Meet Your Instructors
We are Trevor and Chris, coming to you from Vancouver, Canada’s oldest and most established bartending school. And we have teamed up to bring you this comprehensive bartending course.
Chris started bartending at University parties while studying to be an engineer. He has also worked bars, clubs and restaurant. For the last few years, Chris has been focused on training bartenders and getting his certifications in Spirits. He now has his Level 2 Award in Spirits from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, plus an Educators Certificate from WSET for Level 1 and Level 2 Spirits. It’s always good to keep learning, and learning how to be a great teacher is a fun challenge.
Trevor's career has been in education and communication, for over twenty years now. He says that everything he knows about bartending was from hanging out with Chris... but there's definitely more to that story.
It's over many years of feedback from teaching thousands of students that has resulted in this course you are about to begin. We have 10 different sections for you to go through, each with exercises, cocktail recipes, and additional tips every bartender should know. We have video clips in each of these sections too, which amount to over 6 hours of information packed footage. There is a lot of information to get through, so take the time and review the videos… do the exercises… practice your drinks… read the content… A knowledgeable bartender will know cocktails, but also needs to know about the spirits and tools they are using. When you’ve mastered both, you’ll be ready to get started behind the bar.
Don’t try and do it all at once. This program is modelled on a 32-hour hands-on bartending course; 4 hours a day, spread out over 8 days. The students we see in the bartending school find that to be a challenge, but through repetition and quizzing they learn the material and excel when finished. The beauty of this online course is that you can move through the material at your own pace. And if you need to review something, the video will repeat everything as concisely and as patiently as the first time.
We have over 100 cocktails for you to learn and practice. You’ll start to notice some similarities between cocktails, because many cocktails are very similar. You’ll have to spend some time getting yourself set up with the necessary equipment, but once you have that setup… practice practice practice. Everyone has different methods for memorizing recipes. We’ve simplified the proportions in each cocktail so you know the ingredients. Yes, you will find variations in online recipes but we are sticking to original, standard recipes. Becoming a great bartender requires maintaining great habits behind the bar. By practicing some simpler cocktails, then building on those, you will increase your ‘vocabulary’ of drinks while establishing solid fundamentals. Anyone can follow a recipe, but if they don’t understand how or why they are executing those steps… it won’t make them a great bartender.
The investment you make in this course will not only help you start bartending with confidence, it will also help you become knowledgeable and valuable as a bartender for yourself, your friends, your customers and your employers.