Weddings and Events at Austin Country Clubs and Resorts

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Weddings and Events at Austin Country Clubs and Resorts

Weddings and Receptions at Austin Wineries and VineyardsIf you’re planning a destination wedding, company holiday party or corporate board retreat this year, Country Clubs, resorts and spas in Austin, Lake Travis and the surrounding Texas hill country should top your list. Austin Country Clubs and resorts are ideal locations for wedding receptions, company board meetings, networking luncheons, and corporate getaways or meetings. They offer exceptional waitstaff and bartender staff services, and tranquil Austin hill country and Lake Travis views.

Austin’s most prominent country clubs include Barton Creek Resort and Spa, a European-style country club accenting the Texas hill country with a golf course and polished wait staff and bartenders. Barton Creek Resort offers full planning services, a large conference center for corporate meetings, and beautiful scenery for outdoor weddings. Austin Country Club, founded in 1899, is one of the oldest local country clubs, possessing exceptional bar staff, wait staff, and culinary staff. Austin Country Club has several dining areas, a large ballroom, corporate meeting facilities and experienced banquet and wedding staff. Westwood Country Club dining facilities look right out to the Lake Austin sunset and has exceptional food and beverage service. Westwood Country Club offers impeccable service staff and can accommodate over 500 guests for large weddings and receptions. River Place Country Club offers a full window clubhouse overlooking a beautiful golf course. Balcones Country Club offers event planning for corporate meetings, holiday parties, and a variety of settings for business meetings and private parties. Great Hills Country Club, and Onion Creek Country Club are additional Austin country clubs with many ameneties for weddings, birthday parties, anniversary parties or any special event.

So the next time you are planning a birthday party, wedding rehearsal dinner, company party or corporate retreat, check out what Austin and Lake Traviscountry clubs have to offer!

Bartending Services

5 Tips to Being a Great Bartender

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5 Tips To Being a Great Bartender

Bartending for an establishment, bartender service, or event staffing company in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas can be very rewarding. Being an event bartender, private party bartender, or bar staff includes more than simply pouring drinks. There are many factors that make a temporary bartender or restaurant bartender great. To be a great event bartender or private party bartender in Dallas and Fort Worth, an aspiring mixologist has to make great drinks have great customer service skills. Charismatic private party bartenders or event bartenders can make a party that much better! Bartenders can set the mood for the entire evening, so be outgoing and fun. Showing guests that you enjoy bartending will put you on the path to obtaining great bartender jobs in Dallas and Fort Worth. Whether you work for a bartending service, temporary bar staffing company, or in a bar, below are some great bartending tips to improve your status behind the bar:

1) Be engaging: Your success as a bartender stems from quickly identifying personality types and how you can reach them. Use the “bartender’s wink” often, remember to SMILE and be entertaining to watch.

2) Know some great drinks: Everyone appreciates your secret recipe recommendations for something sweet and fun or sour and sassy, so have a few unique recipes up your sleeve.

3) Remember names and drinks choices: Be as personable, introducing yourself, asking your guests’ names and remembering what they ordered on the last round.

4) Use humor: Everyone likes humor and customers typically like to be entertained in a bar atmosphere. Have a couple of canned witty comments that you can use all of the time for regular questions, answers or situations that arise.

5) Stay up on sport and current events: A great bartender always knows what’s going on in sports, in the media spotlight and in the world. Be able to make smart comments on all of them to engage your guests on their topic of choice.

Effective Event Staffing Wait Staff and Bar Staff Leadership

Event Staffing Leadership

Event staffing leadership in the special events industry is a pervasive role.  At all levels, whether for private parties, wedding receptions, seated dinners, and other events, there are layers of event planners, wait staff waiter captains, catering staff, bartenders and bar staff working together.  From corporate event planners to catering to event staffing companies, all must bring initiative and leadership to the event.  Even the lone private party bartender, personal chef or the waiter working in a private home must exhibit self-motivation.  That is why event staffing companies especially require effective leaders on every level.

But beyond the requisite charisma, leadership of event staff at special events poses unique challenges because events are always variable and dynamic, and ever-evolving solutions are required.  Therefore, one challenge of an event lead, waiter captain or executive chef is being able to use all of the perspectives of the group to formulate the best leader decision.  In doing so, a leader can ‘lead from among the staff instead of reigning from above them’.

General Patton demonstrated this to his generals by having them each place a piece of string on the table and lead it around with their finger.  Then he told them to instead push the string with their finger, which of course doesn’t work very well at all.  Through this example he demonstrated the merits of “leading others from the front” versus pushing them from behind.  This concept is also found in the Boy Scout saying, “Lead by example”.

Therefore, a good event staffing leader must be an example and a teacher to others while being wise enough to listen more than they speak.  As well, an effective event staff lead or wait staff captain delegates authority in order to create ‘a company of leaders’ , empower others beyond themselves, and create a positive team morale.  In simple format, the effective event staffing leader embraces and embodies The Golden Rule.

That is why all effective leaders must possess both a strong intuition and a spiritual compass that governs their decisions.  It is these qualities that embues a leader with direction, and allows them to be a follower to the GREATER PURPOSE to which they have been called.