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Recent Wait Staff reviews

"Esther was terrific, very charming and helpful. We loved having her help us out. Thoroughly recommend her! "

Waiters needed for party

$125

"Thanks for the great service and clean "

Waiter/ waitress needed for event

$50

"Great help. "

2 x WAITERS - (PREFERABLE FEMALE)

$150

"Beth was a wonderful waitress at my partners 30th. She made the night a breeze, arriving a little earlier and getting started straight away. Even the guests commented on how professional she was. Thanks so much Beth!"

Waitress for a 30th

$100

"completed everything asked of her "

Cocktail Party Waitress

$150

"Thank you Kris"

2 x WAITERS - (PREFERABLE FEMALE)

$150

What's the average cost of Wait Staff

$120 - $220

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$159

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$220

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Why book wait staff through Airtasker?

Hiring additional wait staff is made easier with Airtasker. Connect with local Taskers who have experience as a waitress or a waiter during peak seasons to help keep shifts manageable and clients well taken care of. You no longer have to worry about posting expensive ads or risking getting someone unreliable during a busy time for your business!

There’s no need to require longer work hours for your full-time staff or risk being understaffed on days when someone calls in sick. Our platform can help you find trustworthy and experienced restaurant waiters and waitresses in just a few taps.

Select that pink ’Post a task’ button, then indicate your location, budget, and responsibilities needed. Mention if it’s for a bar, restaurant, or café. Once Taskers send offers, you can check their profiles along with the ratings and reviews left by other clients that have worked with them before. Choose the Tasker or Taskers who fit your criteria, and you’re all set!

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Top Wait Staff related questions

Hiring a team is doable on Airtasker. You can put up a task asking specifically for a team of people and provide one fee for all of their services. On the flip side, you can also put up several tasks and hire Taskers for each to be part of a team. This way, you can identify the fees for each and indicate any specific responsibilities. For example, a cocktail waitress can have different duties from a barista.

Ideally, the company provides for a uniform for the wait staff. However, if this is not possible given the time constraints or if you think it’s not practical for part-time employees, you can ask them to wear something similar to the full-time staff. It can be black trousers and long-sleeved tops for formal establishments and jeans and a black shirt for more casual places.

There’s no specific degree required in applying as wait staff. However, those with a degree or studying hotel management or culinary arts may be more familiar with what needs to be done. They may also require a higher professional fee as compared to those with zero experience. Consider the overall situation. It may be better to spend higher on hiring an experienced restaurant waitress or waiter instead.

No, there is none! Airtasker doesn’t require a minimum number of hours. However, consider that a shift shorter than two hours might not be an attractive task for someone who still has to dress up, commute, and learn to do the task. An example to consider is hiring a Tasker daily for now but agreeing on an hourly rate.

Definitely. Some Taskers build a connection with clients, especially for services that require knowledge of menus, services, and pricing. Simply coordinate with your chosen Tasker regarding schedule arrangements. We highly encourage booking the subsequent engagements via Airtasker for the safety of both parties.

Yes, there are plenty of professionals who can help you on our platform. If you’re struggling with reconciling some receipts, you can hire a bookkeeper or an accountant. If you need help filling out those tables every night, a sales staff, ads specialist, or a PR practitioner might help you increase reservations and walk-ins. 

Hiring a team is doable on Airtasker. You can put up a task asking specifically for a team of people and provide one fee for all of their services. On the flip side, you can also put up several tasks and hire Taskers for each to be part of a team. This way, you can identify the fees for each and indicate any specific responsibilities. For example, a cocktail waitress can have different duties from a barista.

There’s no specific degree required in applying as wait staff. However, those with a degree or studying hotel management or culinary arts may be more familiar with what needs to be done. They may also require a higher professional fee as compared to those with zero experience. Consider the overall situation. It may be better to spend higher on hiring an experienced restaurant waitress or waiter instead.

Definitely. Some Taskers build a connection with clients, especially for services that require knowledge of menus, services, and pricing. Simply coordinate with your chosen Tasker regarding schedule arrangements. We highly encourage booking the subsequent engagements via Airtasker for the safety of both parties.

