Picking the Best Bartending School for Your Needs
Not every Bartending School is the same. There is a wide variance of services offered between each facility. It’s important that you carefully select a Bartending School that is going to get you where you want to be going. It’s not just about learning how to mix a Kamikazi or a Sazerac so at Spirit Lab London we teach the base concepts of mixology as well as making sure you’re bang up to date with the latest cocktail recipe’s. Read More
As with many things, knowing the ingredients is just a part of it. Being able to skilfully mix a drink correctly so that it turns out perfectly is another. Our bartending school is a perfect place to start your journey towards being the Rock Star Bartender of your dreams. The courses offered at Spirit Lab London Bartending School stand out from many of the other Bartending Schools as in your time with us you will gain a WSET Worldwide Recognised Diploma & Professional UK Certification which is familiar worldwide throughout the industry to show that you are a skilled mixologist cocktail maker.
Please read on below to find out more about our fantastic Bartending School.
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For students with none or just a few years of experience in cocktail making.
Improving Mixology Techniques for students with a minimum of 5 years experience in a cocktail bar.
Why You Need a Bartending Course
We are seeing an ever increasing number of new students starting our specialised mixology courses so we’d like to help you understand the difference in experience that you’ll have at our world bartender courses and why we’ve won awards and are regarded as one of the best. If you’re currently considering the myriad of options and are struggling to understand much of the differences between the courses offered by various schools then this is the article for you. We’d like to explain what our bartending courses offer that will help you to get the top bar roles in the best venues that you seek.
Bartending is Fun & Sociable
Our new students come from a wide range of backgrounds but many of them are seeking a job that will make them a solid reliable wage while they are able to be themselves and have a lot of fun. Many of our students are studying at university and want to elevate themselves into the top roles that will fit around their studies at university. Other students have jumped out of repetitive dead-end jobs and are aiming to earn better money while having much more fun. Our courses have seen all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds, all them of them searching for something new and different. We’ve helped many of them to go out and chase down their dreams with many of them now in the positions that they sought after.
This is What You’ve Been Looking For
Too many people struggle through their working day without any passion for what they do. The days can start to feel very long when your role is unfulfilling. Perhaps your regular days are causing you new stress through time management or perhaps all your commitments are during the day. Maybe you’re tired of painting or polishing, of fetching or ironing, and spend too much of your day wishing you were somewhere else. Somewhere that excites you. Some place you belong. Perhaps, if this is you, considering bartending as a great way to make the money you need while having the new excitement you crave.
But how do you get into those top paying jobs? What can make you stand out above the rest?
Bartending Schools are Not all Equal
There are many courses available out there but they are not all the same. While they may run you through a few fancy cocktails such as the Batida or the Ramos Gin Fizz, at Spirit Lab London, what differentiates us, is how we teach the base concepts of mixology along with equipping you with the expert cocktail making knowledge you’ll need to elevate yourself amongst bartenders. You are not only going to learn a bunch of new recipes from us, we’ll teach you the special methodology behind how to make those drinks perfectly. For example, a Mojito will turn out bitter if you mistreat the leaves. At Spirit Lab London you will learn the tips & secrets that make cocktails turn out perfectly as though you were making them with some kind of magic. At our facility, you will gain a genuine WSET Worldwide Recognised Diploma & Professional UK Certification which is known globally throughout the industry to show that you are a highly skilled mixologist & cocktail maker.
Our Courses are Hard Work but a Lot of Fun
Our past students have all told us what a fun and exciting time they had during our courses. While the classes are a lot of hard work and provide an interesting yet intense learning experience our students really have much fun during classes. Learning anything worthwhile will obviously take an amount of effort and the level to which we teach mixology to is no different. It’s unlike any learning environment you’ll have been in previously and thus the nature of the teaching fits the environment. Many students make new friends during their time with us and often stay in contact with them, and us, after the course finishes. Central London, where our United Kingdom bar school facility is, is the perfect point to start a world city adventure and many of our students use the central location as a launchpad after class for a night out.
Real Bartending Experience
While many new bartending schools are set in a sterile class environment we give you real experience in our very real cocktail bar right in the heart of London, United Kingdom. Our fully functional bar is open to the public where you will get to practice the new skills learned on our course with real customers. There’s only so much that we can teach in theory and we want you to leave feeling comfortable behind the bar, like you belong there. That it is your home. Spirit Lab London staff will of course be on hand to support you all the way but the cocktail bar experience will give you a feeling of what it is to amaze someone with your mixology confidence and knowledge. We will also help you understand how best to conduct yourself while allowing your personality to show through, both in how you are as a bartender and also in how you mix your drinks. We want to help you grow as a bartender, helping you to jump out from the other applicants at any top bar role.
