Covid-19 surviving the crisis - Tips from the industry
Source: Bar Convent Berlin / Gili Shani
Why not keep learning? Imbibe have together the top free online learning tools for bartenders during the lockdown, which include a whole host of cool opportunities. One of the coolest is undeniably the chance to take on the WSET Level 1 Spirits course – free of charge!
That’s not it. Our partner Park Street Companies also have you covered! You can find a huge variety of videos of last year’s BCB stage program on their YouTube channel covering various interesting topics – from creating teams to brand building and the growth of Non-Alc category. Get educating yourself during these tough times. Whether it’s in the office, or behind the stick, that knowledge will be mighty handy when we’re all back.
Stay fit and healthy
We’ve been interested in the topic of health and wellness in our industry for a long time, with many seminars dealing with this topic in the last few editions of BCB. This topic is even more paramount now. Across the globe, everybody is confined to their homes – so staying fit is crucial to keep your mental and physical health up.
Here’s one initiative on the ‘Gram that’s doing a great job: @Thehealthtender – that’s Amie Ward in real life - offers a host of workouts for bartenders on Instagram. As an ACE-certified health coach, it’s a great channel for home workouts and nutritional advice.
“Even in desperate times like these, the idea of hospitality doesn’t go away.”
Our industry has faced many a crisis during its long history – and has always survived. Check out Liquor.com’s emotional look into the experiences of four bartenders who had survived other crises including 9/11, Katrina and the 2007-08 financial crisis.
Nowadays, it’s impossible to get away from the news. The news cycle is currently all about COVID-19, which can be overwhelming. For that, we would recommend setting yourself a schedule where you don’t check the news – perhaps only checking the news over breakfast for instance?
However, it’s also crucial to ensure that when you are informed, that it’s from the right sources. Here’s a good one: the British RELX Group is one of the largest media groups worldwide, and the Novel Coronavirus Information Center, which is part of their repertoire, is one of the most reliable sources of knowledge about COVID-19. Here you can find their collection of health and medical research – all for free.