Julia Valler Staffing & Events
Not only do we provide waitstaff, we provide peace of mind
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Wait Staff for Hire

Seamless service. Unparalleled talent. Experience the Julia Valler difference at your next event.
Hiring wait staff can be tricky. After all, with most staffing agencies, you never really know exactly who you're hiring until they show up, if they show up.

With Julia Valler Staffing, you have the peace of mind of knowing that the staff you hire is reliable, because we thoroughly vet everyone on our team. If there is a problem, our staff communicate with us, so you're never stuck with the minor details.

Julia Valler Staffing has been providing support for New York City events since 2013 and, in that time, we have earned our reputation as a premier staffing agency with specialties in catering staffing and banquet server staffing.
Types of Wait staff for Hire. At Julia Valler Staffing we are proud to employ a variety of talented staff including bartenders, catering servers, event captains, barbacks, party waiters, catering staff, model catering, banquet servers, bussers, and bar captains.

Types of Events. We are happy to provide reliable, personable wait staff for hire for a variety of events. If you have something planned, we can be of assistance. Some of our past events include: grand openings, banquets, weddings, fundraisers, cocktail parties, baby showers, anniversaries, corporate and media events, promotional events.

Our Clients. We are happy to work with a variety of private and corporate clients including caterers, event venues, media groups, PR agencies, event planning agencies, restaurants, fashion houses, and hotels. Our staff is highly adaptable, and happy to work wherever you are having your event.
Building Your Team
Having a complete team is key to event success. Here are just a few tips to making sure that you're covered for your big day:

Start with Leadership. We recommend having a Captain, or leader, for our team of servers and bartenders. The captain ensures that everything runs smoothly and can deal with problems as they arise so that you don't have to worry. Our Captains are professionally trained and equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure that your event runs without a hitch.

Staff to Serve Food. When figuring out the number of party servers for hire, we recommend having one server per ten guests for a sit-down dinner. If you're planning a cocktail party, we recommend two food servers and one busser per fifty guests.

Staff For the Bar. We recommend one bartender per 75 guests for a partial bar. If you are planning on a full bar, we recommend one bartender for fifty guests.
Be Prepared
When to hire servers for event. The best time to hire wait staff is as soon as you know the date of the event. Ultimately, this tip is to help ensure that you are not stressing about the staff.

To ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible, we recommend booking all rentals in advance. This is a service that we are happy to coordinate for you — just let us know what you'll need, and we'll get you covered.
Why Us
At Julia Valler Staffing, we pride ourselves in providing exceptional wait staff for hire. We provide:
experienced trained wait staff, online casting options to choose the wait staff that is right for you, flexible uniform options, insurance for our employees, liability protection, stellar availability including any day of the week and after working hours.

Servers

Servers are the foundation of a flawless event. Essentially, their job is to strike a balance of catering to the needs of your guests while making a warm, professional impression.

Throughout the event, our servers handle such tasks as event setup, event breakdown, offering drinks and hors d'oeuvres to guests, taking dinner orders, serving food, and so on.

We've taken the uncertainty out of hiring servers for your event. Our highly qualified waitstaff is hand selected to fit your need for cocktail servers, dinner servers, wedding servers, and more.

For clients that prefer to select their waitstaff, we offer model waitresses and waiters. Our photo selection process makes choosing your event personnel quick and easy.
Bartenders & Baristas
Our bartenders are the perfect cocktail of beauty, charisma, and sophistication. Each highly skilled member of our bar staff is equipped to handle all of your bar needs, no matter how big or small, from setup to breakdown.

Event bartenders are available for hire for corporate and social events ranging in scale from an intimate gathering to large gala.

Book a bartender for your event and treat your guests to mouth-watering cocktails served with a charming smile.

While baristas are not a common request for events, we have experienced staff members trained in preparing delectable coffee-based drinks.
Bussers
An incredible event is all in the details. Bussers are a vital part of the waitstaff and work diligently to ensure your event stays clean and tidy through the evening. Throughout the event, the bussers remove glassware, clear plates, pick up and dispose of waste, and assist with event breakdown.

