Portland Cocktail Week brings the brightest lights of the bar world together for education and networking. Now in its 9th year, it has grown into a business-focused training curriculum tailored to bartenders.
In an industry that offers many educational opportunities focused on tasting and products, we took a different approach and filled a vacuum in the unoccupied career training educational space by offering practical, tactical and hands-on training with a tight focus on the business of the bar, with concentrations in the following areas:
Since there’s limited industry education in these areas, we found ourselves in a position to look to the leaders in this community; through their knowledge and support, we develop our annual curriculum and provide access to the information and expertise necessary for developing sustainable career paths across all strata of the industry.
We’re able to provide this education without a marketing pitch thanks to the sponsors that support our trade show, majors, meals and after class activities. This model allows us to provide education focused directly on our community’s needs.
This year’s PDXCW will take place October 21–25, 2018 in Portland Oregon.
We hope to see you there.