Kevin Tam

Kevin Tam
Inventory Auditor & Operations Consultant

Kevin Tam's main objective is simple: help bar owners curb irresponsible liquor usage, and keep the playing field fair between owners and staff. He owns a liquor auditing practice that serves owners of bars, night clubs and restaurants. Along with weekly on-site audits, he provides his night club clients third party verification of paybacks. He also provides remote auditing services and consulting internationally for bar owners who reside outside his home town of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Kevin is an operations consultant with over a decade of experience working directly with bar, restaurant and nightclub owners on all points of the spectrum: from family-owned single bar operations to large companies with locations on an international scale. Kevin works with them all and understands the unique challenges each kind of company faces.

He is the author of a book entitled Night Club Marketing Systems – How to Get Customers for Your Bar. Kevin is also a regular writer for Nightclub & Bar, providing information high-level operators seek to get the extra edge in their marketing, sales and operations.

He continues to write today, providing specialized information directly to nightclub, bar and restaurant owners from his workshops, newsletters and magazine articles. He is also active in the field, operating an inventory auditing practice with Sculpture Hospitality.

Kevin can be reached directly at [email protected].

Stories by Kevin Tam

Boost Your Staff's Morale

As an owner, operator or manager you need to ask yourself what separates employees who throw themselves into supporting your business and brand from those who just do the bare minimum. Oftentimes it comes down to staff morale and how you motivate your employees.

Keep Your Bar Safe

When a bar is mentioned in the news due to incidents of violence, the shuttering of the venue is often not far behind. It may be impossible to eliminate violence completely but you can certainly minimize it with preventative measures.

Get Your Newsletter Read

Newsletters are an incredibly effective way of engaging with your customers and getting them to come into your bar or nightclub...if you include the right content. Here are three types of content you should include in your newsletter.

Promoting to Customer Lists

Once your customer list starts growing, the next step is to strategically promote to your list with quality advertising material that promotes your bar, provides entertainment value, encourages repeat business, and stimulates referrals.

4 Ways to Order Liquor Like a Pro

Any schmuck can put together a liquor order, but a smart bar manager knows the fine line of ordering enough so they never run out of anything, but never unnecessarily purchase too much inventory.

How to Hire a Strong Resident DJ

DJs are the rock stars of modern nightclubs. A DJ is not only the main entertainer of the party, he also plays a crucial role in a club's marketing efforts. But how do you find a good DJ who will help bring patrons to your venue and consistently put on entertaining shows?