LIVE service training
Bartend a weekend night at Bassmnt nightclub to REAL customers!
Above is a video of a GBS student bartending a BASSMNT, notice the pouring, speed and POS being used. Just like in class.
In-class we teach REAL LIFE bartending skills. Watch the two videos above and see for yourself, POS systems and the proper training is key in the real bartending world. #OnlyAtGBS
GBS has the crazy feature of being able to bring students behind the bar to serve to the weekend crowds for Live Service Training. Live Bartending to the public! And not just any bar, Bassmnt nightclub has been voted one of the nations top clubs for several years (Nightclub & Bar). Hows that for "experience"? This opportunity will also be a huge sell to potential employers and show your new high volume skills. This is a training aspect that is an extension of the GBS program, students are not paid. Follow the steps below to find out how.
Although you do not need any certifications to participate in the GBS program, certifications are usually required by most establishments to work so its one less speed bump in the road to bartending. GBS will help you acquire your SD food handlers card and your L.E.A.D certification (Free 4 hour class offered by the city, in-class or online, click link below), you must have these 2 specifically to bartend (do not be fooled into taking other online private courses). Students that show the proper commitment and skills can come into BASSMNT during the clubs business hours and bartend to club guest! This training includes a walk through of the typical night of work and common procedures. This experience will be along side one of your instructors to help guide you through your first REAL BARTENDING EXPERIENCE and answer any questions you have. The bar is also very easy to work at because its also your class room!
We offer a similar experience during GBS class hours in our "Mock Service". GBS brings the nightclub experience by turning the club fully on! Music and lights, this atmosphere puts our students in the real thing! Students will be taking all different sizes and types of drink orders as they use the POS system and put their new skills to the test.