Recently Bartenderone launched its University Tour initiative up at Brock University’s 2011 Vendor Fair. About 5 years ago we tested the water at Guelph University with a two day condensed version of the Bartenderone Masterclass and it was a great success. Since then the Bartenderone Masterclass has quickly evolved into the most sought after bartending certificate in Canada. What makes Bartenderone different? What makes them better than the competition?
Unlike other bartending schools, Bartenderone’s focus is not on trying spirits and drinks and leaving class “half in the bag” and unable to retain any information that you learned. The focus is on understanding spirit profiles and executing cocktails with the concepts of synergy, accuracy, and speed being the main emphasis. Sprinkle in some valuable wine knowledge and high impact, low risk flair techniques and our graduates are better prepared than any others entering into the hospitality industry.
Being a University graduate myself I can understand and relate to the day to day financial struggles of a student with a full course load. Entering my second year at Guelph University my steady diet of Chunky soup and Mr. Noodles became very tiresome and I was becoming very weary of my increasing student debt. Like most other students my only solution was to find a part time job to assist me with my problem. While home for Christmas break I attended bartending school in Toronto at Bartenderone and became one of the first graduates of the program. This certification allowed me to go back to Guelph and immediately find a job barbacking. Although I wasn’t making “rockstar” bartender money at first, barbacking was a great stepping stone for me and put a steady flow of money in my pocket to help me survive. By third year, after a lot of hardwork and patience, I was bartending 3 nights a week and paying my rent in one week worth of tips! All of a sudden I had a large amount of disposable income at my fingertips and the prospect of eliminating my student debt while still a student became a very real possibility! Being very conscious of the poor spending habits of my past I put in place a very simple plan to save money that I learned while attending bartending school. The result was one year of barbacking, two years of high volume bartending experience, and zero student debt when I graduated! There are many part-time jobs available to post secondary students but none of them compare to the potential money you can make once you work in a tip friendly environment! Bartending proved so lucrative for me that I became a full-time instructor and mixologist with Bartenderone. Work smarter not harder!