Hire Event Servers And Party Wait Staff For Toronto And Ontario

Are you looking to hire event servers for your next private party, corporate event, or wedding? Our waitstaff help ensure your guests have the best service essential for any great event or gathering.

In an event, wait staff are commonly responsible for duties such as taking orders and delivering food and drinks. The exact duties of the party servers vary with the package and service you choose.

A unique aspect about our service is that when you hire our server staffing, they also help with your beverage catering. This helps to save you time and money on your beverage service. We provide you everything you need end-to-end at competitive pricing!

Below is more information about our waitstaff service approach, their responsibilities, service types, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Our Approach To Event Wait Staffing

We Conduct Detailed Planning

It all starts with planning. During your initial consultation we partner with you to scope out your catering server requirements. This will help ensure the initial event server staffing plan matches your service requirements, budget, and vision.

Once your service is confirmed your dedicated event coordinator will conduct in depth planning. This ensures our catering waitstaff are prepared with the necessary information to deliver a stellar service.

Planning includes:

  • Food and drink service preparation, table / station setup and teardown, guest service, and pre and post event storage.
  • Liquor licensing if applicable.
  • Service alignment with the overall order of events / run of show.
  • Defining staff expectations, instructions, special requests, and dress selection.
  • Parking, venue access, and load-in /out.
  • Venue floor plans to inform setup / teardown and storage space.
  • Work back schedule including tasks, resources, milestones, and deadlines.
  • Stakeholder identification, contact information, and their roles and responsibilities.
  • Electrical, equipment, and water requirements.
  • Communication preferences.

Assessing, identifying, and managing risks.

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We Provide Experienced Wait Staff

Serving at events is often seen as a place to start a hospitality career. This is due to lower compensation relative to working at a restaurant. The result is a disproportionate number of inexperienced server staff working in the events industry and high turnover.

We believe that your event deserves a higher caliber of wait staff. To achieve this we offer a better level of compensation than the event industry average to attract top event staff talent. This approach helps to make us the best server staffing agency!

Our hiring and staff development process ensures that every staff member has a winning personality as well as skill set.

Our Staff Cater Your Beverages

Every event has beverages whether it is full serve or self serve, or a combination thereof. Our server staff help with your beverage catering and food service.

We offer beverage catering including:

  • Beer, Wine, Cocktails and Mocktails.
  • Soft Drinks, Flat and Sparkling Water.
  • Fresh Pressed Juices and Smoothies.
  • Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate.
  • Spirit Tastings and Mixology Classes.
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We Offer Serving and Beverage Equipment

Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for a great quality food and beverage service. We help to ensure that the type and quantity of equipment aligns with the service requirements. We specialize in server staff and beverage equipment rentals.

Some of the common wait staff equipment required we offer for rent includes:

  • Bus tubs to safely clear tables
  • Serving tray to serve food and drinks
  • Corkscrew and bottle opener

Some of the common beverage equipment and supplies we offer include:

  • Glassware or disposable cups
  • Portable bars
  • Coffee machines
  • Beverage dispensers
  • Coolers and ice
  • Beverage chilling tubs
  • Tables or cruiser tables

Party Server Responsibilities

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Event Setup and Tear Down

Our waitstaff for hire service assists with the setup, tear down and help the selected food caterer, as needed.

Before your event begins, our waiters set up the venue for your event. They handle the chairs, tables, linens, utensils, flatware, dinnerware, and other equipment.

At the end of your event, our event waiters will clean up, tear down, and pack up.

Provide A Warm Welcome

Our servers can provide a warm welcome to your guests as they arrive.

They can help with:

  • Greeting guests
  • Coat checks
  • Collecting and storing other items
  • Ushering guests to their tables
  • Answering questions about the venue
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Serve Food and Drinks

Our party servers for hire can help with:

  • Taking food and drink orders
  • Serving food and drinks
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Maintenance of any self serve food and beverage stations

Maintain Cleanliness

Have you realized that at the end of the party you have a lot of cleaning to do?

Our servers can help ensure that the venue remains clean during and after your service.

They do this by:

  • Clearing and wiping down tables
  • Changing garbage’s
  • Packing up rentals
  • Bussing glassware
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Food And Drink Service Types

Appetizer Service

During your appetizer style service our servers can help with:

  • Serving food and beverages to your guests
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Ensuring that the venue remains clean by clearing tables, changing garbage’s, and wiping down tables

Staffing Recommendation: One server is recommended for every 35 guests for an appetizer service. This staffing ratio assumes there are kitchen support staff to prepare the appetizers for serving. Light food preparation such as warming or plating will require additional staffing.

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Buffet Style

During your buffet style service our servers can help with maintenance of the buffet. They do this by ensuring the food trays, condiment dispensers, and self-serve beverage stations are full and the correct temperature.

Additional servers at your buffet service can help with:

  • Serving food and beverages to your guests
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Ensuring that the venue remains clean by clearing tables, changing garbage’s, and wiping down tables

Staffing Recommendation: One server is recommended for every 50 guests to maintain the buffet and service the guest tables.

