@poncecitymarket This past weekend we worked the wrap party for the Avengers movie. Eight of my best guys and gals served drinks for 800+ people for a few hours at the new event center at Ponce City Market. We had a great time serving all the amazing people who worked on different aspects of the movie. It was one of the funnest events we have had of the year for sure!!
I get calls all the time for a bartender with flair, one who knows his drinks and can flip bottles. When I ask the customer if they want a bartender with a personality i.e. "flair" they immediately say, "yes!" When I finish my sentence and say or do you want a bartender who is doing tricks and flipping bottles, they get confused.
Flair bartending and a bartender with flair are two completely different things. A flair bartender probably has a great personality. He definitely knows all the cocktails you are likely to come up with. But a bartender with flair... ie personality is what people are usually asking for.
We hire bartenders personality first. Skill is important, and some are better than others. But we look for that outgoing personality. That is pretty much expected when hiring a Mobile Cocktails ATL bartender. BUT a guy who can flip bottles, stack glassware and beyond is something all together different. They are specialists and are compensated at a rate of 3 to 4 times as much per hour.
My name is Derek Behning, I want to pour a beer or cocktail for every person in Atlanta. I have been in love with the hospitality industry since I was 16 in every regard.