Whether you’re looking to start a new career in the exciting and lucrative field of bartending (full or part-time) or are in need of hiring a bartender for your business or private party, the Portland Bartending Academy has your educational and staffing needs covered. Our program has been serving the Northwest since 1974 and has literally helped to place thousands upon thousands of it’s graduates in work at bar’s in every conceivable type of establishment. From fine hotels and dinner houses to neighborhood sports bars and restaurants, the Portland Bartending Academy serves them all. Bartending is one of the few specialized job skills always in demand and is portable worldwide.
At the Portland Bartending Academy you will learn everything you need to become a professional bartender in just two short weeks. This includes:
Opening and closing the bar.
How to use every bar tool imaginable - everything from a muddler to a shaker tin to a jigger.
Handling food service orders and maintaining service to a full house. (We call this our “Workin In
The Weeds” workshop). This teaches our students to balance “ALL” the skills necessary to be a Full
Service Bartender that is prepared to go to work anywhere in town with a leg up on the competition.
Over 150 of the most up to date drink recipes available.
Tips to make the bar manager and owner happy – Up-selling, profit pouring and more. Speed techniques to make you the most efficient bartender possible!
Beer, wine, customer service, product knowledge and legal topics are all covered in depth.
And much, much more
Our curriculum is a combination of 25-30% lecture and/or individual instruction and 70 –75% hands on application. Within the first hour of your first class you will be behind the bar beginning to pour cocktails. Before you know it you’ll be walking and talking just like an experienced bartender!
Please feel free to call us at 503-227-0700 anytime. We would love to answer any questions you may have.
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