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Ray Engelke has been a professional Bartender since 2003 serving former United States Presidents; top government officials; Fortune 500 business leaders; film, T.V., music, modeling and sports figures.  

Ray bartended at the Phoenician, a 5-Diamond resort in Scottsdale Arizona from 2003 - 2008 and started working as a bartender at the Grand Hyatt in Denver Colorado in late 2008 when his wife’s career moved the family.   Ray is now working full time as the owner and chief bartender of Moonlight Bartending!

He found his passion in mixology as a child in Camarillo California when he would mix fruit drinks with sodas and discover new tastes.  When Ray became old enough, his father taught him how to make a Manhattan and Ray has been perfecting this drink ever since.  Ray loves meeting new and interesting people and he always learns something while listening to family, friends, and client stories when mixing their drinks. 

If you are looking for a professional bartender for your party or event, choose Ray when booking your reservation on www.moonlightbartending.com and the bartending side of your occasion will be worry free.


Antoinette Engelke, Ray's wife currently works in corporate America as a Program Manager in the aerospace industry.  Her entrepreneurial nature motivated her to help her husband start Moonlight Bartending in 2010 as well as starting Angle K Farms where she is the owner and Master Herbalist.  Ray has been mentoring his wife for the past year on what it takes to be a master mixologist.