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5 Courses To Become The Best Bartender In The World

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The Top 5 Bartending Courses In The World

Being a bartender is no longer diminished with the association of being a ‘side-gig’ or ‘unskilled’ last resort of a job. Bartending is a respected profession with multiple skill focuses and business opportunities

As a result, bartenders are now looking to refine skills in multiple streams in order to both hone and expand their skill set, as well as broaden opportunities for business ventures.

We have picked out the top 5 bartending courses and certifications in the world; what they’re about and what their USP is. If you are looking to become one of the best bartenders in the world, we recommend you apply to one or ideally more of the below programmes.

 

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1. Drink Factory

London, England. This program is extremely exclusive and candidates have to apply through a written application interview to be considered for the opportunity.

Lucky candidates get to work with the award-winning team and leaders in Food and Drink Science at 69 Colebrook Row, as well as getting the opportunity to work a Guest Shift with the team.

Here is an opportunity to take a look into the inner workings of concept development, preparation using the highest tech lab equipment and access to ingredients, recipes, and infrastructure that most bartenders dream about!

Who is this course for: Advanced bartenders and bar owners

For more information, contact The Drink Factory here

 

2. BAR 5-Day Program

Beverage Alcohol Resource is the ‘World’s Most Comprehensive Distilled Spirits &
Mixology Program’ and runs annually in New York City. It is dubbed as the most
prestigious spirit and mixology program in the world and was founded by industry leaders:

Dale DeGroff, Doug Frost, Steve Olson, F. Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour, and David Wondrich. This program consists of both theoretical modules with daily tests, as well as
practical tests.

It’s definitely not for sissies as the pre requisite for entry is Barsmarts.com,
and the course is both mentally and physically challenging as it consists of 12 hour days
(excluding studying for the daily tests), tasting 165 spirits over 5 days.

Who is this course for: Advanced bartenders

Cost of the program: $5000
For more information, contact them here.

 

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3. Barmetrix

Barmetrix is a “hospitality services and coaching business” and is a great solution to address the business aspect of your bar.

In a volatile industry, this is a useful service to make use of. Barmetrix solutions include pricing strategies; a competitive pricing analysis; bartender evaluations and outsourced liquor inventory control to name but a few.

They are based all over the globe, with 17 offices, so you be able to find an office in your city make use of this life changing service and training.

Who is this course for: Whether you’re a bar owner looking to improve or even save
your business; or if you’re an eager bartender looking to improve your operational
skills and build your knowledge towards running a successful bar eventually.

Cost of the service: You’ll need to get a quote based on your business and requirements.

For more information, contact them here.

 

wset logo4. WSET

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is a production orientated programme with 9 qualification levels across wines, spirits, and sake.

Getting your WSET qualifications is a useful attribute to both your CV and practical experience as it will give you the ability to have practical experience behind the theoretical training, like tasting, nosing and viewing hundreds of different products.

What’s great is that the qualifications are internationally recognised – so you’ll be able to use them wherever the road may take you and will definitely make you stand out amongst your fellow applicants in job interviews.

You can complete the qualifications online, however, you will need to complete the
examination at one of the 60 examination centres worldwide.

Once you have qualified, you can then work towards expanding your career further in
becoming a WSET course provider (you’ll need to make sure you tick all the boxes of
requirements of course).

Who is this course for: Both professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their
knowledge across wine, spirits, and sake.

Cost of the programmes: Level 1 starts at around $200

For more information, contact them here.

 

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5. CAP

The Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP) is a fantastic 5-day mentorship programme. The programme is conducted at Tales Of The Cocktail (TOTC) in New Orleans once a year.

This programme efficiently teaches and equips bartenders to create and manage quality drinks for the masses at high-volume events, while learning alongside some of the industry greats.

It is an exclusive programme and effectively requires a ‘not what you know but who you know’ shot at entry.

This prestige programme will envelop you into the wonderful CAP family for life and will give you memories and skills that will accompany you through your career (and life).

There are 4 levels of CAP apprentices (white, gray, red and black coats) which are
selected based on skill, experience, and completion of the level beneath.

Who is this course for: Both professionals and enthusiasts looking to expand their
knowledge across wine, spirits and sake.

Cost of the programme: The programme itself doesn’t cost anything, but you will need to cover your flight expenses and some spending money for the week (when you get some
off time to attend a party.) Your accommodation will be included and you can even apply
for their reimbursement program to assist in covering your expenses.

For more information, contact them here.

If you need more advice, get in touch with us and we’ll happily advise.

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We have picked out the top 5 bartending courses and certifications in the world; what they’re about and their USP. Find out how to become the best here.
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