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FAQs

I have no experience bartending and/or do not drink. Can you still teach me all Iíll need to know to be a successful bartender?

Yes. We always start with the assumption that every student has no knowledge about bartending or alcohol. We build from there, exposing you to all the information, techniques and most importantly, hands-on training you need. There are no time limits to the course, there are no restrictions on your access to the practice facilities or the instructors and there is absolutely no such thing as a dumb question in our program. When youíre comfortable with the material, you tell us when youíre ready to test out. At that point youíll know everything you need to know to become a Top-Notch Bartender.
Tell me about your teaching staff?

Our instructors are all professional bartenders with years of experience in the field (and who themselves have taken the course). This program cannot be taught from books. It must be taught by bartenders who have learned from actual experience. They are able to pass on to you all the tricks of the trade, insider information and the accumulated wisdom and experience to turn you into a professional bartender.
Will the school get me a job and for how long can I use your Placement Office?

We are not permitted to guarantee or promise anyone a job however, after being in business for so many years, many connections have been made or we would have not survived. The huge number of venues with bars means there is always a demand for bartenders. We have a Placement Assistance Service for graduates and you may use it as many times as you find necessary. In other words, if you are ever out of work, or just need additional work, you can call or come by to see what jobs we have available. Our Placement Assistance Service is never closed to past or present students. There is never any charge for this service to our graduates. This service is lifetime and nationwide.
Can I take the course if my educational background is limited?

Yes, if you are ambitious and have good common sense you should have no difficulty. If you have problems during the course, our instructors will always be there and ready to help you. If you need extra hours, there will be no additional charge. You can stay until you are completely satisfied.
I am a woman, what chances do I have and is bartending safe?

Reputable establishments hire women as frequently as men for bartending jobs. In fact our Placement Office often receives calls from establishments that are looking specifically for women bartenders. Our Placement Coordinators will work with you to place you in an atmosphere that makes you feel the most comfortable.
I am a middle-aged person, what chances do I have?

There is no age barrier in the Bartending field. There is room for everyone from young people of eighteen years old to people in their Golden Years. There are a few extreme exceptions. The local hip-hop dance club is going to want someone young. The other side of that coin is in a conservative environment such as a country club where they usually prefer someone older, who appears more mature and professional. But the vast majority of venues are interested in your ability, personality, dependability and attitude. These traits count more than anything else.
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