Latest Graduate News

  • Not only can you find Kelci working private events all around Pittsburgh with The Callos Companies, she also just landed a permanent position at Oglebay Resort!

  • Congrats to Jillian at Spartan Pub (Hughesville, PA)!

  • Congrats to Haley at The Big Burrito Restaurant Group!

  • You can find recent grad Adam behind the bar at Runway Grille in Butler! He did great on his first day putting to use all that he has learned! Congrats!

  • Congrats to Andrew at Edgewood Country Club and The Callos Company!

  • Congrats to Zack at Buckheads Saloon (Station Square)

  • Congrats to John at The Pour House (Allison Park)

  • Keep your eyes open for Jessica at different events around Pittsburgh this summer! She was hired at both At Your Service Catering and The Callos Companies!

  • Congrats to Stephen who was hired at Level 20 Lounge in Bethel!!  Stephen was hired over the phone due to his excellent resume and amazing professional training here at Elite!

  • Congrats to Angela at 2 Tomato Restaurant (New Castle)

  • So excited for Jeremy who just got hired at the Gateway Clipper Fleet! What a great time that will be sailing the beautiful three rivers, and making delicious cocktails!!! Sounds like a dream job!

  • Congrats to Olivia at Fusion Japanese Steakhouse and Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

  • Big Congrats to Megan who was hired on the spot and started the same night at the Castle Pub in Ebensburg! Her confidence and interview preparation really paid off!

  • Cathy will be mixing it up at the brand new Saga Japanese Steakhouse at South Hills Village Mall. Congrats Cathy!

  • Congrats to Malcolm at Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

  • Be sure to check out Aaron when you are at the next Pirate game! It didn’t take him long to land an awesome job at PNC Park!!!

  • Congrats to Taylor at McDains Restaurant (Monroeville)

Bartending Blog

This is the fourth of a series of "Did You Know?". This will be information about the world of spirits. I will be featuring a different spirit in each "Did You Know" blog.

Red Stripe Beer was 1st brewed in 1928 at Surrey Brewery located in Kingston, Jamaica.

When first brewed it had a more ale like flavor and was very rich and flavorful. In 1938, a lighter golden style lager version was introduced, and is the same version that is enjoyed worldwide today.

During World War II, American and Canadian soldiers who were in Jamaica were introduced to Red Stripe, and sales skyrocketed.

In 1956 the new Hunt's Bay Brewery was built and in 1962 they began exports to Grand Cayman and Eastern Caribbean.

In 1974 Red Stripe began exports to the USA.

Red stripe has a 9-month shelf-life and contains 4.7% alcohol

For more information on Red Stripe check out their website at


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