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Event Servers For Hire In Toronto And Ontario

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Overview

Looking to hire servers for your next party or event?

We provide professional servers for hire for your next event, party, or meeting. The following discusses our server staffing benefits, server staffing types, and answers frequently asked questions about our server staffing service. 

Our Server For Hire Benefits

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Great Service

We use our experience to partner with you to help you carefully plan and execute server staffing for your event.

We tailor our server staffing to your event vision and requirements including:

  • Type of food and drink service
  • Number of guests
  • Flow of the service
  • Special requests
  • Theme and occasion
  • Budget
  • Event space

The servers we hire  are seasoned industry professionals that love what they do. This passion for the trade translates into high quality service for you and your guests.

Flexible Server Staffing Agency

Whether you are looking to hire a hostess or catering servers for your event, our staff are flexible to take on a variety of roles.

We recognize that there is often a dynamic flow of tasks and responsibilities that occur during an event including:

  • Event setup and tear down
  • Welcoming guests to the venue
  • Serving food and drinks to your guests
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the venue

If you have any special requests, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it.

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Great Quality Equipment Rentals

Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for a great quality food and drink service.

We carry a wide selection of specialized server and beverage rentals to help you execute a professional service.

Each rental we carry is field tested through our own catering servers ensuring high performance and quality.

Great Beverage Service Value

We save you time and money on the beverage service for your event because we can provide you everything you need end-to-end at competitive pricing and correct amounts.

We can provide:

  • Staffing
  • Beverage ingredients
  • Disposables
  • Beverage rentals
  • A liquor order (no price markups on liquor)

We are leaders in the value our servers for hire create for your money spent, so we guarantee our customers get the best value for life.

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Server Responsibilities

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Event Setup and Tear Down

Before your event begins our servers can help set up the venue for your event including:

  • Chairs, tables, and linens
  • Utensils, flatware, and dinnerware

At the conclusion of your event, our servers can help with:

  • Clean up
  • Tear down and packing up of rentals

Provide A Warm Welcome

Our servers can assume the role of a hostess and provide a warm welcome to your guests as they arrive.

They can help with:

  • Coat checks
  • Collecting and storing other items
  • Ushering guests to their tables
  • Answering any 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 to your guests
  • Restocking flatware, dinnerware, napkins, and beverageware
  • Maintenance of any self serve food and beverage stations

Maintain Cleanliness

Whether it is a house party or events centre, 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
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Server Staffing Types

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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 25 guests for an appetizer service.* 

*Assumes there are additional staff in the kitchen to do the food preparation and plate the appetizers.

Buffet Style 

During your buffet style service our servers can help with maintenance of the buffet by ensuring 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.
  • One server is recommended for every 25 guests to service the guest tables.
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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 table up to 12 seats for a family style meal

*Assumes there are additional staff in the kitchen to do the food preparation and prepare the large platters of food.

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 12 seats for a plated meal*

*Assumes there are additional staff in the kitchen to do the food preparation and plate the meal.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Your Server For Hire Staff Pricing?

Our server for hire quotes are tailored to your staffing requirements to ensure we include everything you want (and not add additional costs for things you do not want). 

 

To establish a baseline quote for your event server staffing we will take into consideration:

  • Number of staff requested and if you want any additional staffing 
  • Length of your service and guest count
  • Party rentals required (e.g. serving trays and stands, glassware, tables, or other rentals etc.)
  • Type of service (e.g. appetizer, family style etc.)
  • If you want any beverage services 
  • If you want help with event brand promotion 
  • Travel distance to the venue

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

Can I Purchase My Own Liquor?

Absolutely. Purchasing your liquor allows you to save money. Any product purchased that goes unused at your event can be returned for a full refund, or simply kept by you to enjoy for a future date. 

 

For returns to the LCBO, customers may return any product that is in saleable condition (unopened, label intact) to any LCBO store provided it is accompanied by the original receipt within thirty (30) days of purchase. When returning alcohol purchased at a store for a permit event, you must produce the permit and a copy of the sales receipt. 

