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Our most advanced and exclusive course designed to allow experienced bartenders to fulfill their potential behind the bar and prepare them for top managerial roles.

Learn from EBS’ elite bartenders and leading spirit brand ambassadors.

Receive very personalised and tailored training as you study in small groups.

Become the best bartender and trainer that you can be

Due to the course’s application process, you’re guaranteed to only study with other talented and dedicated bartenders. This shared passion makes for an engaging and distraction-free classroom environment as everybody is focused on learning as much as possible.

Train with other experienced and passionate bartenders

Due to the course’s application process, you’re guaranteed to only study with other talented and dedicated bartenders. This shared passion makes for an engaging and distraction-free classroom environment as everybody is focused on learning as much as possible.

EBS instructors have the opportunity to work in our schools around the world and meet new people every day. Working as an EBS instructor provides great job satisfaction as you see students begin the course as novices and leave as confident and professional bartenders.

Discover the world as an EBS instructor

EBS instructors have the opportunity to work in our schools around the world and meet new people every day. Working as an EBS instructor provides great job satisfaction as you see students begin the course as novices and leave as confident and professional bartenders.

Graduating from our most advanced and application-only course means that you’ll be able to transfer all of your new skills and knowledge to any area of the hospitality industry. Combine your new skills as a trainer with our internationally-recognised certificate and you’ll be the perfect fit for any managerial role.

Enhance your employment prospects

Graduating from our most advanced and application-only course means that you’ll be able to transfer all of your new skills and knowledge to any area of the hospitality industry. Combine your new skills as a trainer with our internationally-recognised certificate and you’ll be the perfect fit for any managerial role.

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Course Highlights

The Instructor Academy teaches you how to become an all-round brilliant bartender and how to train other bartenders. You’ll find out how to work effectively in any bar environment

worldwide and how to succeed at the highest level of the industry. You’ll learn from our most experienced instructors how to pass on your advanced skills to others. You’ll take part in seminars and masterclasses with industry experts. You’ll leave the course with a set of very desirable and transferable skills that you can’t get elsewhere.

Course Content Overview

This is where great bartenders are transformed into magnificent masters behind the bar. You’ll learn an array of new bartendings skills and how to pass these on others in professional and efficient ways.

After you’ve mastered the practical elements of being an EBS Instructor, it’s critical that you conquer the theoretical elements. In order to help you succeed with regard to the theoretical elements, you’ll learn from the most experienced and professional bar instructors in the industry. They’ll teach you how to prepare your bar and equipment so that it is more efficient and successful. You’ll learn how to manage your students, keep them engaged and maintain your enthusiasm; these are the ingredients of an EBS Instructor.

This module does what it says on the tin, you’ll learn how to demonstrate on a one-on-one basis and to groups. You’ll learn how to present PowerPoints effectively, so your students take on board the maximum amount of information. Finally you’ll learn how to present drinks; this is such an essential part of bartending. If drinks are presented carelessly, it will show in your tips!

Communication is one of the keys to being successful in the bartending industry; you must speak slowly and with clarity, these are the signs of a confident person. We want you to project this confidence so our students feel secure and positive. Finally, we’ll teach you how to be clear and concise with both co-workers and students.

Learn about the history of the bartender and how the craftsmen have been changing and developing the profession over the years. In addition, you’ll discover the importance of ingredients, techniques, and equipment in making quality cocktails.

Prohibition changed society’s position on alcohol and we still feel the effects today. The bar industry changed during this period, many classic drinks were invented in the time leading up to prohibition, you’ll learn how to make them and taste them. You’ll learn about:

  • The industry before, during and after prohibition

  • Which cocktails were invented in ‘The Golden Age’

  • The history of these cocktails, when they were invented and who invented them

Find out what it takes to make a cocktail taste absolutely perfect. You’ll learn the different methods, techniques, and types of equipment required to make flawless drinks, along with the explanations. You’ll learn:

  • Which method is most suitable for different drinks

  • Why some drinks are shaken, stirred or rolled

  • Equipment like jiggers, shakers, strainers

  • Equipment used throughout bartending history such as a ‘Lewis Bag’, and old measurements like wine glasses and tablespoons

  • How to shake a drink, types of shakers, and why they affect the cocktails that we drink

  • How to stir a drink properly

  • Different types of bar spoons

  • Different mixing techniques

An EBS Instructor must have an extensive knowledge of cocktail ingredients and cocktails. You’ll taste 90% of the cocktails that you’ll make at the Instructor Academy and more importantly, they’ll be discussed in-depth. This will allow us to explain why cocktails taste the way they do and why we use certain ingredients etc. Here are the names of just some of cocktails you’ll make during the course, Irish Fizz, Mai Tai, Sherry Cobbler and the Classic Flip.

