Lifestyle expert and The Chew co-host Clinton Kelly (a former cater waiter) believes pouring glasses and busing empties are tasks anyone having a big party should farm out. Here are his tips for hiring and working with servers.
Use trusted sources.
Discreetly ask your favorite local waiter or bartender if they do freelance work on the side.
Assign specific duties.
If you want servers to constantly top off glasses, say that. I think it’s nice when servers make small talk with guests, but if you would prefer they don’t carry on conversations, be clear.