Staffing Guidelines and Tips

For your convenience we propose certain staffing guidelines and some details to help you with. Buffet Style: This does not mean serve yourself! If you plan to have a buffet style event, please keep in mind, that each buffet station requires a minimum of two servers for the first thirty (30) guests to set up, refill and break down of stations. For hosting a large gathering, runners (servers) will also be necessary to ensure that food and dishes at the buffet stations are properly stocked. More staff may be needed depending on the needs of your buffet. Buffet contains chafing dishes and serving your guests is required; a minimum of one server is needed for every three chafing dishes. For seat down tables; one server per table is required for using chinaware with glassware. One server is needed for every 2 tables when using plastic ware. You need staff to keep everything running smoothly, you do not want your guests waiting a long time to get a servers attention for assistance! Sit Down Dinner: For the guests sitting down and having dinner, you will require a minimum of one server per 8-12 seat tables. To serve wine, water or juices to your guests, additional wait staff may be required. Bartenders: A minimum of one bartender is required for every 50 to 70 guests. Additional bartenders may be needed for following reasons: - to serve mixed, blended or special drinks - for high volume of guests in a short period of time. Please keep in mind that this is a very general set of standard staffing guidelines. The guidelines described...

Choosing the Right Tent for Your Event

If you are considering an outdoor event then you need to spend some time choosing the right tent for your event. 1.The ceiling is the up most importance. If you event is during the day make sure the top of the tent is not clear, because without a ceiling it can raise the temperature by 20% as vinyl used in the ceilings will absorb heat. 2. Make sure there are heaters or air conditioning available for your guests. There are several options so you need to go for the one that suits your tent. If you have a clear top, the ceiling fans attached to the walls are a better choice. 3. Flooring will depend of the theme. Parquet Wood, Black or White and Black Checkerboard. If the surface below is even plastic tiles may also be used to create a  more classic or vintage look. You also need to ensure that the entire floor is properly covered with a carpet or AstroTurf. 4.If you want a brightly lit and well illuminated event, then you need to go in for a tent that is minimalist in nature. On the other hand, if you want minimal lighting, go in for a tent that is slightly more...