Diageo, a giant consumer-goods company with a portfolio of world-famous drink brands, in conjunction with Romar Trading Aruba launched a bartender project this week, a free of charge Cocktail University as a form of community project.
According to Romar Trading’s Milton Harms, Diageo, the world’s largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company is launching the project internationally via its local distribution companies, and offering a 36-hour
course with a detailed curriculum designed to train and certify aspiring bartenders.
Graduates of the beginners’ course may go on to the intermediate level and later to the advanced, and obtain a professional certificate at the end of the learning cycle.
The project was launched at La Bodega Romar Trading’s elegant wine store in Eagle in the presence of
instructors Albert Tromp and Fernando Kock, two veteran Aruban bartenders whose mission is to mold the new generation of master-mixers here.
It’s 30% knowledge and 70% personality, says Albert, determined to stir his students just right.
Pictured here students and instructors, on day one.