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  • 17 years in business
  • 251 hires on Thumbtack
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Thea F.
Verified review

Chef Tony cooked us the most DELICIOUS top quality - fresh - dinner ever. Over a month later, my family is still raving about how tasty my birthday dinner was that Chef Tony cooked us. My birthday dinner menu included: -Rustic flat bread pizza with roasted eggplant, sundried tomatoes, arugula, manchego cheese with balsamic paint (the flatbread was perfectly crispy and the flavors came together amazing) -Mexican seafood ceviche (marinated sea bass scallops with avocado salad and lime crispy tortilla chips) I don't eat fish but the rest of my family devoured it and even I tried some and really enjoyed it!! It looked so light, tasty and refreshing that I couldn't help it! -French bree strawberries with toasted almonds in greek film cups (the bree and strawberry together was the perfect balance and broke up the courses perfectly) -Mini maryland crab cakes over granny smith apple cole slaw (everyone in my family went back for seconds and my brothers had 3 each! to the point where I had to stop them so they wouldn't be too full for the next courses. The slaw was soooooooooooooo tasty, I wish I knew how to make that as the perfect side-dish) -Spanish style Arroz con pollo (tomato rice chicken and chorizo) WORDS CAN NOT EXPRESS HOW GOOD THIS TASTED!! We literally could not stop eating it. This was legit real deal spanish arroz con pollo and better than I have eaten at any of the tons of spanish restaurants I have visited) -Cuban spiced grilled pork tenderloin with a pickled ginger mango slaw on a flour tortilla (once again the slaw was made completely different and incredibly flavorful and refreshing. It was the perfect topping for the soft tortilla tacos and the pork was very tasty and tender) -Argentinian steak (grilled latin filet mignon) with roasted red pepper saffron sauce served with whipped sweet potatoes sand grilled asparagus (by this point we were all incredibly full but HAD HAD HAD to eat this because that is how good it was. What an amazing way to end the dinner courses. The filet mignon did not need a knife at all and literally melted in my mouth. I WISH I watched Chef Tony make the sweet potatoes - they were the best I have ever eaten and I am huge food as well as my family. It had the perfect balance of sweet to it and I still am craving sweet potatoes made just like that! The asparagus was a perfect vegetable to go with it along with the home-made gravy he drizzled over the plate) -For dessert we had creme brûlée, italian cheese cake, flourless chocolate cake and warm chocolate chip cookies... For creme brûlée (one of my favorite desserts) Chef Tony even let us cook the top with the fire ourselves! Just typing this menu all over again makes me hungry thinking about the 5 star restaurant quality food Chef Tony made us. Everyone including myself literally loved every single food he served us. I can't express enough how much my family and I enjoyed having Chef Tony cook for us at home. I must have used the word flavorful 100x in this review, but that is literally the only way to explain it. Usually we go out for the family birthdays for all of the siblings, but this was just such a fun new twist that now everyone in my family wants to do this again with Chef Tony! Especially my brother who hates eating out, but the rest of the family always wants to eat out because sometimes it is nice to not have to cook...and now we have the perfect balance by getting a private chef for us like Chef Tony instead. This was the first time I ever hired a private chef and Chef Tony by far exceeded my expectations. He was also incredibly easy to work with on the menu. I can be a bit indecisive at times and I changed things about 3 times and Chef Tony was super easygoing about it and sent me back a new menu each time catering to exactly what I asked for. Since I hired him a week and a half before my birthday, he was very patient with me considering. He faceted with my sister to see her kitchen and go over everything we may or may not need. Oh, did I also mention he brought adorable blue blue linen napkins and made a printed menu with name on heading for every single person in my family eating, which was such a sweet and unique gesture on his end. He was also very friendly at my sister's house and was enjoyable to be around. I will 10000% be calling Chef Tony again and I have already told so many of my friends about him. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY - IT IS WORTH IT! Especially now that winter is coming, who wants to get dressed up and go out in freezing weather when you can hang out in the comfort of your home for quality time with family and friends, put the kids to bed without having to hire a babysitter, have some drinks, play games and get served 5 star quality restaurant food (if not better) ?!?! I am so happy I discovered Chef Tony and I look forward to definitely working again with him in the future. Also Chef Tony is a professional sommelier, but since we were drinking mixed drinks we didn't get the wine pairing included. I read very positive reviews about Chef Tony's wine pairing and my family and I very much look forward to trying that out eventually with Chef Tony. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Chef Tony for giving me one of those most memorable birthday dinners ever, you truly impressed my family, fiancé's family & myself to the point where like I said, everyone still brings you and your cooking up. I wish I could truly explain in words how positive this review really was it, but I did my very best to try and put into words. Bravo Chef Tony, looking forward to working with you again soon!! ~Thea Francesca

