Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping, “Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I’m the English president!” Be like Ol’ Winnie with today’s Groupon to Riverside Bartending School in Riverside. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get an eight-hour day of bartender training (a $100 value), which can be applied toward the school’s full certification program.
- For $249, you get full bartender certification and a lifetime membership to Riverside Bartending School (a $595 value).<p>
The seasoned instructors at Riverside Bartending School help students perfect over-the-counter techniques to become a certified bartender with a full curriculum of classes. During eight hours of training, budding mixologists can demystify the formulation of popular shooters, or discover how to mix traditional martinis without starting a fire. Students who opt for full bartender certification attend to 80–100 hours of class time required for certification in as little as three weeks or at their own pace.
Guinness and Budweiser beer-pouring programs familiarize future keg operators with inline keg, CO2, and nitrogen keg systems, and a wine seminar acquaints pupils with proper presentation practices and etiquette. An on-site point-of-sale system facilitates order-entry practice, preempting man-versus-machine stand-offs on the job. Post-training, the school’s kindly guidance counselor helps to place students in a drink-slinging job and even keeps skills up to date with refresher courses and a lifetime of resumé advice.