The advantages of hiring waitstaff for your event

Hiring waitstaff for your party or event can help ease the pressure of doing everything on your own.

Professional waitstaff are trained to cater to your guests.  They will make sure drinks are filled, appraisers are passed, tables are cleaned and the garbage taken out. When you hire a staffing company to handle your event, it is the company’s job to bring in qualified personnel to make your event a success.  All the while, you get to enjoy the company of your guests!

Most event staffing companies hire:

  • Waitresses
  • Waiters
  • Greeter / Coat Check
  • Captains
  • Bartenders
  • Buffet Attendants
  • Cooks / Barbecue Staff
  • Carvers
  • Dishwashers
  • Bussers
  • Wedding assistants

The variety of staff helps to ensure your event is fully taken care of.

When you are reviewing companies to hire waitstaff for your event, ask the planner how early staff arrives, the specific duties they perform, what, if any, serving items they bring (most do not), and how long after the party staff will stay, and how many staff people they recommend for your size / type of event.  Most staffing companies hire waitstaff for a particular number of hours and will recommend a set number based on your needs.

A sit down dinner will need more staff than a buffet or dish passing event.  If you are having a full bar, you may need an additional bartender as opposed to simply passing wine and beer.

Most event staffing companies do not supply serving-ware.  Make sure you have utensils, chafing dishes and the like for your servers to use during your event.  Again, make sure you ask when you book your event.