Professional Bar Service

Professional Bar Service

Instructors :

Instructor Image Judith Clarke

Designed for

Have you ever wanted to work behind a bar? ….. This programme is designed for new and existing operational F&B staff in hotels, restaurants and bars to develop their knowledge of bar service. Modules can be used as a complete programme or individually for specific training needs or refreshers. Individuals may like to develop their own knowledge and confidence or use the module certificates at interviews. The programme will contribute to the guided learning hours for those staff completing a hospitality apprenticeship.

Module descriptions

Discover the names of different glasses used in the bar and the drinks they are used for. Also consider safety aspects of handling glassware along with professional polishing techniques. This module should be used with the module on Prepare and Close the Bar.

There’s a lot that goes on in a bar apart from serving drinks. This module will detail the general set up and close down procedures giving you a picture of what working in bar is all about. If you are new to bar work it will help you ask the right questions when you start a job of what you need to do before customers arrive. Use this module with Handling Glassware in the Bar.

Do you know…. the difference between different whiskies or why some whisky is spelt with an extra ‘e’…  the base flavours of different spirits… the origin of vermouths and the different types……. the difference between vintage and ruby port or cream and fino sherry or madeira and marsala…. the difference between fruit and cream liqueurs, Tia Maria or Drambuie … cordials and squashes? Learn about different cocktails and serving drinks with a professional flourish and be inspired to research more.

‘Beer’ is just a generic term for different types and styles of drink.  Do you know … the difference between the different styles of bitter ….. the different types of lager…… the different stouts on the market…. ? This module will help you to learn about the different types of beers and their flavours. You will also look at the different techniques of serving beers and some ideas for when beer doesn’t look quite right in the glass! This module, along with Serving Drinks, will give you great knowledge if you are going for a job or wanting to develop your knowledge and confidence to be able to answer customer questions and develop your professional skills.

Handling glassware in the bar

Discover the names of different glasses used in the bar and the drinks they are used for. Also consider safety aspects of handling glassware along with professional polishing techniques. This module should be used with the module on Prepare and Close the Bar.

Prepare and close the bar

There’s a lot that goes on in a bar apart from serving drinks. This module will detail the general set up and close down procedures giving you a picture of what working in bar is all about. If you are new to bar work it will help you ask the right questions when you start a job of what you need to do before customers arrive. Use this module with Handling Glassware in the Bar.

Prepare and serve drinks

Do you know…. the difference between different whiskies or why some whisky is spelt with an extra ‘e’…  the base flavours of different spirits… the origin of vermouths and the different types……. the difference between vintage and ruby port or cream and fino sherry or madeira and marsala…. the difference between fruit and cream liqueurs, Tia Maria or Drambuie … cordials and squashes? Learn about different cocktails and serving drinks with a professional flourish and be inspired to research more.

Serving beers

‘Beer’ is just a generic term for different types and styles of drink.  Do you know … the difference between the different styles of bitter ….. the different types of lager…… the different stouts on the market…. ? This module will help you to learn about the different types of beers and their flavours. You will also look at the different techniques of serving beers and some ideas for when beer doesn’t look quite right in the glass! This module, along with Serving Drinks, will give you great knowledge if you are going for a job or wanting to develop your knowledge and confidence to be able to answer customer questions and develop your professional skills.

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Hospitality apprenticeship
The modules will contribute to the guided learning hours for those staff completing a hospitality apprenticeship.