Ideally, the company provides for a uniform for the wait staff. However, if this is not possible given the time constraints or if you think it’s not practical for part-time employees, you can ask them to wear something similar to the full-time staff. It can be black trousers and long-sleeved tops for formal establishments and jeans and a black shirt for more casual places.

No, there is none! Airtasker doesn’t require a minimum number of hours. However, consider that a shift shorter than two hours might not be an attractive task for someone who still has to dress up, commute, and learn to do the task. An example to consider is hiring a Tasker daily for now but agreeing on an hourly rate.

Yes, there are plenty of professionals who can help you on our platform. If you’re struggling with reconciling some receipts, you can hire a bookkeeper or an accountant. If you need help filling out those tables every night, a sales staff, ads specialist, or a PR practitioner might help you increase reservations and walk-ins. 

What do wait staff services include?

Hiring a Tasker for waiter service can help grow your business and meet expectations on days when there is so much going on. It doesn’t just have to be during the peak seasons for the hospitality industry, like Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It can also be on days when there’s a lot of foot traffic coming in. This can differ for every type of business. 

Bars and fine dining restaurants can need more people in the evening, while more family-friendly places may need additional servers during lunch hours and weekends. The trick is finding part-time staff that already have experience in what you need. This saves you time in training them and gives you more peace of mind. When putting up a task for wait staff for hire, here are some positions that you can look for:

Hosting staff

In most establishments, the wait staff and manager double as the host or hostess for the meal. However, there might be days when the table seating is more challenging to manage. Catering for special events done in the restaurant or conference room may also need more people to welcome guests, explain the menu, and ensure that everything goes smoothly. Some Taskers specialise and have years of experience in making clients feel like VIPs during their visit to your restaurant through excellent service and accommodating attitudes.

Serving staff

The serving staff is the backbone of your operations. The work is not easy, either! However, it is possible that hiring twice the number of your full-time team might hurt your financials. If you’re noticing orders getting switched up or staff members taking sick days, they might be not getting enough rest. Take time to review when the bulk of heavy work comes in and put up a Task for those hours. 

Depending on the type of your establishments, you can find entry-level and highly trainable Taskers who are looking to make additional money during their free time or experienced wait staff with years of working in fine dining restaurants. Your current team will be happy for the extra help, and you can be sure that guests are adequately served.

Bartenders and baristas

It’s not a complete meal without drinks, whether a fine cocktail in the evening or a delicious coffee concoction in the morning. There are so many talented bartenders and baristas here on Airtasker that you can work with. This can be when your regular guy (or gal!) can’t come in. 

Another instance is when you’re only in need of the service for special occasions like closed-off events or in-house promotions. You may also want to test out hiring a part-time staff before committing to a regular employee on payroll to ensure that it’s well-received by the guests and that the expense is manageable. 

Dishwashers

Busy hours mean more plates coming in and leaving the kitchen. If you’re constantly running out of plates, glassware, and utensils during lunch or dinner, it might not be an inventory problem. You might just need more hands shuffling the plates and making sure they’re clean. Hiring a Tasker to help in the kitchen, whether specifically for dishwashing or in general, can also help you avoid a customer becoming irate for seeing a stain on their dinnerware. Avoid the embarrassment and the risk of losing your health licence by investing in a Tasker who can help.

Recent Wait Staff tasks

Waitstaff for party

$30

Balgownie NSW, Australia

18th Aug 2022

We are hosting a three year old party with around 40 people. Duties involve setting buffet table, taking dirty dishes, washing glassware and potentially cocktails (if experienced). Will be midday to around 5pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 August 2022

Wait staff/bar staff

$100

Tarneit VIC, Australia

17th Aug 2022

Looking for someone who can: Serve drinks Know how to make basic drinks such as scotch on the rocks, gin n tonic,etc Help with cleaning Need one person for 4 hours Its a theme party and will have upto 25 guests - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 August 2022

