Bartender Training – What Are the Benefits?
If you’re considering a bartender training course, there are many benefits to embarking on this exciting career path. Here are some of the top reasons to become a bartender or advance your skills with expert training. Read More
1. You don’t have to be a pro mixologist
Have you heard mixology classes are only for people with a lot of bar experience? Think again. The best bartender schools will provide courses for both beginners and those who want to advance their existing mixology skills. So whether you’re a bar enthusiast looking to learn a new skill, you want to get a foot in the door, or you’re ready to take the next step up in your bartending career, you can choose the right course for you.
2. The courses are shorter than you think
While bartending is an art you’ll hone and master over time, you won’t have to take months out of your life to complete bartending school. For example, here at The Spirit Lab, we specialise in providing intensive mixology courses. Our International Mixology Course for beginners and junior barman takes place over a week, while our Advanced Mixology qualification is a 3-day course. Taking up a class at bartenders school is one of the quickest and best ways to get the skills you need to take your career forward.
3. It can take you anywhere
Specialist training for bartenders can give you the freedom to work anywhere you want. Places such as luxury 5-star hotels and bars look for the crème de la crème of talent when they hire, so having an official qualification from a reputable course provider on your CV is going to help you stand out from the crowd. Our certifications are recognised globally in over 60 countries, so many of our students even find it opens the door to work abroad and travel the world.
4. Increase your confidence
Knowing the tips and tricks of cocktail mixing is one thing, but feeling confident behind the bar is another. Something which schools for bartending do which many find hard to grasp on the job (when your colleagues are so busy) is how to feel comfortable behind the bar. Thanks to small class sizes and the chance to get real hands-on experience in a working bar, you’ll receive the one to one support you need to feel more at ease with what you’re doing at speed.
5. It’s great for businesses too
As part of a bar consultancy, businesses can use the courses available to train all of their bar staff, setting a high standard for the service offered to customers. It’s something you could implement if taking on new bar staff to get them up to scratch with mixology techniques, giving you greater flexibility knowing you’ll always have talented, efficient bartenders in your business who have been trained by experts. They will give your clientele the best experience possible when visiting your establishment. You could also train your existing staff in the latest techniques to expand what you offer, stay on trend and improve your drinks menus.
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I'm a Beginner
None or few years of experience
in cocktail making
I want to Advance
Improving mixology techniques.
Min 5 years experience in a cocktail bar
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