New Online Bartending School Type Website Reveals Ugly Truth About The Industry & Bartending Jobs
New online bartending school type website is shining a light on the ugly truth about what it really takes to make it into the service industry as a working bartender.
Online PR News – 22-March-2013 –There are few jobs and professions steeped in such murk and staggering misinformation about how to get started than with Bartending.
And for those interested in the subject the main source of what should be good information, a Bartending School, is often little more than a thinly veiled "certificate factory" teaching grossly outdated curriculums while preaching hope to prospective students that they too will be properly equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to find a job. But the reality of the situation is often a far cry from having bartending jobs lined up for graduates, offering nothing but an empty wallet with a list of memorized drinks from yesturyear that will hardly, if ever, be used.
It's easy to get duped. A quick search for a "bartending school" will turn up several options in most areas for, often ranging in price from $300 to as high as $1000 for a 20-40 hour class. To confuse things even further, there are also several Online Bartending School programs to choose from.
And while there are certainly reputable schools in the world, none of them are necessary (over 95% of working bartenders have NEVER taken any sort of class), nor can any school or class guarantee that a student will be hired after completing a course. Yet sadly, most bartender training programs will pitch to their prospective prey that they will be equipped with a "Bartending License" and boast of connections with hiring managers around the area. The fact of the matter in most states is there is no such thing as this supposed "license," which schools claim will be the "key" to getting into and behind a bar. The question then becomes, if there is no key, how does someone open the door?
Generally, the biggest problem with todays bar schools besides the obvious lack of honesty is that most curriculums will almost always focus exclusively on learning drink recipes. Which would make sense as most people believe that learning about alcohol and have vast drink recipes memorized is what they need to know in order to succeed as a working bartender.
“To get a bartending job in today's competitive job market it's vital for any potential new employees to understand that a bartender is an important piece of a business and be able to explain how their job will help increase revenue and customer retention, each and every day.”
However, the truth about entering this profession is that most bartenders working at a regular establishment will usually only make the same 10-15 drinks over and over (actually more like 3-5) everyday, potentially for their entire bartending careers.
What these schools fail to realize, much less teach their students, is that they are lacking the fundamental understanding of the intricate details of the service industry in general and how establishments function as a business. Because it is only from this point of understanding that someone can possibly grasp why a bar or restaurant would hire any bartender.
To get a bartending job in today's über competitive job market it is vital for a potential new employee to understand that a bartender is an extremely important piece of a business and then be able to explain how their job will help increase revenue and customer retention for that business, each and every day.
Luckily for aspiring mixologists there is now a legitimate option for those who seek to learn the truth about entering the bartending world. These truths can be found on at a website called BartendingBlueprint.com.
The site was created by Jason Shurtz, a 13+ year working bartender who has honed his craft in some of the busiest bars in Southern California. The Bartending Blueprint was created after Jason had first worked behind a bar for nearly 8 years and then had a short stint teaching at one of the top bartending schools in San Diego. It was during his tenure at this "school" that he discovered the depressing disparity and lack of authenticity in this, and most bartending schools curriculums.
What Jason uncovered is that for nearly 30 years, there has been a MASSIVE gap between what is taught in bartending schools vs. what someone actually needs to know to get a job and work in the real world. That gap became the fuel and the driving motivation for him to create the BartendingBlueprint.com website.
Set up as a blog with free lessons with a private members area on the back end covering more in-depth concepts, Bartending Blueprint members have direct access to all the knowledge and experience of a 13+ year, current working bartender.
Today, the Bartending Blueprint is fast becoming one of the most comprehensive bartending preparation programs on the planet. As the site continues to point out, bartending isn't rocket science. Proof is in a technique taught to students that can have almost anyone working their first bartending job by the end of their very first weekend, regardless of whether or not they have any experience.
Compared to most bartending schools that can cost you around $300-$1000 for a pipe dream promise or hollow "bartending license," the BartendingBlueprint.com program is a steal with their enrollment options starting at under $30.
So if you've ever had the vision of the "Cocktails and Dreams" lifestyle, or are just curious about the shenanigans taking place in the common bar school, be sure to visit http://www.bartendingblueprint.com now for more information about what it takes to get into bartending and see how anyone can be making their first dollars as a working bartender by the end of this weekend.