School of Mix
We pride ourselves in providing the best Job Placement Assistance possible which means our students really do get great industry jobs!
Since over 80% of all our students go on to work for us at Mix Event Staffing, we look at all our grads as potential employees and representatives of
The School of Mix around the world.
Professional Bartending Mixology Course Winter Special Special $399!!!!!! 604-738-1446
Part time classes Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays daytime or evenings
Mondays: 12pm – 9:00pm
Tuesdays: 12pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday: 12pm – 9:00pm
Saturday Classes – 12pm – 5pm
New Classes Start every Monday at 12pm or 6pm
Tuition: $424.00 taxes, includes all books, course materials, and brewery tour
– Train for a career in professional bartending; get the industry skills you need to make the BIG MONEY!
– Hands on – work at your on pace flexible schedule
– Unlimited practice hours
– Average course span 2 – 6 weeks 40 hours of lecture and instruction as participation in pouring practice
– Introduction to the bar, bar set-up, equipment and glassware
– Bar psychology and terminology; customer employee and management relations
– L.C.B. rules and regulations; what is and is not legal
– Cost control; beverage and bar supplies
– Shot pouring and portion control
– Mixing all classic cocktails; traditional, trendy, special coffees, non-alcoholic.
– Beer; domestic, imported and specialty draft.
– How to deal with intoxicated customers
– Personnel appearance and cleanliness
– Résumés and interviews for employment
– Beer tasting and Granville Island Brewery tour
– Payment Plan Available
Professional Bartending Mixology & Wine Combo Course:
This is our professional Bartending and Wine Combo Package. Save $100 by signing-up for our Combo Course at $525
We high recommend this package for hotel and restaurant jobs.
Wine Classes are held Wednesdays 6pm-8pm (Subject to enrollment.)
Tyler Hazelwood & Katie Kitson:
As a former graduate of the Mix School of Bartending at age 19, Tyler originaly became a Bartender as a means to support his love for travelling. He has since travelled and worked as a Bartender in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, London, Amsterdam, Turkey, and Greece.
Tyler along with a handful of other Mix gradualtes worked their way across Canada on a five star hotel on wheels called the America Orient Express. Now back in Canada pursuing a career in film, t.v. and music, he has worked in numerous bars and clubs as a bartender and promotions such as Section (3), Tokyo Lounge, and Voda.
At age 23 Tyler started a company called TNT Professional Bartending Service, that provided graduates of the Mix School of Bartending with employment.
Now working as the director of the Mix School of Bartending, Tyler with the assistance of DJ RC Lair have reworked the concept of the School to include their love for music and now offers DJ Lessons and has now become The School of Mix. Tyler says his goal was to create an actual hands-on working environment as much as possible.
Matt Sherlock – Wine Expert / Tasting Host:
Matthew Sherlock has been deeply involved in the wine industry for 7 years. He has worked in the restaurant industry as a bar manager, assistant sommelier, sommelier, restaurant manager and restaurant owner. He has completed two vintages in wineries, one in New Zealand and one here in the Okanagan and he now manages one of Vancouver’s premium wine stores. He has completed his Advanced Certificate from the UK based Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and continues to taste, travel and learn in order to stay on top of all that is changing in the world of wine.
Matt is also the lead instructor at the School of Mix.
Dan Hawkins – Bartending & DJ Instructor – DJ Hawkeye
Dan started his restaurant career in 1998 as a chef with the Keg Steakhouse and Bar, opening the Park Royal Location in West Vancouver. After two years leading the kitchen team he moved into a bartending role. Dan then became part of the Cactus Club on Broadway and Granville, moving through the ranks from server/bartender to shift leader.
Dan was offered an opportunity to open Relish the Restaurant with manager Jason Sohor and he was involved with all aspects of development from the beginning. Dan was brought in by Executive Chef Aaron Salter to manage MiBar and Grill in the Marriott Hotel and he was responsible for re inventing the entire cocktail and wine menu, and the complete re structure of restaurant practices. From the Marriott Dan moved on to participate in the opening of Saltlik Steakhouse on Alberni street as a restaurant manager.
Dan has also been a local DJ for several years in Vancouver and had the fortune of working in Ibiza Spain for the Privilege Club one summer, and also traveled through Australia as a DJ. Dan fine-tuned his music producing skills after graduating from Columbia Academy with a recording arts diploma in 2004. Dan opened Figmint Restaurant with the consulting company The Fifteen Group in 2006 as the bar manager and was involved in all aspects of the bar program from design to cocktail creation. Dan created what was coined a “culinary“ cocktail program in that it incorporated molecular mixology as well as severl in house infusion recipes that remain cutting edge still today. From Figmint Dan took over the General Manager position with acclaimed chef Jeff Van Geest‘s Aurora Bistro on Main Street. He was involved with the over all operations of the restaurant as well as working closley with local wineries to build a celebrated wine program. From Aurora Dan is joining The School of Mix and brings with him a decade of restaurant, bar, and DJ expirience to aid in the instruction of classes.