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Exploring Life & Business with E.J. Bridges of MAZE Bartending Service

Today we’d like to introduce you to E.J. Bridges.

Hi E.J., thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
MAZE Bartending Service was created in the summer of 2020 during the start of the pandemic. The creation of MAZE Bartending Service came about through several avenues.

First, as a Business Professor, I frequently teach courses on Entrepreneurship and stress the importance of business owners, especially in the African-American community. Secondly, while working in the Bar/Restaurant Industry, I developed a passion for the art of bartending and mixology.

Third, I began to study more into the craft, earning several certifications while also working under several event planning companies in South Carolina. Time passed, and I decided to branch out into my own venture and created MAZE Bartending Service.

The name “Maze” came about to honor the memory of my brother, Monquinton Jimaze Thompson.

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?
At the start of any venture, I understood that there would be challenges.

The anxiety and uncertainty of the future were consistent thoughts. Not to mention that we were at the start of the pandemic, which made us really nervous.

However, we were fortunate to not only enter the market but sustain it throughout the pandemic.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about MAZE Bartending Service?
MAZE Bartending Service is a mobile bartending company located in Columbia, SC that specializes in weddings. This dedicated team works to bring excellent bartending services to every event through its extensive expertise and superb customer service.

Committed to serving delicious, expertly crafted beverages, the business ensures that every staff member is nationally licensed in bartending and mixology.

“Nearlyweds” consult with the team and select their preferred spirits, wines, beers, and other beverages to create a drinks menu tailored to their taste. Your guests can celebrate your special day while sipping a classic cocktail, a glass of bubbly, or their favorite lager, all chosen by you, the client.

The mobile bartending company caters to groups of all sizes and can service indoor and outdoor events. With its focus on masterfully mixed drinks, and its staff’s professional and personable attitude, MAZE Bartending Service fits seamlessly into weddings of all styles.

The team can travel throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
MAZE Bartending was awarded the FreeTimes “Best of Columbia 2021” award for “Best Event Bartending Service.”

MAZE Bartending Service staff has studied the art of Bartending and Mixology under the ABC Bartending School, one of the largest bartender training establishments in the nation with locations from coast to coast throughout the United States.

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