esposito, the Co-Founder and CEO of WISK.ai, Angelo's vision is to revolutionize the hospitality industry by creating an inventory software that allows bar and restaurant owners to streamline their operations, improve their margins and sales, and minimize waste. With over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Angelo deeply understands the challenges faced by bar and restaurant owners. From managing inventory to tracking sales to forecasting demand, Angelo has seen it all firsthand. This gave him the insight he needed to create WISK.ai.

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S1E1 - Ce qu'il faut pour passer de barman à propriétaire avec Kevin Demers, propriétaire de The Coldroom, EL PEQUEÑO BAR et The Parliament.

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Notes du spectacle

Episode Notes

In this episode of Wisking It All, host Angelo Esposito interviews Kevin Demers, owner of The Cold Room, El Pequeno Bar, and Parliament in Montreal. They discuss the passion and inspiration behind Kevin's journey in the hospitality industry, from starting as a bartender to becoming a successful bar owner. Kevin shares his experiences working in the industry, the challenges of owning a bar, and the importance of creating a unique and memorable customer experience. He also talks about his latest project, a retail beer store, which was born out of the need to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Takeaways

  • Hospitality professionals often enter the industry out of passion and love for the craft.
  • Owning a bar requires a deep understanding of business, including costing, inventory, administration, and hiring.
  • Creating a unique and memorable customer experience is crucial for the success of a bar.
  • The hospitality industry provides opportunities for personal growth and advancement, but it's important to find mentors and invest in oneself.
  • Adapting to challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, requires creativity and diversification of business strategies.

Timestamps

00:00 Introduction and Background

05:05 Combining Entrepreneurship and Storytelling

10:16 Transitioning from Bartender to Bar Owner

16:23 Creating a Unique and Memorable Customer Experience

27:46 Parliament: Celebrating Canadian Multiculturalism

32:05 Diversifying Business Strategies During COVID-19

Ressources

Visit Kevin Demers website!

Connect with Kevin Demers via Linkedin!

Learn more about The Cold Room!

Learn more about El Picano Bar!