Bar Smarts is back, baby. You may recall my mentioning this bartender education program, which is put on by both Pernod Ricard and the folks from the BAR. Last fall there were a string of Advanced live session across the U.S., as well as the launch of an online version-Bar Smarts WIRED. The program is expanding so you have another chance to take part!
Bar Smarts WIRED, which is open to the public for a registration fee of $45, is now open! Visit the Bar Smarts website to learn more and register. The system will be open for two months. Bar Smarts Advanced, which is open to bartending professionals, is visiting new cities this Spring, including Seattle (4/27), Washington DC (4/29), Orlando (5/10), and New Orleans (5/12). If you are bartender/mixologist and are interested in the program, please visit the BarSmarts site to be added to the wait list. Space is limited so be sure to sign up soon.
Participants in both WIRED and Advanced will receive a Bar Smarts bar tools kit (photo above), and Advanced students will get the chance to sling drinks for the likes of Dale DeGroff, Steve Olson, Dough Frost, F Paul Pacult, Andy Seymour, and Dave Wondrich. Check out the site and smarten up!