Whether it be a special occasion, celebration or drinks reception, our team of waiting staff can ensure all guests are well looked after – we recommend staff arrive 30 minutes prior to your guests, to ensure the venue is properly prepared and catering laid out accordingly. Our staff shall pour and top-up drinks, circulate the crowd to serve canapés or man the catering stations, depending on the catering ordered. The venue shall be kept tidy, with the waiting staff cleaning the area at the end of the event, again requiring 30 minutes once all guests have left.

We recommend having one member of staff per 50 guests for a simple wine reception, but if you wish to have a more interactive service then two members of waiting staff would be optimal.

All staff members wear a standard black University of Aberdeen crested shirt.

Waiting staff are charged at £12.00 per hour, per staff member, for a minimum of 3 hours each (includes the setting up/clearing down time advised).

We require 5 working days’ notice for a requirement of staff, with the cut-off being 10.00am on the deadline date. Orders received after this time may not be accepted.

To request waiting staff via One Source. 

Please input the total staff hours required for your event.

External Customers: Please advise how many staff you wish to have present, and the required time period in your order form.