The Art of Mixology

Course Description

Course Description

Whether you want to work in a bar or show off your skills at home, this short course introduces you to the fascinating history of cocktails and bartending, from the pre-prohibition era to today's fantastic creations.

Through the course you will gain knowledge and practical skills to enable you to understand the components of any drink, the chemical composition that influences color, flavor and taste. This will also include the art of stirring, muddling and layering, with the fair. Through theoretical and practical applications, this course gives you the knowledge to be a mixologist.

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:-
a) Understand the basic tools and equipment used in the bar
b) Understand the importance of hygiene in the bar
c) Understand the various categories of beverages
d) Understand the preparation methods for cocktails
e) Apply and prepare cocktails using the following methods:
  1. Shaking 2. Blending 3. Building
  4. Stirring 5. Muddling 6. Layering

f) Prepare International Cocktails and Mocktails
g) Prepare Own created cocktails
h) Costing cocktails and beverage merchandising
i) Management and Bar leadership.

Course Duration

Weekday Program (Monday - Friday)
  • Duration: 20 Hours
  • Starting Date: 11th April 2023 - 19th April 2023
  • Course Fee: Kshs 35,000.00 (inclusive of materials and Certificate of Achievement)
Weekend Program (Every Saturday 8:00 am -3:00 pm)
  • Duration: 42 Hours
  • Starting Date: 28th September - 9th November 2024
  • Course Fee: Kshs 50,000.00 (inclusive of materials and Certificate of Achievement)
  • Application Fee: Kshs 2,000.00
Fees are Inclusive of:
  • BIHC-branded apron
  • All training equipment
  • Certificate of Achievement

Course Intake

Weekday Program (Monday - Friday)
  • See course duration above

Entry Requirements

Course Requirements
  • Dorn a white T-shirt and black trousers
  • Wear comfortable shoes with a rubber sole
  • Bring a notebook and a pen

Entry Requirements
  • 18 years of age and above
  • No prior culinary experience required
  • No minimum academic requirements applicable
  • English proficiency


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