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Daily Inspiration: Meet Will Brazil

Today we’d like to introduce you to Will Brazil.

Hi Will, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Hello,

My name is Will Brazil. I am a entrepreneur, bartender, and voluntarist. Most of all I am a huge advocate for all that is hospitality. I truly believe it is my purpose to serve others.

I started the business during the middle of the pandemic (June 2020). I, much like every other person in the world, was furloughed and trying to figure out what the next move was. As one can imagine, the Hospitality industry was significantly affected by Covid. This downtime had my mind racing with thoughts of:
— what is the next move?
— what is my purpose in life?
— is it time to abandon this industry? Is hospitality really that important to me?

While I tried to navigate through all these feelings, self doubts, and real life problems, I found myself taking on odd-end jobs like Lyft, Uber, and Shipt. It was at my lowest point in May of 2020 that I thought back to an intimate and private wedding I bartended for just a couple months prior. A coworker hired me for his daughter’s wedding by stating, “Will, I will provide all the product you need. We have tons of beer and hard alcohol for the number of guest that are expected. All I need from you is for you to bring your personality and talents and showcase it at during the wedding reception” I’m sure he noticed my hesitation as I had never bartended a wedding before. However, I reluctantly but graciously accepted.

The wedding went better than I would have ever dreamed. At that point, that ignited ideas of creating my own mobile/private bartending business. The idea of me working within the scope of my purpose — sharing my love of food, beverages, spirits, celebration and fellowship — was a dream come true. Several months later, in June of 2020, I brought that dream to fruition by establishing WJB Hospitality LLC.

Our moto at WJB Hospitality LLC is “we have the Will to re-imagine hospitality”. Over 95 5-star reviews and 17 months later, my wonderful team members and I strive to uphold this moto every guest interaction we have. Our current territory is all of Arizona which includes Sedona, Globe, Tucson, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Chino Valley. We provide private services for weddings (small and large), Quinceañera, birthday parties, bachelorette and bachelor parties, festivals, and all other private events.

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?
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Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a Creative, Service Enthusiast, and Entrepreneur.

WJB Hospitality LLC provides the following to any and every event:
— Event Staffing Professional(s)
— Bartender Professional(s)
— Barback Professional(s)
— Day-off Coordinator
— Certified Wine Specialist (Somm)
— Dance Instructor
— Private Chef(s)
— THC Mixologist

What matters most to you?
Service to others means so much to me. It is something I learned from my mother. She taught be the art of opening your home and heart to someone which I believe is true hospitality.

Pricing:

  • Event Staffing Service Package (ESSP) at $35 per pro per hour includes: • A certified and insured Event Staffing Professional (ESP). The ESP is responsible for: set up, clean up, dishwashing, serving, buffet station maintenance, and cocktail service (does not include the making of drinks; see packages BSP, HSP, CSP, and EHSP). • This option is for the client that needs additional hands to help with the flow of the event. Each ESP are highly qualified and experienced in ensuring your guest are well taken care of. • Standard ratio for guests to pro is set at: 30 to 1 for buffet service and 20 to 1 for plated service.
  • Basic Service Package (BSP) at $60 per hour includes: • a certified and insured bartender pro (pro). This pro will have all the tools needed to execute bartending responsibilities successfully and efficiently. His/her duties are to arrive early, set up, bartend, and clean up. • No specialty craft cocktails. • No custom craft cocktail menu. • No grocery list attached to the service agreement. • This package is for the client that simply needs a certified and insured bartender to just make the drinks that he/she already purchased. This is the most cost-effective option.
  • Hospitality Service Package (HSP) at $75 per hour includes: • a certified and insured bartender professional and a certified and insured barback professional. This Hospitality Team will have all the tools needed to execute bartending responsibilities successfully and efficiently. Their responsibilities are to arrive early, set up, ensure that all guests are well taken care of (including at the table service instead of the guest having to come to the bar), and clean up. • custom craft cocktails (up to 3 cocktails plus 2 fun shots) • A grocery list of where to find all the items needed to have a successful event. • This option is for the client that wants the experience of a crafty bartender that is certified and insured. The ability to create a fun menu that your guest will be amazed with.
  • Concierge Service Package (CSP) at $90 per hour includes: • a certified and insured bartender professional and a certified and insured barback professional. Hospitality Team will have all the tools needed to execute bartending responsibilities successfully and efficiently. Their responsibilities are to arrive early, set up, ensure that all guests are well taken care of (including at the table service instead of the guest having to come to the bar), and clean up. • Custom craft cocktails (up to 5 cocktails plus 2 fun shots). • Will Brazil, owner and founder, will personally go and find the best quality product for you (all the items that are not alcohol). This includes items such as ice, cups, mixers, and napkins. • A Concierge Surcharge of 25% based on the total cost of all items will be assessed. Deposit for the cost of all non-alcoholic items plus the Concierge Surcharge is required. • Consider this option to be the “Mixologist Choice” package which relieves the client from the hassle of getting all the items together. All fresh ingredients. All high-quality fruit and ingredients. No artificial items. The only responsibility the client has in this package is purchasing and transporting the alcohol and a detailed grocery list will help with that.
  • Elevated Hospitality Service Package (EHSP) at $90 per hour includes: • No alcohol will be served with this service package; purely an elevated event with THC and/or CBD. • a certified and insured bartender professional and a certified and insured barback professional. This Hospitality Team will have all the tools needed to execute bartending responsibilities successfully and efficiently. Their responsibilities are to arrive early, set up, ensure that all guests are well taken care of (including at the table service instead of the guest having to come to the bar), and clean up. • custom craft Elevated Mocktails w/ THC and/or CBD (up to 5 selections) • A grocery list of where to find all the items needed to have a successful event. • This option is for the client that wants an elevated experience of a mixologist that infuses fresh ingredients with THC products.

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