Waiter for wedding in Pokolbin 20/8/22

$210

Cessnock NSW, Australia

16th Aug 2022

Hey Our Catering and events company have a wedding for a client in Pokolbin this weekend and were looking for 1 x waiter interested in working with us. Date - Saturday, 20th August 22 Location- Pokolbin Time - from 3pm - 9pm. It's a 50 pax wedding and we are looking for waiters. If you or any friends or family have experience and would be interested in working either position, please PM me Pay is $35ph Let me know if that interests and we can have a chat from there. Thanks Michael Shared Affair Catering & Events

Wait staff needed

$100

Mount Waverley VIC, Australia

27th Jul 2022

Wait staff required for 3 hours from 5.30pm to serve, clean and do any other task as required. You'll need to wear black long sleeves shirt and black pants. Please only make an offer if you can commit, I've had to deal with too many time wasters. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 6 August 2022

Britney took instructions well. Would hire again.

Wait staff for 30th birthday

$135

Camperdown NSW, Australia

19th Jul 2022

Hi there! I’m looking for a couple of experienced waitstaff for a 30th I’m hosting this weekend, ideally between 7-10pm (but I’m flexible). I’ll need you to: - Heat and serve basic finger food - Keep drinks table stocked - Clean up Note: You will NOT be required to make or serve drinks. Thanks! *$45/hr each - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 July 2022

Her and her friend were great waitstaff at my sisters’ 30th birthday party. Would definitely recommend!

Waiter/Assistant required for Kids Birthday function

$90

Ringwood VIC, Australia

18th Jul 2022

1 Waiter/extra hand required for a private kids birthday function on Sunday 24th July from 5-8pm (3hr engagement) Key tasks: - Mind the buffet food station (help serve food & drinks to guests) - Assist host with cutting the birthday cake into pieces and serving them on plates - Assist with packing up after event (including excess food) - Help empty, food bin Location: Ringwood, 3134 - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 24 July 2022

Thank you so so much Frankie for your enthusiasm, energy and going above and beyond to help with our kids birthday party. We are so glad and grateful that you were here with us to make the event a success.

Party food organiser - kitchen hand/waitress

$120

Rangeview VIC 3132, Australia

30th Jun 2022

Experienced kitchen person to coordinate the heating and distribution of party finger food and clean up. I am planning to have two people who will share the work. There will be around 120 guests. Open to hearing from one person or a duo. Would prefer food handling license. Party is at a local bowling club with good sized kitchen with oven, pie warmer, dish washer etc. Food will be supplied. Time 6.45 to 11.45 (we need to be out by 12.00) - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 13 August 2022

Andrea was amazing. I'm so, so happy with how the night ran. I didn't need to worry about what was happening in the kitchen and could relax and enjoy my party. Would happily engage Andrea again for any future big functions that I have. The venue manager commented that the kitchen was in better shape than at the start! Thanks Andrea.

Waiter staff needed for a house party

$200

Clyde VIC, Australia

17th Aug 2022

Needed a waiter staff member to help in a party.Duties are including helping in the service of food and beverages,pack away the stuff, organising the things,dishes and whatever task need to help with.I need someone for six hours 10am to 4 pm - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 21 August 2022

Waitresses

$40

Raby NSW, Australia

17th Aug 2022

I am looking for a couple of people who would be willing to air fry food and serve it for a party. It will only be for a couple of hours - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 3 September 2022

Waitress for private party heating and handing out

$150

Madeley WA, Australia

8th Aug 2022

Heating up and passing out food, clean up glasses etc for a private party. 7:30 til 9:30-10pm.

Natalie is a lovely lady very efficient and friendly and was very helpful on the evening. I would definitely recommend her for your functions.

Waiters for an event

$185

South Brisbane QLD, Australia

26th Jul 2022

Hi there, we are hosting another one of our infamous whisky parties and require additional staff to help with serving on the night. We need 3x staff in total to be run by our lead barman (cocktail maker). He'll organise for one of them to work in a kitchen with him (assisting in making cocktails) whilst the other two mingle with the guests and collect used glassware to run in dishwasher etc. No previous experience or RSA licence is required - just a good attitude! General clean-up will be needed by all - throughout the event and following the closing of the bar at 11.30PM. We'll be serving whiskies neat, cocktails (on a whisky theme) as well as usual beer and wine. The event is on this Friday, 29th at South Brisbane. From 7PM to 12AM (5hrs) - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 29 July 2022

