Though it's a good way to connect with others and a fundamental part of living near train tracks, pouring one’s heart out to strangers is an unsustainable career. Learn a more employable pour with today’s Groupon to BartenderOne, in Toronto and Mississauga.
• For $39, you get a Buena Barista coffee workshop (up to a $99 value).
• For $39, you get a Get Into the Spirit bartending workshop (up to a $99 value).
Accolade-accumulating BartenderOne offers expert guidance and hands-on lessons to help fledgling tipplers and sippers whip up premier potables. Soak up nectar knowledge from professional instructors and try first-hand drink stiffening at a two-and-a-half- to three-hour course situated in real bar environs. The bartending class, Get Into the Spirit, teaches how to invigourate libations with luxurious flourishes. Learn to craft custom cocktails using the major spirit categories: vodka, rum, gin, whiskey, tequila, and Casper. Five cocktails will be whipped up behind a real bar with a spotlight on efficient and accurate service. By the end of the workshop, students will have acquired skills to make them as popular at parties as fondue fountains or seaworthy ice swans.
The Buena Barista workshop, meanwhile, paves the way to brighter mornings and bubblier commutes with a workshop that provides alternatives to hired jug bands and earthquake simulations when waking roommates. Join other coffee comrades and uncover the secrets to the perfect espresso shot and mouth-mesmerizing microfoam. By the end of the workshop, students will have perfected lustrous lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos, americanos, as well as learned recipes for dozens of European coffee delicacies previously available only to those who disguised themselves as Arabica beans and shipped themselves to Europe. For more questions, check out the FAQ page.
Bartender One Corp.
Gavin has been working and teaching behind the bar for almost 20 years, making drinks in 14 countries across 5 continents. His experiences inspired him to design and teach programs for home enthusiasts to create cocktails at their own parties, and to train students to secure professionally and financially rewarding positions in the hospitality industry almost immediately after graduation.
As Bartender One Corp.’s CEO, Gavin and his team of professional mixologists and bar chefs helped design a curriculum based on interviews of bar, lounge, club, and banquet-facility owners. The certification courses still teach students to make a number of trendy and classic cocktails, but they emphasize the kinds of customer-service, cash-handling, and break-dancing skills that employers value. Instructors also train their small groups of students outside of a typical classroom environment, giving attendees experience behind an actual bar as opposed to a staged set. Additionally, Bartender One Corp. gives its graduates a leg up by sending weekly emails with new job opportunities.