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Master Café Management (Sydney)


Our Café Management Essentials course is a critical investment for those that are opening a café or thinking of opening a café.

In the course we cover all the basics you will need to consider:

  • Creating a checklist for buying a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Using Breakeven Analysis for a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Hazards to Avoid buying a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Steps to create a Basic Café/Espresso Bar Business Plan Template
  • Starting a Café/Espresso Bar from scratch vs. buying one already established
  • Why buy a Café/Espresso Bar Franchise?
  • Important Design Elements to consider when designing your Café/Espresso Bar
  • Importance of Selecting the Right Products/Suppliers
  • Devising your menu
  • The Importance of Choosing the Right Staff for your Café/Espresso Bar

This course is run by the principals of BARISTA BASICS Coffee Academy; David Gee and Matthew Gee.

You will also complete our Master Barista coffee courses.

What Master Barista is: 

  • intensive and hands-on
  • jam-packed with information
  • an “experience”
  • a package integrating training and knowledge which culminates in a nationally recognised certificate
  • a package earning participants an accredited certificate that is part of SIT40313 Certificate IV in Hospitality 
  • a course conducted by some of the finest talent in the espresso industry today

What Master Barista is not: 

  • a cruisy, froth-and-giggle course that merely scratches the surface on only the basics  (you will find plenty of CBD coffee school starter courses that specialise in that)

Other information:

This course is designed for the following people: 

  • people who want an accredited certificate to help them find employment
  • people who love coffee and want to master all aspects of it
  • people who need more help texturing milk
  • people who want the most professional and comprehensive barista experience in Australia today

What you will get upon completion

Coffee Art and Presentation Techniques Certificate
The final two hours of the Master Barista course is all about coffee art. We were the first company in the world to offer a formal class on it. This certificate is attained on completion of Master Barista.

Effective Milk Texturing Movie
Our Effective Milk Texturing movie will remind you of the exact techniques that you need to employ to enable you to execute brilliant coffee art.
 
Free-Pouring Basics Movie
Most baristas take about 3-4 months to go some way in mastering the art of the free-pour. This movie will remind you of how it is done. It is our theory that the more you watch it being done, the faster you will be able to master it!
 
Audio Podcasts
Access to audiopodcasts of our internationally acclaimed Grinder Adjustment series will be given to students as they graduate.
 
Etching Sheet
A colour ready-reference guide to some of our top etching designs is handed to students as they graduate.

Plus everything that you get with Barista Basics, ie: 

RTO Statement of Attainment
As well as essential skills, BARISTA BASICS™ will also provide you with a certificate bearing the unit of competency codes and names SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety.
 
Barista Basics Certificate
Barista Basics certificates have helped baristas around the world find employment. This is attained when you complete Barista Basics.
 
How to Make Every Coffee on a Coffee Menu movie
All the coffees on the coffee menu are demonstrated on the movie, so you can go straight home and recap what you have practiced in the course.

Written Coffee Menu
A written coffee menu listing the ingredients of all of the major coffee drinks will also be handed to students during the class.
 
Ebook: How to Get a Job as a Barista
Through their experience of owning and operating four espresso bars, Barista Basics Coffee Academy owners David Gee and Matthew Gee have put together an invaluable guide to getting a job as a barista. Their ebook contains the following:  

  1. How to get a job as a barista
  2. More specific tips on creating a resume
  3. Interview Tips
  4. Example of Cover Letter
  5. Example of Resume
  6. Keeping your job as a Barista
  7. A final word on being a barista  

You will get this upon enrolling in Barista Basics.
 
Access to our job websites and ongoing education websites
David and Matthew Gee have created some of the hottest job and social networking sites in the world. Learn more about them and how to get access to them in the class.

One to Four Instructors

One to four instructors are present, depending on class size, at all courses to provide feedback to students and to oversee their operation of the espresso machine.

No “lining up” to wait for machines 

We use 3 group and 2 group Italian espresso machines that have at least two groups steam wands and are designed for at least two operators. This means that everybody gets their own equipment to use and there is no sharing with anyone else in the class. Barista Basics therefore offers a level of practical experience that is unrivalled by any other coffee school.

Locations

We are in the heart of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane CBDs:

Sydney: 
Suite 15, Level 10, The Dymocks Building, 428 George Street, Sydney 
(near Town Hall train station - between The Strand Arcade and Myer).

Melbourne: 
Shop 3A, Level 1 (top level), Paramount Retail Centre, 108 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD 
(Chinatown end of Bourke St. Closest cross street is Exhibition St). 

Brisbane: 
Ground Floor Suite 3, Ladhope Chambers, 131 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill 
(just behind Central train station).

Newcastle: 
Level 2, 376 Hunter St, Newcastle (opp new law courts)

Cancellation Policy

We require credit card details at the time of booking to secure your place in the coffee class.

Due to the small number of students per class, unfortunately cancellations made 4-7 days from the class date will incur a $50 fee and cancellations made 1-3 days before the class and the full fee will be charged.

Students With Special Needs

Our teachers are all trained in effective communication to people whose English is a second language. However students wishing to bring along an interpreter are encouraged to do so at their own cost.
 
