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How to Find out the Event Waitstaff Count

Julia's Blog about Event Staffing / May 29th, 2022 / ~ 10 minutes read
Have you ever wondered just how many event waitstaff you will need to hire in order to fully staff your event? This is a common question that our event staffing agency receives from clients over and over again when determining the correct staff count.

So to better help our customers in their planning processes, we have created an online calculator on our website that helps our clients to determine the correct amount of staff coverage they will require!

What Determines the Number of Event Waitstaff?

The number of event waitstaff you will need is not a complicated calculation. It's actually pretty straightforward. It's based on the number of guests you are anticipating and the type of event you are planning to hold.

What Are the Types of Events?

There are several types of events but we will go over the 3 main types with you. They are as follows:

  • Cocktail - This is an event where the food and drinks are passed on trays. The guests are mostly standing around socializing or are seated at the small bar or cocktail tables. The food is primarily hor d'oeuvres or canapes, a light fare, and the drinks can either be pre-established and offered to the guests or they can order individual drinks from the cocktail waitstaff.

  • Sit-down Dinner - This is just as described, it's a dining event where your guests are seated at different group tables, usually pre-assigned. The menu is set and then there is usually a full bar service available to the guests as well. Event waitstaff takes food and beverage orders and provides service to the guests throughout the event.

  • Buffet - This is an event where there is no direct table service except for beverage orders and clearing the table of empty plates. The guests get in line at the buffet and select whatever food they want on their plates and bring it back to their own tables. Event waitstaff attends to the buffet service, explaining the different food items, and serving the guests on their plates.

What Kind of Staff You Might Need?

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    Calculate the Number of Event Waitstaff Right Now

    Want to get the exact number of event waitstaff including servers for hire and bartenders for hire you will need based on your guest count and event type? Try our special calculator, created just for you, to find out that number now!
    Event Staff Calculator
    Please select your event type and click Calculate to continue
    How many guests are planned for the event?
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    Our calculator gives you an estimate number of staff you will require. Discuss with our Account Executive what kind and how many event staff you will need to hire.
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    How many guests are planned for the event?
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    How many guests are planned for the event?
    Total Staff: 0
    Our calculator gives you an estimate number of staff you will require. Discuss with our Account Executive what kind and how many event staff you will need to hire.
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    Get Advice on the Number of Event Waitstaff

    While our calculator does give you an estimated number of wait staff you will require, there are sometimes details and nuances to your specific event that can change those staffing requirements.

    Your best bet is once you have calculated your staffing requirements, to discuss this in further detail with one of our talented Account Executives Julia Valler to gain a better understanding of what kind and how many event staff in Miami you will need to hire.
    Please feel free to request a call right now

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