Friday, July 29, 2022

Career Choice: Bar Tender, Bar Tender Training Institutes in Nepal

Bartending as a career and the prospect is increasing day by day. Due to its increasing demand, in Nepal also, there are many individuals who are keen to take it up as career. Bartending is an extremely demanding yet most flexible and exciting profession. This profession allows a bartender to change their work environment whenever they want a change of pace. A talented bartender can chose to work anywhere in the country, or in the world. Some might prefer the hotel while some might enjoy the charm and excitement of nightclubs.

Bartender serves alcoholic beverages behind a bar in a bar, pub or any other similar types of establishment. There are many ways alcoholic drinks are made. For instance many ingredients are combined, and each drink may be made in several ways.  The main responsibility of bartender is to know the standard drink recipes and be able to mix them quickly and accurately. These days customers are more smarter and educated than before. They have an eye for perfection. They know about wines & they are more demanding. This requires bartender to have extensive knowledge of alcoholic drinks and they should be able to do multi-tasking efficiently. They should be fast and serve customers as per their demands. Though exciting may it sound, its not an easy profession as this career usually require the ability to work nighttime hours and might not end until after two or three o’clock in the morning.

There are several bartending training institutes in Nepal. Attending those institutes is the first step toward a career as bartender. Normally, the training period ranges from two weeks to one months depending upon training institutes and it will cost you between Rs. 4000 to Rs. 7,000.  These institutes will teach you about all of the available alcoholic drinks. In addition, it will also teach you how to effectively manage a bar and its patrons.

Work Conditions
Though this profession sounds exciting, it demands a lot of hard work. It is not as easy as it sounds. Bar tenders ought to work late in the evening and usually work past midnight. Though demanding this is one of the most staple profession. People just need a reason. They will drink no matter what the occasion is, good or bad. Thus, a Bar tending will always be a steady job with steady pay.

Due to odd working hours, there are fewer women in this field compared to men. However, the ladies who have dared to take up bartending as a career are satisfied with their choice.

In case of Nepal, Bartenders usually must be at least 18 years of age. Knowledge of Basic English will be an advantage. Bartenders also usually serve as the public image of the bar hence they must have a neat and clean appearance and a pleasant, agreeable manner.

Personal Requirements
A good bartender must be a very easy going person and friendly because as a bartender one has to mix with some very strange people. But no matter how stressful this job might be it can be extremely satisfying at the end of the shift.

Observation is the first step to learning. You can learn a lot by simply observing experienced bartenders at work. They can show you how to layer drinks, teach you about what types of liquors and mixers go in the different mixed drinks, and how to interact with the customers on a bartending level..

After gaining experience by working in small restaurants or bars, normally bartenders look for jobs in large luxury hotels, restaurants, or cocktail lounges. The reason, of course, is career advancement and better opportunity.  In hotels large enough to have many bartenders, one may advance to the position of head bartender. Skilled bartenders who have knowledge of accounting can become wine stewards or beverage managers.

With the boom in tourist industry in Nepal, the employment outlook for bartenders is expected to grow. The overall number of bartenders is large and turnover rate is high due to strong competition for positions in expensive restaurants where potential tip earnings are greatest. Like in every other profession, the one with the most training and experience will have greater opportunities.

A trained and experienced bartender can easily earn 10 to 40 thousand rupees per month as basic salary and additional tips. Tips are the biggest perks of this job. Hence, the figure can increase if you are able to satisfy you customers.

Institutes offering Modeling classes as follows:
- Bar Tender Training at Modern Hotel Training Center, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu 4363215,2315801

- Bar Tender Training at Radission Hotel Training Center, Bagbazar, Kathmandu, 016913003, 985109362
- Bar Tender Training at Sahara School of Hospitality Management, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 2040782, 016200575
- Bar Tender Training at Triveni Training Center, Maitidevi , Kathmandu, 4416519, 9841387815
- Bar Tender Training at Kamana Hotel Training Center, Koteshwor, Kathmandu, 4601878
- Bar Tender Training at Global Institute of Hotel Management and and Tourism Technical Centre, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 4484098, 213454
- Bar Tender Training at Mountain Hotel Training Centre, Chahabil , Kathmandu, 016212336
- Bar Tender Training at Cocktails and Dreams, School of Bar and Beverage Management, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, 01-2003072
- Bar Tender Training at Shangrila Paryatan & Hotel Training Center, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, 4472553, 4475113
- Bar Tender Training at Kathmandu Flair Bartending Institute, Maitidevi Chowk,Kathmandu, Kathmandu, 4437971, 4418711
- Bar Tender Training at Excel Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management, Chahabil, Kathmandu, 4460956