Introducing The Bar Experience
No matter what event, food and drink are some of the most important aspects of making the experience memorable. When hiring a caterer like the Clean Plate Club for your event, you know they will take care of the food and service, but did you know your caterer can also provide bar set ups, too? There are several different types of set-ups to select depending on your needs and budget. Clean Plate Club can also pick up, deliver, and serve you alcohol, which is perfect for a bigger event. However, Clean Plate does not carry a liquor-by-the-drink license, so we cannot purchase the alcohol for you.
Not sure what drink options will go best with your event? Clean Plate Club happily assists our clients with creating an alcohol list perfectly suited for your meal. We will have a consultation to discuss what you were thinking and go from there. We go so far as to craft and batch individual specialty or seasonal drinks if requested, too. Lastly, Clean Plate can offer drink pairings with your meal. Normally, these suggestions will be proffered at a tasting. It is more likely to be recommended for a catered, plated dinner, though you can request pairings with your buffet meal, as well. Read on to learn more about each bar service we provide for our customers.
Take Away the Hassle
At the Clean Plate Club, we understand that buying alcohol for an event can be a daunting task, especially when it comes to larger gatherings. Our solution? Let us handle how much booze to buy and have it delivered onsite to your event space. Since Clean Plate Club does not have a liquor-by-the-drink license, we can’t buy alcohol for you directly. However, we can help facilitate the process. Once we figure out how much will be needed, Clean Plate requests the client submit an order and payment to the liquor store.
Once the bill is paid, Clean Plate can come, pick up, and drop off your purchase. This service is especially useful for larger orders, or for people who would have trouble transporting a certain volume of liquor. After delivery, we will have ABC licensed bartenders serving drinks for the duration of your event. You are welcome to whatever is left over. We will have our staff load it into your vehicle, or have it sent to you later, whatever is most convenient for you. If you do not wish to keep the excess alcohol, then just let us know and we will handle the remainder for you.
Bar Set-Ups for Any Occasion
The Clean Plate Club understands that each event is unique, and so are your beverage preferences. That’s why we offer a variety of bar set-up options to suit your needs and budget. Our simplest setup is a Beer & Wine bar. You’ll require the minimum number of bartenders for the size of your event, and only beer and wine will be served, no hard liquor. A step beyond just beer and wine is our Full Bar Setup. Beer and wine are built in, but so are all regular mixers you put with hard liquor. Things like club soda, tonic water, cranberry juice and orange juice are all included in a full bar setup.
If you would like to add a few specialty drinks to your bar, Clean Plate Club will hand mix them and have your selection available during the time of service. Bar menus we create will tell your guests everything that is in the cocktails and add a unique touch to your bar aesthetic. Included in our specialty drink offerings are mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks. We can curate all beverage offerings to your liking as well as addons such as lemonade, sweet tea, and fruited water. Choose the bar set-up that aligns with your vision for the event, and we will take care of the rest.
Add Drink Pairings to Your Tasting
Clean Plate Club offers tastings for any menu items our clients select. Customers get a sampling of hors d’oeuvres, main course with sides, and dessert at one of our tastings. Per request, Clean Plate will pair beverages with each course. Our team of professionals will carefully compile a small selection of drinks they believe best complement the flavors present in the food. While this service is typically reserved for plated dinners, we’re happy to make exceptions for other types of events like buffets or family-style dinners.
Give our team an idea of the kind of alcohol you’re looking to have at the bar or to have during dinner and we will try to meet your requests. If you’d like locally sourced beers or ciders, we have contacts for that. If you and your guests prefer sugar-free wines, let us know and we will have them for your tasting. The same stands for liquors, specialty drinks, and mocktails.
In conclusion, Clean Plate Club is a catering company that creates delicious food without compromising quality. As a full-service caterer, Clean Plate knows our way around the bar room and we deliver exceptional bar services that will enhance any event. While we do not have a liquor-by-the-drink license, we can still pick up and drop off whatever is ordered for clients and run the bar at their selected venue. If you are unsure about what exactly to include at your bar, talk to us. We are a team of experienced professionals that ensure your bar will be well-stocked, creatively crafted, and perfectly tailored to your event’s needs. Let us take care of the logistics so you can focus on creating memorable moments for your guests. Contact us today to start planning your extraordinary event!