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  • 8 years in business
  • 203 hires on Thumbtack
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Kimberly T.
Verified review

My husband and I were looking for a kind, friendly and personable bartender. After the reading the reviews for Santisi Catering, we decided to book and I am glad that we did. Our Bartender name was Kimberly(same as mine) and I said to myself " we have the same name so I know she will be wonderful". Kim was everything that we wanted in a bartender. I couldn't believe that she went into help mode from the moment she walked in the door, quickly saying "what do you need me to do" and " I will do it for you". We are already lookin forward to doing business again with Santisi Catering. Highly recommended.

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Every Detail Catering
4.9
from 111 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gregg M.
Verified review

The service was outstanding only to be surpassed by the quality of the food. Everything was delicious and all the guests were raving about everything that was served. The quantity was likewise outstanding as we have leftovers enough for the whole week. I would recommend Chuck and his wife to anyone looking for home catering services. It was truly an incredibly lucky find and I'm so glad I hired him for this special occasion. He really made the day extra special and one to remember.

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Certified Bartender
4.9
from 90 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 117 hires on Thumbtack
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Iliana M.
Verified review

Such a funny guy! My guests loved him! I hired him and a few servers for our buffet. He was very responsive throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding and gave me his notes on supplies that I would need, quantities, as well as pricing suggestions. Our wedding was beer and wine only--David organized the bar and buffet area very neatly and was able to serve our guests quickly as well. Everyone had great compliments for him! Thank you David!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carly B.
Verified review

I honestly wish that we could give them 10 starts. From the START Shannon and her team were nothing but amazing. They were friendly, professional, and their food was incredible! During our wedding planning experience, Shannon not only acted as a our caterer, but she acted as a member of our family. She was always present to talk to, she was encouraging, she was kind, she was excited for us to get married and she made sure that we did not have to worry about A THING! She made sure that every little detail was done, and that if we had any questions, we could ask her ( even if it was not catering related). Shannon made sure that every bit of food was something that my wife and I would love, and she even remembered every little detail of my wife's picky eating! On the day of our wedding we did not have to worry about A THING! Why? Because Shannon and her team handled it. They made sure that our bridal party had snacks and things to munch on ( and drink) while guests were arriving and she made sure to serve my wife and I during the reception. Shannon and her team have become great friends of ours through this experience and weeks later she even ended up catering my sister in laws wedding because our family loved her food so much! THEY WILL NOT UPSET! HIRE THEM and you will be SO GLAD you did!

Feast Caterer
4.9
from 66 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 102 hires on Thumbtack
Claudia H.
Verified review

Chef Anton did a fabulous job. He let himself in and got everything ready for our arrival. The table was set beautifully, the appetizers were ready and delicious as was the whole dinner. It was so special to have everything prepared for a wonderful evening. Would definitely recommend Chef Anton for any catering event. Would use him again should another special event come up. Thank you!!

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  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
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Elise G.
Verified review

Cristina worked our New Year's Eve Party with one of her helpers (Maria). She provided bartending services, while her helper oversaw the food service and ensured the general cleanliness and tidiness of the area. Both went well above and beyond the job description. They showed up on-time, were attentive to our and our guests' needs, and engaged our guests throughout the evening in a polite and friendly manner. The house was spotless when they left, and we are already planning on booking them for our future parties!

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Hospitality Ace
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
David L.
Verified review

Provided great coverage for setting up catering and drinks for a 1st birthday party and especially in clearing the space after.

