Like baking a cake, mixing a drink requires precise measurements and the restraint to not ingest so many ingredients that you ruin your own birthday party. Become a power-mixer with this Groupon.
$299 for a Two-Week Bartending-Certification Course ($599 Value)
During the two-week course, professional instructors impart wine and beer appreciation and product knowledge to help aspiring bartenders increase sales and tips. Students learn the art of crafting cocktails based on a variety of liquors before evaluation and certification. Fine Art Bartending School also helps with job searches, offering employment counseling Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fine Art Bartending School
Equipped with an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and service regulations, the experienced instructors at Fine Art Bartending School lead their students toward mixology mastery or job placement in the bartending industry during intensive eight-day courses. While many schools focus solely on the craft, Fine Art's instructors also hone customer service skills, teaching students tip-enhancing approaches and how to graciously deflect customer's attempts at Bryan Adams sing-alongs. Students can opt for a training course on the widely used Squirrel point-of-sale (POS) system, held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., for $65 plus HST. They also hold individual classes targeted at everyday drinkers, divulging industry-style instructions for blending specific drinks, performing difficult mixes, or pouring the perfect beer.