The Professional Bartender



The Professional Bartending course will be taught in a completely operational bar on campus.
The bar is arranged as if you were training on the job, using blenders, sinks, glassware, speed racks, ice bins, tools, equipment, and bottles.

Course Code:HOS-01/PB
Course:The Professional Bartender
Price:NAF 750.-
Duration:CONTACT HOURS: 24


(4 -day course)


Equipment and Bar Set Up - Students will learn how to arrange the bar and workstation. They will also
learn how to utilize all the tools used in bartending.
Liquors/Alcohol - In this section of the bartending training, students learn about the various types of
liquor they use.
Mixology - This part of the bartending course instructs students in the principles of mixology.

This is the fine art of drink mixing. Students gain knowledge of basic and fancy cocktails.
Garnishes and Fruit Cutting - Students will be trained how to slice fruit and decorate tropical and
specialty drinks.

Wines -Students obtain an understanding of wine service, tasting, and the distinction between wines.
Beer - Students are taught about the different types of beer from around the world in addition to proper
pouring, storage, and keg assembly for draft beer.
Customer Service-Students learn how to give efficient well-mannered service.
Knowing how to provide superior service greatly improves chances of being hired in any field of hospitality.

Alcohol Awareness - Students learn the hazards and effects of alcohol abuse.




Beginner bartenders and service staff that want to develop a good foundation of knowledge and skills as a professional bartender and mixologist.

Download / print our general brochure:

NIPA General Information Brochure

5 reasons
to join NIPA:

  1. If you live in St. Maarten / St. Martin, you won't need to leave family and friends while you pursue your studies.
  2. NIPA has a dedicated staff of professionals to guide, support and motivate you throughout your studies.
  3. You will gain technical and vocational skills at an affordable price.
  4. You will receive extensive opportunities for further education and career development.
  5. Your experience will be life-changing.
I love where I work, and NIPA has helped me grow in my job.
Jean Charles Mackenson
working at IGY Marinas,
St. Maarten Apprenticeship

Contact us

(+1 721) 543 0497

or (+1 721) 543 0498

Fax: (+1 721) 543 0479

Monday to Friday,
from 8h30 am to 4h00 pm

NIPA school St. Maarten National Institute for Professional Advancement

National Institute
for Professional Advancement

Building B, Jackal Road #4
Cay Hill, St. Maarten.

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