Double Dutch launch third female bartending scholarship to empower women in hospitality

Double Dutch, the producers of award-winning premium mixers and tonics, has launched its Feminine Bartending Scholarship Programme for the third 12 months, as a part of its ongoing mission to foster upcoming feminine expertise within the hospitality trade.

With analysis revealing that girls accounted for simply 30 % of all hospitality leaders, with most of those present in HR roles, Double Dutch has launched its third scholarship cohort to assist cut back these disparities of ladies in senior positions and curb inequalities throughout the hospitality trade.

Purposes for the programme open right this moment, with eight locations accessible for ladies, trans girls and non-binary folks at any stage of their profession.

The scholarship helps girls to unlock new profession alternatives, additional their development within the trade, broaden their community, while expediting drinks data and constructing confidence.

Amy Warne, a scholar from final 12 months’s programme, efficiently secured a promotion to Head Bar Coach at The Botanist upon completion of the course, serving to her to proceed her development inside her profession.

This 12 months’s scholarship will characteristic a number of trailblazers throughout the trade together with Anna Sebastian, founding father of Have fun Her, an initiative to showcase feminine bartenders and provide networking alternatives, Laura Willoughby, founding father of Membership Soda, a world motion dedicated to assist folks drink mindfully and stay properly, Carmen O’Neal, founding father of 58 Gin Distillery, Kelly Harrison, Head of Bars for New World Buying and selling Firm, an award successful gin producer, and Claudia Carrozzi, President of UK Bartenders Information, the main skilled group for the bar and hospitality sector.

The programme includes three months of curated periods protecting a variety of matters together with mixology, cocktail households, signature serves, constructing menus, flavour pairings, conscious ingesting, social media, advertising {and professional} teaching to assist girls construct a well-rounded data of the trade and how you can degree up.

Based mostly on suggestions from final 12 months’s cohort, the periods could have a larger combination of in-person periods, making it extra hands-on and interesting, enabling students to construct relationships with different members alongside weekly digital periods, all timed round on-trade hours.

Raissa de Haas, co-founder and co-CEO of Double Dutch, who alongside along with her sister and co-founder Joyce de Haas gained the Younger Entrepreneur class of the 2022 Enterprise Champion Awards, mentioned: “The hospitality trade is especially tough for ladies as they’re so underrepresented in senior and administration positions. An enormous a part of the Feminine Bartending Scholarship Programme helps girls to progress additional of their profession and supporting them constructing their private model in hospitality.

“After seeing the stunning statistics that solely 5% of females get appointed to the highest job of CEO in hospitality, we created a programme that covers all important components for a profession and development.

This consists of private branding, constructing your personal social media platform, images, creating signature serves and flavour pairings, alongside methods to capitalise in your expertise, with the periods delivered by key hospitality specialists.

The programme has already empowered 18 girls to degree up of their profession, and we’re tremendous excited to welcome eight extra students onto the programme.”

Priyah Shah, a scholar from final 12 months’s programme, commented: “I’d solely ever been on the opposite aspect of the bar, however the alternative to be really artistic with flavours, meet new folks and supply them with a memorable ingesting expertise is what appeals to me about bartending. I made a decision to use for the scholarship as I needed the chance to study from wonderful feminine entrepreneurs and specialists within the trade, particularly championing girls in enterprise the place they continue to be underrepresented.”

Rebecca Fowl, from Fowl on the Bar, a 2022 graduate, added: “I labored in an workplace for 25 years, however I used to be all the time internet hosting events and serving to plan occasions. I liked making cocktails at dwelling and making my very own components, particularly utilizing these which can be native or foraged. Individuals have been all the time telling me that I ought to be doing this as a profession, so at 49, I lastly made the leap!.”

Purposes at the moment are open for the 12-week programme and shut on third Might with the primary scholarship session as a result of begin on Monday nineteenth June at Membership Soda, adopted by a second head to head session at 58 Gin Distillery on tenth July.

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