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Bacardi Trains the Bermuda Bartenders of Tomorrow

Bacardi Trains the Bermuda Bartenders of Tomorrow

Published 06-28-24

Submitted by Bacardi Limited

Building for a stronger tomorrow in the hospitality industry includes having talent with the skills to serve up great cocktails with confidence and a smile. That’s part of the ambition for the Bacardi Shake Your Future program, a global initiative that provides free, professional training to young adults looking to launch a career in mixology. This month, the second cohort of Shake Your Future in Bermuda – home of the Bacardi global headquarters – celebrated their graduation and their start of a future in the industry.

Shake Your Future was originally created in 2018 and has since expanded to Italy, France, Germany, Spain, India, South Africa and other markets. In Bermuda, the program launched in February 2023 in partnership with the Bermuda Government’s Department of Workforce Development in response to the growing demand for trained bartenders and hospitality professionals on the island. The comprehensive Bermuda program includes four intensive weeks of training at the European Bartending School in London, offering students a chance to obtain international bartender certification. Upon their return to Bermuda, participants continue honing their skills, concentrating on personal branding, marketing, and taking on work placement in some of Bermuda’s premier bars and restaurants. 

“We are immensely proud to celebrate the achievements of the second cohort of the Bacardi Shake Your Future program,” says Douglas Mellos, Managing Director of Bacardi Limited. “These outstanding graduates have shown exceptional dedication and skill, mastering complex aspects of bartending and hospitality. This program not only opens professional doors for them but also enriches Bermuda's hospitality sector. We look forward to their continued success and innovation as they bring their new skills to the forefront of the industry.”

Shake Your Future is running in select cities across the globe with an ever-growing number of bar and restaurant partners pledging their support and giving the trainees the all-important experience they need to change their lives. Learn more:

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Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately held international spirits company, produces, markets, and distributes spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, PATRÓN® tequila, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including D’USSÉ® Cognac, ANGEL’S ENVY® American straight whiskey, and ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur. Founded more than 162 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs approximately 9,000, operates production facilities in 11 countries and territories, and sells its brands in more than 160 markets. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit or follow us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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