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Kulinary Kings
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Pamela W.
Verified review

Great service and Great food. Mr. Evans was prompted with delivery and professional. The food was fresh. The most popular dish of the night was the jerk wings. The mac and cheese balls was my favorite. If I had to choose a chef to travel when eating healthy on the go, meal prepping and enjoyable food, I would choose Kulinary Kings Catering services. .. Thanks again!!!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nakeyia J.
Verified review

Brittany's Mobile Bartending Services by far is the cutest business concept for a perfect girl's night in "at home"!!!! The services are professional, she customizes her drinks to your theme and exceeds expecations while serving your guests!!!! Her customer services is phenomenal!!!My private event was a complete enjoyable success!!! I will be booking again in the near future!!!!! Nakeyia Jenkins

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Harvest Specialty Catering
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Elio B.
Verified review

You could not go wrong by choosing Harvest Specialty Catering! Jason and Stella took such amazing care of our guests, who were all family and close friends. They were extremely professional, prompt, courteous, and as hoped, the food was amazing. We chose Harvest Specialty Catering to cater our sons 1st Birthday and we had brunch: the omelette station was a huge hit and the chicken parm was amazing, as well as the rest of our meal. We will definitely be using them for future parties and highly recommend to anyone looking for a caterer that will not disappoint!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Steven A.
Verified review

I used S&B Event Concepts and Catering for a last minute in-home affair and I needed catering quick. It was my first time using a catering company. I setup a last-minute romantic in-home catered dinner for my wife and me. I got rid of the dogs and the kids. I shampooed the carpets and had a long-desired present ready for my wife when she walked in. In addition, when my wife walked in the S&B hostess / waitress and chef were standing (professionally dressed) adjacent to the dining room table. My wife was very surprised. The multi-course dinner, desert and event went perfectly. I worked with Sodiah from start to finish. She talked to me on the phone at times I liked -- at odd hours on occasion as she responded immediately once to my late-evening email. She always responded quickly to my calls. The food menu was huge. I picked out just the stuff I wanted. And, she kept it within my budget and not once suggesting items to raise my spending. We double checked all items and expectations including but not limited to the food selections and preparation desires, timing, supplies, etc. The table setup was complete with fine china and silverware, candles, white linens and other stuff to make it look very special. They used our kitchen and left it spotless (including the trash removal) when they left. She and her team were great to work with. They were pleasant, on-time and very professional. They remained out of site. They exceeded my expectations. They will be my go-to for in-home catering and catering for other events. I will call further in advance next time. I promise.

Jerry's Kitchen
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Alexander P.
Verified review

Jerry's Kitchen is a gem within the food truck world. Their menu is full of variety and I have never been disappointed by a dish! They have always been respectful about catering to dietary restrictions and food allergies. I have seen them at multiple food truck festivals and catering events and they have the fastest, most courteous service every time.

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Now That Was A Great Party
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tosh M.
Verified review

They provided catering services for a holiday luncheon. The food was delicious! Doris and her team were professional and a joy to work with!!

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F.I.G. Catering
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rich V.
Verified review

I had planned my bachelor party to be in the Hamptons during October. This was my first time out there and had no idea where to start. I definitely wanted to have a special dinner with my friends while still keeping it affordable. We were a group of 13 people. My friend recommended using F.I.G. Catering for my event and I’m so happy they did! From the beginning, Nick was so responsive and helpful. I didn’t know what would be good for this type of event and he had a ton of recommendations. He even offered to do something special and custom for my event. He made the set up process very easy and worry-free! Nick arrived promptly on the day of our event! He came prepared with an assistant to help him set up and work our event. Nick got to work immediately on our appetizers. He freshly prepared all of our delicious appetizers in the kitchen using fresh ingredients. We were able to socialize and enjoy the house while our food was being prepared. They would bring out our appetizers one by one and showcased each item on beautiful plating. I felt like a true King! For our appetizers, we had butternut squash crostinis, tuna poke. Chicken and waffle bao buns, grilled pear wrapped with jamon and the miso smoked halibut. Each appetizer was fantastic! It felt like there were freshly prepared at a 5 star restaurant. My guests keep raving on how fabulous it was to hang out and get served delicious food! Nick did such a great job at spacing out our meals. Shortly after eating our appetizers, we had the delicious shaved Brussels and fennel salad. It was chopped and prepared to perfection! Who would have thought a salad could be so delicious! We also had a wonderful pasta course. Some of us had the penne with grilled chicken and eggplant and some had the lobster tortellaci. Both dishes were excellent! For our entrees, we had a bunch of great options! Some of us had the seabass , Salmon and hangar steak. Being the bachelor boy, I got to taste it all! All of the entrees were so delicious! To top it all off, for dessert we had a doughnut with ginger ice cream. This was the perfect ending to our incredible meal. Overall, I would give Nick and F.I.G. Catering an 11 out of 10! Nick’s professionalism, responsiveness and work quality led me to having one of the best weekends of my life! I would recommend using him and F.I.G. for any event!

