Pranav developed a thirst for hospitality and bartending knowledge during his industrial training behind the exclusive, elegant bar at the Marriott’s (Mumbai) while he was completing his diploma course in Hotel Management from Rizvi college of hotel management (Mumbai) in the year 2003.
 
As he believed that “If you are not growing, you are stagnating – and the same applies to your knowledge and ideas”, he did another detailed course on bartending under the guidance of Vijay Pal Rawat and Kishore Thapar After having acquired the knowledge and skills in a hands-on results-driven way from the course his first rewarding pay cheque was from one of the most happening night clubs called the ‘ The bed lounge (Mumbai)” where he became famous for his energetic and smooth style of bartending. Soon with his skilled professionalism, personality and poise he was promoted to the designation of ‘Senior Bartender’ Today as one would look back and realize that Pranav has served drinks to scumbags and stars, managed and trained bar teams, worked in great bars and drank in better ones.
 
His working experience at the very reputed lounge bar called ‘wink’ at The Taj President gave him an exposure to master his skills in mixology under the guidance of Mirko Cattini (Bar Manager/ Consultant) With his forte of ‘ bottles up’ he has performed at many events which is basically show tending.
 

Pranav is an award winning bartender at the Bacardi Martini Grand Prix 2006. While representing“The Taj” he was amongst the first 3 winners in the Mixology in the Regional finals and moved on to going to the all India finals where he stood first. Winning was an added incentive for him, the fact that he was competing with the best bartenders meant that he was one of. the best. He was honored the well deserved opportunity as the First Bartender to represent India in the Bacardi Martini Grand Prix which took place in Italy in 2007 where he was amongst the first 10 bartenders in the world competing in the round of mixology.

 
Soon after the competition as a pro bartender he realized that `there was no need for him to ask “are you hiring” as this didn’t exist in his world’ He was offered the job of an Assistant Bar Manager with Cavim Hospitality Services a Dubai based chain of restaurants and since then he started working with them.
 
Pranav joined ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ the school of bartending as a flair bartending instructor in the year 2005 which is owned by Vijay pal Rawat & Kishore Thapar. Being a part time employee with Cocktails and Dreams (Mumbai) he learnt the art of handling events, designing menu’s, training bartenders about mixology and about excelling behind any bar.
 
If you have ever wondered how the bartenders at some of the hot clubs do the cool tricks and moves you have the opportunity to learn all that and more from him.
 
Today Pranav as a senior bar instructor handles most of the events and parties for ‘Bar solutions’ a sister concern of ‘cocktails and dreams’ by putting together a team and handling every client detail and organizing an event / party which is always talked about for a long time and goes deep down the memory lane of our prestigious clients. He is also responsible for client co- ordinations, identifying new business prospects, account acquisitions, flair & mixology sessions for students of ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ & of various reputed hotel management institutes .
 
Pranav has become a key player at ‘Cocktails and Dreams’ team. His dedication, passion and talent make him one of the best in the business. His natural business sense, infectious sense of humour and positive outlook towards learning and teaching make him a perfect fit for his role. With his belief that "Good bartenders concentrate on service skills and drink making techniques. Great Bartenders prepare excellent drinks with a little show and do not. miss a beat in their service”, makes him variously described as the `ambassador of excellence’.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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