Our training academies in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban offer a definitive range of accredited and vocational hospitality courses from cocktail masterclasses to professional and advanced bartender courses, barista courses and wine courses, offering a turnkey training solution for hospitality businesses and individuals.
Our bestsellers, from fun afternoons out to professional qualifications.
R 10 450,00 Durban
The IBC is our flagship and most popular course and involves an intensive 5 days of training for both the beginner and the developing bartender. The topics covered within the course are universal, enabling bartenders to use the qualification in international bars and restaurants.
Our barista courses, for at-home coffee enthusiasts and aspiring baristas.
We have put a number of our courses together for those that are looking to combine the courses into a longer one, whilst making a great saving on course prices. Our ultimate package is the Master Bartender Course, which teaches you everything you need to know to start your bartending and barista career with both knowledge and style. You can do the courses over whatever time period suits you; there is no problem with doing the Master Bartender Package in a month or you can spread it over 6 months if you like. You can see all the different course dates on the website or contact us to help you navigate this.
R 18 200,00 Johannesburg
The perfect package has been put together with the core beverage skills need for the world’s top superyachts. This package will get you confident with making cocktails, coffee and spirit knowledge. We also will give you some tips for dealing with demanding clients.
I absolutely loved this course. Everyone was so friendly, it was fun and enlightening. There was help 24/7 when I found it difficult or struggled. The course leaders were incredible. They are very passionate and enthusiastic people that work around Shaker and they all wanted us to do our best and helped us achieve our full potential. I felt very educated after the course. I had an amazing time.
– Emma Koster
Shaker started its life in the UK and has been training bartenders and baristas in South Africa for the last 15 years at our schools in Bree Street, Cape Town and Parkhurst, Johannesburg. We have also run training for many of the top hotels and restaurants in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria and the Indian Ocean. We pride ourselves on designing training that suits the bar environment rather than knowledge for knowledge's sake, so all of our courses have a practical 'out of your seat' element to them.
Our trainers have years of bartending experience, they are competition winners, they have worked at the world's top bars, and they have set up their own: let them pass on their experience to you! Our courses are fun and informative even if you have zero knowledge when you start. Once you have taken those first steps you will gain some skills you can keep and use all your life.
Starting your career as a bartender or barista is always a super-fast learning curve; there is no other industry where you can rise to the top so fast. Where else could a 21-year-old be put into a management position in charge of a R3million business and 25 staff...for a bartender it's not that unusual. Even if you are more interested in the art of bartending than management, you can travel the world meeting and serving some of the most interesting and influential people worldwide. It's best to get your first steps in the business guided by professionals who know their stuff; that way you do not form those bad habits that are hard to shake, and you get some immediate confidence that you can do the job effectively. There is no better start than Shaker BarSchool and Shaker Barista Courses.
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