Latest Graduate News

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

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

  • 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)!

  • 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!

  • 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 Malcolm at Doubletree by Hilton (Washington)

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

  • 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!

  • 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 Zack at Buckheads Saloon (Station Square)

  • Congrats to Taylor at McDains Restaurant (Monroeville)

  • 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 Haley at The Big Burrito Restaurant Group!

  • 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 Angela at 2 Tomato Restaurant (New Castle)

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

Bartending Blog

Bartending at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh is exciting! Elite Bartending School has three graduates, Samantha, Michael and Rachel, bartending at the new Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. The Rivers Casino has several really great bars, where Elite Bartending School graduates are tending bar.

Andrews Steak & Seafood, the casino’s high end steakhouse, has the best Million Dollar Margarita I have ever tasted! It is a bit pricey but a true Margarita lover would definitely appreciate this fabulous drink made with Gran Patron, 150 Anniversary Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Fresh squeezed Lime, lemon and orange juice.

Elite Bartending graduates are also tending bar at the newly opened high-tech sports bar the Wheelhouse. The wheelhouse has the very best half pound cheese burgers in Pittsburgh. The ultimate burger is my favorite, you can add chili or bacon to the burger or both if you feel adventurous.

Levels lounge at the casino is a multi-tiered lounge that overlooks the casino floor it is a great place to sit and enjoy a signature cocktail. Levels lounge has the amazing Bacardi Limon Mojito. I am always looking out for a great Mojito without having to travel outside of Pittsburgh to get one. You can also find Elite’s graduates bartending at the Drum Bar. This cylindrical bar is so cool. I love the drink list name, “drumtinis”. They make an excellent 1800 Tequila Sunrise Martini; you ask what is in an 1800 Tequila Sunrise Martini? It consists of 1800 Tequila, Grand Marnier, Lime and Orange Juice with a dash of Grenadine rimmed with salt.

Last but not least, the Rivers Casino offers the Spiral Bar it is located in the middle of the casino floor, it is a great place to sit and relax and play a little video poker, I am more the table poker player but those that enjoy the video poker machines can enjoy a nice cold drink and a game or two, depending on how lucky you feel. With all these great bars in one place you’re sure to find a great place to wet your whistle. With Elite Bartending School graduates tending bar at the Rivers Casino your sure to have a great drink and a great time. Come down to the casino and say Hi to our Grads or come down to our Pittsburgh Bartending School and find out how you can become one of Pittsburgh’s finest Bartenders!


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