40hr Ultimate Bartending Course
The course instructs actual techniques and experiences every bartender must know by allotting enough time on cocktail preparation, wine knowledge and service, and the essential customer service practices to make you knowledgeable. Our students are taught by true industry leaders who currently work as trainers, bartenders and bar consultants throughout the hospitality industry.
The course runs for two weeks and is held in a nightclub cocktail bar, located in the heart of Downtown Hollywood. Classes run for approximately 5 hours daily, Monday through Thursday, from either 9:30-2:30pm or 5:30-10:30pm. We also have the weekend course available. Weekend course schedule runs approximately eight hours a day, Saturdays and Sundays for 2½ weekends. Please note that the course is taught in English, however all instructors are multilingual. A reasonable spoken and written knowledge of English is required.
The emphasis of the course is to get you behind the bar, making drinks 200+, while having a fun and worthwhile experience. This is the best way to gain confidence and feel comfortable behind a bar. We go slowly and only accept up to 12 students per class.This ensures us that the bartender instructor can teach students to learn what is needed to truly learn how to tend bar. This ensures you of getting the proper knowledge enough to tend bar with us anywhere, anytime.
Just a peek of what we cover -
INTRODUCTIONS, BAR SETUP, AND EQUIPMENT: Our students will be introduced to the bar and the equipment they will be using in the field. Overview & Opening of proper bar setup, including bartender’s stations, full back bars, glassware, tools & equipment.
SPIRITS, MAXIMIZING PROFITS:Our students will learn the differences and classifications between all spirits. They will learn history, origins, and common brands.
SPIRITS & BRANDYS, POURING & MEASUREMENTS: Our students will continue to expand their knowledge of spirits. POURING & MEASUREMENTS- Students will learn how to maximize bar profits by using effective pouring strategies.
LIQUEURS: Our students will continue to expand their knowledge of spirits. They will learn all the various types of liqueurs as well as the flavors associated with each brand including the history, origins and the differences between generics & proprietarys.
PREPARING GARNISHES & COCKTAIL ADDITIVES: Our students will learn the preparation for basic to advanced garnishing techniques for yesterday’s traditional cocktails to today’s most popular trendy libations. They will also come to understand herbs, bitters and syrups often used to prepare and enhance taste and presentation.
BAR SET UP, MIXOLOGY & LAB TIME : Students will gain hands on practice on setting up a full scale bar, preparing traditional & trendy cocktails including Highball Drinks, Rocks Drinks, & Martinis.
BAR SET UP BAR SETUP, MIXOLOGY & LAB TIME: Students will gain hands on practice on setting up a full scale bar, preparing the industry’s most popular Shots & Shooters, Sours, Cream Drinks, Tropical & Frozen Drinks. Hands on practice of all drinks learned.
HOW TO MAXIMIZE & INCREASE YOUR TIPS: Learn how to select the most rewarding work venues to maximize income while working. Learn to incorporate industry trade secrets that can catapult you earning power. Customer service Procedures: Cash handling procedures & customer sequence of service & procedures.
WINE SEMINAR: Our students will be acquainted with the definitions, Processes involved in making all the types of wines, and general information pertaining to the industry. Included will be shown proper white glove wine service. Mixology & lab - wine & coffee drinks
PREPARING JUICES : Our students will learn the preparation of different Juices and mixes
SPEED BARTENDING: HOW TO SURVIVE THE SERVICE BAR: Students will learn and practice the art of speed bartending. They will obtain the skills and confidence to keep pace with any high volume establishment.
BASIC BAR MANAGEMENT : Our students will be given a clearly defined comprehensive look for making a profit for the success of any bar operation as well as the do’s and don’ts of bartending and how to be most profitable in their time behind the bar.
LAB MIXOLOGY AND BARTENDING: Our students will have been taught 183 drink recipes and will be given ample opportunity during lab time to work behind the bar to practice the recipes and techniques so that they become second nature.
SERVING THE CUSTOMER & ALCOHOL AWARENESS: Our students will learn the dos and don’ts of dealing with their patrons. They will learn how to handle customer problems and the legalities that apply to the Bartending Profession will also be covered. They will also learn how to serve customers responsibly.
REVIEW: Our students will do a full cram session review to prepare for examination.
TESTING: Three part exam which consists of a written exam, pouring, and a practical hands. Students will be allowed a maximum total of three hours to finish all three parts.