2002: Completed Form Five 2003: Completed the Food and Beverage Service course at the Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre 2005: Worked as a waitress at a lounge 2005: Promoted to bartender 2006: Promoted to bartender supervisor How to get there Course: Food and Beverage Service School: Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre, Vocational Training Council Duration: Four months Characteristics: Learn about the inner workings of the catering industry, personal hygiene, etiquette on serving clients, workplace English, basic skills of mixing drinks, the psychology of clients, interpersonal skills and basic computer skills in stock-taking. Enquiries: www.hitdc.vtc.edu.hk Course: Basic Course for a Bartender School: Hong Kong Cocktail School Duration: Depends on personal needs (HK$800/month) Characteristics: Trainees will be taught how to mix popular cocktails, such as Long Island Iced Teas, Daiquiris, Mojitos and Zombies. Students are taught on the spot how to mix drinks and a tasting session will be held after each lesson. The qualities of each ingredient will also be explained at length by the instructor. Enquiries: 2765 0227 The path Graduates can find work in the local catering industry. As the tourism industry is booming, hospitality professionals are in huge demand. With years of experience and excellent work performance, a junior bartender may be promoted to the post of bartender supervisor. A supervisor may then be promoted to manager in charge of the catering business at the establishment.