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I provide unparalleled service to the greater NYC area as a private bartender or server. I have over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. I have been self-employed as a private bartender/server for the last 5 years. I love what I do. I staff other bartenders and servers as well if needed. Or any kind of general event help.
We wanted to make my friend's 40th memorable, and we hired Josh for a private mixology event and he was INCREDIBLE. Very communicative, professional and friendly and taught us how to make AMAZING drinks. He was on time, set everything up and a blast to be around. 10/10 would recommend and I plan on using him again for future events.
Response from Big Star Bartenders:
Thank you so much Jordan! I love what I do and people like you and your wife and friends make my job amazing!
Josh is simply delightful . I booked him to do a small gathering at my home and he literally became the life of the event . Very warm , charismatic and professional throughout the entire event . He even participated in our Bridgeton name game as he was given the name “Lord Josh” . Despite the casual atmosphere he maintained a level of professionalism and care . Josh surpassed my expectations and I can not wait to book with him again .
Josh helped curate a creative and fun cocktail menu for the party. He provided a detailed list of items needed and prepped everything for the event. Josh did a fantastic job of serving all the drinks and making sure everyone was happy. He made the party.
Willl hire again.
Josh was amazing from start to finish. His customer service level is through the roof! He provides all necessary information on a timely manner. During the event all ran smooth my guest we so happy with the service, that I’m sure he will get more work from my people and myself in the future. I must mention that I hired him with his bar and his set up was so cute and profit. II also received waitstaff from him and Julie and Natalia worked the party. They were amazing too. They knew exactly what to do. They were so sweet and professional! Would I recommend Josh and his waitstaff? Absolutely without a doubt.
He was so amazing and brought a lot of value to the event with his great energy, politeness and amazing drinks!
What to Expect
My service stands out because I take great pride in my business.
I'm very professional. I try the best I can to be very available to my clients to help answer any questions or concerns that they may have relating to their party or event. I will help plan the drinks they would like served or I'm happy to suggest some great classic signature cocktails or not so classic. Totally up to the client. I will send a grocery list to ensure you get everything you need that is necessary to make your party a success. Whatever I can do to relieve your stress I will do my best.
I can also provide more staff if needed. I have a great team that I work with. As you can see by my great reviews, I will make sure your party or event is a great one. If you're looking for professional and courteous hospitality look no further.
Sample of reviews:
January 29, 2018
Josh did a great job. He was super punctual (even early). He did a very professional job in every way.
January 20, 2018
Event Help and Wait Staff---5 Stars
Josh was extremely helpful, professional and personable. Would absolutely hire him again.
I am originally from Beaver Falls, PA. I started bartending when I was 18 years old at the Ground Round in Pittsburgh. I have been doing it on and off the last 20 years and full-time on for the last 2 1/2 years.
I have over 15 years bartending and serving experience. I really love helping to make people's parties or events a success, whether I am bartending or serving for them. I am not afraid to go that extra mile to help my clients and their needs. Love to see my client's guests have a great time also.
Additional Booking Notes
What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing really depends on size of the party, what is needed as far as cocktails, beer or wine to be served, length of party/event and whether I am allowed a tip jar. A tip jar definitely brings the price for my clients down, but I understand if they do not want their guests to feel obligated to tip.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I will either talk with them on the phone or through email. Once we establish we are a fit, I will email all the details we discussed. I will ask the client to email me back any corrections or fill in the blanks in the email list and also ask that they write the word CONFIRM in the subject line of the email. This kind of serves as our contract together. I do not ask for deposits, I ask for honesty and trust.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have worked on and off for the past 15 years as bartender and server. I worked at The Beatrice Inn (then owned by Grayden Carter (Editor of Vanity Fair and also owner of The Waverly Inn. I have a very polished, high end serving background. I've waited on many VIP and celebrity guests. But I also can be very casual. It's really up to whatever the client's needs are and how they would like me to perform.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I got started in this type of work back in when I was in high school back in Beaver Falls, PA, just north of Pittsburgh. I was working part-time as a dishwasher, then I was a busboy, then I became a server. I started bartending when I was thrown into it The Ground Round, where I was working to put myself through college. They fired the bartender for being drunk and asked me if I wanted to bartend. I told them I never did it before, they said they would teach me. The rest is history!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with many types of private and corporate clients. I bartend in many offices in Manhattan.
Corporate Clients include: Alice & Olivia, Blue Apron, S'Well Bottles, Creed Fragrances, Neilsen's Rating, Sales Force.
Different events that I have worked include: birthdays, weddings, funerals (celebration of life), baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, Bris (Jewish circumcision), graduations, etc.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are professional, hard working, and make sure they are reliable!!! I am 110% reliable. If I say I'm going to do something, I do it! And never complain! Nobody wants to hear their bartender complain!
Past Booked Events
|February 20, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 31, 2020–November 01, 2020 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Birthday Party|
|September 20, 2020 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 12, 2019 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Party|
I bring all bartending equipment, client provides, alcohol, mixers, cups, ice, garnishes, etc.