As a graduated, certified student of the West Allis Bartending Academy, I cannot fully express the gratitude I have for Matt and Dave, the instructors, and Chase, the coordinator and/or ""dean"", for lack of a better description.\r
These men should be congratulated for taking the time to train the people who walk through their doors to become bartenders taught by experienced and seasoned bartenders. Matt, the younger of the two instructors, is down to earth, relaxed, and goal oriented; I cannot think that anyone could walk away from the academy after graduation with the knkowledge and excellent understanding of mixology and bartending etiquette without this great man being a part of the curriculum.\r
And when it comes to Dave, no one can walk into his class and learn the information he teaches without smiling or having a great time because of the way how he teaches. He is the perfect teacher, in my opinion, because he teaches in a fun and exciting manner that keeps his students, and friends, enraptured and interested in what he is teaching.\r
At the end, there is one man who cannot be thanked enough. Chase is a man who must be praised for what he is doing for the new students, teenagers and adults alike, for the reason that he is the one whom you will converse with about the program, helping you to decide for yourself if the world of bartending is the right career for you.\r
I, personally, cannot thank these men enough for what they have done for me and many others. Few can boast about how good their school is, but these three men can say they have one of the very best, fun, and educational schools that anyone can probably find.\r
I highly recommend this academy to anyone thinking of going into the area of bartending, and hope that they have as much fun as I did.
Pros: Excellent classroom set up, wonderful environment.
Cons: Few can think of any.