Wouldn’t it be fun to Join the MBA?… (Master Bar Tending Academy) That is…

written by Jeannette Musembi 31st May 2012

Yes, you heard right, alcohol just got serious…a Master Bar Tending Academy!  I’m sure if asked, most people here in Kenya will scoff at the idea of having  such a program yet majority will be the ones when questioned, not have an inkling of  what they are served at their local bars. They get to the counter and pick the most attractive looking bottle on the shelf, hoping that its  inside will taste as good as its outsides.A drink is just not a drink people, it is a concoction, if professionally prepared to meet its full potential, will illicit the best results from its partaker (and no, it’s not a hangover, guess again). In a nutshell, you need someone who really knows about their alcoholic brands and who can recommend you the best brands quickly and confidently when asked. You need a bartender who has studied at the MBA.

Showing us how it’s supposed to be done

Answering the call and coming to the rescue, EABL has recently launched its Pan-African Training program on spirits at a popular joint in Nairobi. Bartenders can now receive their MBA through certification in the Master Bar Tending Academy (MBA) which EABL dubs as the Ultimate Business Qualification.The objective of the program is to educate and inspire bar tenders in Africa to ensure that spirits are served perfectly every time. The MBA program will go a long way to ensuring thousands of professionally trained bar tenders across Kenya deliver the right serve, every time.The MBA targets premium pubs, hotels and clubs and aims to train bartenders on critical brand knowledge elements. There shall be training throughout the Country for the next seven weeks targeting Major Cities.

One of the professional trainers from South Africa

So exactly what does the program entail? The academy will be conducting specialized training on Mixology and Bar Tendering skills with be-spoke Mobile technology being leveraged as well. With the help of a Mixology specialist, the program demonstrates different cocktails and further takes the opportunity to go through Back Bar Merchandising, Counterfeits and Commercial arguments with spirits. All bar owners are encouraged to sign up their employees in the program and after all, it will be good for their business if customers always come back because of the superb and professional service.

I don’t know about you but i need me a bartender with an MBA…

A happy participant receiving his certification


Trainers from SA pose with a satisfied client



One of the Master Bartenders in Kenya doing what he does best

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ANTHONY GENEGO 26th May 2016 - 7:56 PM

good afternoon,pls am am up coming bartender . and i will like to attend ur school in SA. Can u pls give me d procedures and what will b needed

japheth muthiani 24th May 2016 - 3:13 PM

i did mba training 101 in mombasa 2016 but had problem in loging for 202 in order to answer questions ..pls help

japheth muthiani 24th May 2016 - 3:04 PM

i did mba training 101 in mombasa 2016 but had problem in loging for 202

Vincent Kigame 7th April 2016 - 1:06 AM

good job guys, you are amazing.

samson onyango 6th April 2016 - 9:50 PM

Hi am samson, i jst joind bartending and would lyk to learn more and become a proffesional in bartending and mixologist. Any classes taking place in kenya, plz help me out

Bako Beatrice 11th February 2015 - 1:50 PM

Hi mba,last yr i under went training of 101module,n nw i wud lyk to complete da 202modules bt i cant see them wat can i do?

eyuel desta 3rd September 2014 - 10:08 AM

hello mbr how are you i m from ethiopain

john waiganjo 30th July 2014 - 10:21 AM

Ready to learn and know knew things

Wendy Kruger 18th September 2013 - 7:33 AM

Hi I under went a training with MBA in Namibia, @ Nice Restaurant, iam Wendy Kruger work for Primi Phiati.
I just like to find out regard my certificate
Thank you

waiswa amos 27th August 2013 - 11:30 AM

good job MBA

dennis kioko 3rd July 2012 - 6:35 PM

 user  name and password given not opening  your querry page dennis kioko( kenya)

leila mackenzie 4th June 2012 - 11:26 AM

i have attended the class but tried to log in in order to answer the questions but i have been denied the opportunity to.how do i go a bout it?

Jeannette Musembi 6th June 2012 - 7:25 AM

Hey Leila, please check with the EABL team as we only ran the story from our side and are not in charge of the MBA classes. Thank you.


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