"Going above and beyond every step of the way Shaker will deliver you a competitive advantage that will have your customers praising your every move!!"
Nick decided to set up Shaker SA after meeting Adam Freeth (UK director) on an export workshop in Birmingham. He already runs a successful corporate experiential training company in the UK called ‘Purple Monster’ which he set up with Alan Heap and Carol Tallis, Nick was an actor for over 8 years before that. He performed mainly in the theatre but also on Television in commercials and series such as ‘The Bill’.Nick is responsible for the strategy and development of both Purple Monster and now Shaker SA. He also designs and implements management training programs for SHAKER, One very busy man.
Vlad has been in this industry for 14yrs now, managing and consulting at some of the top Bars and Bar Services that Cape Town has to offer. He has managed bars at some of the most exclusive events in Cape Town, allowing him to rub shoulders with various Presidents and Celebrities from Nicholas Cage’s Private and Casting parties to spending an entire day with the legend Patrick Swayze amongst many others. Aside from serving all kinds of celebrities both local and international, Vlad is the senior trainer in Cape Town for Shaker Barschool SA and in recent years, has seen him train well over 1000 students, from the inexperienced person to the most professional of Mixologists
Anil was pivotal in setting up Shaker UK in 2001 and has trained more than 800 bartenders since. As a competition bartender he has been a finalist many times including, Winning TGI Fridays Birmingham Flair, Roadhouse World Flair Finalist, Northern Flair League Champion (2004) and National Bartenders Challenge (2000). His flair in training has taken him worldwide. He is currently holds the title of King of Africa and was ranked number 7 in the world at the International SKYE Vodka Flair Championship. Not a bartender to shy away from mixology placing second in the Santa Fe Bartenders Challenge in 2005 and finished 2nd in the SA Nationals Qualifiers
Pieter has been in the industry for over 14 years bringing a wealth of on and off trade experience to our team. As a professional and competitive Cocktail Flair tender he has won numerous competitions including the SA Rookie Championships, Cape Town Industry Flair Comps. He is one of the top flairtenders in South Africa and rates with some of the top mixologists. Pieter is the co founder of the Cape Flair Society, a charity that helps develop Flair in South Africa and Organises the local industry Bartending Competitions.