About Star Bartenders Institute

About Star Bartenders Institute

Star Bartenders Institute is licensed by N.Y.S Department of Education, School License No. 810000260639. We offer 40 hour in depth, up to date, quality bartending & mixology course. We are 100% committed in teaching you the complete craft of bartending and providing you the ultimate training to become a knowledgeable, professional, fast and efficient bartender. We have a state of the art bar where you will be learning the craft of bartending. Our bar has 5 bartender stations so our class gives students the ability to learn in a comfortable real life setting. Each class is broken down to 5 hours per class. Each class will have you learning every facet of how a bar is run, from all classifications of liquors and liqueurs. (Check out the curriculum page) from hands on drink orders to an in house future point of sale system. Our text book is extensive and custom that elaborates on all categories from bar to liquors, liqueurs, beer, wine and much more. We did not skimp on any part to give you the ability to become a professional confident speed demon behind the bar. Our course is intense and legit. We are so confident in our program that we offer a refund policy at pro rata status. Our Star Package includes the 40 hour intensive course, an additional 17.5 hours of practice time during the period of the enrollees scheduled class, Monday to Thursday 3:30pm to 6:00pm.That’s 57.5 hours! Elda assists with resumes, how to hit the pavement for job searching and mentoring.  We have 8  pouring stations set up with pour checks to get your pour on point, 5 bartender stations for you to mix drinks and practice rounds, 2 fully stocked duplicate back bars, over a dozen of carboys so you can refill bottles with the correct color liquid for that spirit so it look real, soda guns and juice pourers at each station. You will be making drinks starting on class 1 and you will learn how to pour. The proof is in the pudding come check us out for yourself

About Elda


Elda Abate is the Director of Star Bartenders Institute, Director License No. 34579396.
She is an experienced bartender, bar manager, and bartending instructor originally from New York State’s Capital District. Her experience in this industry began from her being raised in the bars and restaurants owned by her parents, Mario and Elda Abate. The businesses ranged from Elda’s Night Club, Elda’s Trattoria and Café, Mario’s Pizzeria, the Eldorado Hotel, and Elda’s on Lark. Elda’s family has been in business for 35 years. Elda has worked in every facet of the industry, including dishwashing, bussing, food-prep, serving, bartending, management, and ownership. Elda’s parents taught her that to be successful, she had to learn the business from the bottom and work her way up.

Bartending as a main source of income enabled Elda to travel the US and put herself through college. She excelled at bartending and managing, always passionate to learn more and broaden her knowledge.

Elda continued to work in the industry throughout college, eventually graduating from SUNY Albany with a degree in Business and Theater. Elda has tended bar in Los Angeles, South Beach, and New York City, focusing on bartending and bar management. In addition, Elda has instructed at bartending schools in Los Angeles and South Beach.
Elda is committed to providing a modernized, in-depth and hands-on curriculum for her students attending Star Bartenders Institute.