The average cost for a wait staff is $25 per hour per person. Hiring a wait staff to help at your event, you will likely spend between $20 and $30 per hour per person. The price of wait staff can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local wait staff services or get free estimates from pros near you.
When hosting an event or party, wait staff can help ensure that all aspects of serving food and drink run smoothly. From clearing dishes to serving drinks, their role is to handle all things food- and drink-related so the host can tend to guests. Professional catering services can provide a full team based on the customer's needs.
For large events, full catering (including wait staff) is available. In other cases, smaller events may only require a few wait staff members to work as event helpers. They may clear dishware and glasses, serve drinks, or simply tend to the guests' service requests. Although a number of variables play a role in terms of pricing, $20 to $30 an hour is fairly standard for wait staff and bartenders.
There is a wide range of event types that require a variety of skills. Another factor to consider is whether an event is formal. For example, when attending weddings or fancy cocktail parties, the wait staff will need to dress accordingly. These types of black-tie events can cost a little more based on the overall atmosphere and level of professionalism required.
In comparison, hosts may simply throw parties to entertain their friends, family, co-workers, or clients. These types of events can range in scope and size. In this case, many opt for an event planning service that will help hosts brings any theme to life. Gb Catering, for instance, offers services that range from corporate events to private lobster bakes.
Typically, members of the wait staff are paid the same rate above ($20 to $30). Most companies, including Rustic Food Custom Catering, will have a minimum call time (i.e. 5-hours to set up, serve, and clean).
Rates will vary based on the following variables:
To get the best possible deal, provide as many details upfront so that all variables can be considered. Also, compare event staff service providers to better understand the pros and cons of each potential hire.
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