*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay
*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay

*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay

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Introduction: My name is Janice. I have over 20 years of bartending experience in the hospitality industry.( My partner Jay also has over 20 years experience. He was a Catering Coordinator for 10 years with Morton's in Sarasota. Prior to that owned 2 restaurants in St. Pete for many years.) Me personally , consider myself a TRUE mixologist. I have bartended in restaurants, festivals, private homes, corporate events, weddings, receptions, birthday parties, Pretty much from A-Z. I really enjoy the whole process.. from creating, planning, working and sharing my knowledge and experience with others. We have State of Florida issued bartenders license . We are insured with $2 million dollars of Liability Coverage. We were recently awarded "THUMBTACKS, TOP PRO 2019" Our service is based on the belief that our clients needs are of the utmost importance.We appreciate and respect the importance of each and every event - regardless how big or small. Every single detail is thought out and covered insuring your event is flawless . Our price, passion and respect is what undoubtedly sets us apart from others. Please take time to read our reviews. We look forward to possibly working your event and making it a memorable one. Thank You, Janice &Jay
Overview

Hired 81 times

7 employees

4 years in business

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Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Reviews

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

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Maria M.
Aug 1, 2021
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Janice and Jay are totally amazing. They are so much more than amazing bartenders. I’ve never met 2 people that worked so hard. Not only did they made sure that you always have a drink in your hand I watched them cleaning tables packing up leftovers boxing cake even helped pack up my car with the remaining liquor. And if all that is not enough they also sent us a link of all the pictures they took. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars. Janice and Jay I thank you so much for making my sons wedding reception amazing.

Details: 26 - 50 guests • Wedding reception • Low key / casual • Public venue • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup

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Lynn D.
Jun 29, 2021
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I hired Janice for my hubby’s retirement party! What an unbelievable time we had and much of it was due to Janice! Janice arrived early, brought all of the ice, and all the tools of her trade! From setting up the bar, to putting up tables, to clearing glasses, plates, food, to washing and drying dishes, she did it all! She washed my floors!!!!!! Holy cow! She was so sweet to all of the guests and spoiled me rotten! Honestly, if you are looking for a bartender team, you need to hire them! People will be using her for our next neighborhood shindig! Thank you Janice!

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Special occasion • Low key / casual • Private residence • Wine • Non-alcoholic beverages • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Food service

*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay's reply
Thank You Lynn!! I will be looking forward to the next shindig
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Grace H.
May 13, 2021
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Janice was the absolute best! She bartended for my 22nd birthday party and was perfect. She brought everything which made my life super easy and multiple people throughout the night and for days after told me how great she was! I never had an empty cup in my hand the whole night and she picked up more plates than the caterer. A must hire!

Details: 11 - 25 guests • Birthday party • Upbeat / lively • Private residence • Liquor / mixed drinks • Beer • Wine • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars not allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Disposable cups • Coolers • Glassware

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Shelby B.
Jan 25, 2021
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What a pleasure it was to have such attentive, helpful bartenders! Not only did Janice work with me to create one of her signature mojitos (it was a huge hit) but she was so wonderful to help with serving food and cake, cleanup and going above and beyond. If I could give 10 stars I would! Thank you for everything!

Details: 51 - 75 guests • Wedding reception • Formal / elegant • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Venue will already have a bar • Tip jars allowed • Glassware

*ONCE UPON A COCKTAIL * Janice and Jay's reply
Thank you 🙂
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Trisha B.
Dec 21, 2020
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We used Once Upon a Cocktail for our wedding, and I am so happy we did. Not only did they do an exceptional job bartending, they went above and beyond cleaning up tables, checking in on us throughout the night for drinks, helping us with the cake, and even running to the store to grab us more mixers. Very kind people. Would highly recommend, and would certainly reach out to Janice again if we had another event.

Details: 126 - 150 guests • Wedding reception • Low key / casual • Private residence • Beer • Liquor / mixed drinks • Wine • Bartender will need to bring the bar • Tip jars allowed • Setup / cleanup • Ice • Disposable cups • Coolers

Bartending

FAQs

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

    Our pricing is negotiable and will fit comfortably within your budget We are Licensed and carry liquor and general liability insurance. You can avoid the high cost of catering and venue markups on alcohol because it is supplied by you .BY DOING THIS .... * Anything you don't use, you get to keep OR return it for a full refund.* We can provide shopping lists and always help you with the garnishes and mixers if you need it. We can also supply ( AT NO ADDITIONAL COST ) A portable bar / tables ( One 12 ft/ Two 6 ft & Two 5 ft) Coolers ( 2 large upright coolers on wheels, each one can hold up to 48 beers , 2 double wide coolers & multiple other sizes. Plastic Cups, napkins, stirs,straws etc. We will travel ANYWHERE in Florida . No travel costs added.

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

    When working with a new client, we pride ourselves on our communication. First, we listen to the customer needs and requests to determine exactly what their vision is for their event. We can then recommend a beer, wine and liquor inventory along with speciality drinks.

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

    I have been in the Hospitality Industry for 25 years. During that span, I have owned two restaurants, worked as a Catering Coordinator for 10 years .After all that time I STILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! I love the interaction with others, the process, planning ,details. We do posse Liquor liability Insurance as well as general liability . Coverage up to 2 Million Dollars. Most Venues require the bartender to carry Insurance. In addition we also posses ….. FLORIDA OFF PREMISES SERVING OF ALCOHOL AND FLORIDA RESPONSIBLE SERVER OF ALCOHOL AND FLORIDA SAFE SERVE CERTIFICATION (FOOD)

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