Ian McCarthy and Rosa Lynley built their travelling bartending service after spending most of their working lives in the restaurant industry. Now they run a business that sources locally and mixes drinks with attention and care. Here’s their story, as told to Thumbtack.
Rosa and I had been working in and out of restaurants for more or less our whole lives, and met while working together at a bar in the city. We both knew that we wanted to do something on our own, but it’s very expensive to start a restaurant or do anything creative like that without investors.
We realized we needed something that would be light on its feet. We wanted to make really good, interesting drinks, and we wanted to make them without compromising on materials.
We’re not doing one hundred or two hundred gigs on a small scale or time frame, so it’s worth it for us. For example, we’ve created a relationship with a big client that is now in the low-to-mid five figures. That initial bid cost us $12, and now that one client is going to pay for all of the money that we ever spend.
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