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Classic Cocktails By Scott
4.9
from 179 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 272 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Matt G.
Verified review

Beautiful Job! There literally is not one complaint. All my guest love the bar tending services. Thank you for making the special night even more special.

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 314 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kelly A.
Verified review

We hired Chef Rich and his team to cater my husband's 40th birthday party. His team serviced 60 of my guests. The full catering service included delivery/pickup of rental equipment, setup , clean up, servers, & a bartendar. They're service made the day/night enjoyable as they took care of everything including picking up the ice, mixers, etc. All i had to do was ask. The food they prepared was delicious, we had a combination of meat appetizers and vegetarian appetizers. The guests thoroughly enjoyed the food. The only thing i would have changed was to have the servers pass out the food more consistently to my guests rather than having it placed on a table in the corner as it quickly got cold and perhaps didn't taste as good as it would have hot/warm. Other than that my experience with Chef's Most Wanted Catering & Chef Services was outstanding. I would definitely use their services again for both big and small events. Thank you for making the night a success!

North Island Catering
4.8
from 140 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 250 hires on Thumbtack
Karla G.
Verified review

The service, quality of food, reliability and price was outstanding! Allen was able to prepare breakfast and lunch for a crowd of approx. 500 people. The presentation was very well organized and appealing. Allen went above and beyond to make sure we were ready for the event with follow up phone calls, emails and coordinating a time to visit the location for proper set-up. It was extremely impressive how Allen was able to handle a tight timeline between breakfast and lunch. Many compliments were shared by those who enjoyed the delicious food. We highly recommend Allen for your next catering service needs! Thank you Allen for helping make our event a huge success! Look forward to working with you again.

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Chic Chef Catering
4.8
from 118 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 188 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kevin L.
Verified review

I just had a wonderful wedding for 70 people which Chic Chef Catering catered. I could not speak more highly of Ravi and his team. From the first contact, Ravi was very professional and accommodating. He was able to work within my budget while offering more than any other caterer would. He offered sound advice on how to get my vision realized and everything was perfect. His menu is extensive enough to accommodate anyone's taste and needs. He set up a prime rib carving station which really classed up the event. The food was amazing. I received plenty of complements for both his food and service. He checked in regularly before the event and kept me updated continuously. He went above and beyond my every expectation. I will not only recommend Chic Chef Catering for any event, I will employ his services again if I ever need catering services again.

C & C Party Services
4.7
from 111 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica R.
Verified review

I hired C&C Party Services for bar tending services at my wedding, but Lynette was a real doll and helped me with so much more. I was able to get event insurance (which was more cost effective than my own insurance provider) and server assistance. She helped me figure out how much alcohol to purchase, and at the last minute Lynette was able to get me table clothes in a pinch. She even helped out by bringing some of her own supplies. Lynette is a jack of all trades and awesome! Doesn't hesitate to hire her for your next event!

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Inglenook Catering
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 50 years in business
  • 128 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kendra C.
Verified review

This is now my second time working with Joseph Burby and Inglenook Catering. Inglenook catering was absolutely a joy to work with! Joe did a food tasting for us, gave wonderful recommendations that helped guide me in making decisions, and was VERY accommodating. He was a wonderful communicator and the food was a HOME RUN! Everyone at our fundraiser banquet was so impressed with the meal and the staff that was provided. This is the second time I have used Inglenook; from a 90 person event to a 350 person event, Inglenook is the caterer to have.

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Your Personal Hostess
4.9
from 88 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

I had a rooftop party last night and Donna was phenomenal. She interacted with my guests in a fun, welcoming, professional manner. Donna managed the bar, the food and the cleanup. My invitees raved about her performance and when my guests are happy then I am too. I highly recommend hiring her If you want enjoy every moment of your party. I know that I did. Thank you, Donna - a job well done!

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Savor Your Party
5.0
from 76 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Deb U.
Verified review

Robin and her team, an additional server and a bartender did an outstanding job at my sons wedding. Robin attended to every detail, setting up, serving, cleaning and packaging all of the food and appetizers. The bar tender set up and managed all of the liquor, ice, kegs and clean up. Extremely professional and friendly. I would and will recommend Savor Your Party to anyone needing help for any size event. They are the best!!

  • 29 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Robin L.
Verified review

I hired Lakeshore Private Chef & Catering to cater a joint 40th and 85th birthday celebration. I couldn't have been happier with the results. The food was delicious and Chef David was a delight to work with. If I ever needed to do this again, I would definitely hire this company again.

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Just a Bite
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Steve P.
Verified review

We used Just A Bite for our son's wedding in Wheaton held at a local church with 125 guests. We coordinated everything long distance as we live in Minnesota. Loretta was super responsive and a delight to work with on all details and questions. Everyone raved about the appetizers and there was plenty for all. Her prices are very reasonable for the quality and quantity provided. Great selections to choose from. I would highly recommend her catering services.

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Cater~2~U Catering LLC
5.0
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Mariusz Z.
Verified review

Mike and Matt did birthday party for us at our home, catering for 30 people. Service was very professional and I would recommend them for any next party. Thanks you Mike and Matt!

Top Pro
  • 4 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alicia J.
Verified review

Green Eyed Girl in the Kitchen and her team should be your one and only choice for catering your special event! Her attention to detail and professionalism made my son and daughters wedding spectacular! Oh... did I not mention how amazing the food taste... from the chicken and waffle bites, to the crab stuffed mushrooms everything was a hit! She is my new caterer!

