At The Party Staff, we understand that our corporate and catering clients have unique and ever-changing needs. We don’t just take and fill orders, we build long-term relationships with our clients by earning their trust and confidence. How is this accomplished?
When quality counts the most
The Party Staff has the largest roster of on-call hospitality staff in the West – all of whom are W2 employees covered with Workers’ Compensation and disability insurance, for your protection and to ensure there will be no hidden taxes or additional fees for you. We draw from an extensive and diverse pool of area talent, enabling us to staff your events with experienced and dependable industry professionals who arrive on time, properly attired and ready to work.
If you have last minute changes to your event or same day need for staff, our dedicated team of staffing specialists will work to ensure that your needs are met.
Our after hours customer support allows you to contact a Party Staff representative anytime day or night.
Your Own Customized List of Requested Staff
We realize that no two events are alike. Our approach to staffing is to select individuals and teams of staff based on your specific event requirements. Another benefit of building a long-term relationship with The Party Staff is developing a personalized list of your requested staff. Staff that work well with your style of service and are familiar with your business allows you more time to focus on other important details of your event.
Front of the House
- Buffet Attendants
- Food Runners
- Tray Passers
With over 150,000 events staffed, Party Staff captains and event managers are the most seasoned and experienced professionals in the hospitality industry. They are highly motivated team players who know what it takes to make your event a success. Their duties include:
- Executing event timelines
- Directing and coordinating setup, service and breakdown
- Overseeing staff and ensuring proper service techniques
- Administering required meal and rest breaks
- Event trouble-shooting and problem solving
Kitchen & Culinary
As the industry leader in on-call hospitality staffing, The Party Staff provides a variety of back of the house positions to meet all of your culinary staffing needs.
- Executive Chefs
- Sous Chefs
- Grill & Line Cooks
- Prep Cooks
- Production Cooks
The Party Staff hires the most experienced culinary professionals in the hospitality industry. From high-profile special events to day-to-day corporate food service operations, The Party Staff‘s culinary team will bring their experience and versatility to successfully execute the job at hand in every type of setting:
- Hotels and Resorts
- Catering Companies
- Corporate Dining Facilities
- Special Events
- Healthcare Services
- Residential Parties
Online client account access
With The Party Staff’s specially customized software, corporate and catering clients have full access to all of their account information online. Using a secure username and password, clients can:
- Place orders for staff online
- View current upcoming orders
- Print staff names list
- View and print past and current invoices
- View a customized list of requested staff
- Give event feedback
- Place staff on your request list
This internet option is in no way meant to replace the personal telephone support from your Party Staff office team, but provides a fast and convenient method of accessing all of your account information from any computer 24/7.
Let us help grow your business
When you consider all of the costs that add to the hourly wage rates you pay your own in-house employees, utilizing the services of The Party Staff makes a lot of sense. These costs include…
- Interviewing and reference checks
- Skills assessment interview and skill addition seminars
- Paperwork time expense
- Payroll costs and taxes
- Staffing overhead costs
- Adherence with state and local HR requirements
- Recruitment advertising
With The Party Staff as your one-call staffing resource, you get the staff you need only when you need them. Relief from all the details of staffing provides a cost-effective solution that allows you to reduce overhead and focus on growing your business. Eliminating or reducing these costs translates into lower operating expenses and an improved bottom line.
Party Staff captains and event managers can supervise your event and oversee our staff. There’s no reason to turn away business. With The Party Staff, you can be in two places at the same time.
The Party Staff provides a wide range of food service positions for both the front of the house and back of the house. Our team is made up of all W2 employees who are covered with Workers’ Compensation and disability insurance for your protection. Furthermore, The Party Staff handles the cost of payroll taxes and half of their Social Security and Medicare payments.
Party Staff employees will do anything that is asked of them, as long as it falls within their general job description and does not jeopardize their safety.
All of our bartenders are cross-trained to do service work as well.
Absolutely. After every event, a Party Staff office team member will contact you for feedback on the staff. Staff whom you liked and performed well can be added to your request list and staffed on your future events, as much as possible. You can also add staff to your personalized request list through your online account.
The Party Staff's Platinum Staff are our top ranked, most experienced employees, capable of working alone or with little or no supervision. When you have special needs that may require VIP staff or you request a Platinum staffer by name, your TPS office team representative will be glad to assist you when you place your order. Please note, when ordering Platinum Staff, additional charges will apply.
We provide party captains and event managers who can run your event from start to finish. But if your event does not require that level of staffing, providing a well written time-line and a clear description of your needs communicated clearly to the staff at the start of your event is all that's needed for our staff to carry out their duties responsibly.
Party Staff employees come to our company with an average of one year of experience in the food service industry. We offer paid training seminars on an on-going basis which gives our staff the opportunity to add to their skill and experience base. Paying the staff to attend these seminars allows us to require this training, as well as offer a valuable benefit to our staff team. Skill addition seminars we offer are:Formal Service
TIPS Bartender certification
Custom training based on our clients' specific requirements
Current industry trend topics customized to the regions we serve
Party Staff offices are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm. A Weekend Manager is on the premises Saturdays and Sundays and/or available by emergency pager or cell phone.
A Party Staff client services representative is always available after hours by emergency pager or cell phone.Los Angeles - 323-533-8840
Here is a list of our after hour pager/cell phone numbers:
San Diego - 619-563-3900 press 9 and leave a message
San Francisco - 415-244-2769
San Jose - 408-390-2889
Orange County - 714-334-0805
Phoenix - 602-531-6945
Tucson - 520-262-3484
Denver - 720-442-5445
San Antonio - 210-243-5654
Sonoma / Napa Valleys - 415-244-2769
The Party Staff employees are covered with full Workers' Compensation insurance, five million dollars in general liability insurance and one million dollars in liquor liability insurance. In addition, for the further protection of our clients, we carry one million dollars in employment practices liability insurance.
We're strictly a residential and corporate event staffing company. We're happy to refer you to companies in your area that provide those services, but staffing is our specialty. That's all we do.
Event particulars can always be changed. It's always a good idea to place your order as soon as you're certain that you have a need for staff on a specific date.
Yes, we're last minute staffing specialists! There may be rare occasions when we are sold out and unable to meet specific needs, but that's the exception not the rule.
We bill in 15 minutes increments, rounded up or down depending on exactly the time the staff leaves.
After setting up an account with your nearest Party Staff office, all that's required is your email address. Click Benefits to view all the features of Client Internet Account Access.
Absolutely. Call your nearest Party Staff office and a TPS office team member will be happy to discuss your event in detail and help you determine the staffing solution that will meet your needs. Click our Staffing Calculator for a quick reference guide.
Since 1989, The Party Staff has established relationships with national food service management companies such as Sodexo, Compass Group, Aramark, Guckenheimer and more. We also provide exceptional staff to a wide spectrum of clients including the top catering companies, hotels, resorts, colleges, and movie studios as well thousands of residential clients who entertain at home.
These staffing suggestions are meant to serve as a general guideline. Please contact your nearest Party Staff representative who will be happy to assist you in determining your specific event staffing needs.