Cocktail Apprentice Program

Cocktail Apprentice Program

The Cocktail Apprentice Program is an exclusive mentorship program for up-and-coming bartenders to learn alongside some of the biggest names in the business during the five days of Tales of the Cocktail. Since 2008, more than 400 apprentices have gained extensive experience working and managing large-scale, high-volume events while providing an invaluable service to Tales of the Cocktail Foundation and the industry as a whole. Tales of the Cocktail Foundation continues to support the growing fraternity of past apprentices by offering exclusive opportunities for scholarships and financial aid to further support their growth within the industry.

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Full Hands In / Full Hands Out: CAP Community Series

Batching Part I: Batching 101

Thursday May 6th, 2021 || 1:00PM-2:00PM CST

Whether it is a straight pour cocktail or a combination of a few key ingredients in a bottle to speed up and add consistency to a service, batched cocktails have become the new normal. However, batching is not a new concept to the Cocktail Apprentice Program (CAP).

In Batching 101 learn the origin of the CAP batching procedure, the evolution of batching, recipe generation, batch size calculation, and the ‘Cocktail Apprentice Method’ of batching success. And, of course, there will be some stories and anecdotes along the way.

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Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation offers former Cocktail Apprentices opportunities through the Reimbursement Program, Medical Assistance Fund, BAR 5-DayScholarships, and the CAP Scholarship Program that awards grants in various projects bartenders are interested in pursuing. Any former Cocktail Apprentice can apply for and secure tuition reimbursement benefits.

The Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) Tuition Reimbursement Program encourages and supports Cocktail Apprentice alumni who enroll in college, university, technical school courses, or hospitality courses in order to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, technical degree, or a certificate of completion that has a grade.

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Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program Application and Policy

Tuition reimbursement benefits are provided to any former Cocktail Apprentice based on information TOTCF will request via online form. TOTCF will ask the Cocktail Apprentice to provide original documentation for the purpose of verification before granting tuition reimbursement benefits. TOTCF may also ask any Cocktail Apprentice to sign a release authorizing TOTCF to solicit the required documentation and/or information from a designated third party. Providing false information may result in loss of eligibility for benefits.

Cocktail Apprentice BAR 5-Day™ Scholarship

In an ongoing effort to support and cultivate the international bartending community, Tales of the Cocktail Foundation has accepted applications for the Cocktail Apprentice BAR 5-Day Scholarship Program for the past seven years. Each year, three former Tales of the Cocktail Apprentices receive a scholarship valued at $4,450 for tuition and travel expenses to attend the BAR 5-DayCertification Program held annually in New York City.

2019 BAR 5-Day Scholarship Recipients Iván Villegas (Bartender, Davies and Brook at Claridge’s Hotel – London), Alexis Belton (Bar Director, The Aviary – Chicago, IL), and Eric Scott (Bar Manager/Head Bartender, Thyme Table – Bay Village, OH)

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