Mixology Wine Institute Graduate Testimonials:
"Going to the Institute was one of the best choices I made. I now work at Kahunaville (www.kahunaville.com) in Wilmington Delaware, for all that don’t know this is a high paced restaurant/night club that draws a ton of business. The instructors at the School really prepared me for the atmosphere that I now work in. I had a great time and I learned so much on how to be a professional bartender, thanks!!!”
“I feel that the Bartending School provided thorough and excellent training. Upon graduating the course I felt prepared, both on a technical and professional level. The instructors were excellent! The school goes above and beyond by not only giving training and certification but in helping to pave the road to placement; they aided me in preparing for and finding professional interviews. I now have landed a great opportunity with the Villanova Conference Center (www.villanovaconfctr.com) in the area it all took a very short amount of time with all the help I received.”
My weeks at MWI gave me the chance to mix toxic water and food colorings together, garnished with the finest of reusable plastic fruit while learning that word associations are the key to success . . . of course nothing prepared me for the industry the way Hutch organized the dramatic role playing skits at the bar . . . then again if some guy orders a wine cooler at the bar you should be ready to break up a fight . . . during my weeks there, well one in particular, Jodie taught us that true love is when you hamster-sit for the significant other, but are forced to pound 151 to calm your nerves, afraid you’ll kill the hamster while it’s in you care.
Never-the-less, nothing is more welcoming then the warming smile Karen gives you when you enter MWI . . . Just wait till you graduate and she sends you on a wild goose chase through Chestnut Hill for a bar that is actually in Mt. Airy. On the final day, during the test of all tests, when it’s time to show off what you learned you never thought you would find yourself pushing water so hard, saying, “Yes you DO WANT the waterback with that Dammit!”
"The instructors at the Institute gave me the confidence and know-how to succeed in the bartending world. The job placement team was so helpful assisting me in getting a job at TGI Friday’s (www.fridays.com) shortly after graduation. Because I'm an MWI graduate, I know there is always a professional team ready to assist me in the bartending industry."
As my heart rate continues to drop after the speed test, I’m almost sad to leave. My experience here has been great, from a fun energetic instructor to helpful classmates. I learned drinks and such, but more importantly how to retain the information probably forever (let’s hope). As much as I was told this class would not help me, compared to training from scratch on the job, I can’t imagine how I could make ONE tip at my current job (www.applebees.com) without this kind of intense training. Thanks MWI!