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Meet Aman Singh Negi, a celebrated bartender whose passion for liquid artistry and storytelling has earned him recognition as a true master of his craft. Hailing from the bustling city of Dubai, Aman is the proud winner of The Bar Craft Challenge 2022, a testament to his exceptional bartending skills and dedication to his profession. Working his magic at the renowned F.R.N.D.S Grand Cafe in Downtown Dubai, Aman's journey into the world of mixology is marked by creativity, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to providing guests with unforgettable experiences. In this article, we delve into the life and expertise of Aman Singh Negi, exploring the art of bartending through his eyes and discovering the secrets behind his success in the vibrant and competitive bar industry.
F.R.N.D.S Grand Cafe, Downtown Dubai
The child of a Chef destined to be a chef but chose flavors of liquid art and became a Bartender Instead. When growing up, I was taught to love myself and others, to be humble and kind, and to respect people as I wish to be respected. I have disciplined myself with these morals, and I value them as it is my treasure because they remind me of who I am and who I want to be.
I have always been fond of being an entertainer or an artist while growing up. Now I specialize in entertaining my guests with the art of mixing drinks and storytelling. Being a part of the Bar community and my love for cocktails has always motivated me to be committed and be ready to take on responsibilities that will elevate my career to the next level.
Image: Aman Singh Negi
Skills pay bills. I believe apart from product knowledge and learning recipes to make cocktails is just a basic requirement and I strongly believe that the following are some of the skills that will not only make a good bartender but also a good leader: - Discipline - Active listening and socializing - R&D and L&D - Eye to detail - Constantly keeping in touch with new trends & techniques - Professional approach (similar to culinary) - Love for the art of liquid science.
Quality & Consistency.
Stranger & Sons (Indian Spirited Gin).
My team, WE learn and create new experiences together. Most of our time is spent at the workplace. Therefore it's very important for me to have a strong team with a healthy mindset to support each other.
Image: Aman Singh Negi
Creative Bar Menu. - A good beverage program is very important not only for the sales of the bar but also for the place to stand apart from its competition. - Menu Engineering plays a very vital role in creating such an effective Menu. - Study the market and deliver to the guest and their expectations. We are to create not only a drink but an experience that will be a good experience for that "one-timer" and "visit again" reason for the Regulars.
Image: Aman Singh Negi from Instagram
Take your time.
By calling out my NAME.
G&T. or Water
1. Alquimico, Cartagena It delivers a farm-to-table experience, Equality behind the bar with one position for all the staff ( best bar program in the world). 2. Home, New Delhi One of the coolest bar menus I have seen. 3. Hookah Place, DIFC Arguably the best Bar top/counter in Dubai.
Once upon a time, I accidentally spilled an espresso martini on a Guest wearing an expensive white shirt (Clumsy hands have always been my problem). Instead of being angry and creating a big scene, that gentleman just hugged me and said Shitt Happens! That was the coolest guest I have ever met in my entire career so far.
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