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ABOUT THE ACADEMY

Gorgitenders Bartending Academy plays a huge role in the greater DMV area. Our school has been educating students since 2018, and adheres to the teaching principles of dialogue and active participation to foster education and self-expression. We want all of our students to develop their skill set even further, and push themselves to be the greatest they can be.

CHIMIYA'S STORY

You don’t need years of experience to seem like you have years of experience, you just need ambition. 

Our founder, Chimiya Polk, did not grow up working in restaurants. She was in the real estate world when she decided to take on a bottle service gig at a local nightclub in her spare time. One night while pouring bottles, Chimiya was offered a job as a bartender for a private event. Though she had no bartending experience at all, she said yes.

Chimiya took the money she made bartending and decided to invest in herself by signing up for a professional class. She started working in bars, nightclubs & casinos, and never looked back. 

With real estate in the rearview mirror, Chimiya put all of her time into perfecting her craft, and helping others join the industry. Chimiya founded GorgiTenders to help companies staff events with skilled bartenders. 

Realizing there was a lack of diversity and a need for well trained bartenders, Chimyia created Gorgitenders Bartending Academy. A professional, fun, unique environment where anyone from any background can start their mixology journey, or improve their current skills! 

Gorgitenders.
Gorgeous from within.

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL BARTENDER TODAY!

Sign up for our bartending course and gain new skills in a fun learning environment and meet new people.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Dwayne

 As our Flair Instructor, Dwayne is ready to teach you how to compete and win bartending flair competitions. In his Flair Course, learn how to stand out from the crowd and improve your professional skillset.

Jim

Jim is Gorgitenders Bartending Academy’s Beer and Wine Course instructor. With over 30 years of industry experience, Jim will show you the nuances, appreciation, service, and importance of vast alcohol knowledge needed to be a leading bartender. 

Martin

With 10+ years of bartending experience, our AM instructor Martin is packed with knowledge. You will learn mixology, recipes, customer service and more: a total package to land your ideal bartending position!