Please call our office on 1300 366 218 to inform them prior to your course date if you are bringing along an interpreter. Due to the limited number of machines and class sizes, the interpreter will not be able to participate in the course and must be a registered interpreter whose full qualifications must be faxed to head office on (02) 9235 2434 prior to the course date in order for them to gain entry on the day.
 
As our courses are extremely practical, students with literacy and numeracy issues will not be disadvantaged. For further elaboration please call us on 1300 366 218.
 
For students with disabilities, all of our training centres are located in buildings with ramp or lift access and all have disabled toilets. We will move espresso machines to lower benches etc and do as much as we can to accommodate any disability but need prior notice by calling our head office on 1300 366 218.

Customer Feedback

In an effort to continually improve our services and use the most updated training methods, we encourage feedback.We will email a feedback form for you to fill out after your course is complete. Feedback is also welcome at info@baristabasics.com.au or by calling us on 1300 366 218.

Access to Student Records

Student records can be accessed at our head office. Enquiries should be directed to Bob Gee on 1300 366 218. We ensure that all student records are kept secure and private. We do not allow any third party other than the properly verified original student to have access to these records. 

Training

Our trainers are all effective communicators with qualifications as set down by the Australian Government as well as experienced baristas. Methods of training will include oral delivery, use of powerpoint presentations run on LCD screen TVs incorporating video footage, “live” practical demonstrations by trainers and one-on-one interaction by trainers with students using the espresso machine.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by trainers with the relevant qualifications as set down by the Australian Government. This assessment will take the form of direct observation of practical tasks and written questioning.

Café Management Essentials - Sydney Only at Present

Our Café Management Essentials course is a critical investment for those that are opening a café or thinking of opening a café.

In the course we cover all the basics you will need to consider: 

  • Creating a checklist for buying a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Using Breakeven Analysis for a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Hazards to Avoid buying a Café/Espresso Bar
  • Steps to create a Basic Café/Espresso Bar Business Plan Template
  • Starting a Café/Espresso Bar from scratch vs. buying one already established
  • Why buy a Café/Espresso Bar Franchise?
  • Important Design Elements to consider when designing your Café/Espresso Bar
  • Importance of Selecting the Right Products/Suppliers
  • Devising your menu
  • The Importance of Choosing the Right Staff for your Café/Espresso Bar

This course is run by the principals of BARISTA BASICS Coffee Academy; David Gee and Matthew Gee.

David has a Bachelor of Commerce, from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MBA from the William E. Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, New York, USA.  

Matthew has a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree, both from the University of Sydney.  

David Gee and Matthew Gee bring not only their financial, legal and marketing skills to the table but they have also owned four successful espresso bars and a boutique coffee roaster.

David and Matthew have written a book on coffee and barista training. This was published in January 2004 and is entitled bean there, drunk that... (the definitive guide to coffee and the world of the barista). It covers everything from the history of coffee, growing/harvesting and roasting coffee, coffee freshness, the grinder, the espresso machine, frothing milk, pouring the different coffees, home espresso machines as well as getting and keeping a job as a barista. The book is used in selected high schools and TAFE colleges around Australia as part of their hospitality training courses. It is now in its second edition and sells worldwide.
They have also completed three training dvds (The Coffee Menu, Master Barista and Coffee Art and Presentation Techniques ) which, along with their book are now on sale (either by purchasing on the internet by clicking on the icon on the home page, by phoning 1300 366 218 or through the barista courses).
 
Matthew and David have been feature writers for industry magazine Bean Scene and regular contributors to Australian Hospitality Magazine, Eatdrink Magazine, Australian Table Magazine and Loreal's Matrix magazine. David and Matthew have appeared on Bert Newton's Good Morning Australia, Channel 9's Fresh with Jeff Jantsz, numerous times on Mornings with Kerri-Anne and Sunday and NBN's Today Extra with Nat Jeffery.              
 
They have also worked as official espresso tasters for Choice Magazine's 2004-2013 review of home espresso machines. They are also regulars on 2UE and ABC radio.
 
David and Matthew have also recently completed a print and cinema ad campaign featuring their latte art for a major international brand.
 
In August 2007 their coffee art formed the basis of a 2-page feature spread in the London Daily Mail.
 
In 2004, BARISTA BASICS coffee class was accredited by the TAFE system so that students who complete MASTER BARISTA can get a TAFE certificate as well as their BARISTA BASICS certificates.
 
Whilst running Barista Basics, David and Matthew consulted for a major coffee company from 2004-2007 but since September 2007 have chosen to focus exclusively on their training business.
 
In May 2008, after years of planning, audits and site visits, the Barista Basics Coffee Academy was granted Registered Training Organisation status by the various applicable government regulatory bodies. This means that Barista Basics is fully compliant with the strict controls that are placed on its training and assessment and is now able to grant Statement of Attainments relating to SITHFAB204 Prepare and serve espresso coffee and
SITXFSA101 Use hygienic practices for food safety.


Course dates Master Cafe Management - Sydney

* You need to attend the Part 1 class first before you attend the Part 2 advanced class.


* Part 2 cannot be selected for a date prior to your Part 1 class.