High-end service is our priority. Our recruiting process is designed to ensure that we bring on only the most qualified hospitality professionals.
Each application and resumé is carefully reviewed and the most qualified applicants are invited for an in-person interview.
We invite talented applicants to in-person interviews to ensure that they are a great fit to be on the Tend team.
We want to make sure that we are bringing on Tenders who have an unwavering positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a passion for service.
In conjunction with the in-person interview, we evaluate each applicant’s technical skills.
Bartenders must pass a pour test, servers must demonstrate their knowledge on different styles of banquet service, and cooks are required to prepare pre-selected dishes.
Each Tender is required to provide two working references. After the in-person interview, we contact their references to verify employment and make sure that they are team players.
You can hire a Tend bartender to manage the high-volume pace of a stadium bar, mix craft cocktails for an intimate private dinner and everything in between. Tend bartenders are full service helping with bar setup, managing inventory and stock throughout the shift, and cleaning up at the end of the event.
Bartenders come equipped with a standard bar kit, which includes a shaker, jigger, bottle opener, wine key, and speed pourers.
All Tenders on our serving team come from a fine-dining background and have worked with some of the top hospitality groups in the country. Catering teams, event hosts, and banquet managers hire Tend servers to help with plated meals, large receptions, and family-style dining events.
You may call them runners or event helpers, but we call them our Renaissance men and women. You can hire event helpers to assist with miscellaneous tasks including setup, cleanup, bussing, check-in, ticketing, cashiering, hosting, and anything related to making the event run smoothly.
Whether you have a team of 75 Tenders for a large reception or 5 servers for a wedding, you can hire an event captain to supervise and act as point of contact for your Tenders. For events with multiple Tenders, event captains help with checking in staff, distributing staff responsibilities, and stepping in when the team needs an extra hand.
Our event captains earn their role within the Tend team by working at least 25 events with us and demonstrating that they have the right disposition to manage staff and handle any unforeseen issues.
You can hire a Tend line cook to assist your executive or sous chef with prepping ingredients and assembling dishes on the line. Our team of line cooks hold experience working in fact-paced back-of-house environments.
Our prep cooks can be brought in to help with cleaning produce, preparing ingredients for line cooks, and cutting vegetables and meat. They are eager and ready to roll up their sleeves and help in whatever way they can.
Our dishwashers are there to take on the janitorial and supportive kitchen tasks, such as bussing tables, washing dishes and appliances, emptying trash receptacles, scrubbing floors, restocking items, and performing other tasks to ensure that the kitchen and dining areas are clean and prepared for guests.
Our booking form is designed to capture all the necessary information we need to successfully staff your event, without wasting your time. Or if you’re the detail-oriented type, you can leave as much information as you want.
You will immediately receive a copy of your booking request, and within a couple of hours a member of the Tend Concierge team will reach out to confirm your event and answer any questions you have.
Twenty-four hours before your event, you will receive the name and information for your Tender(s). Your Tender(s) will arrive as scheduled, prepared to work.
We know you don’t always need six hours of service. Tend allows you to book for any length of time.
There’s nothing more stressful than having last minute callouts for your event. Tend keeps staff on-call during busy periods so that we can offer help when you need it most. Contact a Tend Concierge at (310) 620-9620 if you’re ever in a pinch.
Our geographic scale allows us to provide locally sourced staff, so there are no travel or booking fees.
When you book with Tend, we maintain insurance and workers’ compensation policies to cover all of our Tenders.
We maintain a $2M general liability policy to cover you and our Tenders.
For Tenders who are serving alcohol, we hold a $1M liquor liability policy.
We can add your company as additionally insured to our policies at no extra cost.
All our our Tenders are covered by our $1M worker’s compensation policy.