It was 25 years ago that Steve Emdee came up with the idea for the Party Butler, an easy and affordable way to add sophistication to any party. Today, he hosts some 200 parties per year.
The host provides the food and drinks, and the party butlers take it from there – waiting tables, serving hors’ d’oeuvres, bartending. Steve said he takes pride in making a party run smoothly and leaving the home as clean as when they arrived.
“We provide a service that relieves the homeowner of any responsibilities and duties,” he said. “It lets the host be the host and enjoy their party without all the work.”
Party Butler serves groups of up to 100 people throughout the Westside along with all of Los Angeles and Orange counties and the Valley. He said he continues to serve many repeat customers, some who say they’ll never have another party without them.
Steve was a waiter at a local restaurant 25 year ago when a customer asked him if he could take a day off to work a private party. That sparked an idea. From there he met customers through a local wine group and the business grew. It was a friend who suggested the name Party Butler.
“It turned out to be the perfect name,” he said. “It makes your party look sophisticated at a minimal price.”