Sanitation Captains
One vital part of a successful event is an organized back of house (BOH). The sanitation captain takes care of checking in rentals at the beginning of the event and organizing them at the conclusion of the event. They're also responsible for setting up the sanitation area for glassware, china and flatware. Our sanitation captains and sanitation assistants are trained professionals with years of experience.
Event Captains
Event captains are crucial to the success of an event whether it's an intimate dinner or a huge affair. The captain ensures all staff members follow the established timeline, coordinates the set up in accordance with the floor plan, and serves as the POC between the front of the house (FOH) staff, kitchen staff, and the event planner or host so the evening flows like a beautifully choreographed ballet.
Coat Check Attendants
Exceptional service begins and ends with the details. Our friendly coat check attendants are ready to greet guests as they arrive, check-in and organize their belongings and maintain a smooth flow at their station throughout the event. They're also responsible for setting up the coat check area and ensuring belongings are returned to the proper guest by the conclusion of the event.
Once you reach out, you will be assigned a dedicated account representative. The account executive will be your main point of contact prior to, during, and after your event.
We maintain the highest standards when hiring staff. Of the hundreds of applications we receive, we only hire 7% of the candidates.
Our staff is covered under our workers compensation, liquor liability, general liability and umbrella policies.
Account Executive
High Standards
Insurance
Why us?
Online casting option allows you to select the perfect staff for your event based on a photo presentation of staff available for your event date. Click here to find out more about photo & video casting process.
Online Casting
Request a quote on our
website or give us a call
212.845.9908
Depending on the package you choose, your account executive will send you a quote and a presentation with photos, sizes and previous experience of available staff (only for Select and Custom packages).
Confirm your event details, select the uniform and make your staff selections (only for Select and Custom package).
How to Book?
Make a payment to confirm the booking. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful work of our staff.
Book your team today and discover the Julia Valler Staffing difference
Our Packages
Standard
Custom
Select
Large Size /
On Account
Phone and email support
Dedicated account
representative for your event
Event insurance (workers
compensation, general liability,
umbrella, liquor liability)
Staff list
Standard uniform
Online castings (select the staff yourself from a photo and/or video presentation)
Custom uniform (we provide
a presentation with staff sizes
for you to order custom uniform)
Custom pricing (if you need 50+
staff, have an event series that runs
for 3 weeks or need ongoing staffing assistance)
Our Packages
Event insurance: workers compensation, general liability, umbrella, liquor liability
Online castings: select the staff yourself from a photo and/or video presentation
Custom uniform: we provide a presentation with staff sizes for you to order custom uniform.
Custom pricing: if you need 50+ staff, have an event series that run for 3 weeks or need ongoing staffing assistance
Dedicated account representative for your event
Jorman Castillo
Awesome service! Very professional. The company themselves very responsive. Wish them the best. Thank you for servicing my wedding.
Andrew G.
Your friendly and professional waiters did a great job and at a good rate. That is exactly what I needed, my experience with your staffing company was excellent. Thank You so much Julia!
Tyrese Haspil
Requested 2 Bartenders and 2 Bussers for a last minute house party and I must say that I was absolutely blown away by the level of professionalism, integrity and genuine eagerness.
Jorman Castillo
Awesome service! Very professional. The company themselves very responsive. Wish them the best. Thank you for servicing my wedding.
Andrew G.
Your friendly and professional waiters did a great job and at a good rate. That is exactly what I needed, my experience with your staffing company was excellent. Thank You so much Julia!
Tyrese Haspil
Requested 2 Bartenders and 2 Bussers for a last minute house party and I must say that I was absolutely blown away by the level of professionalism, integrity and genuine eagerness.
Client Reviews
FAQ About Wait Staff For Hire
How can I hire servers for an event?
You can hire servers for an event by phone, submit a form on our website, or visit our office.
How can I pay for my wait staff?
You can pay for the wait staff by check, cash, credit card, or bank transfer.
Can I choose the wait staff beforehand by photo?
Yes, we can prepare a photo presentation of the available wait staff for your event.
Can you hold an online video casting of model waiters for me?
We don't hold online video castings but we have the video presentations of our model waiters that we can provide you with.
Can I make the same day booking when hire I wait staff for event?
Yes, we can provide the wait staff on the day of the event.
If I have a question and the party waiters don't know the answer who should I contact?
If your party waiters can't answer your questions you can ask a team leader or a captain, or contact our office and speak with a manager about any questions that arise.
Can you give me the mobile phones of the wait staff?
A day before your event you will be provided with a team leader or captain's phone number for getting in touch with your wait staff team if need it.
How many banquet servers do I need to hire for 100 guests?
It would depend on the type and style of event you are holding and what kind of staff is necessary. We suggest speaking with your manager in detail about your event so that they can suggest the proper amount of banquet servers and other wait staff for your particular needs.
Does your agency specialize in model catering staffing in NYC?
Yes, we specialize in model catering staffing in NYC. With a roster of 700 staff, we provide a wide choice of model looking staff for any type of event.
If the wait staff is late how do you compensate for it?
We strive to make sure that all wait staff arrives on time but in the rare case that a staff member arrives late we will reimburse / credit your account for the required time.
What uniform options are available when booking wait staff?
We provide a choice of 3 standard uniforms for the wait staff: All Black or Black and White - black dress pants / skirt, choice of black or white buttondown shirt, black skinny tie and black dress shoes, and Jeans - jeans, sneakers, and a shirt. Speak to your manager if you need a different uniform for your wait staff.
Can you provide the party waiters with the uniform I need?
We provide a choice of 3 standard uniforms for our wait staff. If you have a particular uniform that you need the wait staff to wear, just discuss it with your manager and we can make arrangements.
I want to hire a server for home party. When is the best time for booking?
Though we can provide wait staff on short notice, we always suggest booking as soon as possible since then you have the widest choice of the wait staff.
Where can I read the freshest reviews about your agency as the banquet server staffing agency?
To read reviews about our company as the banquet server staffing agency you can visit our website or look us up in Google.
Are transport costs included in the price of the wait staff hiring?
To ensure timely arrival of wait staff we use the subway for transportation to events, which is included in the price. If your event location is unreachable by the subway, we will arrange for transportation at minimal additional costs.
What are the responsibilities of the waitstaff for hire?
Our waitstaff for hire can handle many different responsibilities; such as helping with setting up and breaking down the event, serving food and drinks, bussing tables, and servicing the buffet area. All the expected responsibilities of wait staff need to be discussed with your account executive during the booking process so that we can properly assign your wait staff.
Will the wait staff know what to do and be able to work independently?
To make sure our clients enjoy the event we recommend hiring a captain who directs your wait staff. Otherwise, the wait staff will need to be given directions during the event, and controlling a smooth work process will be up to you, taking you away from your guests.
Do I have to give the wait staff a break and provide food?
If your event is over 5 hours, by law, you are required to provide a break for the wait staff. Although you are not required to provide meals, we recommend it, especially for long events.
Who, if anyone, can I contact after office hours when I have problems with hired event wait staff?
If you need assistance with hired event wait staff at any time please contact our office line and we will assist you.
Are tips for wait staff included in the invoice?
While tips are not included in the invoice it's highly appreciated by wait staff if you decide to provide a tip yourselves or you can ask your manager to include the gratuity in the invoice.
Not only do we provide waitstaff, we provide peace of mind