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.
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.
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.
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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 settle the payment before the course starts
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?
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