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August 23, 2011

Sharpen Your Bartending Skills

By Donna Hood Crecca - Nightclub and Bar Magazine

Bartender Training Moves from Nice-to-have to Must-have Status

At bar after bar I’ve visited lately, I’ve observed a frightening trend: Patrons often know more about drinks, drink-making and ingredients than the bartenders and wait staff serving them. Knowing that your customer now embraces all things drink is a good thing — they’re more willing to explore and, as the economy improves, spend — but the fact that they may possess more knowledge than your staff doesn’t bode well for your business.Let’s face facts: The days of on-the-job training for bartenders are over. No more “just shadow Charlie over there, and he’ll show you what to do.” No matter how good Charlie is, he’ll likely pass along bad habits and ....Read More

Posted by RedStagg at August 23, 2011 02:00 PM


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