What Do Bartenders Do Anyway ?
What A Bartenders Job is :
Bartenders fill drink orders either taken directly from patrons at the bar or through waiters and waitresses who place drink orders for dining room customers. Bartenders check identification of customers seated at the bar, to ensure they meet the minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcohol and tobacco products. They prepare mixed drinks, serve bottled or draught beer, and pour wine or other beverages. Bartenders must know a wide range of drink recipes and be able to mix drinks accurately, quickly, and without waste. Besides mixing and serving drinks, bartenders stock and prepare garnishes for drinks; maintain an adequate supply of ice, glasses, and other bar supplies; and keep the bar area clean for customers. They also may collect payment, operate the cash register, wash glassware and utensils, and serve food to customers seated at the bar. Bartenders usually are responsible for ordering and maintaining an inventory of liquor, mixes, and other bar supplies.
The majority of bartenders directly serve and interact with patrons. Bartenders should be friendly and enjoy talking with customers. Bartenders at service bars, on the other hand, have less contact with customers. They work in small bars often located off the kitchen in restaurants, hotels, and clubs where only waiters and waitresses place drink orders. Some establishments, especially larger, higher volume ones, use equipment that automatically measures, pours and mixes drinks at the push of a button. Bartenders who use this equipment, however, still must work quickly to handle a large volume of drink orders and be familiar with the ingredients for special drink requests. Much of a bartender’s work still must be done by hand to fill each individual order.
List Of North American Bartending Schools:
- AAA Bartender School - A bartending trade school in Chicago, Illinois. Provides professional bartending training and job placement assistance.
- AAA Bartending Schools - Operates bartending schools in California, Nevada and Florida. Professional bartending training in two weeks. Offers bartending job placement assistance.
- ABC Bartending Schools - Provides professional training and job placement in bars, hotels, clubs, sports bars and restaurants.
- Allstar Bartending --Allstar Bartenders Training one of the largest Bartender Training establishments in New York with locations in Suffolk County Long Island & Queens New York with Bartender staffing and Bartender Job Placement Assistance program affiliations throughout the United States.
- American Bartender School - Professional bartender training offered in many locations nationwide (US). The site also offers an online bartending guide and drink recipes.
- American Professional Bartending Schools - Professional bartending training in two weeks. Flexible training schedules and bartending job placement assistance.
- Australian School of Bartending - Offers short skills courses in bar and waiter training and responsible serving of alcohol classes to increase job opportunities.
- BarCareers - Bartender training and certification.
- Bartending 101 - Bartending school with locations in northern and central New Jersey. Site features school photos, schedule and tuition pricing details.
- Bartending Academy - Arizona's oldest state certified bartending school with 3 locations. Day and evening classes and job placement assistance.
- The Bartending College LLC - Hands-on professional bartending training school. Classes, course catalog, job placement, and testimonials.
- Bartending College Schools - Teaches professional bartending skills across the United States. Bartending job placement assistance in Colorado, North Carolina, Nebraska, California and Washington.
- Bartending In One Day - Learn the skills needed to become a professional bartender or an accopmlished amateur in as little as one day.
- Bartending Institute of New York - Bartender training academy located on Long Island, New York. Online job placement available.
- Bartending School Of Ontario - Complete one-month bartender training for the hospitality industry or for home bartending; taught by experienced professionals.
- Bartending School Online - State certified,licensed vocational course through an Instant Access or CD-ROM home study.
- Boston Bartending School - A nationally franchised bartenders school that's licensed by the State of New Hampshire Postsecondary Education Commission and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education
- Ebartendingschool.com - An online self-improvement program in bartending designed to teach you all the skills needed to become a professional bartender for a fraction of the cost of attending traditional bartending schools.
- Flair Bartending Training and Accessories - Flair bartending training classes and videos, bartending gear and clothes, Pinnacle of Bartending Competition, and bartending news.
- Learn 2 Serve - Offers alcohol seller/server training certification online in various US states.
- Learn Bartending Online - An online bartending school designed to teach and test you on all the basics of bartending.
- Maryland Bartending -- - Founded in 1980, they are the oldest Bartending School in Maryland. Their real world, hands-on-training will give you the skills needed to start Bartending right away.
- Main Line Center for Bartending - State licensed bartending school located in the Philadelphia Metro area. Bartender training in one or two weeks. Offers job placement assistance.
- Mix Masters Michigan School of Bartending - Offers professional bartending training in the Detroit, Michigan area. Provides job placement assistance. Website offers additional nationwide locations and an on-line information request form.
- National Bartenders School - Learn to become a certified bartender in just 2 weeks. Hands on training and a state of the art bar & nightclub facility. Nation-wide lifetime job placement assistance and online hiring. Bottle flipping classes available. Payment plans & financing.
- National Bartending Institute - Provides bartending training in Atlanta, Georgia. Job placement assistance is also provided.
- New York Bartending School - Offers training in a real-bar setting. Includes curriculum overview, reviews, and job information.
- Online Bartending Institute - Master the art of bartending, learn new drinks and stop by the after hours chat room.
- Philadelphia School of Bartending - A bartending school in Center City Philadelphia. Affiliated with the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Pro Bar School of Bartending - Courses in all aspects of bartending including the Smart Serve Certificate.
- Professional Bartenders School of NE - Bartending school in Boston. Licensed by Massachusetts Department of Education. Offers job placement assistance.
- Professional Bartending School - Learn bartending in only 40 hours. Located in Knoxville, TN.
- Professional Bartending School Arlington VA - Provides hands-on bartending training and active job placement assistance. 35 years experience in the Washington DC metropolitan region.
- San Francisco School of Bartending - Offers license and certificate courses for bartender careers and jobs.
- Shaker Bartending UK - UK-based training and bar consultants. Offers cocktail/flair courses.
- Texas Bartending Schools - A bartending school with more than 15 years experience operating bartending schools in Texas. Job Placement assistance and TABC certification.
- TIPS - Training for Intervention Procedures. Offers programs for training people to responsibly serve, sell and consume alcohol.
- The Ultimate Bartender Network - Bartender community featuring recipes, links, forums, and shopping.
- The Academy of Professional Bartending --The Academy of Professional Bartending School, located in Westchester County New York, was established by bartenders for bartenders. The school, licensed by the New York State Education Dept., is one of the few bartender training schools offering an affordable alternative into the "real world" of bartending.
- University Bartending - Learn to bartend, with classes on Northeastern campuses.
- Vancouver Bartending School - Established in 1986, this Vancouver BC area school provides training for professional bartending, bar management and flair bartending.
- The Vermont Bartending School - Located on Route 7 midway between Rutland & Manchester in the town of Mount Tabor. 40 hour course, job placement, lodging available.
- Video Bartending Training - Learn to bartend and get certified at home with the Passing the Bar Video/DVD, Quickguide Bartending Manual and Speed-Pourer for practice.
- West Coast Bartenders School - Offers professional 2 week bartender certificate program and job placement assistance. Located in Monrovia, CA. Website includes course outline, photos, faqs and recipes.