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Simply Natural Events

"Jude,I want to thank you on behalf of Simply Natural Events and our entire staff.  You and your team were amazing during both shifts.  Andi was wonderful during the ceremony and reception and so helpful in every way, we just loved her! We had many great compliments on your staff, and I really appreciate your quick response to our last minute needs. We will definitely utilize your services again it was a pleasure working with you. Best regards"

Isabella Langlois Assistant Events Coordinator Simply Natural Events

Eucalyptus new location open house

"After moving into our new 12,000-sqf offices we decided to have an open house. I had previously had the opportunity to experience Top Shelf's services at Tiffany's event I held so knew the service would be excellent. Jude made the planning easy with his expertise on recommendations for beer and wine to quantities of food as well as the pairings. He was attentive and proactive making my job easy. I got to enjoy the party without a worry! I would thoroughly recommend Top Shelf to anyone having an event!"

Dianna McNeill-Office Manager

Wesley and Robin Reception at the Santa Barbara Zoo

" Hi Jude!Just want to let you know what a great experience you made for us at our daughter Robin's wedding. We have never had an opportunity to host anything like that before and was a little bit intimidated to contact you at first because we were not doing the "typical" catered reception and thought maybe you would think it was a waste of your time, but you told us you wanted to make it the best experience for us and our guest and you definitely did! You were the first and only bar service we looked up on the Internet. So glad we went with our first impression of you on the phone. We felt just like we were hanging out with an old friend. Can't tell you enough of how much we appreciate all the extra help you gave us; you went way beyond the call of duty. We have had so many compliments from our guest about you. Gotta plan something else someday just so we can keep in touch with you. We're sureyou make all your customers feel the same way, but you really made us, Robin and Wes and our family feel comfortable and really impressed us. We take bike rides to Big Bear sometimes, maybe when your in that area we can meet for lunch, if you want. Again, thanks for doing such a good job and we hope to see you again soon."

Robin and Wesley

Santa Barbara Middle School Fundraiser

"Thanks Jude! Everything went really well and your staff was really professional and helpful! Jessica is great. We'll definitely use you again anytime we have an event and I am happy to recommend your company to anyone who asks."

Christine- Santa Barbara Middle School

Rob and Autumn Malanca Wedding Reception

"Jude and his Top Shelf staff impresses us in every possible aspect of doing business. We were so busy with planning all the details of our wedding, and Jude was our saving grace with his guidance and suggestions and his attention to detail. His bars are beautiful, and his staff is professional and so pleasant. Above all, his dependable nature, excellent knowledge of the bar business (what we needed and how much!), and his prompt follow up and solidifying plans made him truly the easiest and most enjoyable vendor we worked with for our wedding! Thank you so much, Jude!"

Autumn Malanca

Old Spanish Days Primavera and Dignitarios Party

"Top Shelf was great to work with. Jude and his crew were very professional. I look forward to working with them again soon"

Ricardo Castellanos-Event Manager and Planner

Rip and Cristin Coke Wedding Reception

"Well the dust has finally settled after the "wedding frenzy" and I am left with beautiful reflections on my most very special of days. Designing and producing a wedding is an enormous endeavor! Through the eight course months of planning my enduring Mom and I really learned the value of working with experienced professionals. Key word being professionals! And that would describe you and Top Shelf. Another word that comes to mind is "impeccable". We sincerely thank you and your lovely Fiance for your expert contribution to our successful event."

Cristin Inglis

Knowlwood Tennis Club Caribbean Christmas Celebration

"Top Shelf was excellent once again. The wind and cold did not dampen their enthusiasm to make the best tropicals drinks ever! We will use them for our next event."

Sally Becker

Greg and Mimi Putnam's Just Because/Birthday Party

"Our beloved guests were exceedingly pleased with our bar staff and made a point to tell me so. I can vouch for their astute observation as well. An excellent job. I hope we didn't over-extend you yet we greatly appreciate you sticking with us for as long as you did.You'll be back. I even feel comfortable getting your final bill. Again, Mimi and I thank you very much for the great service and attention to detail. The 'Southsiders' made a big hit."

Greg Putnam

Brian Greggory 100 year Historical Home Anniversary

"As an avid cocktail enthusiast and fine liquors collector, I recommend Top Shelf Bartending Services to the utmost degree. Their enthusiasm and fine mixology is truly first-rate. These folks are not hacks sloshing a drink together; rather, they're artisans that have perfected their art. And, they're pretty fun to have around, too..."

Brian Greggory

Paul Franz Construction Christmas Party at the Maritime Museum

"In the past, I've always had difficulty booking a bartending service for our venue. There is a lack of enthusiasm and capability in the previous services I've used. This is the complete opposite of Top Shelf Bartending. Not only do they have everything you need to present a professional image, their service is impeccable going above and beyond their contracted call of duty. I will continue to refer Top Shelf to anyone who is seeking a responsible and courteous experience with their bartending needs. Thank you Top Shelf Bartending."

Blair Jackson- Event Coordinator Paul Franz Construction

Teva Annual Sales Meeting

"We hired Top Shelf to manage the bar at our open night sales meeting party. They took a lot of weight off my shoulders as the event planner. The guys arrived on time, helped us with items we had forgotten on our shopping list, kept the line moving all night and served one heck of a dirty martini in the process. Thanks guys, I would definitely recommend Top Shelf for any event."

Jaime Eschette-PR Coordinator

El Capitan Canyon

"The guys from Top Shelf were, well, top shelf! They were well-informed, very organized and a pleasure to work with. As an Event Coordinator, they made my job very, very easy - they set up, did a fabulous job, packed up, and left... it was just too easy. "The group that they served were very happy and recommended that we use them for all future groups. And we will!"

Event Coordinator-El Capitan Canyon

Subu Iyer & Elyse Jameson Wedding Reception at the Greek Orthodox Church

"The thought of dealing with alcohol at my wedding reception was overwhelming. The guys from Top Shelf made it all so simple. I told them how many people were coming, and what their tastes were, and they took care of the rest. Told me what to buy, where to buy it, and how much. And on the night of my event they were professional and fun. They went above and beyond the call and by the end of the evening my guests were taking pictures with them. I would recommend Top Shelf to anyone!"

Elyse Jameson

Kathy Odell Birthday party

"Top Shelf lives up to its name. The staff was excellent, the best we have ever used attentive to detail, energetic and easy to work with. The bartender happily handled all requests some our guests played "Stump the Bartender" and The Tiki Bar is a real winnerand its presence set the party mood from the minute guests arrived to the last Mai Tai at the end of the evening. Top Shelf has earned a permanent place on our party resource list."

Kathy Odell

Lance & Jenie Gilbert Christmas Celebration

"TOP NOTCH- Pure Quality meets Exceptional Professionalism, Santa Barbara's Extraodinary service company"

Lance and Jeannie Gilbert

Day Before Bartender

"We hired Jude from Top Shelf to take care of us at the BBQ (as well as our wedding), he is great and well worth the money he really took care of everyone. Jude from Top Shelf. This man loves his job, he bartended both our rehearsal and our wedding and made both great. He remembered guests and truly took care of everyone. Great drinks was just the start, this man served my guests and gave us all a life time of memories,as corny as that sounds, he did. I would hire him again in a second."