The Nonsolococktails School

Words by Sammy Hemmings

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The Nonsolococktails School launches bartending courses for those in the trade, from an intense three-month programme to an evening course designed to improve management skills.

Created by Mattia Pastori, bartender and founder of consultancy company Nonsolococktails, together with Alessandro Melis and Diego Travaglio from Indrinkable, the project offers a co-working space for bar professionals, bringing events, courses and masterclasses to the Italian bartending community.

Led by leading experts in the Italian bar scene, courses aim to support bartenders through training and education. For both amateur bartenders and the more experienced bar professionals, there is a wide selection of courses available. Besides improving their skills and knowledge, students also have the opportunity to network with fellow bartenders in the community.

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Mattia Pastori and Alessandro Melis

Co-founder, Mattia Pastori said, "The idea of coworking was born little by little, uniting what affiliated us together and the work places in which we were already reciprocally committed like the organization of masterclasses and courses for bartenders or amateurs, and observing the current demand from professionals that increasingly need to have a physical place to experiment with new blends and preparations...This is what we offer here: a place where to find all the tools needed to work, a space to meet colleagues to create synergies, a training school to grow thanks to a masterclass with international gurus and professional consultants."

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Bartender courses

Take a look below at the courses available or find out more at The Nonsolococktails School website.

Classic Bartender
Duration: 5 days or 10 evenings of 3 hours
This course aims to equip the student with basic bartending techniques. Combining theory and practical lessons which will cover the history of bartending, fermentation experiments and blending and distillation techniques.

Modern Bartender
Duration: 3 days or six evenings of 3 hours
Students will learn modern techniques taken from both the food and drinks industries. Topics covered include analysis on the hospitality industry, creation of homemade ingredients and exploring the machinery used in perfumes and aroma extraction.

Bar Manager Program
Duration: 3 days
Aimed at entrepreneurs and bar managers, this course explores management skills, from managing the business through to customer service, while taking a look at the basic rules of hospitality. The course will also cover building a winning drinks menu and an introduction into business marketing.

Café and Bar Artist
Duration: 5 days
Coffee is at the heart of this programme, with lessons on its history, aspects of a high-quality service and modern art techniques.

Academy Course
Duration: 3 months
This educational package includes all courses in one 3-month programme. This is intense learning for any bartender looking to develop their skills or have a refresher in working behind the bar and managing a business.

Dynamic Happy Hour Evenings
These series of evenings are designed to challenge students on their knowledge while they practice cocktail making. They will cover five topics: the history of cocktails, how to set up a bar at home, gin and its methods of consumption, the Happy Hour from its origin to 2.0, and aromatic herbs and spices.

Share Experience Masterclass
This is a project run by The Nonsolococktails School inviting leading professionals in the Italian bar scene to a series of meetings to discuss innovations and experiences.

Interested in a course? Find out more information and how to enrol on The Nonsolococktails School website.

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