Bartender & Barista Training Class (BTC)


About the Class

The Bartending & Barista Training Class (BTC) is an 11-week intensive training program focusing on preparing individuals to professionally prepare mixed alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and related products and manage bars, lounges, and beverage service operations in the hospitality industry. Coursework is centered upon current food and beverage industry standards of mixology, enology, inventory and cellar management, bar and lounge management, applicable laws and regulations, and customer service.


Training course content includes

  • Knowledge of liquor, cordials, wines and beers by popular brands, description, tastes, and geographical locations of manufacturers

  • Basic and advanced mixing techniques such as pouring, shaking, stirring and straining to mix 100+ different cocktails

  • Proper usage of each glass type and garnish used for specific drinks

  • Banquet busing, bartending and serving skills to maximize tips earned

  • Bar operations, such as bar set-up and closure

  • Common regulation of Alcoholic Beverage Control Law

  • Basic knowledge on roasting and blending coffee beans

  • Operation of commercial espresso machine to create various coffee drinks


Students who have completed our program currently work at Westin St. Francis Hotel, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Hilton Hotel, United Polaris Lounge at SFO, Metropolitan Club, Benihana and other local restaurants, bars and clubs. Looking to hire our students? Let us know here!

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