This is Part Two of a five-part series for caterers on hiring and managing part-time event staff. You can read the others here:
- Part One: How to attract more event staff candidates
- Part Three: How to onboard new event staff
- Part Four: How to promote event staff to Event Captain
- Part Five: How to let underperforming event staff go
As a caterer, you always need to be hiring more part-time event staff. These are high turnover positions, and seasonality means your needs are always changing -- the last thing you want is to find yourself scrambling for more staff at the last minute.
But at the same time, you can’t just hire anyone who walks through the door to be your next server, bartender, or hostess. These people interact directly with guests, which means they arguably have the biggest overall impact on client experience. You need to know you can trust them with that responsibility. That’s where the interview process comes in.