Bar & Cocktail training with a difference.
Our “Work Ready” classes were created by 3 of Auckland’s Bartending Legends to help future bartenders get the skills bar owners are looking for. They will teach you the latest industry level skills, recipes and tips, making you knowledgeable, confident and highly employable.
The Barista Academy has a reputation as “the only place to train if your serious about getting a job” the graduates are always in high demand, often securing work before they even finish their training.
Our Industry Level Bartender training has been created with the exact same ethos… high quality hands-on industry level training so work will fall in your lap.
We want you want to be turning down jobs not begging bar owners to employ you.
Our Bartender Course times: 9am – 1pm each day
Our Essentials Bartending Course was created and is taught by 3 of Auckland’s leading Bartenders so you acquire the necessary skills to secure a great bar job.
The course is practical, fun and taught with passion by bartenders who work for the biggest names in NZ ( and are always on the look-out for new team members)
Unlike other Educational courses on the market, our course its built on real world activities and hands on testing and tasting, we feel this is paramount with the “practical nature” of the hospitality profession.
This hands-on course is designed to:
Day 1: Beer, Wine & Spirits
Fermentation & Distillation – Covering spirits, wines and beer processing, varieties, culture, processing and discover it’s impact on taste, colour and functionality in the bar.
Tasting Module: Learn how to identify taste and flavours in beer, wine and spirits
Practical Module: Distill your own gin adding your own aromatics
Class Trip: learning about brewing and how to change kegs in one of Auckland’s top brew bars
Day 2 : Bar Prep and Mixed Drinks
Practical Module: Bartending Equipment & Bar Set-up, Glassware and Garnish Prep, how to do Par Levels for stock management
Learn the Cocktail Families, Core Formulas and Pro Techniques for the 6 pillars of mixed drinks
Practical & Tasting Module: Then step up and make your own drinks and Rifts ( twists)
Day 3: Employability & Live Bar Examination
The Art and Craft of being a Bartender – Customer Service and insider Pro Tips
Employability – Service tips and hacks, how to become an indispensable bartender, how to secure great roles
Final practical behind the bar examination making series of drinks for the team and refining your new skills
After Class: Graduation Drinks , Debrief & Job Intros
*To book this course students must be aged over 18yrs
WSET Level1 in Wine is provided by the New Zealand Academy of Wine and Spirits
For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.
The main types and styles of wine
Common wine grapes and their characteristics
How to store and serve wine
The principles of food and wine pairing
Learn how to taste describe flavours and attributes of wine using the WSET Approach to Tasting Wine®
Includes all wine for tasting, and your own set of tasting glasses to take home.
Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin
In addition to boosting your employability and understanding of NZ Liquor Laws it is the necessary qualification required to demonstrate that those applying for their Manager’s Certificate have received “Recent and Relevant Training” as set out in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act of 2012.
$50 off our 5 Day or 2 Week Work Ready Barista Course if you booked the 3 Day Bartender Course !
Learn more about our Barista Training here
Hands-on Bartender Training that prepares you for securing bar work locally or globally.
Industry Level Training and gain The Bartender Academy Certificate.
International WSET Accreditation
This is essential if you plan to work in bars and hotels overseas
Learn the legalities of Sale and Supply of Liquor in NZ.
This course forms part of your application for a General Managers Certificate