What will I learn at Bar Methods?

Our participants can expect to walk away with an understanding of the proper techniques and etiquette expected of industry professionals.  Skills include setup and preparation prior to service, hospitality, pour counts, proper jiggering, measuring, and balancing of cocktails, when to shake, stir, blend, garnishing, knife skills, and the role of ice. For a more complete list, please refer to the Curriculum page.

Why is there an application process?

With a hands-on classroom setting and focused curriculum, it is important to make sure we have the right candidates. Our classes are intentionally kept small for an intimate experience for both the instructors and students. We want to make sure our attendees will get the greatest benefit from this program. Applicants that are under/overqualified may find more benefit in other programs.

What does my registration fee cover?

Registration fee includes the following: Three nights stay in New York City, 3 meals a day, and 8 seminars over the course of 3 days. Fee does not include travel to the hotel, or any incidentals incurred while staying at the hotel (ie: room service, drinks in the bar, etc.). A valid credit card will be required upon check-in for all guests to cover incidentals.

Is there an exam at the end of the program?

Yes. On the last day, a 100 question multiple-choice test will be administered, based on the learnings from the 8 seminars. An 80 or above is required in order to become Bar Methods certified.

Can I put this certification on my resume?

In order to include “Bar Methods Certified” on your resume, you must attend all 8 seminars and pass the course exam. All graduates will be listed on the website, thus employers can cross-reference the certification.

Can I volunteer to help out?

We welcome anyone who wishes to volunteer their time to help out at the Bar Methods class. If you are interested, please fill out our brief questionnaire. There are no qualifications for volunteering. Volunteer team will be confirmed on a first come basis.

What if I can’t be there for all three days?

Unfortunately, in order to reserve a spot in Bar Methods, all students must commit to be present for the entire 3 days.

What if I have dietary restrictions or other special needs?

Just let us know! We are happy to accommodate your needs and requests.