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- Monday, December 03, 2012

Are you planning a private party or event?


There is one way to make your night unforgettable- it’s not a case of tequila (that would be the opposite), it’s not perfect decorating, and it’s not even the music- it’s bringing a professional event feel to your very own home, with a team of hired waiters.


Choosing the best hire waiter service can be tricky, as there are many, many mediocre staff out there. It’s not their fault- most agencies deal with very large events including sporting contracts, marquee parties and festivals, meaning anyone with an RSA can be put to work under direct supervision. Whilst that is great for the MCG, it’s unlikely you will have 60,000 guests attending your upcoming birthday, engagement, wedding or special celebration. 


A boutique style service is perfect for you to engage. TSR for instance, is used by Melbourne’s top boardrooms and caterers to provide a professional, experienced service to their VIP clients and guests. A top-level hire waiter agency should be focused on quality of service. It is hard to put your faith in a company or service that you haven’t used before, and often our private clients have never used any kind of private waiter or bartender service at all. It is important to put your faith in your hire waiters and what they are doing for you. Give a brief run down or running sheet for the evening, then sit back and relax.


Forget the dishes, cooking, and stress of whether the in-laws in the corner have a drink or are getting fed! Get your hands out of the rubber gloves, get out of the kitchen, and enjoy your evening! Whether it’s heating and presenting canapés, serving champagne to your guests on arrival, mixing cocktails or a BBQ, a quality waiter hire service will ensure your night is seamless and unforgettable.

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What’s the magic word?

- Monday, February 21, 2011

I’ve been asked to write a bit about manners and etiquette before, and I’m yet to pen my my thoughts on a subject that is a big part of my business. I have been inspired finally after crossing paths with a few school kids in the last few weeks, to the point where we just have to ask the question, where are peoples manners these days??


Don’t get me wrong. Yes, hospitality is my business, my life, and tolerating people’s bluntness and occasional rudeness comes with the territory. Doesn’t phase me, and never will, at all on the job. I’m looking at the bigger picture, and what on earth society will be like in a few generations time.


I guess given our business and up-bringing that bad manners stand out to me like a sore thumb, but people just seem to be getting less and less decent! People who work in customer service for a living can hardly look you in the eye, people in the street and in bars act like they’re the only ones there, and people on the road- well, another topic, yet again underlined by the same garbage attitude towards each other.


Kids don’t say please or thank you. Ever. They demand things, and get them. School students storm a train like they’re taking to a rugby field, and proceed to carry out the match (although with an invisible ball it seems) up and down each carriage. People working for large corporations, ie Telstra, banks, supermarkets, etc seem to think any enquiry to the Customer ‘Service’ department is a direct attack on them personally, and nothing is resolved.


There needs to be a monumental, fundamental shift in society in regards to the way people treat and respect each other’s space and possessions. Everyone needs to take a step back, and have a good, hard look at themselves in the mirror. Say please, thank you, and use people’s names when talking to them. Encourage your kids and families to do the same. Then encourage your friends. Then we’ll take it further…

Ban the 'Booze Bombs'?

- Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Herald Sun published an article titled ‘Ban the Booze Bombs’ in Tuesday’s (7/12) paper. It stated that in attempt to curb alcohol fueled violence in Melbourne's streets, drinks such Jagerbombs and Vodka Redbulls would be banned. Here's what I think:

I don’t believe banning these ‘Booze Bombs’ will do anything to curb the out of control binge drinking culture, not just in Melbourne, but Australia wide.

I’ve been both frequenting and involved in managing hotels and clubs in Australia’s capital cities for over 10 years, and it took a recent overseas trip through Europe and Asia (including 'boozy hotspots' Germany, Holland, the UK and Thailand) to see that it’s not any different combination of alcoholic or ‘poly-drug’ drinks, or Australia’s insipid ability to follow responsible service laws (another issue all together!), but a severe cultural difference that exists in our binge drinking habits.

No where else in over 20 countries did I experience any agro, macho or alpha-male behaviour (the kind you’ll find in any Aussie pub at ANY time of day)- in fact I barely even remember seeing a security guard in any of their packed venues. The vibe was always fun and cheerful, and patrons were generally far more intoxicated than you’ll find here, even at 3am in Melbourne on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

The difference in these countries is that alcohol culture centres around relaxing and having a genuinely good time- not getting as hammered as possible, in the smallest amount of time possible, and going out with twenty mates seeking trouble. Until our culture towards binge drinking changes, taking away certain drinks will have the same effect as taking the gun off a hitman- he’ll use a knife instead.

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