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Our Mission

Bar-Ops Management, Consultation & Training Services caters to restaurants and bars looking to improve and add another dimension to their bar program. Our main goal is to improve the overall reputation & offerings, generate traffic flow and increase sales.

We offer a variety of management and consultation services designed to meet the establishments specific needs. 

For more info visit our service page.

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Chris Natale

Founder & President


​Chris Natale started in the bar industry, as a bartender in the 80's. His passion and thirst for bartending propelled him to become one of the most skilled and knowledgeable bartenders in the industry and always aware of the next trend. 

In 1996 Chris founded Absolute Bartending Institute, offering bartending courses catering to novice and experienced bartenders. The training program was created from the ground up to surpass all other bartending schools and to truly prepare students to become qualified bartenders upon graduation. The Institute was rated as one of the best bartending schools in North America for development and reputation.

In 1998 Chris expanded the institute to include one of the first true bar catering companies with a selection of services making Absolute Bar Catering Service unique.

In 1999 Chris again expanded to be one of the first bar consulting companies, which focused on improving bar staff and bar program. 

​Chris Natale has trained and developed over 5000 bartenders, with many rising to the top of the bartending profession. He has also owned and operated various bars in Montreal and has been a General Manager and Beverage Director for many quality establishments which includes some of the top bars, lounges, restaurants and hotels, making Chris a complete bar & beverage professional.

In 2017, he and some of the top Montreal bartenders have gotten together to create the "Montreal Cocktail", which are prominent in many top cocktail establishments and has received many accolades. 

Chris's passion for the business and his philosophy of "Service First, Quality Always" is very evident.​

Again in 2018 Chris Natale opened BAR-OPS Management, Consulting & Training Company, offering vital and beneficial services to restaurants and bars wanting and often needing to improve their bar program.


Arnaud Leduc

Bartender Instructor

With over 8 years experience behind the bar, Arnaud Leduc has worked in several renowned bars in Montreal and has competed and won many cocktail competitions. Currently working at The Four Seasons Montreal, he has attributed his success through his many years of creating cocktail menus, to managing a bar and training and development of bar teams. His passion for his craft has allowed him to create cocktails that push the boundaries of gastronomy as well as drive memorable experiences for his clientele. With his past experience as an ambassador, Arnaud understands the strength and importance behind building a strong brand as well as the value social media plays in this industry. Being able to learn and develop from his experiences, he has played a key role in the success of new businesses as well as continual growth in the bars he has worked with. Having carried different roles throughout his career, he has been able to understand and help develop programs that have elevated these businesses without sacrificing integrity and the essence of this craft. Arnaud Leduc's drive and passion for this industry can be noted by his efficiency and meticulous work that not only drives sales but delivers experiences to each and every customer that is memorable and long lasting. 

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