Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:10 am Post subject: Bartending school
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?
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.
Joined: 30 Sep 2005 Posts: 10 Location: New Jersey, USA
Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:36 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ "The pen is mightier than the sword; but the foot is mightier than the ass!"--me
Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:48 pm Post subject: I agree with Dewhitewolf
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 _________________ Mixology, Bar Evaluations, Bar Menus, Bar Programs and Product Education.
Joined: 03 Dec 2003 Posts: 53 Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Posted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:08 pm Post subject: AS good as you make it
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".
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