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David Wilkins
David Wilkins

David Wilkins

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$150
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Responds in about 1 min

Introduction: Because I am one of the few who brings all equipment needed for a bar setup. For example, juice bottles, fruit tray, cutting board and knife, napkins, straws and holder, different size shakers, wine and bottle openers, etc. I will also walk you through each step to make sure your event is a success. By this I mean your drink menu. I have a men's and women's most requested drink list to guide you and a recommended bar supply list that will specify what items to purchase so that your guest have a nice selection of drinks to choose from. I also can provide a non alcoholic drink list if needed and a special holiday list. Sometimes I come up with my own specialty drinks if alcohol is running low. I am certified as a bartender and tips certified with dealing with heavy drinkers. I am here to make your event a success and to make sure you enjoy your own event. A general note. A basic price of $175.00 for 4 hours is for New Jersey Residence since I live in NJ. For New York area, Philadelphia, PA area, and the Delaware Water Gap area, there is a $50.00 traveling fee added to cover tolls, and extra gas if needed. So $225.00/4 hrs. is the basic price for those areas. Also there is 3 hour minimum in all areas in New Jersey. 3 hour cost in New Jersey is $150.00. All other areas listed above is a 4 hour minimum at $225.00. Please also note additional fees may be added for longer than usual traveling (longer than 1 HR. 30 minutes) and for parking cost in garages. I try to be fair by looking for places on street near destination first or cheap garages if possible. ***LICENSED AND INSURED I like meeting people and bringing a smile to there face with something I say or with something I recommend as a drink and make for them.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 194 times

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1 employee

14 years in business

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Reviews

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

Excellent 4.9

151 reviews

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Parth P.

Bartending

David was a godsend. He is the best bartender ever. We had one David Wilkins to serve over 60 guests. David was a super hit , everybody loved him. Not only does he make the best drinks but he is also professional and social with guests. He’s the Wikipedia of drink. We will hire him for our next event and you should too!
David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Parth for the great review. Your guest kept me busy all night but it was a pleasure to serve them. And a pleasure to serve you too. I wish the both of you the best of luck in your new adventures. Stay Happy, Healthy, and Safe. Take care. David
Jun 6, 2021
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Deborah P.

Bartending

David was excellent in dealing with a large number of guest. My guests are still talking about how impeccable his service was. I highly recommend David if you're looking for a great bartender.
David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Deborah for the great review. Even though the weather had put a damper on things, everyone worked together to pull it off. It was a pleasure to serve you and your guest. It was also a great thing your neighbors did with a tent stretching across 3 properties so the event can go on despite the weather. Thanks again and stay safe.
Jun 1, 2021
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Arielle F.

Bartending

Very responsive when it came to creating the signature drinks for the party. Professional, great bartender. There was a small issue with prepping of the signature ingredients but his professionalism and the quality of his drinks made up for it in the end. Will definitely hire again.
David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Arielle for the great review. Very nice party and group of people. It was a pleasure serving your guest and you. Thanks again and stay safe. David
May 17, 2021
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Lauren R.

Bartending

We had the pleasure of hiring David to bartend a 41at birthday party for my husband recently and I could not recommend him enough! After I initially reached out to him on Thumbtack, he communicated consistently with me, walking me through the process of the evening. He includes set up and clean up time in his contract and he was right on time for arrival. He carries all of his own equipment, including coolers, bar accessories, cutting boards, napkins and straws. This in turn left lesser responsibility for me and my husband as we were planning and executing the details of the rest of the party. He was easy to work with, kind to be around and all of our guests loved him! If you’re looking for a great partner for your next party or gathering I would sincerely recommend David! A few of the guests that attended our gathering are looking to book him in the future. He is the BEST! Thank you David! We will surely see you soon!
David Wilkins's reply
Thank you Lauren for the fantastic review. It was more than I can ask for and much appreciated. It was a fun crowd and they made it a pleasure to serve them and you. Happy Birthday again to your husband. I hope to see you again soon. Thanks again and stay safe. David
May 10, 2021
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Lisa P.

Bartending

Months before our event I contacted David to provide bartending services for a bridal shower I was hosting at my home. During our initial discussions, I asked David if he was willing to go above and beyond the standard bartending scope and run with the idea of a "wine food pairing" event. He grasped the task with good energy and took it to a whole new level! We executed a formal arrangement and weeks leading up to the event I was in constant contact with him. We brainstormed and came up with a plan to ensure we had everything ready for the big day. This put me at ease because sometimes when you find vendors online you worry that they will be no-shows the day of. I have full confidence in David and will be using him for future events. I am so glad I decided to book him! I rank him over 5 Stars. Our guests are still giving us feedback about how wonderful he was at the event. They are even interested in reaching out to him for their future events!! Book David, he is amazing!!!
David Wilkins's reply
Thank you very much Lisa for the fantastic review. I very much enjoyed this event myself and it became a learning experience for me too. It was a pleasure serving you and your guest. I wish the future bride and groom the best of luck with there new life together. Take care and thanks again. David
Jan 21, 2020
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FAQs

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

    Yes. Usually 175.00 for 4 hours with 50.00 for each hour overtime. Occasionally it is priced accordingly to event, time needed and budget. For New York area, Philadelphia, PA area, and the Delaware Water Gap area, there is a $50.00 traveling fee added to cover tolls, extra gas or parking if needed.

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

    First I assure the client I will walk them through the process. I also encourage them to read my reviews from past jobs including ones that also hired me for a first time. I am here to help make there event a memorable one and to run smooth.

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

    Continuing with the certified cards which means going over materials. Sometimes learning new drinks in the field by clients too.

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