Working in the hospitality field can be rewarding and fun. But, it is also hard work. For those new to working in hospitality and event staffing, there is a lot to learn. Here are a few tips for those that are interested in a career in event staffing:
Bring a great attitude: The best banquet servers and bartenders always have one thing in common; a can-do attitude. In a field that focuses on always keeping the customer happy, a big smile and a willingness to go above and beyond goes a long way.
Invest in uniforms: Appearance is everything. The best event staffing companies are sticklers on uniforms. The typical uniform is black slacks, long sleeve black button down, black belt, black dress socks and a long black tie. Spend the extra money and get your uniform tailored. Looking your best will lead to a happy client and to more opportunities to be booked on events.
Bring your tools: If you are scheduled to work as a banquet server or a bartender, there are tools that you need to bring to the job with you. Banquet servers should bring: a pen/pad, wine key and lighter. Bartenders should bring: bar key, wine key, shaker, jigger, strainer, lighter, pen/pad and a bar towel.