Family Style

During your family style meal service our servers can help with:

  • Serving large platters of prepared food and beverages to your guests
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Ensuring that the venue remains clean by clearing tables, changing garbage’s, and wiping down tables

Staffing Recommendation: One server is recommended for every 30 guests for a family style meal. This ratio assumes there are additional staff to do the food preparation and prepare the large platters of food.

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Plated Meal

During your plated meal service our servers can help with:

  • Taking guest orders if there is a choice of appetizers, desserts, or entrees
  • Serving beverages and plates of food to your guests
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Ensuring that the venue remains clean by clearing tables, changing garbage’s, and wiping down tables

Staffing Recommendation: One server is recommended for every table up to 20 seats for a plated meal. This staffing compliment assumes there are additional staff in the kitchen to do the food preparation and plate the meal.

Frequently Asked Questions

faq What Is The Cost To Hire Wait Staff For A Party?

We take the time to understand your event. As a result we don’t offer a one size fits all approach to our pricing. We customize our wait staff for hire quotes to your requirements.

To establish a cost for your wait staff service we will take into consideration:

  • Type of service (e.g. appetizer, buffet, family style etc.)
  • Service duration and guest count
  • Rentals (e.g. serving trays, bus tubs, glassware, coolers, chilling tubs etc.)
  • The beverages you wish us to cater.
  • Travel distance to the venue

To request a quote, get in touch with us to set up a call with one of our event consultants.

faq Can Your Server Staff Help With A Special Request?

Yes we can accommodate a variety of special requests.

Some special request examples are:

  • Requesting an event waitress or to hire waiters for the event
  • Cake cutting
  • Requesting staff that speak a specific language
  • Custom dress

If you are not sure if we can accommodate your request, please contact us.

faq Do Your Staff Have To Serve All The Alcohol?

To help protect you and your guests we are fully insured when you rent a wait staff from us. Our services provide protection when lawsuits are brought against individuals, organizations or companies who host events with alcohol service. This alcohol protection for the host of the event assumes our event servers for hire are serving the alcohol. The only exception to this is wine on a table during dinner, and the bottles must be removed after the dinner is completed.

On request we can provide a certificate of insurance with you or your company named as additional insured.

The coverages are:

  • $5 Million Commercial General Liability With Liquor Service Endorsement
  • $500,000 Tennant’s Legal Liability
  • $1 Million Personal Injury
  • $2 Million Property Damage and Bodily Injury
  • $2 Million Non-owned Automobile
  • $75 Thousand Hired Automobile

faq Are Your Servers For Hire Smart Serve Certified?

Looking to hire a smart serve licensed server? All our waitstaff for hire is Smart Serve-certified to ensure your guests enjoy responsibly.

faq Do You Provide Wait Staff For Hire For Corporate Events?

We provide wait staff for hire for corporate events in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

Our catering waiters and waitresses serve corporate events such as:

  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Office or Board Meetings
  • Trade Shows
  • Workshops
  • Staff Events
  • Team Building
  • Business Dinners
  • Golf Events
  • Press Conferences
  • Networking Events
  • Product Launches
  • VIP Events
  • Shareholder Meetings
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Customer or Staff Loyalty

faq Can I Hire Wait Staff For Private Parties?

Looking for waiters and waitresses to hire for a private party? We provide private party servers in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

Our wait staff for hire can service any of the following types of events:

  • Birthdays
  • Cocktail Waiter For A House Party
  • Wine Tastings
  • Dinner Party Servers
  • Anniversaries
  • Children’s Parties
  • Theme Event
  • Family Events

We can also help with drink servers for parties!

faq Can I Hire Wait Staff For A Wedding Reception?

Absolutely! If you are looking to hire servers for a wedding reception, you have come to the right place. We offer banquet waitstaff or staff to help with a tray pass or buffet style meal service.

Our customers hire waiters for weddings to take the stress off. This is because we offer beverage catering with wait staff.

Don’t go for just another wait staffing agency, though. Without question, waiting tables is hard work. We have vast experience with wait staff for hire services for weddings in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

During a wedding, it’s important to have experienced wait staff if your wedding includes food served at the table. You can easily go wrong by serving vegan guests the meat options with inexperienced waitstaff!

We provide wedding servers for the following types of events:

  • Weddings
  • Engagements
  • Bachelorettes
  • Bachelor
  • Stag
  • Does

Are you ready to put your event in the hands of the professionals? If you are wondering what the cost is of wedding wait staff get in touch today for a quote.

faq What Cities Can I Hire Event Servers?

We provide event waitstaff for hire in Toronto and surrounding areas in Ontario:

  • Ajax
  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Brampton
  • Brant
  • Brantford
  • Burlington
  • Caledon
  • Cambridge
  • Fort Erie
  • Grimsby
  • Guelph
  • Halton Hills
  • Hamilton
  • Ingersoll
  • King City
  • Kitchener
  • Lincoln
  • London
  • Markham
  • Milton
  • Mississauga
  • Newmarket
  • Niagara Falls
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Oakville
  • Oshawa
  • Pelham
  • Pickering
  • Port Colborne
  • Richmond Hill
  • Schomberg
  • Catharines
  • Stratford
  • Thorold
  • Vaughan
  • Waterloo
  • Stratford
  • Welland
  • Whitby
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodstock

Get in touch with us today for help with all your event wait staffing needs!

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