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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:10 am
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I am thinking about going to bartending school and I see that you can go to school or you can through it online and and home. Which is the best way and if I were to do it at home compared to at a school would that be looked at differently on my resume?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:55 pm
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To be honest, it's a pretty even split between a bartending school certificate being recognized as valid by the people responsible for hiring bartenders. An online bartending school will be even less recognized. Bartending is a hands-on profession, and even though there are some aspects that can be learned via books or online content (such as memorizing recipes, and basic liquor information) there's much that can only be learned hands-on.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:36 pm
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Try going to a bar that gets busy, and ask yourself if you could do what the bartender is doing all night simply by taking an online course. Then try asking yourself if you would want a surgeon who only learned surgical procedures using an online course with no hands on training.

Bartending school will give you some hands on experience, but an online course will not. Virtual reality is not your friend when it comes to the bartending profession.

Go to various bars in your area and ask the bartenders how they got their jobs (whether they went to school or trained only on the job), and if you get to meet the owners/managers, ask them what qualifications they look for in applicants for bar positions. Doing that will help you eliminate the guesswork of landing yourself a bartending position.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:48 pm
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Well put I love hearing all these ignorant people try and say don't go to a bartending school waste of time. Worth every bit of the time you put into it go as hard as you can and be a sponge I have been doing Bar Evaluations for 7 years and have been Bartending much longer and its embarrassing what these bartenders don't know.
Or you could just walk into a bar and say "Hey Bar owner I would love to come waste all of your alcohol trying to figure some of this out or go to a controlled environment like a Bartending School and Learn behind closed doors not embarrassing yourself in front of customers lol
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:08 pm
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Hi Everyone,
Great points by EagleRARE17 & dewhitewolf. It is frustrating, being a trainer and hearing many people basically say " learning doesn't matter". That may be an oversimplification but
A) It just isn't true. Knowledge of any kind can only help you as long as you don't have a "know it all attitude".

I just blogged about some of this on my new site & blog.
Check it out here...
Is Bartender Training That Important? Iíve Heard Lotís Of Bartenders Donít Have Much Or Any Training.
http://www.thebartendingmasters.com/blog/2013/12/13/is-bartender-training-that-important-ive-heard-lots-of-bartenders-dont-have-much-or-any-training

Don't listen to the naysayers, learn as much as you can.
Good luck to all of you Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:53 pm
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The Bartending school is a variety of classes that will teach you important skills that you will need to bartend. From becoming a Certified Mixologist to just honing your bartending skills at home that fits your needs.
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