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 350 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.

Cocktail Apprentice Applications and Deadlines

Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2018

Returning CAP Application (Grey Coat)

November 1st-December 1st 2017 - APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

New CAP Applications (Red Coat)
January 5th-February 8th 2018 - APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

All applicants will be notified by May 1st 2018

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Edinburgh 2018
November 15th 2017-January 16th 2018 - APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

*Only open to working bartenders in the United Kingdom or Ireland*

Questions about the Cocktail Apprentice Program? Email

Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation offers former Cocktail Apprentices opportunities through the Reimbursement Program, Medical Assistance Fund, B.A.R. Scholarships 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.

Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program Application and Policy

Cocktail Apprentice B.A.R. Scholarship

In its on-going effort to support and cultivate the international bartending community, the Tales of the Cocktail Foundation is proud to accept applications for the Cocktail Apprentice BAR® Scholarship Program. Eight former Tales of the Cocktail Apprentices will receive a scholarship valued at $4,450 for tuition and travel expenses to attend the 14th BAR® 5-Day Spirits & Mixology Certification Program to be held in New York City on January 8-12, 2018.

Click here to view a list of our past BAR Scholarship recipients.

2018 B.A.R. Scholarship Application