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Kyle Hilla hails form Misquite, TX and has over 12 years of experience bar tendering. Hilla has been recognized as Bartender of the Year in 2016 and 2017 by both D Magazine and CultureMap Taste Makers Awards. Having crafted innovative, well-balanced cocktails for Oak Cliff, and Bolsa for 5 years, Kyle then moved on to act as 'liquid architect' for Turn The Tables Hospitality. Today Hilla Serves as Beverage Dirctor for the Statler Hotel.

Show notes…

Favorite success quote or mantra:

Dreams don't work unless you do.

In this episode with Kyle Hilla, we will discuss:

  • Doing the work!
  • Bartending industry
  • Influences in the industry
  • Passion in staff translates to passion in your guests
  • The "proper way" to be angry and how to prove a point
  • The importance of energy and sociability
  • The importance of the "slow period" in a restaurant
  • People are at their best with at least some stress
  • Keep the customer's perspective in mind
  • Chaos as a motivator
  • Managing liquor costs
  • Don't ever stop learning
  • Observing experts is the best way to learn from them
  • Don't have a confusing menu
  • Be "on b
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