To know what is actually going inside the cocktail, you need to understand how it came to be. Learn about:

  • The origin of certain products

  • How certain products change entire drinks

  • The ingredients of these products

  • Some homemade products

Ice is an extremely important part of bartending that is often overlooked, we’ll teach you how and when to use it. You’ll learn:

  • How to use ice to change the dynamics of a drink

  • Why certain types and shapes of ice are important

  • How to shape different pieces of ice using a knife or an ice pick

  • The purpose of the ice

Hard Work, Spirit & Soul is the EBS slogan; it’s what all employees from interns to partners embrace. EBS has rapidly expanded and evolved over the past 19 years; however, the core values have remained the same. It’s essential that our EBS Instructors understand and adopt these values so that they can inspire our students.

Relax, We've Got You Covered

Yes! You can choose to stay at EBS accommodation. Most of our students stay with us as it's the best way to socialise during the course.

Check out the school pages to find out more about the accommodation.

No, students from all over the world attend our courses; therefore, you need to make your own way to the school.

Our course advisers can help you find the cheapest way to your chosen destination.

Yes! You can book the course now and spread the cost.

Use our flexible payment option to pay for your course in 3 instalments. The first one is only 20% of the course price. The second and third payments are 40% each.

Why Is This Course for You?

Schools

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Schools

Amsterdam
Bad Gastein
Barcelona
Berlin
Cape Town
Copenhagen
Dublin
Jalisco
Kos
London
Madrid
Mallorca
Miami
Milan
New York
Paris
Phuket
Rome
Speyside
Stockholm
Sydney
Vienna
Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Europe’s most diverse and fascinating city that is fuelled by canals and cocktails 24/7.

English
Bad Gastein

Bad Gastein

Austria’s premier ski and spa town hosts this super exclusive course right before the ski season.

English
Barcelona

Barcelona

The beach city that has it all; famous sights, epic nightlife, shopping, and stunning scenery.

English, Spanish, German, French, Italian
Berlin

Berlin

Home to unbeatable nights out, remarkable history, and a unique urban culture.

German, English
Cape Town

Cape Town

A city of once-in-a-lifetime experiences; explore wildlife reserves, catch the best waves, and see unparalleled beauty.

English, French, German, Spanish
Copenhagen

Copenhagen

The effortlessly cool Danish capital is renowned for its good food, laidback culture and impressive architecture.

English
Dublin

Dublin

A picturesque and vibrant city that has a rich bartending history and amazing nightlife.

English, French, Spanish
Jalisco

Jalisco

Discover agave fields, multiple tequila and mezcal distilleries, and the local culture

English
Kos

Kos

The stunning Greek island that offers you white sandy beaches, activities, and exceptional nightlife.

English, French, Swedish
London

London

One of the world’s most iconic, international, and individual cities where bartending is king.

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Madrid

Madrid

Spain’s cosmopolitan-cocktail city with world-famous museums and a buzzing nightlife scene.

Spanish, English, Italian, German
Mallorca

Mallorca

Explore the beautiful city of Palma, relax on secluded beaches, and experience Magaluf nightlife

English, Spanish, French
Miami

Miami

Stroll down South Beach, party in the world’s best clubs, and check out the amazing graffiti.

English, French
Milan

Milan

Check out the fashion capital of the world, awe-inspiring buildings, and eat mouth-watering food.

Italian, English, Spanish, German
New York

New York

Experience The City That Never Sleeps, snap the famous sights, and drink outstanding cocktails.

English, French, German, Italian
Paris

Paris

Take in the wonders of the city, taste the best wine and cheese, and fall in love with the cocktail culture.

French, English, Spanish
Phuket

Phuket

Thailand’s largest island is one of the world’s best party hotspots and a traveller’s dream location.

English, German, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish
Rome

Rome

Italy’s capital offers culture unlike any other, fantastic food, and amazing architecture.

English, Spanish, Italian, French
Speyside

Speyside

Live at the Glenfiddich distillery and discover everything about single malt whisky

English
Stockholm

Stockholm

Island hop around the capital of modern design or have a drink on a floating bar.

Swedish, English
Sydney

Sydney

Explore this buzzing international city, relax on sun-drenched beaches, and experience nature at its best.

English
Vienna

Vienna

The Austrian capital is a majestic city renowned for its beautiful palaces, thriving culture and opulent coffee houses.

German, English

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