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How to Hire a Talented Bartender in NYC

Julia's Blog about Event Staffing / February 15th, 2023 / ~ 7 minutes read
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If you have been trying to hire a bartender in NYC, you may feel stumped on knowing exactly what qualities to look for in a bartender, and ultimately where you can find the best bartenders for hire.

There are many factors that make up hiring a bartender in NYC who provides top-notch bartending services. In NYC alone, there is a person who claims they are a bartender at every corner of the city. But what helps one identify the real talent from the posers?

We have provided you with a list of what you need to look for when you are first starting to hire a bartender in NYC.

What to Look for When Choosing a Bartender

Stick with using this bartender hiring checklist and you will hire a bartender in NYC that is sure to make your party a show-stopping success!
  • Multitasking ability - A bar is a complex system that is composed of a lot of moving parts. A truly gifted bartender knows how to juggle multiple responsibilities seemingly at the same time. On a busy night, a bartender is being yelled at from all directions for drink orders, people are asking for their bar tabs, and new guests are looking for a free space at the bar to look at a menu. While all of this is going on, they are ringing up a check, shaking a cocktail shaker, examining what they have left in stock behind the bar that may need replenishing, and more! Having eyes on all things is key when looking to hire a bartender in NYC.
  • Cleanliness and hygiene standards - When your guests look at your bar, you want it to be the epitome of cleanliness and organization. This will reflect heavily on how they view the rest of your business. Since the bar is oftentimes the focal point of any venue and is seen usually first, that means the first impression your guests garner from you, your event, or your business, will be determined by how your bar and your bartender appear to them. So make that first impression count, by hiring a bartender that is well groomed, keeps an orderly bar with attention to detail in all matters, especially food safety standards, and that your bar looks very presentable and attractive to your guests.
  • Knowledge and experience - This is something that must be learned over years and can not be bought. Your bartender must have a solid work background in bartending experience. It's more than just crafting amazing cocktails, the bar is a business in and of itself. They have to know how to run it so it performs smoothly and cohesively with the rest of the event or hospitality business.
  • Great Personality - Some of the best bartenders are ones that become the confidant for returning bar patrons and guests at your event. Their innate ability to converse on any topic, and make your guests feel at ease and very welcome, will go a long way toward creating a rewarding experience for your guests.
  • Honesty and reliability - It goes without saying that you need to hire a bartender in NYC that you can trust blindly. Not only are they the face of your business, but they are also the face that handles a lot of cash and product. You need to know that the person you are going to hire is 100% responsible, professional, and honest with you.

How Not to Make a Mistake in Choosing a Bartender

The best way to hire a bartender in NYC is to go through professional channels. That means finding your bartender through a reputable and tenured event staffing agency that only provides exceptional talent for hire. This guarantees you a level of service that both you and your guests will appreciate.

About Julia Valler Bartending Services in NYC

Julia Valler has been in the business of providing elite bartending services in NYC for clients since 2013. Our staff is hand-picked out of the multitudes of applications we receive so that only the finest talent is permitted to join our team.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing the best guest services to our clients, and being hands-on involved in the entire process in order to guarantee your staff will provide your event with professionalism, elegance, and amazing service!

Consider Julia Valler to be your one-stop shop to hire a bartender in NYC that will exceed your expectations! Contact us today to learn more!
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