Battle of the Baristas: Inside the 2015 U.S. Coffee Championships
Every year, the country's top baristas get to show off their skills at the annual U.S. Coffee Championships. We followed three of the competitors on their journey to snag the coffee industry's highest...
What It Takes to Become the "World's Best Concierge"
Frank Laino, the Executive Concierge at the Stafford London, tells us what it’s really like being a concierge
Barista
A barista (/bəˈristə/ buh-REE-stuh; from the Italian for "bartender") is a person, usually a coffeehouse employee, who prepares and serves espresso-based coffee drinks.
The word barista is an Ita...
Bartender
A bartender (also known as a barkeep, barman, barmaid, or a mixologist) is a person who serves usually alcoholic beverages behind the bar, usually in a licensed establishment. Bartenders also usually ...
Hotelier
Hotelier usually refers to a hotel manager.
Tour guide
A tour guide (U.S.) or a tourist guide (European) provides assistance, information and cultural, historical and contemporary heritage interpretation to people on organized tours and individual clients...
What It Takes to Become the "World's Best Concierge"
Frank Laino, the Executive Concierge at the Stafford London, tells us what it’s really like being a concierge
Front desk
A receptionist is an employee taking an office/administrative support position. The work is usually performed in a waiting area such as a lobby or front office desk of an organization or business. The...
Tony Tarracino
Tony Tarracino (August 10, 1916 – November 1, 2008), commonly called Captain Tony, was an American saloonkeeper, boat captain, politician, gambler, and storyteller in Key West, Florida. He was a well-...
Jean Jacques Vioget
Jean Jacques Vioget (1794–1855), originally from Switzerland, was a surveyor and sea captain, who came to California in 1837. He made the first survey and map of Yerba Buena (which later was named San...
Djurdje S. Ninković
Đurđe "Đura" S. Ninković (1888 - November 1940) was a prominent businessman and hotelier in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, in the 1930s. At that time Belgrade had very few hotels and he was a pione...
Theodore Allen
Theodore Allen, or known simply as The Allen, (fl. 1880–1890) was an American gambler, political organizer, saloon keeper and head of a criminal family in New York City during the mid-to late 19th cen...
Bellhop
A bellhop, also bellboy ( pronunciation ) is a hotel porter, who helps patrons with their luggage while checking in or out. Bellhops often wear a uniform (see bell-boy hat), like certain oth...
John Flammang Schrank
John Flammang Schrank (March 5, 1876 – September 15, 1943) was a resident of New York, best known for his attempt to assassinate former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt on October 14, 1912 in Milwauk...
Lee Klein
Lee Klein (born November 30, 1965) is a poet, curator, essayist and writer on the arts.
Klein is the author of the "World's Biggest Shopping Mall Poem" about the taking over of reality by consumer...
Aggie Grey
Aggie Grey was born in Western Samoa in 1897 and died in 1988. She was a well-known hotellier and founder of Aggie Greys hotel and resort in Apia Western Samoa
Aggie Grey was born Agnes Genevieve...
Concierge
A concierge ([kɔ̃sjɛʁʒ]) is an employee of an apartment building, hotel or office building.
The concierge serves guests of an apartment building, hotel, or office building with duties similar to t...
Alvin McDonald
Alvin Frank McDonald (1873 – December 15, 1893) was an early American caver and tour guide at what became Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, the fourth longest cave system in the world, from 188...
Gwilym Davies (barista)
Gwilym Rhys Davies, (born February 1967) is a British barista.Davies was born in Cheltenham, England, and grew up in Leeds, Yorkshire. Davies took the World Barista Championship crown in Atlanta, USA...
Washroom attendant
A bathroom attendant, restroom attendant, toilet attendant or washroom attendant, is a janitor for a public toilet. They maintain and clean the facilities, ensuring that toilet paper, soap, paper towe...
Night auditor
A "night auditor" is an occupation in a hotel, motel, resort, or other lodging-related establishment. A night auditor is a hotel staff member that primarily works overnight shifts and is responsible f...