The Diamond at Maple Tree Square – your neighborhood cocktail parlor – is proud to announce its first range of hands-on cocktail classes.
Courses on offer cater to aspiring professional bartenders and casual cocktail enthusiasts alike.
The Professional Courses
The Diamond Preparatory School For All Things Drink offers a comprehensive range of programs such as ‘Beginner Bartender Basics’, ‘Cocktail Bartender’ & ‘Master Bartender’ for those interested ina professional industry career.The ongoing courses cover everything from basic cocktail making skills to management programs(depending on the course), with topics ranging from classics knowledge to the current techniques& products, providing guidance on creating original programs and the science behindbuilding a proper drink.
Next Professional Course Dates:
Beginner Bartender Basics – Monday January 4th, 11th & 18th (10am-6pm) The professional bartender, the bar & your tools, basic techniques & practice, spirits, glassware.
Cocktail Bartender – Monday January 25th, February 1st & 8th (10am-6pm) Introduction to cocktails, cocktail families, classics & contempories, modern cocktail evolution.
***Please note that you must complete ‘Beginner Bartender Basics’ before enrolling in ‘CocktailBartender’. Fees are $495 per course.
The Rookie Courses
The Diamond also provides programs for the avid rookie with such classes as: ‘Classic Cocktails 101’ ,‘Gin & Gin Cocktails’, ‘Contemporary Cocktails & Food Pairing’, ‘Whiskey & Whiskey Cocktails’ and‘How to Stock Your Home Bar & Throw a Cocktail Party’.The classes are a mix of demonstration and hands-on with students sampling six different cocktailsand then expertly guided to make two of their choosing. Snacks are provided.
Next Rookie Course Dates:
Classic Cocktails 101 – Saturday December 5th (5pm – 7pm) Overview of classic cocktails, Martini, Manhattan, Margarita, Side Car, Whiskey Sour, Daiquiri.
Contemporary Cocktails & Food Pairing – Sunday December 6th (5pm – 7pm) Tips for creating contemporary cocktails & pairing suggestions.
Gin & Gin Cocktails – Saturday December 12th (5pm – 7pm) Overview of distillation & history, French 75, Pegu Club, Negroni, White Lady, Tom Collins, Martini.
How to Stock Your Home Bar & Throw a Cocktail Party – Sunday December 13th (5pm – 7pm) Learn the key items needed in your home bar and the cocktails you can create with them, tips for hostinga memorable cocktail party.
***Fees are $90 per course.Additional InformationAll classes are held at The Diamond – 6 Powell Street Gastown (Corner of Carrall St).Course materials and equipment are provided but please bring a pen & paper.Fees – 50% is due at time of booking with the balance to be paid by the start of class.
We serve alcohol responsibly and recommend that you do not drive to class.
Gift certificates available.
For more information or to enroll please email: email@example.com