Darryn L (N.B.S. Graduate, current bartender at Manhattan’s of Camarillo)
After much contemplation, I decided to attend the school and I recommend it! The training was great and prepared me well to not only work as a bar, but to be a manager too! I never was the school-type, and I never really was that good at memorizing. Passing the written exam helped me with my confidence and the instructors were very patient! The instructors were really good too! They were funny and kept me engaged the entire time! They not only taught how to make drinks, they gave me advice on customer service, tips for memorizing drinks, dealing with customers, and I feel they well-prepared me for the work! There is a written exam, and a practical exam at the end of the course. The written was the easier of the two. I passed the practical exam- a timed test to make some drinks in a certain amount of time..the test was not easy! Preparing for it, prepared me well for working at nightclubs! Everything I need to succeed was included in this course! After I passed the course, the school connected me to some excellent opportunities! I was confident during my interviews, and I landed my first job 2 days after this course! Currently I am a bartender at the amazing Manhattan’s of Camarillo…I now enjoy the $$$, social connections, and music in my new job! I’d rather do this than a deskjob any day!…If you’re on the fence about this class, I recommend it! -it helped me out a lot!