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Hidden Gems: Meet Ashley Stachurski of Great Lakes Mobile Bar Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashley Stachurski.  

Hi Ashley, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be in hospitality. I remember playing “restaurant” as a young child. As soon as I was old enough to start working as a server, I did! I have worked at family-owned restaurants to be the general manager at busy nightclubs in the heart of Detroit. Once COVID hit, it took away the job that I loved doing (hated the late nights but compromise!) Once the world opened back up a lot of things changed for the industry & a lot of people were still leery about coming out in public. This changed my income, and I knew that I needed to do something fast. Meet Great Lakes Mobile Bar Services Co. I figured if I could plan events for my bosses, why not just do it myself! I am in the middle of my 1st year on my own and doing wonderful! 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
So far, so good. Mobile bartending is new to a lot of people. With that being said, we set the pace for what clients expect. I have done many grad parties, and weddings along with a handful of corporate events, and all events have been flawless! 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
We are a full-service mobile bartending company. What that means for our clients is that we provide bartenders, service staff, and portable bars for their events. We can set up just about anywhere, allowing us to provide functional bar service. 

We handle total bar coordination for the event from guiding our clients on how much alcohol (beer, wine, and liquor) to supply for their event to curating custom drink menus dedicated to each person’s event and wants. 

What sets me apart from others is my pricing; I understand that budget is a huge deal when planning events. We offer payment plans that allow my clients to hire me & still be able to budget their events. We are one of the only mobile bar companies in the Metro Detroit area that makes these accommodations for their clients. 

I am most proud of being out here with my team making a name for myself & not doing it for big companies that I would never be recognized for completing. 

We are here for everything! If you can dream it, we can make suggestions to make it come to life! 

What do you think about happiness?
When it comes to my business, watching others celebrate with beautiful drinks in their hands brings me the most joy. Knowing that I created those drinks and memories is even better. This allows me to see my hard work come to fruition and allows me to check off my mental list that I can do this!

When it comes to my personal life, being with my family & friends is my feel-good space. Guess what? I end up bartending then too!

Pricing:

  • Bartenders per hour $90
  • Support Staff per hour $40
  • Coffee Station starts at $150
  • Signature Drink Curation starts at $125

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