2440 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Bartending Job Placement Updates:
Our Graduates land more
bartender jobs than all other sources combined
“Raising the people that raise the bar.”
THE PREMIER BARTENDING SCHOOL in the WASHINGTON DC REGION!! WE HELP MORE PEOPLE LAND BARTENDER JOBS THAN ALL OTHER SOURCES COMBINED
Feb 27, 2013 Job Placement Update//Summary of 2012 hirings and strong activity in January and February 2013
In 2012 graduates landed over 1100 bartending jobs. During January and February 2013 over 200 graduates got bartending jobs and landed work. The highlight for a lot of grads was the 2013 inauguration. Over 50 of our grads bartended either 1 or 2 nights at the Convention Center for the President and over 16,000 of his friends, staff, and supporters.
It was outstanding. Bartender/grads described it as a once in a lifetime experience. The days were long, starting before noon and ending after midnight. The bars were non-stop busy. It required an ability to pour fast, efficiently and continuously for hours.
One outstanding highlight included the bartenders witness the “concert before the concert”. The bartenders were among the the sole few witnesses as Alicia Keys, Smokey Robinson, Brad Paisley, Usher, Jamie Foxx and others all practiced before the main event. What a treat!! An exclusive concert for the bartenders!!! Beyond that we heard back from a number of grads. Some made BANK!! Big big dollars for a once in a lifetime event. Congrats to those graduates who used our placement system. We were happy to help you get hired and have strong relationships with the staffing companies that call on us all the time.
Meanwhile graduates of our school got hired all over the region. We’d like to feature Monica and Jasmine who were hired and currently bartending at Big Chair Cafe and Grill in Anacostia at 2122 Martin Luther King Blvd, SE. For decades people have been crying out for a good place to eat and drink in this area in DC. Big Chair is filling the bill. Check out its active Facebook page for Big Chair. We spoke with Monica. She likes this bartending job, the restaurant, bar, staff, management and the terrific customers and energy. Crowds are growing, happy hours are getting business, Friday and Saturdays are hot, Karaoke nights are fun and Monica has developed a specialty drink that customers love. Go and visit and give it a try.
One of our “older” grads wrote a fascinating testimonial which we published on our blog about change of career Its a fascinating perspective from a grad who finished our program in early 2012 and is already making excellent money and loving it.
We at the Professional Bartending School are glad you finally decided to make it! You’re reading this because you’re curious about what the bartending world has to offer. Where else can you make great money, drinks and friends at the same time?
Since 1968, the Professional Bartending School has been responsible for training more DC, VA, and MD bartenders than any other source. WHAT this means is that for over 40 years we have been building and maintaining relationships with hundreds even thousands of bars and restaurants all throughout the DC Metro area and deep into Maryland and Virginia.
In 2010 our grads landed over 1200 verified bartending jobs!! We have been publishing this on our Facebook Page. Real grads, real bars, real jobs, real dates. No made up marketing slogans or promises. Real results.
You can’t get that anywhere else! Bartending jobs can be hard to come by without experience, but with the help of our job placement assistance director and our huge job lead list, contacts, relationships, and processes, becoming a bartender within a week after graduating is possible. Remember: Jobs come to us. If a bar or restaurant needs bartenders, they call us when they want people, and it’s our job to supply them with you!
Taking the first step can be difficult, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the restaurant industry. Our program is specifically designed to make you feel comfortable working behind a bar. We will cater to any schedule, as well as work with any kind of learning curve. We will work with you to make sure you not only understand the basics of bartending, but that you leave here with the confidence and knowledge that every bartender needs in order to secure a job.
Call us today to set up a time to come in for a Free Bartending Class. There’s no better way to see what you’re getting into than to actually experience it for yourself first hand. Think of it as test-driving the car before you buy it. If there’s anything we can guarantee, it’s that you’ll love our facility, neighborhood, access to Metro, free parking, job placement assistance program and awesome instructors! We hope to hear from you today!
You may be interested to know how well known we are.
- We are certified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
- We are members of the World Bartending Training Organization.
- We are long term members of the BBB.
Everyone in the region knows the Professional Bartending School. Check our media page for references from channel 7ABC, channel 5Fox, WKYS 93.9, the Washington Post, the Post Express and the GW Hatchet, just to name a few. On our testimonial page you’ll find that we were recruited to teach bartending by a group funded by the Organization of American States. We are highlighted on the most popular website about DC bars clubs and lounges. On our Testimonial Page you will find reviews of our services from local bar owners and managers, the people that hire our grads.
One additional feature is that we are known as nationwide leaders for national reciprocal bartender job placement. It’s a function of many elements including:
• Our job placement assistance is incredibly effective on a local/regional basis.
• Bartending Schools around the nation know this. They want to be associated with us because we are so successful in helping grads get work.
• Naturally they want to provide the same type of effort on behalf of our grads when this occurs.
• Our own methods for finding bartending jobs ranks with anything you will find anywhere in any source on the web or otherwise. Why? Because we have incorporated our decades of experience from many employees, owners, etc. that includes bar ownership, bartending, bar management, HR experience, extensive networking and selling into the food and beverage industry. We’ve hired promoted and fired bartenders. We have placed thousands of bartenders through our various schools. In 2010 we helped grads get about 1200 bartender jobsâ€¦and posted the specific grads, the jobs and the dates. No other source can come close to matching this.
Lots of different bartending schools can provide you with help. For instance we are closely related to a Bartending School in Pittsburgh. We also cooperate with a New York Bartending School at 500 8th Avenue, NYC and another New York City Bartending School at 252 West 29th Street, NYC and a N J Bartending School outside of Philadelphia, and a North Carolina Bartending Schoolat 6512 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
If you are looking at the West Coast consider these Los Angeles Bartending Schools. In fact if you take our course be sure to get the full assistance that includes our “how to get a bartending job” process. Its so powerful that it has assisted our DC region grads in getting jobs across the nation and around the world, information you can find on our Facebook page or by visiting our school
Recently, The Professional Bartending School was featured on Fox 5 with Holly Morris! Click Here to watch us make fools of ourselves… Try not to laugh too hard!
Also, if you’ve ever listened to The Russ Parr Morning Show on 93.9 WKYS you’ve probably heard of Shaqwana… You talk about a crazy girl!! Shaqwana came to us a few months back to get her feet wet behind the bar and try something new, and while she was here she shot some video footage of her goofing off in class. (I ended up stepping behind the bar to show her a thing or two) She ended up graduating with flying colors, so if you’d like to see some of our shenanigans, click on Shaqwana at the Arlington Bartending School