I’m often ask how one becomes a bartender. For many the journey starts while in college, to earn extra money for school. Others transition into the position while working in the restaurant industry. My story is a little different.
I learned the basics many years ago while bartending parties at my own home. I loved playing around with different flavor profiles and began to dabble in mixology, creating my own cocktail combinations. My friends, who were all too happy to be guinea pigs for my experiments, said I had a real talent. Knowing I had the gift of gab, and hoping my friend’s comments were not just alcohol induced, I took my show on the road.
I started doing small parties and eventually larger events. Years later, I’m happy to report, my friend’s comments were apparently accurate, business has flourished, and we now have a staff of equally talented bartenders (my wife included), ready to serve up tasty cocktails to tantalize your taste buds.
My love of mixology has evolved over the years, as has the bar at my home - which is now a 12’ long, fully stocked intoxicology laboratory for my creations. I delight in working with my clients to make their vision become reality – and who wouldn’t want to attend a party. I get to entertain folks and make them smile for a living. I’m pretty sure I have the best job in the world.
So, whether you’re looking for basic beer & wine service, or something a little bit more personalized like a signature cocktail or themed drink menu, call me today for a free consultation and I’ll custom tailor a package that will serve you, and your guests, perfectly.
Beck ‘N Call is fantastic!! We were very excited to meet Chris and very optimistic based our dealings with her leading up to the wedding; her communications were very professional, informative, and personable. On our wedding day, Chris and Amanda, completely beat our best expectations - they were so professional, friendly, and hardworking! We couldn't be happier with our choice - they were great with the crowd, super flexible and the cocktails were amazing! I actually work in catering and in my experience the kind of value that Chris and her team brought is something you can't really pay for; she just seemed so genuine in her efforts to make our day amazing!
I hired Beck ‘N Call to serve drinks at my parents 50th wedding anniversary. When I contemplated the beverage menu, Chris came to rescue and created a detailed list of the drink options with an estimate of how many bottles of beer, wine, liquor, ice and mixers that I would need to serve 250 people.
At the end of the party, all of my guests raved about how professional, and fun the bartending staff were. Suffice to say Chris’s services included more than just bartending; it included an experienced drink consultant. If you are in need of bartending services and want the best help you can get at a very affordable price, please consider using Beck ‘N Call. You will not be disappointed I guarantee it!
I absolutely loved working with Chris! As an event coordinator, I know the importance of hiring the RIGHT vendors for the job. After talking with Chris about the services and equipment they offered I decided to hire them for a personal party. Best decision I could've made, seriously. The bars, coolers and other equipment they provided was FAR more professional than anything other bartenders in the area offered – making the bar area look great and allowing them to make drinks at lightning speed. Their staff was friendly and outgoing and made every guest feel special. I’m defiantly hiring them again for personal parties and Beck ‘N Call is now the preferred bartender for my event company.