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Hélène Belley

Hélène Belley has been teaching the Table Service Course as well as our (daytime and evening) Bartending Course in Quebec City since March 2005. She has completed studies at the Canadian Wine Institute in Toronto, the Commission School in Saguenay and took Hotel Management Training in Quebec City (1976).

Hélène Belley has had much experience working as a bartender and draws from her vast personal experiences as she instructs her students in the fine arts of bartending. She was employed professionally as a bartender at the Napolean Bar and the Emprise Bar in Chicoutimi from 1987 to 1993. She also worked as a bartender for Audace Bar in Jonquiere and was employed as a waitress at the La Piazza Restaurant in Quebec City from 1994 to 1995. In 1996 she was also employed as a bartender for the Prében resto-bar in Quebec City. From 1996 to 2001 she worked at the More Deli-Bar in Beauport as a bartender and waitress.

Dimitri Konias

We are proud to have Mr. Dimitri Konias, a true passionate of the Hospitality industry as our leading senior Bar Chef.   A premiere professional with over 25 years experience in the Industry.  Today teaching bartending, etiquette,  mixology and table service.

Dimitri has held local and International positions spanning from bartender to Maître D in prestigious hotels such as the Fairmont and the Hilton.

His talent and desire to teach was spawned from the many years  at managerial levels at Scores restaurants. Dimitri went beyond his work details to assert that his employees were trained and crosstrained.  In turn improving the client experience and corporate revenue. As well, as providing substantial career advancement for his employees.

Mr. Konias’s stern interests for advancement has in turn led him to be second to none with current trends. For instance his Gluten free service knowledge was procured at his gainful employment at Ottavio restaurants, award winners in many trending advancements.

Most importantly,  our graduates will benefit from Mr Konias’s exhaustive knowledge in career paths and job search.  Providing graduates with superior guidance with the aim of attaining their dream job coupled with offering the opportunity for employers to obtain professional and premiere staffing.

To contact Dimitri,

email info@bartenders.ca or

call 1-800-561-1781 ext 103

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What do you need to find the best Bartending job?

Bartending is a unique job the requires skill and personality to be successful. This is a job you simply cannot “fake it, til you make it”. It is imperative that you know you drinks and you know bar etiquette. Bartending requires knowledge in serving and knowing exactly how each drink taste. This includes knowing the following:

Spirits
Basic cocktail recipes
Shooters
Wines
Champagnes
Aperitifs
Digestives
Coffees

As a Bartender, you will also need to know “bar theory”. There is nothing worse than a bartender that can’t recommend a cocktail, wine, or cordial. This aspect also includes being able to suggest basic wine and food pairings, cocktail and food pairings. In order to land the very best bartending jobs you must have these skills.

In fact, the interview will be all show and no talk.

An employer’s goal when making a hiring decision is very simple, their aim is to maintain current clientele and attract new clientele. This means being a bartender with both skillsets; skill and charisma, is critical to landing the job.

Many people already in the hospitality industry have the potential to be a bartender. This is why moving up from a bar back, hostess, or even waiter is more than ok to learn and observe proper bartending skills. The most important thing when landing the best bartending job is having a fantastic attitude combined with a strong skillset.

If you are looking for a career change or simply need a part-time job attending the Master School of Bartending-MSB, bartenders.ca is the perfect investment in your new career to ensure you get a new job! Our classes are located in metro-accessible locations. We are currently accepting students! Feel free to look at our course schedules to get an understanding of what topics will be covered.

Once you graduate our help doesn’t end. We will help you find that new job using our job hiring service at Bartend.com where we have partnered with some amazing employers.

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How should you dress to get the best Bartending job?

In the hospitality industry, there is a constant and ever evolving conversation around dress code. It is a common misconception that bar tending is a completely casual position. It is very important to an employer and the clientele that a bartender is dressed appropriately. Many bartending locations will have either an official or unofficial uniform. Bartenders should follow their locations rules as a bare minimum. It is vital that bartenders are not only well dressed, but are also well groomed. If you are just starting out a new bartending position here are some fashion tips to ensure you are dressed for success whether you are serving drinks at a high-end resort or a local night club:

Shoe wear- always wear comfortable shoes that are both stylish and practical. Your outfit should be put together, but do remember you will be on your feet during your shift.
Fit- whether you are in shape or out of shape be sure your clothes are not baggy nor too tight. They should fit properly.
Grooming- hair should always be clean and styled simply. No overwhelming colognes and perfumes, and keep makeup classy.
Personality- wear a cool pocket square, or a shiny scarf to show off your personality.
Black when all else fails wear black on black and you will look put together.

Proper grooming and dressing is essential for job success and well also boost those tips!

If you are looking for additional tips and guidance on being successful in a career in bartending consider attending the Master School of Bartending-MSB, bartenders.ca. It is the perfect investment in your career to ensure you are successful! Our classes are located in metro-accessible locations. We are currently accepting students! Feel free to look at our course schedules to get an understanding of what topics will be covered.

Once you graduate our help doesn’t end. We will help you find that new job using our job hiring service at Bartend.com where we have partnered with some amazing employers.

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Jesse Langlois

This class was a really great class for learning how to truly service in a bar and memorize things as memory is very important in bar tending. I really enjoyed our teacher Dimitri he was super direct and funny. Nothing went unexplained until we understood and he would repeat himself as many times as necessary accommodating both french and english students equally.

My favorite part was at the end he taught us even a little bit about mixology which isn’t even part of the course, and the importance of knowing and creating our own favorite drinks.

All in all it was a great class, lots of material and so much more than just the material in the textbook we were given. Dimitri’s experiences were able to teach us a lot as well.

Thanks Bartenders.ca for the great comprehensive class and hands-on as class!

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Mathilda Pierrot

I had a great learning experience overall. Dimitri was encouraging and very informative, I couldn’t have ask for a better course!

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Vince Galasso

I found the class with Dimitri to be very informative.I am pleased with the amount of knowledge and practice gained through his course and found it to be very helpful.

Was the course developed by professional bartenders?

Yes, the course was developed by more than one – in fact 3 professionals in the field and reviewed by directors of the finest schools in the hospitality industry – Master School of Bartending – MSB Inc.

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