There In A Shake

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56 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, responsiveness, and punctuality.
  • Joe B.

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    Feb 5, 2018Verified
  • Danielle R.

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    I met Caren through Thumbtack.com, searching for a bartender. Caren provided me with a very competitive quote and was very easy to work with from the start. During our first conversation, I provided Caren with the theme of our party and she sent me a menu of her cocktails. I improvised a bit, and came up with a few new drink concoctions and Caren did not hesitate to take on the challenge. She promptly provided me with the exact ingredient/shopping list for each of the drinks. She also customized a drink menu to be displayed at the party and even did her own research to stick with the theme (pictured below). Leading up to the party, Caren checked-in often and always offered to pick up items I didn't have (ice, mixers, etcs.) Caren showed up an hour before the party began to set-up, and was ready to start serving way before the party started. She also came prepared with her own bar, garnishes, tools, shakers, tubs for ice and drinks, and dressed extremely professionally for the occasion. I wish I was hosting another party again soon, so I could hire Caren. But in the meantime I will refer her to all my friends.

      Mar 6, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    RATED TOP 10 IN LOS ANGELES 2015 BY THUMBTACK 2 YEARS IN A ROW!!! (2015-2016) We take pride in offering event staffing for all occasions. With experienced bakers, event planners, and our own party rental equipment we can help you in every area of your event. Our experience ranges from small casual get-togethers to birthday parties, themed parties, corporate events, and weddings. Please check out our pictures. We would love to hear your ideas, and tell you how we can provide you and your guests with a private staff experience! **Insurance available upon request!** Getting back feed back from our clients, and knowing we made a difference at every event. We are extremely detailed oriented and love to ensure everyone is taken care of responsibly. Below are some of the services There In A Shake offers: * Elegant and classy setups * Wait staff (servers and hosts') * Extremely professional staff and equipment * Creative and unique ideas * Impeccable customer service * Consultation: 45-minute meeting with client by request.

    Years in business

    4

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    124

    Number of employees

    4

    Location

    Covina, CA 91724

    Photos and Videos

    31 photos

      Q & A

      • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
        I love to know the all about the event. From the theme to the type of food being served. Having this knowledge helps me provide the ultimate service and ensure my clients needs are met.
      • How did you get started doing this type of work?
        I’m a people person, 100%. I’ve always had a knack for memorizing recipes and I’ve always been great dealing with customers! Eventually I decided to get certified and received proper training. In addition, I have a strong background in the hospitality industry for many years doing customer service. Occasionally I would cover shifts in the food and beverage departments, which taught me a lot about food servicing. I began working in the events industry for a rental company. This is where I learned about private parties and received a lot of training in event planning. One of my clients at the time had a bartender who canceled on her last minute, I mentioned to her that I was certified and trained. She offered me the opportunity and the rest just kind of fell into place for me. I truly love what I do and I believe in continuously attempting to master my craft.
      • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
        I had a client who I was working with for a couple of weeks. I sent her menus and made her a custom menu based on her requests along with a grocery list. The week before her event she told me she would go with another offer due to lower pricing that I was unable to match. The day of her event her party planner calls me to see if I am available. The bartender didn’t know how to make the drinks she had on the menu. Unfortunately, I was at an event and my bartenders were also unavailable. A lot of people think bartending at private parties is easy. It’s not, you need to know what you’re doing and you need to know how to handle stress. My best advice to everyone is, make sure you speak over the phone with the bartender. Ask them about their experience and how many years they’ve been doing it. In my opinion, I would ask the bartender what drinks would complement the food being served or the theme of the party. How much alcohol and ice will be needed based on the number of guests attending. Quiz prospective bartenders on how they set up their bars and how they cope with nonstop drink demands and empty glasses and bottles. They should be in command of their work space, trash containers, and supply of glassware and beverages Ask about his/her experience in dealing with guests who drink too much. Ask for examples how he has dealt with this problem in the past. Ask if they have enough staff for your event Be sure to ask specifics about their policies such as deposits, cancellations, overtime fees, payment schedules etc.
      Coverage Area for There In A Shake is about 40+ miles of Covina, CA.