Making The Rounds

Private Bartending Service

652 Corlano Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 479-2967

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    Originally from Western New York, I moved to Santa Rosa in 1992.  I knew since my first trip to visit my grandparents in 1980 that I wanted to live in beautiful Sonoma County when I grew up....so here I am!  Since becoming an official resident of Wine Country, I have been blessed to become a teacher (20 years!), raise two boys, and find amazing side work.  Years ago, I wanted to learn more about wine so I got a job working in Hospitality at Mumm Napa Valley.  After 3 seasons of winery tours, bar and patio service, art gallery special events, and learning all I can about Sparkling Wine.... I moved on to O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach where I got to experience 4 seasons of Oyster Festivals, A La Carte in The Park, and St. Patrick's Day shenanigans.  Fast forward several years, and I end up as a bartender with The Girl & The Fig Caters! in Sonoma, CA.  No job has prepared me to be the bartender that I am like the past 4 seasons I have spent with The Girl & The Fig. Whether the event has been elegant wine service for a dinner party of 12 to supervising 4 bartenders at a mountaintop wedding for 250+...I have pretty much done it all.  In the process, I have learned most importantly that there is no comparison to using the freshest ingredients,  personalized service, and a passion for making craft cocktails with quality spirits.

 

                                                                      Cheers!

                                                                      ~James

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         James The Bartender

Favorite Beer: Anchor Steam's California Lager

Favorite Wine: A nice South American Malbec

Favorite Cocktail: Jameson's & Seltzer

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     "James did a stellar job as a bartender for my daughter's wedding last summer.  He is knowledgable about all aspects of setting up and managing an event.  He jumped right in and helped where needed. He made thetransition between wedding to cocktails and dinner run without a hitch.  My first choice for bartender for any future events."

               -Joan F.

                 Healdsburg, CA

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