Today we’d like to introduce you to Jesse Owens.
Jesse, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I started working at the Ritz Carlton / JW Marriott in Downtown LA as a bartender all over the hotel including WP24, the pool bar, the lobby bar, but mostly working events mostly in their 100,000 square feet of event space for 3 years. On the side, I worked for about 10 different catering and event staff companies similar to Platinum Bartenders. While working for all of these companies I took notes of the good and bad things these companies did and that’s how Platinum Bartenders LLC was born.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The market for a good quality bartender is huge in LA. This last November/December was the busiest months we’ve had. The struggle was all of our staff being booked on events and not having enough left to fill new event bookings. Our team really came together during these months and through referrals we ended up hiring new staff that fit our criteria to fill all the events and which also expanded our current staff roster by almost double!
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Platinum Bartenders LLC story. Tell us more about the business.
Platinum Bartenders provides attractive, personable and talented event staff in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. We are a full service event company that can execute open bar service, bar rentals, DJ’s, Go-go dancers, serving staff and much more.
We have hosted everything from small gatherings, VIP celebrity events, music festivals and corporate events with thousands of guests.
Being a Platinum Bartender staff is not for the unskilled or mediocre. You need to not only mix a fine drink but also engage and create entertaining conversations, handle crowd control, ensure the guests are having a safe fun time and of course, look the part.
We provide more than regular event staff – we provide PLATINUM staff – and pride ourselves in quality staff over quantity.
Providing staff that guests feel excited to talk too is really what sets us apart. We don’t hire a just a pretty face, our staff make the party more exciting with their outgoing and fun personalities.
We also provide shirtless staff & bikini bartenders for bachelor / bachelorette & LGBT parties seeking a shirtless bartender.