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Advanced Bartending

Advanced Bartending

Entry level
BEGINNER
Days
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Focus
  • 25% Class room
  • 65% Behind the bar
  • 10% Home study

€ 800, - incl. VAT

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Course description

This 4 day course has been carefully designed to give you the confidence, skills and knowledge you need to step up to any bartending job you want. The course will improve your overall level of bartending, cocktail making, mixology, barista techniques.

The advanced bartending certificate will serve as an outstanding qualification on your CV or portfolio.

  • Learn how to make popular cocktails
  • Improve employment possibilities
  • Increase confidence behind the bar
  • Expand cocktail and bartending skills
  • Master speed and efficiency behind the bar

-Printed textbook + hand outs included

-Graduates receive an internationally recognized certificate


Modules
The basic principles of mixology

Learn the essence of good drinks. This module will help you structure drinks and create a solid DNA for any type of cocktail.

Drink making techniques

Increase your skill level in all drink making techniques, from simple mixed drinks, coffee to advanced cocktails. This is one of the fundamental parts of the course

Spirit knowledge & tasting

One of the fundamentals for a professional bartender is to know the products he works with. During a course of 4 days you will get to know and understand all main spirit categories encountered in the professional bar.

Responsible service

Responsible service, alcohol awareness and handling complaints are daily tasks for a bartender. To provide the best possible service it is essential to manage your guest’s experience.

Speed and efficiency

Improve your routing and technique behind the bar to make drinks at speed. During order repetition and simulation sessions you will make different cocktail and drink combinations with real ingredients.

Bar simulation sessions

The goal of this course is for you to gain confidence and be able to handle any order thrown at you in a real bar situations. To do so we will have bar simulation sessions planned during the week.

Visit to the Lucas Bols Distillery

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, you will visit the oldest distillery still active in central Amsterdam. During your visit you will meet one of the distillers and talk about the production of alcohol.

Free tour House of Bols – Cocktail and Genever experience

This interactive self-guided tour will take you through the world of cocktail, Dutch drinking traditions and the traditional Dutch spirit; Genever.

Schedule
DAY 1-3
8.45 Arrival at the Bols Bartending Academy
09.00 - 17.00 Bartending course, including Lunch


DAY 4

8.45Arrival at the Bols Bartending Academy
09.00 - 16.00Bartending course, including Lunch
16.00 - 17.00Tour House of Bols - Cocktail & Genever experience + free cocktail

Requirements
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Competent Dutch or English language skills

*Course description

This 1 day bartending course is the first step in professional bartending, from cocktail making skills to basic spirit knowledge, service and increased speed and efficiency behind the bar.

Every student gets his or her own fully equipped bar station with real ingredients in one of the most advanced bar schools in the world.

  • Learn how to make popular cocktails
  • Increase confidence behind the bar
  • Expand cocktail and bartending skills
  • Serve cocktails with speed and efficiency
Modules
  • An introduction to all basic spirits you would find in a bar.
  • Learn about basic alcohol production and taste the difference between brown and white spirits.
  • Speed and efficiency - You will make cocktail at speed behind your own bar. It will improve the efficiency of your bar and your bartending. Every session ends with a competition element.
  • Introduction to accurate free pour- Accurate measuring alcohol through free pouring are considered fundamental in professional cocktail bartending. You will learn the basic principles of free pouring according to international standards.
  • Introduction to professional bartending - During this course you will experience what it’s like to create and serve drinks according to high quality service standards.
  • Free tour House of Bols – Cocktail and Genever experience
  • This interactive self-guided tour will take you through the world of cocktail, Dutch drinking traditions and the traditional Dutch spirit; Genever.

Schedule
9.45 - 10.00Arrival at the Bols Bartending Academy
10.00 - 16.00Bartending course, including Lunch
16.00 - 17.00Tour House of Bols - Cocktail & Genever experience + free cocktail

Requirements
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Competent Dutch or English language skills

*-Courses are always in English.