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Go to any city in the world, and you will find them. You already know a few of them.
They are always there when you need them, and there is always a demand for them...They work in hotels, restaurants, clubs, taverns and pubs that need them to represent their establishment and their brand.
Becoming a bartender is a popular and always-available job. You can even do it "on the side" for extra cash, or as a hobby just to get some FUN back into your life!
From the sportsbar to the the luxury lounge, "Bartending with Bobbi" will teach you everything you need to know about working behind the bar . You'll learn to build a regular clientele, how to increase your daily income ...And of course, how to make the best drinks to become the star of the bar!
So, come on in and have a seat! Cozy-up to the rail and welcome to BARTENDING with BOBBI!
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|Section 1: The Basics|
|Your image is the bar’s image and the way you look can make a distinct impression on every guest. The image you create can enhance or detract from the way the bar is perceived in the mind of the guest.|
|Pouring drinks is only one thing a bartender does. Your ability to converse with all types of customers in a relaxed and casual manner goes a long way toward creating an inviting atmosphere that will bring people back.|
|"Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood" -Christopher Columbus|
|Section 2: The Tools of the Trade|
|There are some basic tools you will need to make cocktails that should be top priority when outfitting your bar. You may already have some of these tools in you kitchen or behind the bar.|
|If you're bartending in upscale establishments, these items are sure to impress|
|Section 3: The tall and the short of it|
People all over the world drink and enjoy alcohol. As a matter of fact, the different kinds spirits you will find on the bar shelf will usually represent just about every continent and large culture on earth! In a bar, you’ll see Russian Vodkas, American whiskeys, French wines, English beers and Carribean rums all on one shelf! Throughout history, negotiations have been brokered and treaties have been finalized over the raising of a glass filled with an appropriate spirit
|The word "proof" was coined years ago when ships that were unloading their cargo of whiskey had only one way to tell the strength of the liquor they were carrying. They mixed a pinch of gunpowder with a spoonful of whiskey and when a lighted match was dropped into the mixture, it ignited with an loud “proof!” Today, there are better ways of determining an alcohol's proof, but they're not as much fun as the old-fashioned way!|
Alcoholic beverages have been popular for celebrations for a long period of time in human history. In this lesson. We’ll discuss some of the more popular spirits you’ll find in a well stocked bar today.
There are several things that go into making a perfect cocktail: proper measurements,quality spirits, and what you do to it just before you serve it. There are three basic methods to creating a great to cocktail: building the cocktail in the glass, shaking it in a Boston shaker or stirring in a mixing glass.
Since the dawn of time, humans have taken advantage of the metabolism in a tiny fungus called yeast to create beer. In this lesson, learn about beer, the history of beer, how beer is made and beer styles.
There's a lot more to becoming a wine expert than tossing back a glass now and then.
Wine has been around for thousands of years, and for a newcomer wine can seem very intimidating. Many people in the world drink wine simply as a healthy, enjoyable daily drink. Many people make wine in their own back yards out of the available fruits and berries found there. Wine should not be intimidating or pretentious. It should be something you enjoy!
|Section 4: The dark side|
Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs in the World. You need to know how it affects those who drink it.
|Section 5: Last call|
|First impressions are important. A successful pre-service and closing procedure ensures that your bar or restaurant is always at it’s best when your customers come back.|
Hi! I'm Bobbi! From the local pubs of Virginia to the sunny shores and resorts of Florida, I've bartended for major US based resort chains and for private clients all over the United States. Whether you want to craft cocktails in a high-end establishment or pour beers at the local pub, I'm here to teach you not just how to be a bartender, but how to be a GREAT bartender! It takes some savvy and charisma, along with a knowledge of drinks, to be a successful bartender. I've not only been a provider of drinks, I'm an organizer, a cashier, a friend, a psychiatrist and a neat freak among other things. As a professional mixologist, I've learned many lessons which have added to my loyal customer following and very high tip percentage -now I'd like to teach them to YOU!