Shaker SA

Company Information

Contact Person:

Nick Cursi


Shaker Sales


Shaker SA operates three core divisions that all support one another; Training; Consultancy; Events.

Shaker Mission Statements:

Shaker Bar school

'to provide individuals and managers with a solid training foundation and to develop our courses to the changing climates of the industry; to contribute to the growth of professional bartending by educating and inspiring the bartenders of tomorrow.'

'Our mission is to offer the most comprehensive and contemporary bartending, cocktail and flair related courses available worldwide'.

Shaker BarConsultancy

'to provide our clients with an impeccable standard of service by delivering comprehensive bar, training, consultancy, and development packages for the hospitality industry.'

Shaker Events

'to provide our existing and future clients with complete event bar solutions that are unsurpassed in the hospitality industry.'

Shaker People

Shaker Partners

'to forge a network of relationships with leading suppliers and associations to offer our clients a turnkey solution for their business, recognising that the strength of the company's relationships with customers - both existing and potential - is key to a successful future.'

Shaker Employees

'to ensure that our employees have the support and development necessary to provide this service, to adhere to the investors in people standards and to achieve and exceed our income targets through organic growth.'

Nick Cursi (Shaker SA - Chief Taster)

Nick decided to set up Shaker SA after meeting Adam Freeth (UK director) on an export workshop in Birmingham. He already runs a successful corporate experiential training company in the UK called 'Purple Monster' which he set up with Alan Heap and Carol Tallis, Nick was an actor for over 8 years before that. He performed mainly in the theatre but also on Television in commercials and series such as 'The Bill'.

Nick is responsible for the strategy and development of both Purple Monster and now Shaker SA. He is also a director and major shareholder of both 'Sunflowers Nurseries Ltd' which runs a successful chain of children's day nurseries and Edgbaston Properties a residential investment business.

Adam Freeth

Founder and Managing Director of Shaker UK Limited. Adam set up Shaker UK as part of a BA and MSc in Business Management coupled with his bartending exploits throughout Europe. With over a decade of experience throughout the bar industry Adam Freeth has developed Shaker into being one of the authorities on training and bartending. Having tended bar for the rich and famous, Freeth has also appeared on TV as an authority on drinks and appeared in national and trade press. Adam Freeth met Nick Cursi early 2006 in Birmingham and is responsible for bringing the Shaker brand to South Africa.

Freeth has been responsible for training over 2000 bartenders over the past four years and has taken the Shaker brand globally, from Hong Kong to St Lucia. Adam is responsible for the development and strategy of Shaker UK and oversees developments.

Maryna Conradie Cursi

After a lengthy career sorting the finances of dozens of Cape Town businesses, Maryna joined the Shaker team with a raft of experience in accounting. After studying Accountancy in Cape Town and working in Colorado for Oasis Marketing (speacial events for Budweiser and Coca Cola) Maryna was head-hunted from Purcell Accounting where she spent three years, to manage the Shaker office. Being one of the most organised people on the planet, Maryna oversees the administration, finance and marketing at Shaker Cape Town.

Anil Sabharwal (Co-founder)

Anil was pivotal in setting up the Shaker BarSchool and FlairSchool in the UK and has trained more than 2000 budding bartenders since 2001. As a competition bartender he has been a finalist many times including, Winning TGI Fridays Birmingham Flair, Roadhouse World Flair Finalist on several occasions, Northern Flair League Champion (2004) and National Bartenders Challenge (2000), which he won. His flair training has taken him worldwide. He is currently ranked amongst the best flair bartenders on the planet. A real bartenders bartender, you will rarely see anil not working a shift or flairing. Anil oversees all operations in Cape Town.


Physical Address

235 Bree Street



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