By : S. Nivedhitha
Photos: Mahmoodha Nowshin
When I spoke to the students who take this training course they had many different opinions to share.
Vicky, a 19 year old student who was doing his diploma in mechanical engineering in Sriram college said, " I discontinued the Mechanical engg., course one year back. I lost my interest and discontinued that course. I had my own passion in bar tending and so i joined this academy. I did my 3 months course and now am working for it. Though at first my parents hesitated to accept this, later they had to accept this."
Rakesh, a 24 year old who finished his diploma in bar tending said "This is a booming industry in recent days. My parents still oppose this. I am taking a three months training course and later will find a profession in this."
Dinesh , 19 year student of Hotel management who takes up this 3 months training says "am doing my second year diploma in hotel management in SRM university. Since my exams are over I come here for classes from 10 am to 5 pm. During my college working days I take up evening classes. So bar tending is my full time work. I need to concentrate full time in this alone."
Mukesh, one of the partners in this academy says "Some students take this as an extra course. Mostly hotel management students take up these classes. Some students work here full time after their training period and some join various other works after they finish their training."
But, among the 40 or 50 people in this academy who took this job the most important thing to be noticed is that these people do not drink. They tell, "It is only our self control. We came to this due to passion and that does not mean that we need to drink. We enjoy this profession than anything else..."
(Views of the readers are welcome on the subject - Bar tending as a course and profession)