Great work Riley

Bartender/waiter needed for a dinner party in Mount Wilson – 5 hours

$300

Mount Wilson NSW, Australia

19th Jul 2022

A 5-hour gig with potential for a big tip. A friendly, open and personable personality is a must for an intimate private dinner party in Mount Wilson. The main tasks include: 1. Making and serving drinks, including cocktails, during drinks before dinner (5-7pm). Experience creating drinks would be ideal. 2. Assist the chef in serving food (and drinks) during the dinner service. (7-10pm) Location: Mount Wilson Rate: $50-60 per hour Date: 5-10 pm, Saturday, 6 August 2022

What a star! Robert came straight from his day job to help out at a private dinner event. Although not a bartender by trade, he took the task in stride and did a stellar job. Such a positive and approachable person. He connected with every guest, was professional, made excellent drinks and helped the chef during dinner service too. Highly recommended.

Waiter for event tonight - chatswood 16/7

$190

Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia

15th Jul 2022

Hey Our Catering company Shared Affair is looking for a waiter to help run canapes tonight in chatswood for a small birthday. A staff member pulled out sick, so looking to fill the position. 50pax birthday 8 canapes Chatswood home 5pm - 10pm $38hr

Thanks for all your help. Was diligent, on time and worked hard.

Needing 8x waitstaff for a dinner party

$30

Bundoora VIC, Australia

18th Aug 2022

Needing 8x waitstaff to set up food tables, serve food, top up food tables, clear tables and wash dishes. The event is a stand up dinner for 300-400 people. Main and dessert will be served. Needing waiters from 5pm - 9.30pm. The event will be held on Saturday 08th October in Bundoora 3083! - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 8 October 2022

Serving alcohol, waitressing and clearing plates

$140

Berrima NSW, Australia

17th Aug 2022

looking for 2 x wait persons for a catering on the 10th September from 12noon to 4pm Clearing tables. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 10 September 2022

Waitstaff needed

$180

Brisbane City QLD, Australia

16th Aug 2022

I am needing waitstaff for a private function at a rooftop venue in the city. Needed to serve alcohol (wine and beer) as well as canapés - Due date: 20th August

Waitperson

$150

The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

2nd Aug 2022

Hello are you available this sat from 6pm to 10pm at the rocks to serve wine and water? Thanks

Did an awesome job. Highly recommended!

Waitperson

$40

East Fremantle WA, Australia

21st Jul 2022

THE EVENT IS A LONG TABLE DINNER AND DRINKS THERE WILL BE ENTERAINMENT WITH A 6 MAN BAND. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN ASSORTMENT OF AMUSEMENT GAMES FOR GUEST TO ENJOY. I AM WANTING A WAITPERSON FROM 6.30PM TO 10.30PM TO KEEP REFILLING THE BUFFET TABLE OF FOOD AND SERVE SOME DRINKS, GET SWEETS TABLE READY FOR DESSERT. ALL FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 23 July 2022

Julie was the best, she was my life saver for this event, Julie has worked for me twice at my events and I never have to do much, i can actually attend my party and sit down and not worry about anything, she is super organised and is very knowledgeable about hospitality and what needs to be done, I can highly recommend her to anyone looking for a hospitality professional she is the best. Thank you so much for your help Julie you made the night run smoothly. 😀

Bar tending and wait service for gallery opening

$140

Paddington NSW, Australia

18th Jul 2022

Bar tending and wait service for gallery opening in Darlinghurst. 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Absolutely marvellous! Thanks Rod!

Waitperson 4-11pm

$280

North Curl Curl NSW, Australia

30th Jun 2022

Looking for an experienced wait person to assist Bartenders in a private party (60). The person will need to arrive at 4pm to help me set up/ cut fruit/ org the bar. Help serve drinks/ clean glasses etc. Fun bunch of people to serve. Will prob need till about 11pm. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 5 August 2022

Rod was so great. Very personable/ super organized and fun. He was a hit with our guests and did a beautiful job above and beyond we asked or expected. Highly recommend. Love him