The Knoxville campus of the Professional Bartending School opened in 1998, and has been under the direction of David Edwards since June 2000. Our West Knoxville location is conveniently located only 15 minutes from most areas of Knoxville and is in one of the safest areas of town
The Professional Bartending School of Knoxville is licensed by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical and business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility. Our Knoxville campus has trained over 1,000 people of all ages and backgrounds since opening its doors in 1998.
The Director of the Knoxville school, David Edwards has been directing the Nashville campus since January 1992, and recently took over the Knoxville campus in June of 2000. Since taking over the school, it has been recognized as one of the top campuses in the chain for the last two years. The Professional Bartending School of Knoxville has not had any complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau or the Tennessee Higher Education Commission since it's opening.
David is highly skilled in many bartending "flair" techniques and enjoys teaching this money-making skill to our students. David was recently asked to judge the Tennessee round of the "Quest for the Best Bartender in the World" contest in Knoxville, TN, held at Michaels Night Club. Three of the four finalists were former graduates of the Professional Bartending School. One of our graduates won the Tennessee finals and went on to compete at the World Championship finals in Orlando, Florida, finishing in the Top 25.