Ananas is an online training and management platform for the hospitality industry.

Sean Finter
Jun 1 • 92 min
In this episode of our ANANAS Podcast we’re talking to Sean Finter, the Founder and CEO of BarMetrix, a company that works with bars and restaurant groups to optimize their profits.
Monica Berg
May 3 • 103 min
In this episode, I have a fellow Norwegian with us; Monica Berg is an internationally acclaimed bar professional and entrepreneur who currently resides in London, where she recently opened her first bar, Tayer + Elementary to much acclaim. She is also a…
Jack McGarry
Apr 23 • 85 min
In this episode, we have Jack McGarry from the Dead Rabbit in NYC joining us. As far as bartending royalty goes, few are as famous or as accomplished as Jack. The winner of the 2013 International Bartender of the Year award, and the co-owner of the Dead…
Raj Nagra
Nov 21, 2019 • 86 min
In this episode we have the one and only Raj Nagra. Raj was recently visiting Sydney for the launch of his Bartender Boxing Organisation during Sydney Bar week and managed to find some time in his hectic schedule to visit us here at Ananas, where we…
Camille Vidal
Nov 6, 2019 • 123 min
In this episode we have the wonderful and inspirational Camille Vidal joining us. Camille, is currently based in the UK, but recently visited Australia as part of the Sydney Bar Week to host a series of La Maison Wellness classes as well as participating…
Sven Almenning
Oct 24, 2019 • 75 min
In this episode, we are turning the tables and asked YOU ask the questions, to host Sven Almenning
Dean Callan
Oct 9, 2019 • 106 min
In this episode we talk to, perhaps the most passionate industry professional that I know: the powerhouse and living industry legend, Dean Callan I have known Dean for a long time and had the pleasure to have him work with us at Behind Bars back in the…
Maurice Terzini
Aug 6, 2019 • 83 min
In this episode, we have Maurice Terzini, a living hospitality legend, style icon and one of the most creative operators I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
Justine Baker Episode
May 23, 2019 • 97 min
In this episode we have the amazing Justine Baker joining us – Justine is the CEO of the Solotel group, which includes iconic venues such as the Opera Bar, The Golden Sheaf, and Kings Cross Hotel to mention just three of the ca 30 venues that form part of…
David Spanton Episode
Apr 10, 2019 • 99 min
In this episode, we have Dave Spanton joining us. Dave is the founder and managing Director of the Spanton Media Group, which includes the Australian Bartender Magazine, Sydney Bar Week and the Australian Bar Awards, to mention just a few of the things he…
Anton Forte Episode
Mar 19, 2019 • 96 min
In this episode we have Anton Forte joining us – Anton is the founder and owner of the infamous Swillhouse group of bars and restaurants which now counts a total of 5 venues in Sydney. Bar nerds are bound to have heard of his first venue, Shady Pines…
Kylie Javier Ashton Episode
Feb 26, 2019 • 114 min
In this episode we have Kylie Javier Ashton joining us. Kylie is the General Manager for Momofuku Seiƍbo in Sydney – one of Australia’s most famous and renowned restaurants – and is also our curator for our Customer Service modules on Ananas. In addition…
Phil Bayly Episode
Feb 12, 2019 • 103 min
In this episode we have Phil Bayly, for those who don’t know, widely considered to be one of the greatest experts on Tequila and Mescal in the world – which is why he’s also the curator for all our Tequila and Mescal training content on Ananas. Phil has…
Simon Ford Episode
Jan 29, 2019 • 85 min
In this episode we have Simon Ford joining us – Simon is the founder and Managing Director of the 86 Co, a boutique spirits company which launched in 2012, and includes amongst other brands the award winning Ford’s Gin. Simon Ford has to be one of the…
Jacob Briars Episode
Jan 16, 2019 • 87 min
In this episode we have Jacob Briars the global advocacy director for Bacardi, and one of the most well liked and highly respected bar professionals in the world. Although originally from NZ, Jacob is currently based out of the U.S, but managed to find…
Paige Aubort Episode
Dec 13, 2018 • 86 min
In this second episode of the Ananas Podcast, Sven Almenning chats to Coleman’s Academy Founder, T.O.T.C. Dame Hall of Fame inductee and Australia’s first woman to take out Bartender of the Year at the Australian Liquor Industry Awards, Paige Aubort.
Tim Philips Episode
Dec 7, 2018 • 74 min
In this very first Ananas Podcast Sven talks with Tim Philips, the multi-award-winning bartender & bar owner. Tim is perhaps the world’s most awarded bartender having won both the titles of U.K & Australian Bartender of the Year, as well as taking home…