My name is Jamie Lueddeke Critchley. I work as a party hostess at your home, venue, or park. I can greet your guests, hang coats, offer drinks, heat & pass hors d`oeuvres, heat food, set up buffet or plate up meals, serve food, get coffee & desserts ready, keep an eye out for debris, look after powder room, store leftovers & clean up. I also do a little grilling.

I do have grill masters I work with as well as bartenders & Chefs. Ive also been practicing charcuterie boards. If its a self serve bar I would open wines, cut fruit, refill ice, make simple drinks, etc… I will say my business stands out as I know what the next steps are to running a party/wedding where timing may be important if you are renting a venue for a certain amount of hours, or if you have guests that will be ready to leave at a certain time & may be looking for coffee & dessert or something along those lines.

Also, for the timing of a sit-down meal, I am very familiar with running wedding receptions as far as intros, toasts, cake cutting & such… I worked banquets for 10 years at a venue in my neighborhood & was captain there for 6 years. That is where most of my knowledge came from. The bottom line is I would do what you would do if I wasn`t there.

My main job is to let you relax & have fun with your guests & I do the rest. You`d be a guest in your own home! Its nice that you can go to bed & wake up with a tidy kitchen. My staff of servers & bartenders are experienced & some are listed in my reviews as well. I can provide 10 wire chafing racks if you need along with gold serving utensils. I also have a few platters & cake risers. Let me know before your event. (I do have 1 metal chafing rack with lid & a single server with glass lid) I have 25 white chair covers with black belt & black napkins as well.

Fully Insured and Vaccinated.

What should you know about our pricing?

Pricing starts between $35-$55 an hour depending on the holiday & details of your events. Also gratuity is greatly appreciated!

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

We can decide together how many servers you may need or if you need a bartender chef or griller then give me the time and place and we will be there.

How to Change my Photo from Admin Dashboard?

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

When I was a teen I worked at my close friends family pizzeria in South Belmar, (Lake Como now) after that I worked at a few restaurants and banquet facilities. In the 80s I started servicing house parties.

How did you get started doing this type of work?

I started in the 1980`s cleaning houses. One of my clients was hosting a wedding and asked if I would serve and tend to the bar, after that I was able to connect with some of her friends to also assist with their events. Also my friend worked in the locker room of a local country club & we got many parties from the members.

Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

I have decorated some nice cheese platters. It does not take to long depending on the type of cheese & how big.

What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

~hourly rate~ willing to travel ~availability~ how many servers for a well run party ~ how long do u expect your event to be ~sit down meal or a buffet~ bartender or self serve. Uniform: I have black or white dress shirts with tie or no tie or black or white polo for casual events.