 

For Beer Store returns cash refunds are only provided for Special Occasion Permit (SOP returns), provided the product has not opened and still in its case. 

How Much Should I Budget For Liquor?

It’s impossible to predict the exact proportions of distilled alcohol, wine, and beer your guests will consume at your event. The great news is that if you purchase your own liquor, you don’t have to worry about this when developing your event liquor budget because you can return any unused product in saleable condition for a full refund in Ontario. Since you can return unused liquor it becomes easy to establish a conservative liquor budget for your event based on the maximum guests will consume. 

 

You can assume each guest will consume one standard distilled alcohol drink (43 ml of 1.5oz) per hour per guest. Why base your budget on distilled alcohol you ask? Generally distilled alcohol is slightly more expensive than a standard drink of beer (341 ml or 12 oz) or wine (142 ml or 5oz) which makes your liquor budget conservative.To help develop a preliminary liquor budget you can use our party alcohol calculator.

Which Types Of Liquor Do I Need And How Much Liquor Should I Order?

To help take the guesswork out of how much liquor to order of the various types (beer, wine, distilled alcohol), we will create a detailed liquor order estimate for your planned beverage menu taking into consideration your theme, preferences, budget, and pairings with food.

We will provide you with recommended bottles to execute your beverage menu based on your requirements, and instructions on how to place your liquor order.

To Hire Servers For My Event Do I Need A Liquor Permit?

 

We will provide guidance on the type of permit you require, and how to secure your liquor permit (if required) for your servers to serve alcohol. A liquor permit is not required for a private event in a private place with no liquor sales. A liquor permit is required anytime alcohol is offered for sale, or served anywhere other than in a licensed establishment or a private place. 

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) defines a private place and a private event as:

  • A private event is where only invited guests will attend (These events cannot be advertised and there can be no intent to gain or profit from the sale of alcohol at the event.)
  • A private place is an indoor area not usually open to the public, and not open to the public during the event (e.g. a residence, boardroom or private office). 

 

For more information on liquor permits for your private party server, or to apply for one visit: 

Is Your Server Staffing Agency Fully Insured?

To help protect you and your guests our server staffing agency is fully insured with a $5 million commercial general liability policy including liquor liability coverage. 

Are Your Servers Smart Serve certified?

Our servers are smart serve certified to ensure your guests enjoy responsibly.

Do You Provide Event Servers For Hire Near Me?

We provide event servers for hire to the following cities and their 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, St. Catharines, Stratford, Thorold, Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, GTA, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York), Vaughan, Waterloo, Stratford, Welland, Whitby, Woodbridge, and Woodstock.

Do You Provider Servers For Corporate and Charitable Events?

We provide servers for hire for corporate events and charitable events in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. 

 

Corporate Events: 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, and Customer or Staff Loyalty.

 

Charitable Events: Galas and Fundraisers.

Can I Hire A Server For A Home Party?

Looking to hire a server for a home party? We provide servers for hire for home parties in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario. 

 

We usually provide home party servers for hire for the following types of events: Reunions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Theme Events, and Family Events.

Do You Provide Wedding Servers?

Absolutely! If you are looking to hire servers for a wedding you have come to the right place. We provide bartering services for weddings in Toronto and surrounding cities across Ontario.

 

We provide wedding bartender services for the following types of events: Weddings, Engagements, Bachelorettes, Bachelor, and Stag and Does. 

Get in touch today if you are looking for a licensed bartender for a wedding.

Can You Help With Banquet Server Staffing?

Absolutely! 180 Drinks is top ranking amongst the banquet server staffing agencies in Toronto and Ontario. We provide great quality banquet servers for hire for your next formal evening dinner. 

Can You Help With Hiring A Hostess For Our Event?

Absolutely! A hostess can help create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests by greeting them as they arrive, providing information about the venue, communicating special requests, and helping guests to their table.

Hiring a hostess for your event will help ensure a smooth flow of your food and drink service. 

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