Cocktail Apprentice Program

Cocktail Apprentice Program

The Cocktail Apprentice Program is an exclusive mentorship program for up-and-coming bartenders to learn alongside some of the biggest names in the business during the five days of Tales of the Cocktail®. Since 2008, more than 250 apprentices have gained extensive experience working and managing large-scale, high-volume events while providing an invaluable service to Tales of the Cocktail® and the industry as a whole Tales of the Cocktail® continues to support the growing fraternity of past apprentices by offering exclusive opportunities for scholarships and financial aid to further support their growth within the industry.

Cocktail Apprentice Applications and Deadlines

Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans 2017

Returning CAP Application (Gray Coat)

November 1st-December 1st 2016

New CAP Applications (Red Coat)
January 4th-February 8th 2017
All applicants will be notified by May 1st 2017

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour Edinburgh 2017
November 8th-December 8th 2016
Selected Apprentices for Tales on Tour will be announced on January 9, 2017!

*Only open to working bartenders in the United Kingdom or Ireland*

Questions about the Cocktail Apprentice Program? Email

Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program

NOCCPS offers former Cocktail Apprentices opportunities through the Reimbursement Program, Medical Assistance Fund, B.A.R. Scholarships and the CAP Scholarship Program that awards grants in various projects bartenders are interested in pursuing. Any former Cocktail Apprentice can apply for and secure tuition reimbursement benefits.

Cocktail Apprentice Reimbursement Program Application and Policy

Cocktail Apprentice B.A.R. Scholarship

In its on-going effort to support and cultivate the international bartending community, the New Orleans Culinary & Cultural Preservation Society (NOCCPS), the non-profit organization that produces Tales of the Cocktail®, is proud to accept applications for the Cocktail Apprentice BAR® Scholarship Program. Eight former Tales of the Cocktail® Apprentices will receive a scholarship valued at $4,450 for tuition and travel expenses to attend the 13th BAR® 5-Day Spirits & Mixology Certification Program to be held in New York City on January 9-13, 2017.

Stay Tuned for the 2018 B.A.R. Scholarship Application