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Master Classes & Away Days

We invite you on a unique journey to explore the world of drink and flavour with one of the world's leading bar tenders, Tony Conigliaro, and his award-winning team at the Drink Factory.

Not only do our Master Class and Away Day activities fascinate and inspire, they're also brilliant for having fun with colleagues and clients outside the office environment.

 

cocktail master classes & away days

We invite you on a unique journey to explore the world of drink and flavour with one of the world's leading bar tenders, Tony Conigliaro, and his award-winning team at the Drink Factory.

Not only do our Master Class and Away Day activities fascinate and inspire, they're also brilliant for having fun with colleagues and clients outside the office environment.

We want our guests to have an amazing time exploring the world of flavour, as well as giving them a chance to experiment and get their creative juices flowing. We've therefore designed our activities to be as interactive as possible, with Q&A and conversation encouraged throughout.

We hope you'll join us...

We always tailor our programmes to the specific needs of the client. Below are outlines of particularly popular elements, along with an example of a longer Away Day programme to provide some further inspiration. And if you'd like to find out more, get in touch!

"We had a really great time – exceeded everyone’s expectations. He was brilliant, as were the rest of the team. Everyone really enjoyed themselves, learned a lot, and got happily merry! Would definitely recommend you guys to anyone." - leading London-based Branding Agency
 
 

DRINK FACTORY TOUR WITH TONY CONIGLIARO AND ZOE BURGESS

Legendary bartender Tony Conigliaro and the Drink Factory's Head of Research & Development Zoe Burgess guide guests through the pioneering techniques and processes used in the Drink Factory research kitchen in east London.

Guests discover the science behind how flavour works, and how the Drink Factory team develops new recipes and concepts for its bars.

Throughout, guests are encouraged to sample an array of drinks and ingredients!

 
 

COCKTAIL MASTER CLASS

Guests are invited to one of the Drink Factory's award-winning bars and receive a complimentary drink on arrival.

Tony or one of our senior staff demonstrates how to make an array of classic drinks and Drink Factory creations, explaining the histories and stories behind them. Guests are encouraged to get stuck in making the drinks themselves, and to taste the results...

We can also run our Master Classes on site at your event.

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CREATIVE CHALLENGE

Guests are divided into teams and challenged to come up with their own spin on a classic cocktail, putting into practice what they've learned about flavour and presentation in the Master Class.

Tony, or our Head of R&D Zoe Burgess, provides feedback throughout and judges the winner!

 
 

EXAMPLE AWAY DAY PROGRAMME

1. Drink Factory Tour with Tony Conigliaro (c. 1 hour)

2. Car transfers to Untitled, Dalston.

3. Cocktail Master Class (c. 1 hour)

4. Creative challenge (c. 1 hour)

5. Guests are given a copy of Tony's award-winning book, Drinks (Ebury Press, 2012), as a gift to take home.

Total time: 3-4 hours, including car transfers.

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