Who we are
Bar Flair Services is part of Kaloman Limited
Our services are built on the special talents and passion for flair bartending of our highly experienced lead trainer Dennis Kalogerias. We want to spread the love and learning for this amazing and highly skilled art/sport/vocation!
We shake, rattle and roll with wonderful drinks ingredients to create delicious mocktails and cocktails.
We are a family business – with the fantastic mix of skills and experience of different family members we thought why not bring those together to create a branch to the company that is focused on bringing fun to the lives of young people and adults through both social events as well as employability opportunities and skills development for young people in particular. We have turned the challenges of living between Greece and the UK into an advantage and aim to bring the sunshine and positive vibe of Zante to our UK events and courses.
Dennis Kalogerias –Expert trainer and event facilitator – flair bartending and mixology
Dennis has worked in the bar, club, tourism and hospitality industry in Greece for 17 years, including running one of the largest pre-club bars in Laganas, Zante. Dennis was a former Greek Flair Champion two years running and represented Greece in three IBA World Flair Championships. He has competed in flair competitions all over the world, along with mixology and draft master competitions. He has been a judge in the former Roadhouse World Flair Championships in London and has judged several Hellenic Barmen Association competitions. He has run the Zante Flair Open for the last 6 years. Dennis developed Bar Flair School in Zante to provide unique and specialist cocktail and flair training and experiences on the island for professionals and holidaymakers coming to the Greek Islands. After running X-Isle Party in 2015 he established X-Isle Travel and Events. Dennis is passionate about providing the best holiday and event experience for customers and developing his staff to deliver this. His energy is unstoppable! He also has a UK PTLLS qualification.
Julia Waldman (MBA, MAEd, PGCHE, Dip Comm&YW) – Strategy, Sales and Operations Lead and company director and owner
Julia spent several years living and working abroad in Europe, Israel, Australia and Asia including in the hospitality and bar industry before settling back in the UK. Julia has 30 years of experience working in the UK in a range of front line and leadership roles in the education, public, voluntary and private sectors with children, young people and families – often with those who face a range of challenges to fulfilling their potential. She has extensive experience of organising and delivering training, workshops and events for adults and young people locally, nationally and internationally. She became involved in X-Isle Party in 2015 and Bar Flair Services grew from there. Julia is passionate about the excitement of new places and experiences so creating ideas for our services to provide special and memorable social, recreational, employment and development opportunities for adults young people is a real buzz. She loves connecting ideas and people and is always looking for ways to bring a new edge to an experience. The ‘road less travelled’ comes to mind!
Holly Waldman (BA) –Marketing and Communications Lead and company director
After graduating from the University of Gloucestershire in Broadcast Journalism Holly did seasonal hotel animation, promotions and bar work in Zante. She travelling around Australia, New Zealand and Asia then returned to Greece and studied Modern Greek Language at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as gaining a TEFL qualification. Holly then moved in to organisational, marketing and promotions work for Bar Flair School and X-Isle Party. Involving managing promotion teams to drive sales, developing web-based marketing, graphic design and sales channels for numerous events.
Holly combines her role with Kaloman Ltd. with work with young people in a secondary school. Holly is a great problem solver, a genuine people person and committed to customer care from booking through to participation and is always looking for ways to make our customer journey better.
Bar Flair Services is part of the UK registered private limited company Kaloman Ltd. No: 9429591. Registered address Winchester, UK.