Platypus Bartending

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  • Zoe C.

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    Great guy.... Everyone loved the cocktails and he was very enthusiastic .... I would not hesitate to hire derrick again 😊

    Apr 7, 2015Verified
  • Gaby L.

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    Absolutely fantastic! I hired Derrick for my brother's 21st birthday party. The party was for about 20 people max but last minute guest arrived and the party list increased to approx 40 people, maybe more. Derrick was so professional from beginning to end. He consulted with me on the event and offered me his advice for amounts, budgets, guests, suggested cocktails and purchasing. The day of the event, Derrick was incredible, he was on time, set up the bar and had everything ready to roll with little to no questions. He was really accommodating when it came to drink requests and was really creative and attentive to everyone at the party. After the event, he cleaned up the whole area so there was nothing I had to deal with later. I was so happy with his professional service and drink creativity that I hired him the following week for my 38th birthday party! Once again, he was amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Derrick and will most definitely use him again for my future events!

    Apr 6, 2015Verified

About this pro

My drinks stand out for a simple reason and it will sound corny but here it is, I love my job. I pour my everything into my drinks and I love to see a persons eyes light up after they take a sip of one of my drinks. That and my commitment to using the freshest garnishes and syrups that I can get my hands on or create means that my drinks are above and beyond what others can make. What do I love most about my job? The look I get from a guest that sips one of my premier cocktails that says "This is the best thing I have ever tasted". That is easily one of the best feelings in the world as a bartender.

Years in business

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

2

Number of employees

5

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am always researching new and old school ways of bartending, both at home and at my bar. I am always experimenting and tweaking my old drinks to come up with new ones. I am never one to rest on my laurels, I always am trying to make the next best thing there is out there.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I've always liked playing bartender at parties for my friends, just making awesome concoctions that keep the party going and keeping everyone happy. I decided that I want to make a career out of this, and my ultimate goal is to own my own bar as well as grow this little project.
    • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
      I recently worked a private event at my restaurant that was a film premiere after party. Needless to say there were plenty of high profile celebrities, some of whom I happened to be a fan of. I made a few of my top notch cocktails for them and every single one complimented the taste and speed of my drinks.
    Coverage Area for Platypus Bartending is about 30+ miles of Los Angeles, CA.