Biographical Fact Sheet
Scott Young is founder, president and head instructor of www.extremebartending.com . BAR SMART - The Performance Bartending Company, Inc. which was incorporated in British Columbia, Canada in January 1994.
He travels nationally and internationally teaching staff training seminars, appearing at trade fairs, giving demonstrations and organizing/hosting bartending competitions.
A performance/flair bartender since 1991, Scott has worked in night -clubs from HOT RODS in Honolulu to the ROXY in Vancouver and has personally served somewhere between 700,000 and 800,000 drinks.
As creator of the EXTREME BARTENDING™ concept and method, Scott has produced & directed the first level Working Flair Starter Series ( 5 videos with over 7 1/2 hours of step by step & slow motion instruction) which were released for distribution in November 1998. Now on DVD. At that time, he also released a two-hour COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO. This training series was rated by Nightclub & Bar Magazine as "easily the most complete program available." and is widely acknowledged as having trained more bartenders in the art & business tool of flair bartending than any other source.
In November 2000 Scott's new 9 volume video series, Now on DVD, the SEMINAR COLLECTION - Promoting Excellence in the Hospitality Industry, was released for distribution.
In 2003 Scott released the follow up 2nd and 3rd level flair bartending training series the Competition Flair Bartender Series and the Teamwork/Tandem Flair Bartender Series. The How To Be The Life Of The Party DVD came out this year as well Available in DVD and Video ( NTSC & PAL formats ) these DVD's & videos are currently selling worldwide (more than 80 countries) via his company web site www.extremebartending.com.
Scott has written a comprehensive yet entertaining book, EXTREME BARTENDING™ - SERVE IT WITH STYLE! Which is pending publication.
The FBA (Flair Bartenders Association), an international non-profit organization with representatives in over 50 countries, recognized Scott for having the most impact internationally as a trainer. He was presented with an award at the recent LEGENDS OF WORLD BARTENDING CHAMPIONSHIPS in Las Vegas, U.S.A.
Scott is a popular speaker at international events such as the NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE TRADE SHOW in Las Vegas, U.S.A. and the BAR & BEVERAGE MAGAZINE CONFERENCE & EXPO in Toronto, Canada. · He is a popular motivational speaker at high schools.
Scott often serves as a judge at international competitions such as the QUEST FOR THE BEST BARTENDER IN THE WORLD and the LEGENDS OF BARTENDING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. He represented Canada as a judge at the INTERNATIONAL BARTENDING ASSOCIATION COMPETITION in Singapore. (November, 2000)
Scott was selected to represent Canada in the Havana Club Rum INTERNATIONAL BARTENDING COMPETITION in Havana, Cuba in November 1998.
As a founding member of ABSOLUTE TEAM CANADA, he performed at the INTERNATIONAL BARTENDERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION in Toronto, Canada in 1992.
He was a B.C. representative on the TOURISM STANDARDS CONSORTIUM BOARD OF WESTERN CANADA ( P.R.I.T.) and helped draft the BARTENDERS PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS GUIDE FOR CANADA.
Scott Young and the Extreme Bartending team have been featured in over 400 media interviews; TV, magazine, newspapers, and radio throughout the world.
Scott and the Extreme Bartending team have performed at the
Scott occasionally writes articles for magazines such as BAR & BEVERAGE BUSINESS MAGAZINE, THE PUBLICAN, and NIGHTCLUB & BAR MAGAZINE.
He has modeled internationally for such companies as J.CREW, LEVI'S, HANG TEN & ST. CHRISTOPHER'S in Korea, Taiwan, Hawaii & Canada. Scott currently spends his time surfing and golfing, whenever he gets the chance.