20 years of
We have the know-how you need.
With over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, we supply hand-picked fabulous event staff for every occasion. From general waiting and VIP staff to baristas and cocktail makers, we offer a bespoke selection process to meet your unique event staffing requirements. Our reliable, efficient and professional service means we deliver a second to none service and the very best staffing support to every client.
All our staff are articulate, hard-working and highly presentable with a positive attitude to work. Our strict interview and training process means that we create and maintain high standards from the very beginning.
What staff can we provide you?
Whatever your staffing needs, we will be able to provide fully trained, immaculately presented staff to meet the high expectations and needs of your event.
Our in house training procedure for all staff has two stages: basic skills training during their interview followed by an in-depth training session, in which we cover all aspects of delivering great service.
Staff learn how to set up for different types of events be it formal dinner, drink reception or bar, including details such as boxing tables and napkin folding.
We cover three popular dinner service styles: buffet service, canapé service and tray service, to ensure staff are fully trained and prepared for working on an event.
Our Staff In Action On Three Events
“On behalf of Kate, myself and all my colleagues at Combat Stress thank you so much for everything last night. It truly was a marvellous event, and the catering ran perfectly. Our Chief Executive emailed Kate & I this morning “definitely an event to remember for years to come”.”
— Mandy Wickham Event Operations Cost Controller
Some of our favourite events!
The Client: Smart Catering
The Brief: Highly attentive service and no staff suffering from sea-sickness!
Challenges: staff early departure and could not miss the boat! As always the staff were all early!
Event: The Golden Jubilee
Staff serving guests on an Elizabethan paddle-steamer, to join the 1,000 strong Royal Jubilee flotilla on the River Thames ... The 235-seater vessel also has an upper-deck walkway which offers the largest outside area of any Thames riverboat and will provide its occupants with an unrivaled view of events on the day
Subsequent de-brief. Great feedback and client so happy with High Society teams.
The Client: ITV Television Production Team
The Client Brief: To source staff that are confident and relaxed to appear on live television while working in the restaurant serving many celebrities.
Challenges: Short lead time into the two-week event. Staff trained in restaurant/food/menu/wine, the order of service training and of course a quick brief into filming protocol!
Event: Hell’s Kitchen filmed live on ITV each night for 2 weeks.
ITV had lots of meetings with High Society leading up to sourcing 20 available staff to work the consecutive 14 days.
Subsequent de-brief weeks later. Client very happy with the professionalism of all hard-working High Society staff, hence everyone invited to the wrap party and given photo opportunities.
and some of the movies we've worked on...
Snow White And The Huntsman
Wrath of The Titans
Jack The Giant Slayer
The Justice League
The Dark Knight Rises
Pirates of the Caribbean
World War Z
All You Need Is Kill
X-Men First Class
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The Client: Three different companies using over 200 High Society staff
The Brief: Highly skilled staff to book up two months in advance of the games for security vetting
Challenges: Accreditations names in for LOCOG 6 weeks before the event. Two training sessions leading up to games, and numerous online training. Specific training required, for service of different wine for each course.
Event: Olympics 2012
Staff covered all Olympic areas including, Main Stadium, Hyde Park Serpentine, and the Paralympics
Great feedback and client thank you letters.
HIGH SOCIETY PROUDLY SUPPORTS GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL
We are proud to be a long-term supporter of one of the UK’s most treasured charities, Great Ormond Street Hospital. The pioneering institution provides hope for sick children and their families and is one of the world’s leading centers for breakthroughs in children’s medicine. High Society has been providing complimentary staff to GOSH for years, to help the charity hold fundraisers and collect donations.
Meet the Team
While studying Event Management and Hospitality at Oxford Brookes, i began enjoying working on events with many local caterers.
High Society was setup in 1998, and in that year I employed many gap year students, one being Benedict Cumberbatch, the now famous actor.
I have a BSc in Television Technology and Production, and ran a busy gastra-pub after graduating for four years.
Joining High Society in 2017 to work on events, i swiftly joined the office team, and was quickly given the client manager's role when the opportunity arose
I studied Event Management For The Creative Industries at Central St Martins.
I like the variety that this industry brings, it’s exciting, entertaining and there really is never a dull moment.
I have a Bachelor degree in Tourism and Planning Management.
Every day is always different, with fun events always popping up it always keeps you on your toes.
I joined High Society for the flexible hours in 2017, and have now joined the office team.
I'm excited to have the opportunity to tackle new challenges and explore more of this vibrant and fast-paced industry”
I trained professionally in Musical Theatre and am a DDI qualified dance teacher.
I started working with High Society after I finished studying in 2017, and joined the office team earlier this year. My favorite events are weddings!
I worked with High Society on and off after studying before joining the office team.
This role has given me the opportunity to explore loads of London Venues and work with some of London's most impressive event organisers.
I moved to London in 2016 and shortly after joined High Society as a Team Player. With my extensive experience in the Hospitality and Customer Service industry, I was able to join the office team as a member of the recruitment department and train all our new staff. Whilst doing so, I can still continue my training at Drama School to become an Actor”
I have a BA in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University.
I joined High Society for the flexibility and huge variety in work roles and venues.
With so many experiences and opportunities available I have now been able to join the office team and head up the recruitment department.
“I first started working as a waitress for High Society in 2014 during my gap year. I loved being able to work in amazing venues and fit the work around travelling and later, studying. Having just graduated from university I’m excited to be joining the recruitment and training department!”
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