Bar Skills



Clean and tidy bar areas, Operate a bar, Use hygienic practices for food safety, Process financial transactions

Assessment Description

Written assessment and practical observation

Who should attend

All staff who are to be involved in the preparation & service of beverage. Day 2 will be in a bar environment for hands on practical training.


Course Type

Short Course

Group Size

8 to 15

Course Aims

On the completion of this course, participants will have a basic understanding of the skills needed & the tasks to be undertaken to operate a Bar. Persons who successfully complete will also have the skills to prepare & serve a range of alcoholic beverages. This will be arranged before course is undertaken.

Course Size

2 x 6 hours


SITXFSA201 - Participate in safe food handling practices

Course Content

On successful completion of this course participants will have an understanding of:

  • Set up the bar display & work area
  • Take orders & either note or memorise correctly.
  • Identify any specific customer preferences.
  • Receive & process customer payments. Serve drinks promptly & courteously, in accordance with customer preferences, using required glassware & garnishes.
  • Prepare drinks in accordance with legal & enterprise standards, using the correct equipment, ingredients & correct standard measures.
  • Minimise wastage & spillage.
  • Report beverage quality issues promptly to the appropriate person.
  • Attend to any mishaps, promptly & safely.
  • Clear, clean or dismantle bar areas in accordance with enterprise procedures.
  • Where appropriate, conduct a handover to incoming bar staff, & share relevant information.