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Be Your Guest
5.0
from 31 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Simran R.
Verified review

It was absolutely amazing to work with Cyndee and Trish. They were excellent and looked after my guests and me extremely well. I am looking forward to having them again and this time will also have their bartending services. :)! Thanks again you both!

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Mange La Vie
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lisa S.
Verified review

We hired Kirk for a black tie 40th birthday celebration in June 2017 in Downtown Chicago (Gold Coast), after surveying a variety of reputable best in class catering companies. We primarily sought faire and service that matched the upscale event we hoped to host for 70 - 85 attendees. We selected Kirk initially based on his responsiveness, accuracy, flexibility and professionalism. He offered full catering services and vendor support, making him the sole point of contact for the event. Due to holding the event at an art gallery, everything from tables, linens, flatware, glasses, cooking appliances, staffing and bartending needed to be supplied. Kirk confidently arranged all needs within an extremely reasonable quote and remained flexible to altering demands throughout the prep period. He customized a menu and cooked a tasting for us, in our home, to meet our expectations. He walked the event space with us and partnered directly with the gallery owner to ensure day of processes ran smoothly. But the wow factor was during the prep and execution of the event! Kirk brought a team of staff to swiftly setup the location in beautiful fashion. Each station was well oriented with artistic design matching the space and event caliber. With little direction, he ensured these settings were eye catching and photogenic. His staffing was AMAZINGLY friendly and outgoing, going above and beyond to bring cheer and personality to ensure all guest needs were met. The presentation and food quality were commendable and guests enjoyed the pace and quantity of the passed and stationed edibles. Even the gallery owner was blown away with Kirk’s talents and partnership and vowed to recommend and utilize Kirk and his team for future events. 5 Star Service and highly recommended!

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Gracious
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jodi W.
Verified review

Clarissa and her team were professional, flexible, and anticipated our needs as clients. AND, the food was amazing.

Lee's Bartending Service
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Denise G.
Verified review

Lee bartended a private party of over 100 people for me. He handled the crowd very well. He arrived early to help set up the bar and even brought his own lemons and limes, already cut! He was very helpful! Super nice man!

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Chez Mikey
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Ann W.
Verified review

Catering date hasn't come up yet, so can only rate on communication and planning portion

Gigi's Bartending
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Tim O.
Verified review

Gigi was great to work with from beginning to end. Great with communicating prior to the party. She arrived early and was happy to help setup the bar for the party. She was a pleasure to have around our guests. I would definitely hire her again and highly recommend her for any bartending needs. Total class act!

John’s Bartending Services
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy D.
Verified review

We recently hosted a large Halloween party at our home and decided that hiring a bar tender(s) would really help our guests (and us) have a good time that night. I found John's Bartending Services online and, after reading the stellar reviews, decided to contact him. John and his team are the best! From the very beginning, John was on top of all communications and incredibly organized. Plus, throughout the entire process, I got a sense that nothing makes John and his team happier than going above and beyond expectations. John was already working a different event the night of our party, so Janet (his wife) and Holli were our bartenders that evening. Janet and Holli are the best! They made sure our guests had whatever they wanted to drink - even running up and down to get mixed drinks or anything from the basement bar so guests didn't have to leave the outside patio - checking on the food, helping throw out used plates/glasses and more. They were both so lovely and our guests adored them. Plus they took stellar care of us too, and we enjoyed actually being able to enjoy our party instead of running around all night trying to make sure everyone had everything they needed. John even stopped by after his event was done to make sure we were happy and to help Janet and Holli pack up for the night. Truly top notch customer service all around and great people. We've had lots of requests for a repeat party next year, and if we do, we'll definitely reach out to John's Bartending Service again to help out.

  • 8 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel Z.
Verified review

Matt was extremely responsive and professional throughout the entire process. He was very flexible and made great suggestions to help give the party a personal feel. He came fully equipped with a bar, barware, chasers, etc. and took care of all the set up and clean up. He even helped us with some party items unrelated to the bar. He is very pleasant to be around and most importantly makes killer cocktails! Highly, highly recommend!

BellaRu Catering
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Katie D.
Verified review

BellaRu is wonderful to work with! Maya asks all the right questions and has an amazing attentiveness to ensure your catering is perfect. She even assists with planning the event coordination to ensure your event comes together flawlessly. BellaRu's prices are affordable and the service is professional, personalized, and smooth. I recommend BellaRu Catering for anyone looking for service in the Chicago area!

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Need a Bartender

Chicago, IL

  • Event Type
    Anniversary
  • Venue details
    Private residence, Other (Museum Point Penthouse)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine, Non-alcoholic
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    80-100
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No, Other: Maybe blender
  • Details
    Items served may change
  • $148.75
    Average price

Need Bartender

Chicago, IL

  • Event Type
    Birthday party
  • Vibe
    Low key / casual
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (loft)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    25-40
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    margaritas and mojjitos are a plus
  • $166.67
    Average price

Need a Male Bartender

Chicago, IL

  • Event Type
    Cocktail party
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    25-40
  • Bar needed?
    Yes
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: Yes, Clean up: Yes, Food service: No, Glassware: Yes, Disposable cups: No, Coolers: No, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    For an all women's event, cute male bartender preferred
  • $155
    Average price
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