Getting to Know the Workspace

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This course will cover the main three areas of the bar: Front of House, Back of House and Office.

The Front of House (FoH) is the open public area that is the face of the establishment. It is the area where guests will come to purchase food and beverage in a social effort to mix and mingle with others. As bartenders, you are the hosting personality of the FoH and it is your duty as a professional to accommodate appropriately.

The Back of the House is the back of house is all area behind the scenes in the establishment. These areas include the kitchen, walk in coolers and freezers, the dry storage room, utility rooms and closets, and of course, the business office. Larger establishments may have locker rooms, break rooms, and even multiple offices for human resources, finance, etc.. The back of house is off limits to guests. Access to many areas in the back of house may require a key such as the liquor storage room.

This lesson also takes a look at some of the administrative areas that come with the job. The Office area is where all administrative business involving employees takes place. This is where the bartender will retrieve their drawer and bank and do their daily or nightly cash drop. Management typically will dictate how all cash will be handled as well as any operational procedures that affect employees.

Main Features

  • Introduction to bar setup
  • The main three areas of the bar

Who is the target audience?

New bartenders who want to understand the fundamentals of the mixing methods. Customers who have been ordering certain drinks can easily taste and feel when the drink is made differently – that’s why it’s important to ask the customer first for example if they prefer the drink shaken or stirred.  Later when you get to drinks, you will see the most common way certain drinks are made and typically ordered (but we highly suggest you ask the customer)

Lesson 1 - Front of House

1
Front Bar Customer Side
5 minutes
2
Bar Top
5 Minutes
3
Front Bar Bartender Side
5 Minutes
4
Bar Rail
5 Minutes
5
Ice Well
5 Minutes
6
Dump Bucket
5 Minutes
7
Back Bar
5 Minutes
8
Liquor Display
5 Minutes
9
Draught System
5 Minutes
10
Display Cooler
5 Minutes
11
POS System
5 Minutes
12
Speed Well Rack
5 minutes
13
Soda Gun
5 minutes
14
Reach in Coolers
15
Trash Cans
2 Minutes
16
3 Compartment Sink
17
Front of House Quiz
8 questions

Lesson 2 - Back of House

1
Customer Service Tools
5 minutes
2
Walk In Cooler / Draught Beer Storage
5 Minutes
3
Dry Storage
2 Minutes
4
Liquor Room
5 Minutes
5
Ice Machine
5 Minutes
6
Boxed Syrups and CO2 Storage and Handling
5 Minutes
7
Kitchen – Expo Line
5 Minutes
8
Back of House Quiz
5 questions

Lesson 3 - Office

1
Human Resources and Finance
5 Minutes
2
Cash Drawer and Bank (Bag)
5 Minutes
3
Financial Nightly Drop Forms
5 Minutes
4
Drop Safe
5 Minutes
5
Employee Rules & Guidelines
5 Minutes
6
Shift Schedules
5 Minutes
7
Incident Reports
5 Minutes
8
Office Quiz
6 questions
NO! Companies that say this are being dishonest. Handing a certificate to a manager of a bar or nightclub is one of the last things you want to do. Anyone can print out a certificate, it means nothing and shows the owners or managers hiring nothing.
Yes, we have some great sponsors that have great products and we have additional products for purchase should you want to take your bartending to a professional level.
It’s not hard, but it is thorough – meaning there are courses, and each course has approx 10 lessons, sometimes less, sometimes more. There is a combination of text, images, and video for each lesson. After you’ve gone thru the lesson material, there is a lesson quiz, you need to pass all lesson quizzes with an 80% or better in order for us to place you as an intern. This suggests to the potential employer that you know what to do and when.
Yes, we show you how to make the most popular drinks that are current and relevant for today, not what was cool 20 years ago, although some drinks are classics and are still very much in style.  We cover all the most popular drinks for every occasion and you can view them being crafted at your convenience.
It depends on your state, check this page to see a list of states and ages. Your States Legal Bartending Age
They are broken into related lessons, with over 200 videos, text, images, & examples showing you everything you need to know about bartending. Complete the online course at your own pace. After you finish the online part, there is a resume builder, add some info to your resume that highlights your recent accomplishment and a little info about yourself. Then head over to the internship map link to find a learn bartending location near you. Submit your resume to their internship job posting and get ready to intern. The bar will contact you to schedule a time to come in and do a mock interview, if they have availability they will schedule your days, if they are full you can apply to another bar.  It is recommended that you do 6 days of internship, 3 opening days and 3 closing days to get exposure to both shifts.



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Enrolled: 35 students
Duration: 1 hour
Lectures: 30
Video: 30 minutes
Level: Beginner