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Bartending School in Ft. Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
6850 Manhattan Blvd Suite 210
Fort Worth, TX 76120
Call Toll Free 1-800-BARTEND (1-800-227-8363)
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Bartending School of Fort Worth, Texas
Strategically located on East Loop 820 with quick access to Interstate 30 &
Airport Freeway 15 Minutes from Dallas / Fort Worth Airport. 20 Minutes from the
Fort Worth Central Business District.
ABC Bartending Schools has a bartending school in Fort Worth, Texas and is the largest privately owned
bartending school system in the United States.
Bartenders are known for their ability to make great money while meeting new people
and having lots of fun at their jobs. Look around you at the number
of liquor serving establishments and the number of bartenders (full-time
and part time) that it takes to staff these establishments.
|If you are 18 years of age or older,
you could be in this picture, training in just 40 hours to become a professional
an article you might be interested in:
Shaken economy stirs up interest in
Saturday, June 6, 2009
By JOHN COLEMAN / The Dallas Morning News
Don Allen's biggest worries used
to be instructing pilots how to perform a
barrel roll and not bumping his head in the cramped flight simulator. Soon his
job could depend on remembering whether to salt the rim of a margarita glass.
Laid off after a 40-year
career as a pilot and flight instructor, Allen turned to one of his longstanding
Bartending "is something I have had in the back of my mind for a while; it's
something I might have done for fun one day," Allen said.
Rather than a fun hobby to pick up, it might serve as a financial life preserver
for Allen, who was to graduate Friday. He is one of many recession casualties
who turned to bartending school, looking for another income option after being
laid off – but a certificate in bartending may not be a quick fix.
Monthly applications to the local branch of the national ABC Bartending School
have increased 15 percent to 30 percent year over year since December, according
to Mark Stephenson, director of the school in Addison.
Certified drink mixers are on the rise, but area bar owners and recent bartender
school grads agree that with limited jobs available, experience and a great
personality – rather than a certificate – are the golden ticket.
ABC Bartending School grad Necole Elias said her lack of experience was a
hindrance in the job hunt.
"Being a new bartender, it was tough. Especially in this tough economy," she
said. Owners want to hire applicants "who have experience with customers."
Elias said she applied to five bars and received only two calls back because of
the hole on her résumé.
Bartending school is just another bullet point on a résumé to Abby Starr,
general manager of Idle Rich Pub.
"We mostly hire based on personality and experience," Starr said. "Bartending
school won't hurt, but it certainly won't make someone, either."
Cory Wauson, general manager of Ozona Grill and Bar, said business is up
and he is hiring about one server per week, but no bartenders. He said he's not
a "big bartender school person" – applicants have to earn the position.
Bartenders have to work
their way up the chain like everyone else. It is a privileged position. You can
teach the bartenders recipes, but experience is what is really valuable to me,"
The appeal of bartending is the ease of picking it up, short training time and
the respectable income bartenders can earn, Allen said.
Bartenders can expect a dismal base salary close to minimum wage, Stephenson
said, but with tips, a bartender can earn $20 to $30 an hour. The U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics says that in Dallas-Fort Worth, full-time bartenders make an
average of $19,640 in wages annually, based on May 2008 figures.
All industries have been hit hard by the recession, Stephenson said, but the
food service industry still needs workers.
"People are losing their jobs and looking for options to turn to," Stephenson
said. "Happy, sad, rich or poor, people are going to eat and drink, and they
need people to provide that service for them, and it's a good place for people
to look for jobs."
Despite many restaurants downsizing, applications are still rolling in.
Wauson said his Ozona Grill is
experiencing a spike in applications it hasn't seen in 10 years. Many of the
applicants are returning to their roots, he said.
"We are seeing a lot of business professionals returning to what they did in
their youth to earn money after being laid off," he said.
It's the same story for bartending school applications.
A larger, more diverse and educated group of applicants than usual is entering
bartending school these days, said Stephenson.
"Usually this time of year, we see a lot fresh high school grads, but we are
really starting to see the older crowd come in, many in their 30s, 40s and 50s,"
Phil Seger, 60, is a former senior project manager and 19-year industry veteran
for a major telecom company. He recently purchased some ranchland in Fannin
County to retire on. He was laid off five years before he planned to retire.
"I saw firsthand how rough the job market was," Seger said. "I tried to find a
job for a year and a half and must have sent out several hundred résumés; no
luck, because I was overqualified for most jobs I applied for."
