Cocktail Apprentice Program

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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.

Cocktail Apprentice Applications and Deadlines

Tales on Tour 2019: Puerto Rico
March 10-13, 2019

Application Period: December 5, 2018 - January 5, 2019
*Only open to working bartenders in Puerto Rico.*

*All applicants will be notified by February 7, 2019*

Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2019
July 16-21, 2019

Returning CAP Application (Grey Coat)

Application Period: December 4, 2018 - January 3, 2019

New CAP Applications (Red Coat)

Application Period: January 3 - February 3, 2019

*Red Coat applicants will be notified by April 26, 2019*

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. Three 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.

Application Now Closed!