Local Bartending School of Incline Village has taught bartending lessons at over 1300 locations in the United States. Founded in 2012, it has quickly become the bartending school with the broadest location reach in America.
Local Bartending School offers instruction in 50 states and state certification in 42 states. Over 6,000 bartenders have signed up to become teachers. The school specializes in in-home instruction where the teacher brings the bar supplies to the student’s kitchen. All training and certification is done right at home.
Instruction is customized and starts each student with the basics of bar tools, bar glasses, free pour, shot pour, cutting fruit, mixing drinks, using a shaker, and using a strainer. After the lessons, the student can become TIPS Responsible Serving certified and state certified in as little as five days.
It is now possible to become a certified bartender in almost any state regardless of where you live. Rob Dunfey, the owner, also adds, “It didn’t make sense that some states offered online certification and others required proctors so we created the proctors and sent them to people’s homes to take the test.”
Dunfey, who is his late-20′s, put studies on hold at Loyola Marymount University to pursue online entrepreneurship. This is not his first nationwide education venture. Goskate.com, started in 2009, has become the largest provider of skateboarding instruction in America. He moved his residency and businesses to Nevada to take advantage of the business-friendly atmosphere.