The demand for talented and qualified bartenders is high, but so is competition. There are almost 600,000 people currently working as bartenders in the state of Florida alone. To land a job at a top restaurant, bar or nightclub you’ll have to be able to do more than just pull pints. A serious career in bartending means you have to take your training seriously. Luckily, Elite has opened a Ft. Myers bartending school, bringing its one-of-a-kind training program to the Gulf Coast.

You’ve probably spent your fair share of time at the bar, mostly buying drinks. When you look at the bartender smiling away as he shakes a martini or layers up a B52, you probably think it looks easy. The reality is that it’s a lot more difficult than it seems. Making a cocktail is as an art that requires understanding the vast array of liquors available on the market, their flavor, intensity and density. As you probably know, not all margaritas were created equally. That’s why taking a course at Elite’s Ft. Myers bartending school is an important step if you want to get a foot in the door at most any of South Florida’s popular bars, nightclubs or restaurants.

While it may seem like there are other good options, YouTube videos or a friend who tended bar a couple times during college, amateur advice leads to amateur bartending skills. To be able to confidently and successfully function in the fast-paced world of the bar industry, you need to learn from those who have experienced it firsthand. You don’t want to be caught unprepared on the job, trying to learn complicate drinks on the spot with angry patrons impatiently staring at you.

Taking the time to enroll in a licensed bartending school helps ensure that you have all the skills you need to excel behind any bar. Elite Ft. Myers bartending school is fully licensed and employs only experienced bartenders to teach their courses. Contact us today for more information or register today through our online registration form.