Often people use the caterer to also supply the bar services for the event. Isn't it more cost effective to use the same caterer for both the food and alcohol?
Please compare what Bourbon Street Bartending offers versus any other service in town. We offer a better selection of better quality alcoholic beverages than any caterer in town. We offer top shelf liquors and wine for the price others charge for bottom shelf liquor.
People like the "one stop shop" and like to deal with one business for food and bar services. You may see this as a good thing, but is it really a good thing? You wouldn't think of hiring your caterer for your DJ, cake, photography and food? Just as those things are specialized services, so should be the bar service. Instead of having two minds working hard to make each part excellent. You get one person, the caterer covering both area's. I would rather have one person who is solely dedicated to making the bar service be the best it can be. Let the caterer concentrate on food, and we will concentrate on the bar, that way both will be better. We have worked with most caterers in town to provide a smooth seamless event.
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I simply need someone to serve my guest's drinks, most guest's will probably be drinking beer anyway. Why do I need a professional bartender?
A good bartender is worth the extra money spent. I will give you three reasons.
1. Liability. Everybody drinking and getting drunk is all great until you are the host of a party. The host and bartender have certain responsibilities concerning their guests. This responsibility turns into liability if you proceed to continue serving drinks to someone who is obviously intoxicated and may jump into his or her car and plow into someone on the road. Lawyers of the injured will sue anybody and everybody connected to this tragic event. Bourbon Street Bartenders are T.I.P.S. certified( Training in intervention procedures). John Faler is a certified T.I.P.S. trainer who trains other bartenders around the Tri-state area.
Bourbon Street Bartending is also fully insured with a $1,000,000 liquor liability insurance.
2. Professionalism. When you have a Full open Bar, most people will drink mixed drinks. I guess it is the fact that drinks are free, but even people who normally drink just beer will opt for liquor drinks. I tell people who hire me this all the time, people who normally buy beer will be drinking mixed drinks at your party. For this reason, it helps to have someone who can make excellent drinks. Drinks made overly strong or weak or simply made with incorrect portions of ingredients just do not taste good. Pouring ingredients into a glass with ice and giving a quick stir to a drink that requires shaking will produce a poor drink. Someone who can provide suggestions of a new drink or a different twist on an old drink can enhance the experience and enjoyment for your guests. You are the host, poor service from the bartender reflects on you.
3.People will spend much time searching out a DJ that is personable and can make their party enjoyable to the guests. But who interacts and talks to just about every guest at your party and will do so throughout the night? The Bartender!, not the DJ and not the Caterer. In many ways the bartender is the representative of the host. The bartender can make you look good or make you look bad. The bartender will interact with more of your guests than probably even the host.
As a photographers reputation is built on the quality of their pictures. a caterers reputation is built on the quality of their food. Our reputation is built on the quality of our bar service. Bartending is Bourbon Street Bartending's only business, we can provide a level of service few can achieve.
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Is Bourbon Street Bartending insured with liquor liability insurance to cover alcohol related incidents?
Yes! Bourbon Street Bartending has a $1,000,000 liquor liability policy and $1,000,000 general liability policy. Many establishments require that you hire a bartending service with liquor liability insurance, for the protection of you, the reception hall and Bourbon Street Bartending. Most caterers and other bartending services do not have any liquor liability insurance, they may have general liability but this explicitly states this does not cover alcohol related incidents. You can have a piece of mind knowing your bartending service is insured and not gambling on everything going well. The insurance is there so that you the host can enjoy your party. But, we do ask, please do your part to promote responsible drinking of your guests. We can submit proof of insurance upon request.
Bourbon Street Bartending also uses TIPS certified bartenders, trained in alcohol awareness and intervention procedures. John Faler, owner of Bourbon Street Bartending is a certified TIPS trainer. He trains other bartenders in the Cincinnati area.
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