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Course Detail: Mixology for Beginners
This hands-on, fun, and interactive class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling and the brief history and characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit. Students will learn bar terminology, pouring techniques, creative cocktail garnishes, simple syrups, how to properly set up a bar, and how to operate bar tools and equipment. Students will gain valuable knowledge and will be able to demonstrate the correct method of creating both traditional and contemporary cocktails in a real-life bar or restaurant setting. This is an entry-level course. Students must 21 years of age or older and bring ID.

Session Detail: (seats remaining)
Schedule: Every day, starting on 05/05/18 and ending on 05/06/18
Times: 09:00am - 01:00pm
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Price: CLASS PRICE : $149.00

Instructors
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Samuel La Duca
Samuel La Duca
Biography: Sam has worked in the restaurant industry since 1984 and in post-secondary education since 2011. He holds an Associate's Degree in Hospitality Management from Valencia College and a Bachelors and Master's Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University. A passion for hospitality runs in the La Duca family. When his family relocated from New York to Boca Raton, Florida to pursue the restaurant business, Sam was introduced at the tender age of 11 to all facets of food service. He assisted in opening two seafood restaurants in south Florida. He obtained his Associate of Science Degree in Hospitality Management from Valencia College in Orlando, while working for the Walt Disney Company specializing in Food and Beverage.

Sam relocated to Oregon with his family in 2004, progressing with employer Red Robin from Server to General Manager. He believes successful food service depends on developing strong connections with guests and exceeding their dining expectations. Due to his background in dining room service, customer engagement, combined with his strong history in restaurant operations, Sam provides instruction at COCC Cascade Culinary Institute in the areas of dining room service, supervision and human relations, menu composition and analysis and Mixology. He holds the following certifications: Hospitality Educator - FDRP, Oregon Q-Care Customer Service, Certified Trainer - Allergy Safe Certification - Spot Check, First Aid / CPR Certified - American Red Cross, Certified Alcohol Server Instructor - Oregon Liquor Control Commission and Certified ServSafe instructor and Proctor - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
Samuel La Duca

Facility Detail
COCC Cascade Culinary Institute
CUL 120
2555 NW Campus Village Way
Bend, OR 97703

Cancellation Policy
Students must cancel by contacting our office via phone: (541) 383-7270 or email: ceinfo@cocc.edu. Cancellations received 5 days prior to the start of the class will receive a full refund. Full refunds are also issued for classes cancelled by COCC. Refunds will be issued back to your card or in the form of a check and mailed within two weeks of the cancellation date if paid by check or cash. Failure to participate in a course or program does not result in a refund. Exceptions to the general refund policy are noted in the course descriptions on our website and in the printed schedule. If you have any questions, please call us at (541) 383-7270.