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Executive Bartending
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nancy B.
Verified review

Marlon is very accommodating to your specific requests and needs of service. He is pleasant, friendly, professional and flexible. We had a party of over 30 people outside when it began pouring rain. Marlon calmly packed his bar up and brought it into our house and continued serving our guests. Our guests commented on how great Marlon's bartending services were at our event! We will definitely use him again to provide bartending services for our parties.

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Philly with a Twist LLC
5.0
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracy W.
Verified review

I can’t say enough about Jeremy! My husband and I hosted a house party and Jeremy did such an amazing job creating our signature martini and catering to our guests. No doubt he has our future business! Thank you so much!

Silver Bar Staffing
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
S. A.
Verified review

Came to Silver Bar Staffing expecting to get bar service for my husband’s 50th birthday party. Alex helped me quickly realize that one of the best gifts for a man is a custom drink menu with all his favorite liquors. We came up with 5 drinks, 1 for every decade! It was so cute. All night my husband could not stop his excitement running around telling everyone to try “his” drinks. We even named them cute names like Tim’s is Old Fashioned (twist on the traditional old fashion) and Tim the Old Mule (twist on the traditional moscow mule). I never would have thought the bar would be a gift in itself but it ended up being the perfect gift for my husband. Hard to get a gift for the man that has everything! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!!!! You guys really know your mixology and how to throw a party!

BarNastics, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Leydi G.
Verified review

Catarina and her team are exceptional , very professional, and an amazing team to hire. I had her for my bbq pool party and everything went great, my guests loved her and had an amazing time. She also helped me create a signature cocktail to go along with the theme of my event. All in all i highly recommend Bar Nastics for any events, she will definitely cater to you and make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

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Richard Gross
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Richard did an amazing job a bartending my cocktail party of 50 people. He showed up on time, was dressed very professionally and worked hard to make sure that no guest was left thirsty! He has a great customer focused demeanor and was a big hit with all of my guests. He organized the bar and kept it very clean and throughout the evening and left the bar area cleaner than he found it. I will definitely hire Richard for my next event!

Baldi's Barbecue & Catering
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Karen W.
Verified review

She catered my daughter's Outdoor Graduation Party. Her staff came early and went beyond the call of duty, setting up tables & chairs, grilling fantastic tasting food & constantly asking if I needed anything else. I give her company 5 stars. :-)

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do you find a good caterer?

Reviews, interviews and menu tastings will help you find the right catering choice for your big day. Start by screening possible wedding caterers based on past reviews. If a caterer you are interested in has a review that concerns you, ask them about it; how they respond will be very telling. Next, ask about their availability for your wedding date.

If the wedding caterer is available on your date, it’s time to talk about menus and prices. Be clear about what your maximum budget is find out what choices this will allow you. Caterers may custom-create a menu for your event, or they may have menu templates within different price ranges that can guide your decision. A clear budget gives the caterer clear parameters within which to work and offer creative suggestions. Schedule a menu tasting to confirm you love your wedding menu. Once you have a menu and date, and have paid a deposit to reserve the caterer’s services, confirm additional details including when the food will be delivered to the site, what kind of service will be provided, how many servers will be onsite and for how long, and who is responsible for setup and cleanup. The more specific your contract, the fewer worries you’ll have on your wedding day. Get more smart hiring tips here.

Do you tip a wedding caterer?

