Em Avenue Inc. will provide staffing services as a standalone service or as part of Event Management contracts to clients who have events in the GTA and Canada. Staff will be provided on a per hourly basis to clients who have events in the area. Costing for services will be based on the number of hours staff is needed for, distance to the event venue and the number of staff needed. Em Avenue Inc. provides people with industry experience as client satisfaction is important. Em Avenue Inc. will provide the following categories of staff:
- Brand Ambassadors
- Festival Staff
- Food and Beverage Staff
- Ticket takers/ Cashier
- Room Monitors
- Product Samplers
- Registration Staff
- Coat Check Staff
- Event Set Up and Take Down Staff
Staff Ratio Guidelines
The following are staff ratio guidelines based on our recommendations. Feel free to call or email to discuss your specific event.
Cocktail Reception & Passed Hors D’Ouevres
A cocktail reception is often designed as a “flow through event” – your guests arrive, and move through the event space in a fluid nature, stopping momentarily to sample the culinary delights and beverages that are brought to the room. For this kind of service, we recommend 1 server for every 20-30 guests, and one stationary bartender for every 70 – 100 guests.
Sit Down Dinner
There is nothing quite like a well-executed dinner service. Meant to reflect the type of dinner service you’d receive at a 5-star restaurant, a sit-down dinner allows for intimate contact between guests while sharing a meal. Wait staff will wine and dine your guests while they kick up their heels and enjoy their meals. For this kind of service, we recommend 1 server for every 10-12 guests. For dedicated wine service, we recommend 1 bartender/wine steward for each 30-40 seated guests (unless your meal includes multiple wine pairings, which would merit additional wine stewards).
Stationary Food/Buffet Dinners
Don’t like being tied down? Or are you working with limited space? Food Stations or Buffet Dinners allow your guests to customize their meal by sampling a wider variety of the fare you’ve provided. They’ll get a chance to mingle while doing so and will still have our waitstaff to depend on for questions and cleanup. For this type of service, we recommend 1 server for every 20-30 guests.
“Family Style” Dinner Service
There is nothing quite like a family style dinner service to allow you to break bread with your guests. Large platters and bowls are served to each table for guests to help themselves to their meal and transfer it onto their own plates. This enables a more relaxed dining atmosphere and imparts a communal dining experience upon your guests. Waitstaff will remove and replenish platters and bowls as needed, and remove plates and cutlery as your guests finish. For this kind of service, we recommend 1 server for every 10-15 guests. In order to provide beverage service for a family style dinner, we recommend 1 bartender/wine steward for every 30-40 seated guests (unless your meal includes multiple wine pairings, which would merit additional wine stewards).
Our standard travel time guidelines are as follows:
GREEN ZONE City of Toronto proper [Area bordered by Victoria Park to the east, Hwy 401 to the north, Islington Ave to the west]: No travel time charge (as long as event is reasonably TTC accessible)
RED ZONE External city of Toronto: [Area bordered by Islington Ave to Hwy 427 to the west, 401 to the north, Victoria Park to Markham road to the east]: ½ hr Travel Time each way
PURPLE ZONE [Area between 401 to Hwy 7 to the North, Hwy 427 to Trafalger Rd to the west, Markham Road to Salem Rd to the east] : Roughly 1 hour Travel Time each way
BLUE ZONE [Area north of Hwy 7, West of Trafalger Rd, East of Salem Rd N]: Roughly 1.5 hours Travel Time each way
GOLDEN ZONE [Area north of Davis Drive/Hwy 9 , east of Harmony Rd South, West of Guelph Line] 2 hours Travel Time and up– please call/email for quote