WELCOME TO THE PARTY STAFF SEATTLE

From corporate and catered events to entertaining at home, The Party Staff Seattle has earned the reputation as the most trusted name in the hospitality staffing industry. Servicing Bellevue, Mercer Island, Kirkland and surrounding areas, The Party Staff Seattle provides the most experienced, best trained, food service and bartending professionals in all of the Seattle area.

Some of the high profile events we staff include:

  • Seattle Art Museum
  • Museum of Pop Culture
  • Seattle Aquarium

Email: seaoffice@partystaff.com

Client Line: 206-762-2214

Staff Line / Applicant Inquiries: 206-762-2204

Emergency Number: 206-858-2972

Fax: 206-762-3430


Attire Options

Corporate Services

FRONT OF THE HOUSE STAFF

  • Servers
  • Buffet Attendants
  • Bussers
  • Food Runners
  • Tray Passers
  • Dishwashers
  • Stewards
  • Housemen
  • Bartenders
  • Barbacks

CAPTAINS & EVENT MANAGERS

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
  • Carvers
  • Utility/Dishwashers
  • Stewards

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

OTHER SERVICES

  • Coat Check/Registration Staff
  • Greeters
  • Convention and Meeting Staff
  • Concession Staff
  • Product Demonstrators
  • Brand Ambassadors
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

From setup to service, breakdown and cleanup —
The Party Staff does it all!

  • Party Captains
  • Greeters & coat checks
  • Servers
  • Bartenders
  • Bar backs
  • Tray Passers
  • Buffet Attendants
  • Bussers
  • Chefs
  • Grill cooks
  • Carvers
  • Dishwashers

Sit back and relax and let the Party Staff make you feel like a guest at your next party.


Corporate FAQ

The Party Staff provides a wide range of food service positions for both front of the house and back of the house.
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

  • Home Parties

  • Leadership

  • Bartending

  • 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.

    Here is a list of our after hour pager/cell phone numbers:
  • Los Angeles - 323-533-8840

  • 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.
    Check with your Party Staff office for details. Click here for locations.
    We bill in 15 minutes increments, rounded up or down depending on exactly the time the staff leaves.
    Our corporate and catering rates are based on volume and frequency of use. Contact your Party Staff office for a quote.
    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.

    Residential FAQ

    Staffing will depend on the style of service and the number of guests at your party. Please call or email The Party Staff location near you. An office team member will be happy to discuss the details of your event and assist you in determining the quantity of staff that's right for your event.

    For a quick reference, refer to our staffing calculator or our staffing guidelines under Party Tips.
    The Party Staff excels by focusing only on staffing. We don't provide food, beverages or rentals, but we're glad to refer you to companies in your area that provide those services. We're strictly a corporate event and residential party staffing company.
    Generally, we suggest your staff arrive 30 minutes to one hour prior to your guests' arrival. It is recommended that staff arrive earlier if they are expected to help with setup and/or décor, or if they will be preparing the meal.
    Our servers, event captains, bartenders, and cooks can execute any type of event - from elaborate weddings to intimate dinners. Whether you are working with a caterer, having your favorite restaurant deliver food, or preparing the meal yourself, having just one or an entire team of Party Staffers on hand to take care of service allows you to relax and enjoy your special event.

    All of our employees have an average of one year experience in the catering/food service industry. We only send our most experienced and personable staff to residential parties.
    Yes, in addition to our prep cooks and grill cooks, Party Staff employs executive level personal chefs who can work with you to create and cook a complete customized menu for your special event. Please inquire well in advance if you are in need of a Personal Chef.
    Our bartenders arrive with a bar kit consisting of a martini shaker/strainer, ice scoop, a pint glass, mixing spoon, wine opener, speed pourers, bar towel and a small cutting board with fruit knife. Please note: Party Staff does not provide beverages of any kind, ice, or fruit or other garnishes. Click on our bar recommendations for suggestions about bar supplies for your event.
    Cooks arrive with a knife kit and dressed in chef whites.
    On larger parties or events with an intricate time line (like a formal sit down dinner) Party Staff Event Captains have the leadership experience and problem-solving skills to ensure your event runs seamlessly.
    Hourly rates vary depending on the job description. There is a five hour minimum on all residential events. Please contact your nearest Party Staff office for rates in your area.
    When we take your order we will ask for all of your pertinent contact information as well as a valid credit card number to confirm the order. The office holds the card number on file. It is never shared with the staffer(s) working the event. Depending on the number of staff you need, a deposit may be required.
    With the exception a few busy nights per year, Party Staff often has the ability to accommodate "last-minute" orders for staff so please don't hesitate to call your local Party Staff office and inquire today.
    The hourly rate does not include any gratuity for our staff. Tipping is always at your discretion. If our staff meet or exceed your expectations, we suggest a gratuity between 20%-30% depending on your level of satisfaction. You can pay the staff directly in cash, or the gratuity can be added to your final credit card.
    Please contact your office of The Party Staff immediately.