ACADEMY OF SPIRITS AND FINE SERVICE   

“Welcome to the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service.
Let’s ‘shake’ things up!”
- Debbi Peek, Mixologist SWS IL

Welcome to the Academy of Spirits and Fine Service. This program is designed for Beverage Managers, Bartenders and Restaurant personnel who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in bar operations.

This is a 12-week program conducted once a week for a two-hour session. The Academy provides working product knowledge on all types of alcoholic beverages in the United States and throughout the world. This hands-on program allows participants to recreate “Prohibition Era Classic Cocktails” and create new, trendy cocktails while focusing on the use of simple garnishes that enhance the esthetics of the drink. Each participant will be armed with the knowledge and awareness of responsible consumption. 

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This program is designed for Beverage Managers, Bartenders and Restaurant personnel who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills in bar operations.

Objectives

  • Provide working product knowledge on all types of alcoholic beverages in the United States and throughout the world.
  • Impart essential skills to prepare, mix and serve different types of beverages.
  • Allow participants to discover “Prohibition Era Classic Cocktails” and create new trendy cocktails while focusing on the use of simple garnishes that enhance the esthetics of the drink.
  • Create awareness of the use and abuse of alcoholic beverages.

Technical product knowledge

History of each cocktail, cocktails & food pairing, classic/trendy cocktails, and hands training will be part of each session.

 Program Structure    Program Outline   
This is a 12-week program conducted once a week for a two and half to three hour session.
Schedule:
Tuesday’s 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location:
Signature Wine & Spirits / Direct Warehouse Sales
250 N Artesian Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
Main Phone Number for Signature:
1-800-776-0180
(For location questions only)
 
 
 
 
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will be able to: 
» Outline the history and origins of alcoholic beverages.
» Explain the production of each individual product and its own regulatory laws.  
» Interpret the label of the product.  
» Learn the sensory evaluation and the tasting techniques.  
» Demonstrate the proper serving techniques for alcoholic beverages.  
» Outline the history of cocktails and their influence on the American culture.  
» Know the basics of cocktail mixology, essential rules and tools to create a perfect cocktail according to I.B.A. standards.  
» Learn the basics of how to match various cocktails with food. In a culinary world where different cultures blend harmoniously together, we lay foundations of how to serve fine spirits and mixed drinks as companions throughout the meal for the joy of the palate and the senses!  
» Please Note: Participants must be at least 21 years old.
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