Most Frequent Asked Questions
Bartenders are not typically certified in the way that professions such as doctors or lawyers are, but there are certifications and training programs available for people who want to become bartenders or improve their skills.
Bar industry have some organizations that offer certification programs, like:
- The Bartender’s Guild
- The National Bartenders Association
- The American Bartenders School
- TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) program
These certification courses cover topics such as mixology, customer service, and responsible alcohol service.
Having a certification can definitely help in the job searching process and sometimes it may be required by some employers. However, many employers also value on-the-job experience, and prefer to hire experienced bartenders, even if they do not have formal certifications.
In addition, some state and local laws require bartenders to complete an alcohol server training program before they can serve alcoholic beverages.
So while certification is not strictly necessary to become a bartender, it can be a useful tool for demonstrating one’s knowledge and commitment to the profession, and can also be required by certain employers or laws.
The number of bartenders needed for a party depends on several factors, including the number of guests, the size of the event space, the type of beverages being served, and the length of the event.
As a general rule, it’s a good idea to have one bartender for every 75 guests. For example, if you are expecting 200 guests, you should plan on having at least 3-4 bartenders.
However, you may need more or less depending on the specific circumstances of your event. If the party will be held in a large, open space with multiple bars, you may need fewer bartenders. If you are serving a lot of complex cocktails or hosting a high-end event, you may want to consider having more bartenders on hand to ensure that the service is quick and efficient.
In any case, its recommendable to have extra bartenders on hand, as this will help to ensure that guests can be served quickly and efficiently, regardless of how busy the event becomes.
It’s generally a good idea to book a bartending service as far in advance as possible, especially if you’re planning a large event or if you’re looking to hire a popular or in-demand service.
For smaller events, a few weeks in advance should be sufficient. But if you’re planning a larger event or if you’re holding it during a peak time of the year, you should plan on booking several months in advance to ensure that you can secure the service you want.
Keep in mind that some bartending services book up quickly, and it’s always a good idea to book your service early to ensure that you can get the date and time that you want.
You should also have a clear understanding of what service you need and what are the requirements. This can include things like the number of guests, the type of event, the location, the duration, the menu and the type of service you expect (full service, cash bar, etc).
Lastly, when you have a clear understanding of your needs, you should start looking for the service and compare the different providers available and their pricing, you can also ask for quotes and reviews to make a better decision.
YES!, or you can choose to work with one of our liquor distributor partners and they will supply the alcohol for your event. In some markets we serve, we can provide you with all the alcohol you need directly, we will let you know when we chat about your event. This includes deep discounts, delivery and returns of all products that are unopened (where available). We are happy to assist you with whichever option best suits your needs!
- Bar service for 4 hours (minimum)
- Bartender’s mixing tools: Tubs, bar mat, ice scoop, cutting board, bar knife, bar towels, bottle opener, cocktail shaker, muddler, 6 pour spouts, bar spoon and jigger and maybe the most important thing “Liquor Liability Insurance”.
This Package Includes: Once you have chosen the number of bartenders needed, we suggest adding this package to make your event simple and complete. It includes: The most important thing “Liquor Liability Insurance”, two tiered six foot portable bar with linens, serving bins, spill mat, shaker, wine key, bottle opener, clear plastic cups, coolers, ice, straws, beverage napkins, water, Coke, Diet Coke, 7-Up, club soda, tonic, ginger ale, cranberry juice, orange juice, margarita mix, lemons, limes and garnish.We will customize this package for you depending on your needs, such as do you have a specialty drink? Is it Beer and Wine only? Would you like a special garnish? Do you require recycle cups? This package is completely personalized for you. Let us make your event special and unique for you!
Usually clients will choose either to tip the bartenders in advance (we strongly suggest this), or allow us to display an event-appropriate tip jar so that guests can tip the bartender if they please, or both! We ask that the client notify us in advance if he or she prefers to tip in advance. Gratuity amount is left up to the client’s discretion. We have the best bartenders around, and “TIPS” are how they all support themselves and their families… Please be generous if you receive great service or wish to prepay the amount in advance.
You are able to pay online through the electronic invoice that will be sent to you by email.
Yes! This is one of the main reasons our customers continue to use our service. Rest assured if something happens, we have the insurance to cover it. We have a $1,000,000 – $6,000,000 liquor liability policy as well as a $1,000,000 – $6,000,000 General Liability policy.
Our Bartender Only Service is paid on a per bartender, per hour bases. Prices vary depending on the market the event will be held. A great bartender can make all the difference at an event. They are trained to engage in a positive and fun way with your guest. We often hear “the bartender cost was the best money spent for my party”!
Our “Complete Bar Package” is a fixed price per guest per hour. Our customers that choose this option are always surprised at how much product, ice (1.5 lbs per guest), mixers, garnish and equipment we bring! To pull off the ultimate party, we know exactly what to provide and how much it takes. Let us do all the shopping, transportation, ordering and set up, so you can just sit back and relax! This is the easy button.
Yes, we do! We do charge a travel service fee depending on the distance to be traveled.
Sure! Creating signature cocktails is a great way to add a personal touch to your event and impress your guests. Here are a few tips to help you create delicious and unique signature cocktails:
Start with a basic template: Most cocktails are made with a combination of a spirit, a sweetener, and a mixer. Choose a spirit as the base for your cocktail and then experiment with different mixers and sweeteners to find a combination that you like.
Experiment with flavors: Experiment with different flavor combinations, like sweet and sour, fruity and spicy, or herbal and earthy.
Use fresh ingredients: Whenever possible, use fresh ingredients, like fruits, herbs, and spices, to make your cocktails. This will give them a more natural flavor and make them stand out.
Match the drink with the theme: Consider the theme of your event and create signature cocktails that match the theme, such as a tropical drink for a beach-themed party or a warm drink for a winter event.
Get creative with the presentation: A creative presentation can make your signature cocktails even more special. Be creative and playful with the garnishes, glassware, and even the names of the drinks.
Here’s an example of a signature cocktail recipe:
The Berry Basil Martini:
- 2 oz gin
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz lemon juice
- 4 basil leaves
- 4 raspberries
- In a shaker, muddle the raspberries and basil leaves.
- Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice to the shaker.
- Shake well with ice and strain into a martini glass.
- Garnish with a basil leaf and a raspberry on the rim.
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The amount of alcohol you should order for your event depends on several factors, including the number of guests, the duration of the event, and the type of event you’re hosting.
As a general rule of thumb, you should plan on providing about 1.5 drinks per person per hour for the first hour of the event, and then 1 drink per person per hour for each hour after that.
For example, if you’re expecting 100 guests and the event will last for 4 hours, you should plan on providing 300 drinks (100 guests x 3 drinks per person).
It’s always a good idea to order a little extra, just in case. It’s better to have a little too much than not enough. Keep in mind that some guests may not drink at all, while others may drink more than you expect.
It’s also important to take into account the type of event you’re hosting and the guests you are expecting. For example, a formal corporate event will typically have less alcohol consumption than a casual party or a wedding.
You may also want to take into consideration the time of day, a morning event will probably have less drinking than an evening one.
Finally, you can consult with the bartending service or the supplier you’re planning to order from, they can help you with the estimation and also help you with the specific alcohols for your event, taking into consideration the type of crowd and your budget.
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