Elite Bartenders Course


The Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore is pleased to present the International Bartenders Association (IBA) Academy - Elite Bartenders Course-JWC Asia 2019 for experienced bartenders worldwide.

Course Objective
The objectives of the course are to:

  • To create awareness inherent to the use and abuse of alcoholic beverages.
  • To provide participants with a working knowledge of the wines, spirits and liqueurs available on the international market, including their place of production and quality factors.
  • To differentiate and discuss all types of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages commonly marketed in bars
  • To provide participants with adequate skills to prepare, mix and serve the different types of beverages
  • To improve the participants to experiment with new cocktail recipes
  • To acquaint the participants with the Guidelines for Bartending Working Procedures
  • To train the participants in Bar Control Procedures
  • To train the participants in costing and pricing a beverage list
  • To discuss and implement Bar merchandising ideas.
  • To facilitate the learning and exchange of bar cultures.

Course Structure
This is a 9-days course conducted from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 7pm daily.
Course Details
Course Schedule
Application Form

Course Outlines

  • Alcohol and You
  • Beer
  • Principle of Distillation and Distilled Products
  • Compounded Products
  • Mineral Waters and Soft Drinks
  • Bar Management
  • Bar Service Procedures
  • International Cocktail Recipes
  • Creative Cocktails
  • Beverage Control
  • Wines, Aromatised and Fortified Wines
  • Costing and Pricing of Beverages
  • Marketing of Bars
  • Participants’ Presentation
  • Products’ Awareness by Suppliers

Commencement Date
18th August 2019
Foreign participants are expected to arrive on the 18th August 2019 and depart on the 29th August 2019.

Course Fee
ABSS Member :Singapore Dollars $1700
IBA Member :Singapore Dollars $2700
Non-Member :Singapore Dollars $3700

Local payment by crossed cheque to ABSS.
Foreign bank transfer to: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Singapore, Account No: 712-525963-001
Swift Code: OCBCSGSG
Account Name: Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers, Singapore.

Main sponsors: Asia Pacific Breweries, International Bartenders Association
Co-sponsors: Auric (McCormik), Auric (Sunquick), Dilmah Tea, Fabbri 1905, Finest Call, Monin Asia, Perrier, Zanpa Awamori.

Participants will be accommodated at the Furama Riverfront, Singapore on a twin-sharing basis. Should participant choose to be accommodated in a single room an additional charge of S$1700 is applicable.

Extension of stay
Should participant wish to arrive 2 days earlier or depart 2 days later, the room rate is $190 nett per night without breakfast.

This course is designed for Barmen with some knowledge of alcoholic beverages and with few years of working experience. They must seek endorsement from the President of their Bartender's Association.

Please contact Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore at
Email: secretary@singaporebartenders.com

Certificates will be awarded to participants who meet the following requirements:
• Achieve 100% attendance
• Pass a written examination
• Participate in all activities

JWC Alumni Association
Participants graduated from "The Elite Bartenders Course" are automatically admitted to the JWC Alumni.

Application on the attached Registration Form must be submitted to Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers before the 18th July 2019.

Applications will be accepted on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. Each application must be accompanied by payment of the relevant fee.

The Association of Bartenders & Sommeliers Singapore reserves the rights to reject any application that does not meet the selection criteria.

Guest Speakers
Auric (McCormik): Ms Patricia Ho
Auric (Sunquick): Mr Ashok Sehgal
Dilmah Tea : Mr Rusty Cerven
Fabbri 1905 : Mr Nicola Fabbri
Finest Call: Mr John Bagnall
Monin Asia : Mr Jason Soon
Perrier: Mr Mathieu Marchal
Zanpa Awamori: Mr Kensaku Higa

ABSS Course Leader: Mr David Chan
IBA Secretary : Mr Derrick Lee

Top Student
The top student (s) will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Attitude, Attendance and Punctuality
• Overall Presentation – oral presentation, cocktail mixing and class participation.
• Written Examination

Eagle Award
This will be awarded to a student who proved to have strong practical and business sense.