Our History

Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing was established in Miami, Florida in 2007. We are State Licensed Bartending Schools fully regulated by the Florida Department of Education. In building Elite Bartending School and Event our founders wanted to put together a school unlike any other of its kind, providing a current and applicable education in High Volume Bar Training and Mixology. Our goal was to provide that education, and then use only our graduates for all event staffing opportunities, providing our students money making gigs long after they graduate from our program. All Elite Alumni have lifetime memberships with our schools. We have been a leader in bar education in the Florida Keys since 2013. Over the last 10 years we have expanded quickly to 10 Florida School locations and have become the fastest growing bar school in the Country.

Our Florida Keys Facility

The Square Grouper Bar and Grill

Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing Florida Keys classroom offers a hands on education in practical bartending unlike any other. Located just North of Key West at mile marker 22 at award winning The Square Grouper Bar and Grill. This beautiful bar provides that most optimal and practical hands on education for students.

Experience and Hands on Approach

Elite Bartending School’s instruction is taught only by the most Elite in the business. Our owners are also our instructors. With over 20 years of experience we take pride in being knowledgeable, charismatic, and extremely patient in our education process. Elite’s classes are taught 100% “hands on” and are held behind the downstairs bar at The Square Grouper Bar and Grill. This provides real world bartender training behind one of the best bars in the Florida Keys.

Open Bar Practice Hours Before and After Class

Elite Bartending School opens its doors early and stays open late at our Florida Keys bartending school. Our students are able to practice behind the bar Sundays before or after class at our Florida Keys Bartending School location. This unique option allows students the unique learning environment to improve skills and speed to master their craft when class isn’t in session. Florida Keys Students and Alumni are also able to practice behind the bar weekdays at any of our other Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing Florida locations.

Lifetime Job Placement and Event Staffing for Graduates

Elite Bartending School and Event Staffing offers all Florida Key’s Alumni lifetime membership, including job placement and event staffing opportunities at any of our existing locations. Our one of a kind job placement site is private, and accessible only by Elite Bartending Schools Alumni. Once graduated for in the program students are given their username and password and have access to any local job leads and all nationwide events posted by Elite administrators.

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