Knowing what you can expect to learn at bartending school is a great way to decide which one you should attend. Atlanta has a large selection of bartending schools. Each is valuable in its own way and has a lot to teach you about the bartending trade. If you don’t have experience bartending or aren’t sure what a bartending school has to offer, here is a little of what you will learn.
Most bartending courses begin with the basic bar set up. Students learn what ingredients are most used in a functioning bar. They learn how to set up and organize these bartending supplies so that mixing drinks can be achieved in the most efficient manner. Supplies range from what fills the “fruit bar” (that little container full if sliced lemons, limes, cherries, martini onion, and olive) to basic liquors, liqueurs, beers, mixers, and more. Most students will find that they know a little bit about this are before classes even start.
Next, most bartending schools will teach you what drink should be served in what glass. Of course you can drink anything out of any functioning glass, but traditionally some drinks are served in specific glasses. There can be many different reasons for this. One example is red wine. Red wine is usually served in a wide mouthed wine glass. This is to allow the wine to breath so that the flavor is enhanced, not because it looks pretty. This type of glass also allows the wine drinker’s nose to be exposed to the red wine, which also affects the taste of the wine. Different types of beer are also traditionally served in different types of glasses. There is more than just the basic pint glass out there.
After these basic intro courses/ classes, student will usually move on to learning Mixology. Mixology is the art of mixing drinks. This is very similar to cooking lessons where you learn what flavors compliment each other. Understanding how flavors interact can create an art form out of bartending. Student learn basic recipes that will carry them through their career as well as how to create e new concoctions of their own. If a guest were to tell you some of their favorite flavors, you could create something new and wonderful just for them.
Here is the contact information for a few local bartending schools in the Atlanta area. Take the time to visit each one online or in person if possible. A few minutes invested in a little research can save you a lot of time down the road. Be sure to call ahead to schedule a visitation. They will need to prepare an employee to give you a tour of their facilities.
What we suggest:
Professional Bartending School is located at Atlanta, GA 30301. They can be reached at (800) 227-8363.ï¿½
Atlanta Bartending School is located at 3754 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. They can be reached at (706) 227-8363.ï¿½
Professional Bartending School is located at 3754 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. They can be reached at (404) 321-5856.ï¿½
ABC Bartending Schools is located at 2359 Windy Hill Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067. They can be reached at (770) 952-2588.