Dublin Bar Academy's new home at North King Street in Dublin was launched last week following an €85,000 investment, with directors Richard Linden and Ronan Rogerson on hand to cut the red ribbon.
A crowd of 200 guests from the hotel, hospitality and licensed trade sector were present at the event.
Established in 2012, the Dublin Bar Academy runs professional training courses for bartenders as well as workshops for corporate and private clients in cocktail making, wine and whiskey tasting and craft beer. It now operates the franchise for the European Bartender School (EBS) programme in Ireland.
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Swedish born Richard Linden has been working in the hospitality industry in Ireland and abroad for over 15 years and his five star hotel experience includes the Park Hotel in Kenmare, the Cliff House hotel in Waterford and the Chewton Glen Hotel in England.
Linden said: "The investment in the new premises means that the Academy is now one of the most advanced training centres in the world. We have a lot of students coming to us from abroad, over 1,200 people attended our full-time and part-time courses last year and we’re aiming for 2,000 this year. Already bookings are double what they were 12 months ago."