How much do bartenders make

Bartender salary compared

The bartender's profession is neither officially recognized nor protected in any way. Rather, the job as a bartender is a professional development.

To work as a bartender, training as a waiter or restaurant employee is the best prerequisite. However, a completed training in the catering or hotel industry is not a basic requirement.

If you want to do an "apprenticeship" as a bartender, you can do it at various spirits manufacturers (e.g. Diageo) or in hotels that run a bar or in trendy bars.

In addition, there are private training providers such as the Rostock Bar School, who offer training or further training to become a bartender for hotel or restaurant specialists. The two best-known and most important certificates for the bar profession in Germany, which can be obtained from such private training providers, are the titles awarded by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce as "bartender" and later "bar master". In order to be able to take an exam to become a "bartender", however, as a rule, proof of training in a restaurant or hotel business and subsequent full-time work at the bar of at least one year must be proven. Bar people without training even have to prove that they have been working at the bar for several years, for example at the IHK Berlin for at least four years.

In addition to mixing and designing a wide variety of drinks, the training courses to become a bartender also always include learning social skills and basic business knowledge. In addition, the subjects of health, youth and environmental protection are on the curriculum for the training courses to become a bartender, as well as the subjects of warehousing, goods and beverages. The theoretical basics are usually supplemented by a practical part as part of the bartender training.

In order to take part in further training to become a bartender, a certificate from the health department is usually required.