1. Upon successful completion of the program, participants receive a certificate from Coca-Cola HBC Croatia and the European Bartender School
The training program is carried out according to curricula developed in cooperation with the world’s leading school for bartenders, the European Bartender School. The European Bartender School is the most relevant global bartender school with more than 20 years of experience and 28 locations worldwide. Upon successful completion of the program, participants who passed the theoretical and practical parts receive a certificate issued by Coca-Cola HBC Croatia in cooperation with the European Bartender School. As opposed to the European Bartender School, attending the Raise the Bar Academy is free of chargefor attendants, while the program itself is more extensive and covers more areas.
2. Top lecturers teaching at the academy
In order to convey the necessary knowledge to participants in a quality manner while enriching it with practical experience and a modern approach, Raise the Bar has brought together a team of top experts. The head of the Raise the Bar Academy, the main lecturer and bartender with many years of experience is Kruno Rozić, Brand Ambassador for Premium Spirits at Coca-Cola HBC for Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Slovenia. Kruno has also completed a teacher training course at the European Bartender School and acquired his know-how and practical experience at relevant bars in Zagreb. Apart from Kruno, Marko Pećnik, who also works at Coca-Cola HBC as a Brand Ambassador for Premium Spirits, will also pass on his spirits and cocktails knowledge to participants.
Apart from them, Andrej Čapka, founder and owner of Zmajska pivovara, Ivan Jug, co-owner of the Michelin restaurant Noel and sommelier champion of Croatia, Andrea Klemenčić, hotel manager for gastronomy and restaurants, and Tomislav Košutić, barista and brand manager for Costa Coffee, also teach at the academy for the program to be fully comprehensive.