Indian society has opened considerably from its conservative moorings during the last three decades. Dining out with family and friends has becoming increasingly popular, so also the pub culture. As the hospitality sector keeps on growing at frantic speed, so has the demand for a number of new vocations such as the job of a bartender.
Indeed, bartending is an interesting and non-conventional career in the food and beverage department of the hotel and hospitality industry. It brings in rare, fun-filled experiences as bars are places always bustling with activity. A good bartender must be smart, witty, prompt and overall possess a pleasing personality exhibiting the right vibes. The bartender must have great skills in preparing cocktails with a great sense of intuition to ascertain what mixes with what to deliver the right taste. They have to maintain the cleanliness of the bar and at the same time keep an eye on stocks so that the pub does not run dry.
There are a wide variety of courses in bartending such as Mixology & Bartending, Craftsmanship Course in Bartending, Molecular Mixology Course and Course in Wines & Spirits.
As a career, bartending can be taken both as a part time or whole time vocation. Bartenders who are professionally trained stand a better chance to get a lucrative job in the food and beverage sector. The annual salary of a bartender can go up to Rs 4 to 5 lakhs. They can move up to become Bar Managers or restaurant general managers.
So if any high school student desires to carve out a career in the classy comforts of a five start hotel bar, bartending provides just the right opportunity to fulfill the dream.