Frequently Asked Questions This section will answer the most commonly asked questions, but please do contact us if we did not answer your question below.
Regardless of someone's experience, all PBS staff must go through our extensive training program. The program consists of ten hours of hands-on training. All bartenders attend a two day, ten hour training session on how to work in a banquet bar setting. All bartenders are required to be TIPS certified, which is a four hour class on alcohol intervention procedures.
We will always try to honor your requests. However, due to scheduling conflicts we cannot guarantee a request for a particular staff member. We can guarantee that you will get an extremely qualified staff member to work your event!
We are not caterers or chefs and do not have the required licenses to provide or cook food for our clients. We rely on our strategic relationship with many caterers and would be happy to recommend the caterer most suited to the type of party or event you are planning. We can still provide our world-class, professional wait-staff and bartenders to service the event.
Yes! Please note that under no circumstances will any of our bartenders serve anyone under the age of 21. If there is any doubt, our bartenders will request proof of drinking age. Sorry - No Exceptions.
PBS bartenders carry and use their own bar tools. Supplies consist of shaker glasses, bottle openers, pourers, bar mats, etc.
We can set up all types of specialty beverage events. We do not carry an alcohol liquor license to sell alcohol. The client must secure all permits required for the event. We do not own or sell alcoholic beverages. We provide one-stop shopping for all beverage needs to include: Alcohol variety and quantity recommendations Liquor store locations for discount pricing Table bars, linens, tubs, floor mats and protection Glassware - rocks, wine, pints, martini & champagne Soft drinks, water and ice Setups, mixers and additional products Special requests
YES 5-hour minimum for all staff Sunday through Friday 6-hour minimum for all staff Saturdays
We have several uniform types to choose from. Please see list of uniform choices. Please note, only bartenders have the black vest. Any other uniform not listed needs to be provided by the client.
Servers: Our staff is trained to set tables and buffets. They will set up, service, and maintain all food and beverage table service areas throughout the event. At the end of the event, we provide total breakdown and cleanup to the client's specifications. Services during the event include any type of table food service required and beverage service including water, wine and champagne. Bartenders: All beverage service consists of complete setup of the bar, mixing and serving all drinks, and complete breakdown and cleanup at the conclusion of your event.
For food servers, we ask that you have a list of menu items and a timeline of your event requirements in order to provide seamless service to your event. For bartenders, please advise of any special requests, such as toasts, speeches and last call.