The Industry
A Discussion with People Who Have Made A Career of Working In The Service Industry.
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E136 Matt Hassen

Bartending As An Escape From Adversity

Matt Hassen joins us on our latest episode from Kelowna, British Columbia. Matt has had over a 20 year career in the industry. Originally getting a start as a bar back, Matt quickly moved on to bartending, managing and currently as a head bartender. Matt has successfully worked his way up to being one of the top 10 bartenders in Canada through Diageo World Class. Matt is also a recipient of a kidney transplant 5 years ago after living with kidney disease for over a decade. Matt discusses how overcoming his health issues have helped him to focus on his career. Currently, Matt is working as the Head Bartender at Skinny Duke’s Glorious Emporium in Kelowna and you can find him on Instagram @matt.tender.






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