This is Part Four of a five-part series for caterers on hiring and managing part-time event staff. You can see the previous parts here:
- Part One: How to attract more event staff candidates
- Part Two: How to interview event staff candidates
- Part Three: How to onboard new event staff
Caterers need part-time staff in positions like server, bartender, and event chef to ensure their events run smoothly. In my last three articles, I’ve given you my strategies to always be recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding people in these positions.
But there’s another crucial piece of the puzzle: The Event Captains who manage everyone in these roles. Where do they come from? Ideally, they work their way up from the event staff roles we’ve been discussing. The best caterers I’ve worked with tend to promote these folks from within for a few key reasons: