Frequently Asked Questions By Event Hosts
How can I book your staff for my event?
Simply call our booking line at 212.207.4447 or email Diegogonzalez@specialeventstaffingnyc.com.
How far in advance should I place my order?
While we are sometimes able to staff events on short notice, we encourage you to contact us at least two weeks in advance to ensure the availability of our wait staff.
How many staff people should I hire?
Staffing greatly depends on the style of event you are planning. Feel free to consult with us at 212.207.4447 and one of our Event Coordinators will help guide you.
How much time should I allow for set-up?
Our wait staff will need at least 1.5 hour, before your event starts to set up a cocktail reception and 2 hours for a plated meal or a buffet. Allow 1 hour following the event for break down.
How much training does your staff have?
Our staff people have minimum of one year experience in hospitality industry. We hire people with strong referrals and recommendations.
Does your staff need our directions or can we just turn the party over to them?
Our staff can run your event from start to finish. Should your schedule be more complicated, you can book our staff captains and they will do the job.
Should I tip the wait staff after the party?
Tipping is not necessary or expected, but it is always appreciated. If, you feel like to tip your staff, you can always do it directly, after the finished event.
What should I do, if my event gets longer than was expected, and I need wait staff for additional hours?
Our typical quote is based on 5 hours minimum reservation. However, you reserve the right to hold wait staff for additional hour (up to 1 hour only) following the event. Standard rates per hour apply. Should you foresee yet longer hours, you should notify as in advance.
Does your company provide insurance for your workers?
Yes, we have Worker’s Compensation Insurance and also can provide a General Liability Insurance.