Tipping 15 percent to 20 percent on a $3,000 catering bill can feel daunting — especially in light of all the other costs of throwing a wedding — but tipping your wedding caterer is standard practice. Be sure to ask your caterer about their specific policies. Many catering companies include gratuity as a line item on their bill. If tipping is not automatically included in your total, a good approach is to tip all the people involved the day of the event rather than paying one lump sum to the catering company. For each server and bartender, you can tip $20-$50, depending on how long they were onsite and whether they did exceptional work. You can also tip the chef; experts suggest $50. It’s also a good idea to tip the catering manager, the point-of-contact person who keeps the catering service running smoothly the day of your wedding, ensures all the food looks beautiful and is plentiful, and resolves any mishaps. Industry pros recommend tipping the catering manager $100-$200. If gratuity is not included and you’re tipping individuals, set aside $200-$500 in cash to be safe.

How much does wedding catering cost per person?

Wedding catering costs will always vary based on the number of guests you’re inviting, the menu you want to serve, and the way the food will be served to your guests. As you interview wedding catering companies, you’ll be presented with a cost per person for various menus. On the low end, wedding catering may cost approximately $15-$18 per person. This would include prepared food only, with no setup or service of any kind. The starting price for a simple buffet meal with minimal service typically averages $22 per person. Opting for the same menu with all organic ingredients could raise your costs to about $33 per person. A moderately upscale menu (finer ingredients, more elaborate presentation) could range from $24 to $34 per person. High-end wedding catering cost truly has no limit. Lobster, filet mignon, specialty seafood, organic ingredients — menu choices like these can boost your cost per person up to $150 and more.

How much does it cost to hire a caterer?

Catering prices depend mainly on how fancy you want the food and service to be and how many guests you’ll have. When you’re first looking to hire a caterer for your event, consider how many guests you’ll have and your total food and drink budget. The national average for event catering is $340, but catering prices can range into the thousands depending on your menu, guest count, and service.

Event catering is a broad term that covers everything from fully prepared, ready-to-eat food that the hosts plate and serve themselves to full-service, multicourse meals, including rental of linens, glassware and other items, with service staff organized by the catering company. Usually a caterer will determine cost based on the type of event you’re having, how many guests will attend, the level of service you desire, and what type of menu you’d like to have. For example, if you have a set catering budget, say $1,500, and you plan to have 50 people attend, that means you have $30 per person for food. If you have the same budget with 100 people, you have $15 per person for food. In this way, the number of people you want to attend your event and the level of food you want to serve them determines how much catering will cost.

What should you look for in a caterer?

A delicious meal is a critical element of a successful wedding, with happy guests fondly remembering your fabulous wedding food. The right caterer for you will be:

  • Available: Even the best caterer is no good if they aren’t available on your wedding date. Ask early before you get your heart set on someone.
  • Affordable for you: Find a caterer that you can afford. Having a spending plan ahead of time will mean you won’t overspend on food.
  • A good personality fit: Wedding planning is stressful, so work with someone that you can get along with and communicate with easily.
  • Experienced and recommended: Ensure the company has a proven track record with events of your size and the references to back it up.
  • Transparent about money: Steer clear of shady pricing. Find a caterer who is very clear about costs and is happy to talk you through budgets and pricing options.
  • Transparent about food: Find someone who is clear about where they source their food from and where it is prepared.

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Need Bartender

Trenton, NJ

  • Event Type
    Wedding reception
  • Vibe
    Upbeat / lively
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (masonic temple)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    150-200
  • 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: Yes, Garnishes: Yes
  • Details
    looking for contacts to buy liquor, wine,and beer
  • $425
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Princeton Junction, NJ

  • Event Type
    Birthday party
  • Venue details
    Private residence
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    25-40
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    No
  • Additional services or supplies
    (Intentionally left blank)
  • Details
    This is a Sweet Sixteen party in our backyard. We expect 40 adults who will be taking alcoholic drinks.
  • $120.31
    Average price

Need a Bartender

Trenton, NJ

  • Event Type
    Cocktail party
  • Venue details
    Public venue - please describe (The Ambassador Hall 610 New York Ave trenton NJ)
  • Beverage types
    Beer, Liquor/Mixed drinks, Wine
  • Alcohol and beverage supply
    Host will supply the drinks
  • Estimated guest count
    More than 200
  • Bar needed?
    No, the venue has a bar
  • Tip jars allowed?
    Yes
  • Additional services or supplies
    Set up: No, Clean up: No, Food service: No, Glassware: No, Disposable cups: Yes, Coolers: No, Garnishes: No
  • Details
    i want to set up a cash bar if possible
  • $151.25
    Average price
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