102: Advanced Bartending Workshop

Course Date and Time: December 4th - 7th 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Graduation Party: Sunday, December 10th from 6-9pm

Location: NATIVO: 5137 York Blvd.

The CHOW 102 class will be an advanced bartending class, following the previous 101 course hosted by our friends at Nativo in Highland Park in the summer. The classes will be hosted December 4th-10th from 10am to 3:30pm, with a graduation service on Sunday night December 10th.

In the 102 workshop, students will be learning How to craft  and execute your own cocktail Revisiting the spectrum of cocktail families and different spirits 
  • How to create a balanced menu
  • Steps of Service in Hospitality
  • Learning holiday cocktail favorites
  • Learning to work the flavor wheel

    In addition to learning about bartending,  every class will also provide political coffee breaks, where we invite guest speakers to teach and share knowledge of wage theft, heat and heat illness at work and know your rights at protests resources for restaurant workers. We also provide all the tools and materials you might need for the class, including a workbook, though we encourage anyone to bring a notebook and pen for taking notes. 
    There is metered parking outside the building and non metered parking around the neighborhood. While we encourage students to bring their own lunch, there are a couple of local restaurants and small businesses we enjoy supporting within walking distance. Our instructor is beverage director and ROC member, Marlene Olarra. For more information about the class, please contact Nohemi Woods, our CHOW coordinator, at 
    **If you missed our introductory class: no worries ! We will be hosting a 101 class in February and the 102 class will be available again soon after that class graduates. The program repeats a couple times a year, feel free to sign up for 102 and email Nohemi at to ask to be added to the waitlist for the 101 class in January.


    To sign up, please fill out the form below. See you there!