After 18 months of frustrating results on the job hunt, a friend recommended
Seger give bartending school a try.
"A friend of mine gave me the idea, and I am just loving every minute of it," he
said. "I'm not sure I would ever want to go back to the corporate world."
Kacy Oden, director of membership relations for People Report, a Dallas
restaurant research and consulting firm, said age wouldn't play a role in
keeping older bartender applicants out of the industry.
"They definitely stand a chance in this industry," Oden said. "There are a lot
of bars out there for the baby boomer generation, and they like to see someone
like them behind the bar."
Students from 18 to 70 are attending the weeklong bartending program, and
Stephenson said more of them have bachelor's and master's degrees than ever
"We are seeing a lot of educated professionals come through the doors. Some
people have jobs for 20 or 30 years when they get laid off and come to us," he
Some bartending students don't wait until they get laid off to make a move.
James Cooper still has his job in the airline industry. With times still
difficult, workers have to be prepared, he said.
"There still could be another big layoff coming. You have to be ready; you can't
wait until the end to do something," Cooper said.
CEO Tony Sylvester
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Since 2001 ABC Bartending Schools has
trained more bartenders and provided bartending job placement assistance
for bartending jobs throughout the DFW area. Over1, 000 nightclubs,
hotels, restaurants, bars, country clubs, special event & caterers have
relied on ABC Bartending Schools to fill their bartending jobs with
Our pledge to you is to treat every student in a professional and
courteous manner. Here at the ABC Bartending Schools in Addison (Dallas) &
Fort Worth, we will happily answer all of your questions about our school
and spend as much time as necessary to allow you to make an informed
decision whether to start a new career in the exciting field of
bartending. We will work with you and any special needs that you may have
until you are confident and have all the necessary skills to be an
Advantages of enrolling with ABC BARTENDING SCHOOLS!!!!!
Draft Beer system
TABC certification at the school
Approved & regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission
Hands on Training fully equipped bar (unlimited)
Only school in DFW with a POS (point of sale cash register system)
We receive countless referrals from our graduates who are 100% satisfied
A fast bartending course for fast results, what other trade can you learn
Tuition is affordable but if you need a payment plan come in & meet with
Our placement director will coach you to get hired from interview
techniques to resumes
GUARANTEE: first in the industry to invite students to sit in and
participate on a class to ensure 100% confident on attending our school.
As the largest privately owned bartending school system in the US we have
the advantage of tuition, placement, the best instructors, nationwide
placement, classroom facilities & an 8 year history of job placement in
the DFW area.
Tuition Guarantee: Party season is coming we had over 100 request
last year for bartenders to work parties & functions this can guarantee
you will earn your tuition back so what have you got to loose by learning
a new & exciting career? Nothing!
Over the past 8 years bar, restaurant & club owners have given us
feedback on what they need in their bartenders & we have listened to
ensure you have the highest quality training in the DFW area.
Owner guarantee: having operated successful bartending schools for
over 32 years around the country no other school has that level of
experience when it comes to training, facilities & placement here in the
Staff at ABC Dallas and Fort Worth
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|Convenient Class Schedules
|2 Weeks Morning
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
|2 Weeks Afternoon
Mon. - Thurs.
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2 Weeks Evening
Mon. - Thurs.
6 PM -10:00 PM
Mon. - Thurs.
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
|*Adjusted Schedules are available.
Job Placement Assistance,
Tony Sylvester has been placing bartenders
nationally since 1977 and brings to his schools the art of matching the right
face for the right place. Take a look at the Placement List for your area and
the nationwide chains that have hired our students.
of Job Placements
some of the many chain operations that hire our graduates
|Crowne Plaza Hotel Addison
|DoubleTree Hotel Lincoln Ctr.
|Four Seasons Resort and Club
|Harvey Hotel DFW
|Harvey Hotel Plano
|The Mansion on
|Wyndham Anatole Hotel
|Hawaii’s Cruise Line
|American Airlines Center
|American Legion –163
|Ballpark in Arlington
|The Diamond Club
|Bahama Beach Club
|Brookhollow Golf Club
|Castle Hills Golf Club
|Christinas Mexican Restaurant
|Ballpark Baseball Stadium
|Fire Wheel Golf Park
|Four Seasons Resort & Club
|The Golf Club at Castle Hills
|Help Wanted Inc
|Indian Creek Golf Club
|Indigo Night Club
|Lakewood Country Club
|Lonestar Park at Grand Prairie
|And other 200+ clients