As we look around our industry in 2021 it seems almost everyone is batching cocktails in their programs. Whether it is a straight pour cocktail, or a combination of a few key ingredients in a bottle to speed up and add consistency to a service, batched cocktails have become the new normal.
However, batching is not a new concept to the Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP). Each year, during Tales of the Cocktail, CAPs are tasked with producing a few thousand cocktail samples or multiple recipes for hundreds of attendees across upwards of seven seminar rooms, all in the span of 90 minutes. Batching logistics has been the key to success for the CAP program over the years, although it looks dramatically different today than it did back in 2008.
Batching 101 with TOTCF CAP Leaders John Deragon and Trevor Kallies will cover the origin of our batching procedure, how the CAP team goes from a sometimes broken single cocktail recipe to a batch recipe that can serve an entire seminar room (presenters first). It will cover the evolution of batching, recipe generation, batch size calculation and the ‘Cocktail Apprentice Method’ of batching success. And, of course, there will be some stories and anecdotes along the way.
*This episode will be recorded and added to the TOTCF website and YouTube page.*