Weekend Certification, February 5th, 11th, 19th & 26th (Examination included)
4 Consecutive weekend days
Our certification program is an entirely hands on course that provides a comprehensive education on spirit history and bar fundamentals.
Our students are trained and tested not only on speed and accuracy, they also emerge with a complete understanding on how to create a unique custom cocktail.
From Bourbon and Bitters to tequila and tinctures we explore and enjoy the world of different spirits.
Intro to the bar.
What is a work station?
Introduction to bar tools and how to use them properly
House vs top shelf and what is F.I.F.O.?
How to cut garnishes and learn different types of glassware
Free pouring vs using a jigger with focus on foundation
Bar terminology and cocktail tasting with emphasis on balance
Customer service the what - why - when and where
Liquors vs liqueurs, flavor variations with the difference between proof and abv
Whiskey / Scotch discussion and what makes location so important
Lecture on the Tequila & Mezcal family and what makes them different
A day with Rum / Cachaca
The many faces of Gin / Genever
Vodka and it's long history
Exploring Brandy and Cognac
Timed cocktail trials and exercises
Practice makes perfect
How to properly check Identification and the tell-tell signs of inebriation
Final practical exam.