Have you ever wanted to meet someone that you really respect, have a coffee and then ask them all of the questions? Now is your chance!
Our goal for Toronto Cocktail Conference is to bring bartenders and industry folk together. To create a real sense of community. We believe that no matter how many years you have been in the industry, how many books you have read or how many seminars you have attended, there is always something you can learn from every situation. We know that in educating all bartenders and allowing them access to this knowledge, we all become better for it. The more we all know, the greater this industry becomes and a lot of that comes down to sharing.
At TOCC, we have created a mentorship program that we are really excited about. The mentoring is included in all TOCC wristbands. Many of our incredible speakers have volunteered their time for this program. You will be given the opportunity to sit down for fifteen minutes one-on-one with these industry leaders to have a conversation and to ask them whatever it is that you are wanting to learn about.
Enrolment for the mentorship program will take place the day before they occur. You can sign up for a Tuesday mentoring session by coming into Registration on the Monday. You can sign up for a Wednesday mentoring session by coming into Registration on the Tuesday. There, you will have the opportunity to sign up to speak with the Mentors at a set time. During that time, you can grab a cup of coffee with the Mentor and start up conversation. We are working with on a first-come first-serve basis and you must enrol in person at Registration to secure your spot.
Below is the mentoring schedule:
Tues, Aug 13
1:00 PM Camper English, Samuel Jimenez, Tess Sawyer, Christina Veira
1:15 PM Camper English, Samuel Jimenez, Tess Sawyer, Christina Veira
1:30 PM Camper English, Dave Mitton, Ashtin Berry, Mark Harrop
1:45 PM Dave Mitton, Ashtin Berry, Paul Clarke, Mark Harrop
2:00 PM Dave Mitton, Ashtin Berry, Paul Clarke, Kate Boushel
3:30 PM Kelsey Ramage, Ricardo Dynan, Joaquin Simo, Amber Bruce
3:45 PM Kelsey Ramage, Ricardo Dynan, Joaquin Simo, Amber Bruce
Wed, Aug 14
1:00 PM Amie Ward, Lucas Groglio, Christine Sismondo, Shane Beehan, Iain Griffiths
1:15 PM Amie Ward, Lucas Groglio, Christine Sismondo, Shane Beehan, Iain Griffiths
1:30 PM Nick Kennedy, Micah Melton, Simon Ho, Evelyn Chick, Stephen Beaumont
1:45 PM Nick Kennedy, Micah Melton, Cocktail Bandits, Evelyn Chick, Stephen Beaumont
2:00 PM Trevor Kallies, Spencer Gooderham, Cocktail Bandits, Stephen Beaumont
3:30 PM Ana Wolkowski, Robin Goodfellow, Shaun Byrne, Andrew Whibley
3:45 PM Ana Wolkowski, Robin Goodfellow, Shaun Byrne