WSET Professional UK Certification Recognised Worldwide
You may get a printed certificate from many of the bar courses out there but with Spirit Lab London you will gain a genuine WSET Professional UK Certification that is recognised worldwide, not just in the United Kingdom. It is not just a piece of paper but is a certificate that is acknowledged throughout the bars and venues right across industry throughout the world. When you pick the world class facility you want to go to make sure that the qualification you’ll get at the end is going to be valid for the types of roles you will want to be applying for. We’ll help you get the top bartender roles you seek in the United Kingdom and beyond. Spirit Lab London have won awards for our course so you can be sure that you are in capable hands with our course leaders.
Skills Will Get You Halfway. Your Personality Will Do the Rest.
It’s not only about mixing drinks. If you watch and learn from the bartenders in the world’s top venues, they have something else. They have charisma, charm and have their bar skill set dialled so it is second nature. All that they do seems so effortless, and it is, if you know how to allow your personality to flow. The reason that the people holding top positions got there is a mixture of skill, experience and personality. The most skilled bartender with the worst personality is not going to provide a brilliant service for anyone. Getting the balance of being able to stun and surprise people with your skill as a mixologist and charm and amaze them with your personality takes a lot of practice but the people who perfect it are out there earning a brilliant salary with tips flooding in. It is far beyond simply committing cocktail recipes to memory and into the realm of mixology artistry. We’ll show you the best ways to handle yourself behind the bar as you take time mixing drinks.
Here are 8 Simple Bar CV Tips
Bar work is such a massive subject with so many niches and variants it would be impossible to teach it all in one course. Great bartenders never stop learning and improving. We aim to get you on the road to being the Rock Star Bartender you’d always dreamed of. To help get you there here’s 8 tips for your bartender CV.
You maybe a novelist in the making but this is not the time. Think through what is important.
You do not need to put this in chronological order. Put your best stuff at the top.
Listing your skill set up high can be the best way to show off what you’re capable of, more so than just listing your last role.
If it’s not relevant to gaining an interview then it’s just not relevant.
If you’ve done something great then shout it out! Make sure your achievements are known. Don’t understate them.
Check your work.
It sounds obvious but many CV’s are not proofread. Make sure yours isn’t one of them.
Spend a short time on Google finding out about the company and include this knowledge in a cover letter showing your interest.
It’s best not to have one on your interview.
Our Bartender Course Wins Awards
Our tutors and students work closely together during our bartender course. We are more than happy to have a chat about your educational needs and the plan you have for your future so please do not hesitate to contact us about our world class courses or any aspect of the experience you’ll have at ouraward winning bartending school..
Working with leading provider in the industry
WSET: The world's leading provider of Wine and Spirit education and It's the must qualification for professionals in the wine & spirit trade as well as for non-professional connoisseurs.
People FIRST / HOSPITALITY GUILD – It unites training providers and guarantees their quality. It aims to support all our students' at every stage of their career with opportunities in hospitality and tourism.
UK Best Bartending School 2018 - 2019
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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” Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to attend the course. I found it beyond expectations in every aspect of both theory and practice. The course was expertly delivered, your enthusiasm, knowledge and passion was exemplary and allowed the week to flow faultlessly. ”
” Course was great and I will definitely come back to attend the advance part ”
” I just wanted to personally thank you for the opportunity to take the 1-week course I learnt so much that it made such an improvement to my knowledge and skills of cocktail making. THANKS, SPIRIT LAB! ”
” In only one week, I learned a lot of information regarding mixology and spirits.
The theoretical part in the morning and the practical part in the evening were very interesting and helpful. ”
” Great tutor and fantastic amenities! I have learned so much and it’s a course i’ll definitely recommend! 10 out of 10 for me! ”
” Gets you ready for a career behind the bar in 1 week! Thank u ”
I am happy to say that when you are excellent it is harder to say they’re great! I learnt so much and I was super impressed with how much knowledge they gave in just 1 week.My experience has been amazing and I got a great job right after it. Thanks, Manny and Spirit Lab!
I would recommend The Spirit Lab to any of my friends.Your Knowledge is superb, the service has been very pro-active, prompt and TOP- class!The experience was fantastic, the product knowledge given has been very sharp and your prices are keen. EXCELLENT VALUE and after the course all you have to do is to keep it up!