The Collective Spirit Competition 2020
And the winner of The Collective Spirit Competition will be…
1. Bottling the essence of Cuba
- Uses local ingredients and supports small producers.
- Adapts the concepts of sustainability, social responsibility, and seasonality.
- Respects and maximizes the use of raw material.
- Developed a production line of bottled cocktails, cordials, and mixers.
2. An academy for bar community
- An academy in Palermo for experienced or novice bartenders that includes migrants and citizens.
- Encourages the bar community to work together to improve and innovate in the industry.
- A working space that interchanges as a café, bar and academy.
3. Healthy meals during shifts
- A wellness project focused on educating the hospitality industry on the importance of healthy eating.
- Plans to cater events like bar shows, and deliver healthy meals to hospitality workers during shifts.
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4. Credit and investments for hospitality workers
- A credit union for hospitality workers.
- All too often, our industry is not taught about saving, especially within tipping culture.
- Will encourage and educate hospitality staff and venue owners to learn about savings, investments, and planning for their future.
5. Teaching to grow their own produce
- Will utilize unused outdoor spaces and convert them into greener spaces for cultivating produce alongside a bars cocktail program.
- By teaching the hospitality community to grow their own produce, gives room for a plethora of new sustainably and locally grown ingredients.
6. Safe guests thanks to a QR code
- An ordering system for bars and restaurants using a QR code.
- Designed to educate the guest about staying safe while enjoying your night out.
- Include maps to safe places, venues and how to alert someone if feeling unsafe.
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7. A bartending agency
- A bartending agency that guarantees professionally trained bartenders for hire for venues and events.
- Provides fair financial security, mental health services and high-level hospitality education for their bartenders.
8. Transforming waste for a better future
- Addresses the problem of highly toxic (due to Bisphenol compound) thermal paper used in command printers.
- Seeks to reduce the risks of these papers to both bartenders and clients.
9. Exchanging recycled products for points
- An online platform where you can exchange recycled products for points that can be redeemed for other recycled products or services.
- These exchanges will begin between cocktail bars, flower and coffee shops, fruit suppliers and alcohol distributors.
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10. On line opportunities for hospitality workers
- A learning and skills management platform designed to create opportunities for hospitality workers in the global gig economy.
- Building a platform to assess, manage and deploy hospitality minded problem solvers.
11. Look for the pin and feel safe
- A pin concept where those who wear the pin are strong pioneers of creating safe environments.
- If a person is feeling uncomfortable in a situation in a hospitality venue, they can search for someone wearing the “Always Here” pin and know that that person will be there to help.
12. Natural cosmetic products
- Aims to offer high quality, natural cosmetics created from waste products in the hospitality industry.
- Using the likes of spent coffee grounds and citrus, these products will aim to rival high-street brands and will be based on both traditions and low-waste production system.
13. Building a recycling community
- Aims to create a community amongst bars and restaurants to sort trash and recycle it into coasters and souvenirs, in collaboration with local companies.
- Also working to raise money from cocktail sales to plant trees in their city.
14. Exchanging knowledge for the future
- A platform for bartenders to exchange knowledge, successes, and failures as they grow their hospitality careers.
- Via his website, a bartender could put together a plan to learn how to reach their goals of opening their own venue.