Professional Bartending and Barista Training

Our training academies 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.

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Our Accredited Courses

Check out our industry and consumer courses, not sure what course would be suitable for you? Feel free to contact us and talk to one of our advisers.

What Our Clients Have To Say

This is such a fantastic course. I loved every minute and the instructors are so knowledgeable. I especially loved the practical sessions where we got to serve in an actual bar environment. I am looking forward to putting my skills to the test.

– Paul Miller, Cape Town

About Shaker Bar and Barista School

Shaker started it's life in the UK and have been training bartenders and baristas in South Africa for the last 15 years at our schools in Bree Street, Cape Town and Parkhurst, Johannesburg. Along with training at 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 sake, so all of our courses have a practical 'out of your seat' element to them.

Experienced Industry Experts

Our trainers have 100s of years bartending experience between them, let them teach 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.

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Save and Get Fully Qualified With Our Package Deals

We have a number of package deals where we have put together a selection of our courses that we think go together. The pinnacle being the Master Bartender Course which lasts a month and teaches you everything you need to know to start your bartending and barista career with both knowledge and style. You will also make a great saving on the price of the courses if you bought them separately.

A Career In Bartending

Starting your career as a Bartender or Barista is always a super fast learning curve, there is no other industry that you can rise to the top so fast. Where else could a 21yr old be put into a management position in charge of a R3mill business and 25'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 you can do the job effectively. There is no better start than Shaker BarSchool and Shaker Barista Courses.

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Interested in starting a career in bartending but not sure where to start?

Talk to our experienced course advisors who can help you explore your options.

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