Jason Jelicich was born in Wellington, New Zealand, in 1970 and moved to Auckland at the age of three after his parents separated. He started selling newspapers in the city from the age of 10, and by the age of 12, he was working part time in his father’s hospitality businesses. He continued to work for his father while studying languages at Auckland University before moving to Sydney to further his career in hospitality. Jason found a passion for mastery of his craft and quickly gained notoriety as an accomplished bartender and industry trainer.
In 1997, he opened a bartender training school in Sydney and in 2000 published his first book ‘The Modern Bartender’. Over the past 15 years, Jason has travelled the world as a consultant to bars and restaurants. His work has taken him to Istanbul, Oslo, Johannesburg, Miami, San Francisco, New York, LA and Washington DC. The focus of his work is to create healthy environments, where both the staff and customers can connect, celebrate life and be present.
Jason currently lives in Port Macquarie, Australia, with this wife, Jade, and daughter, Elodie. He is also a proud father of three sons who live in Sydney.
For enquiries and questions, please contact Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org.