Santa Rosa Bartending School offers the only training program in northern California for bar personnel north of San Francisco. Our two week course consists of 25 hours of behind-the-bar instruction and practice. Our objective is to train you for employment as a bartender in a full-service bar.
We offer training in bar operations and procedures common in full-service bars, along with techniques of pouring and mixing drinks.
Santa Rosa Bartending School was founded in 1978 by John C. Burton, a professional bartender and bar management consultant. John, who has more than 50 years of experience in his field, has dedicated himself to providing quality education and marketable skills to thousands of individuals seeking a lucrative career in the hospitality industry.
Burton is the published author of his authoritative book Bartending Basics: Everything You Need to Know to be a Working Bartender, successor to his first book Pour Man's Friend: A Guide and Reference for Bar Personnel, which has served as the textbook at bartender schools nationwide. In addition, John's books have been selected as textbooks at several colleges offering hospitality courses.
At Santa Rosa Bartending School, we offer:
- Small classes, with no more than 9 students
- Morning and evening sessions-
- Expert and personal instruction
- A fully equipped front and back bar
- Individual working stations for each student
- Free management material
- Newsletters sent by email
- Advanced recipe guide by email
- Free refresher course for up to 60 days after completion