Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist
Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist

Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist

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Introduction: Hi! My name is Danielle, I'm a certified sommelier and I've worked in several aspects of the service and beverage industry for 15 years. I really enjoy orchestrating wine tastings and helping create signature cocktails for your event. Together we can make a special menu, I can help write your shopping list, any prep-work ahead of time and of course day-of, helping out however I can to make the event smooth and successful. Contact me for more info on in-home wine tastings, I really enjoy teaching people about the basics of wine so they can be confident consumers.
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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Kevin M.

Bartending

Danielle is the BOMB! Had a party with about 35 guests at our house. Had some ideas on cocktails to go with the food and Danielle did the rest. We had so many compliments about her drinks from the guests. She’s not a dump some mix in a shaker add some liquor and pour it in a glass bartender. You’re getting top quality cocktails. On a side note…. Had a guest decide that wanted some white wine. “Found” a bottle in the house and asked Danielle for a cockscrew. Danielle, recognized the label and politely asked her maybe we should find a different bottle. (I wasn’t so polite) Short version, opening it would have destroyed the budget for the entire event. Thanks Danielle! Look forward to working with you again!!
Danielle Schmitz, Sommelier, Mixologist's reply
Thanks Kevin!! Had so much fun at your wife's birthday party, everyone was so awesome. I would absolutely love to work with you guys anytime!
Sep 13, 2021
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Brian f.

Bartending

I hired Danielle to bartend at my wife's birthday. She was very responsive and was able to create a great cocktail menu to go with our sushi dinner. She put together a bunch of special ingredients for some truly sensational drinks. She also hosted a sake tasting and made awesome recommendations on what I needed to stock the bar. In addition, she was very social which worked great with our crowd. She went above and beyond in several ways including helping the sushi chef and staying late with no complaints, in fact she seemed to enjoy it. I will definitely hire her again.
Apr 26, 2021
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Beatriz S.

Bartending

We celebrated my husband 50th birthday and this was my first time hiring a bartender so I was not sure what to expect. I'm so glad I decided on Danielle, she arrived on time and did a wonderful setting. She was very friendly and took good care of my guests. She made great cocktails and even helped with extra task that were not part of her responsibilities. I was extremely happy and pleased with Danielle's work. Definitely I will be hiring her again.
Nov 9, 2020
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Wendell D.

Bartending

We had Danielle as our bartender for our small wedding at our home and she was absolutely wonderful. She arrived early, was set up quickly, and kept everyone's glasses full all night. She was super easy to work with, detail oriented, and communicated with us at every whim pre & during our event. She also jumped in and helped our food server with the dinner setup as well which we greatly appreciated. She'd be a great addition to any event, we look forward to having her back for parties and family gatherings in the future. Thank you Danielle for all your hard work in making our day special!
Nov 2, 2020
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Chetna k.

Bartending

The best bartender in town ever!!! Thank you so much Danielle for the most amazing cocktails, staying back well over the hours and being the most amazing help to us! You truly made the party and the drinks rock, and we cannot imagine throwing a party without you bartending for us again! 🍹🍸🥂🤗
Oct 21, 2020
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Danielle Schmitz

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    It can vary slightly depending on the services you would like - original cocktails (which might include prep-work of special ingredients ahead of time, printing a menu), glassware included, etc. Sommelier services can also be more expensive depending on wine-sourcing. A good estimate for bartending a full party is 6 hours on-site, plus the prep work ahead of time and printing a menu etc., for about $300. I also never use tip jars because I feel like this sends the wrong message.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to know what your event is about, how many guests, if you would like a special menu... After creating one I would typically write you a grocery list (minus any ingredients I will be bringing myself) and then I plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before guests to set up, I try to stay busy throughout the event, circulating to help clean up, refresh drinks, etc., and then as the evening winds down clean up and leave the bottles out for lingering guests to serve themselves. I also bring a printed menu for the evening if there are specialty cocktails, and I can also supply glassware, ice and a cooler if you need.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm a certified sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and I have worked in the wine industry since 2012 in New York City including restaurants and importing. I have also bartended for years in San Francisco and New York and competed as a member of the New York Bartenders Guild.

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