About Our Tenders

We take recruiting seriously.

High-end service is our priority. Our recruiting process is designed to ensure that we bring on only the most qualified hospitality professionals.

Application Review

Each application and resumé is carefully reviewed and the most qualified applicants are invited for an in-person interview.

In-Person Interview

We invite talented applicants to in-person interviews to ensure that they are a great fit to be on the Tend team. We want to make sure that we are bringing on Tenders who have an unwavering positive attitude, a strong work ethic, and a passion for service.

Technical Screen

In conjunction with the in-person interview, we evaluate each applicant’s technical skills. Bartenders must pass a pour test, servers must demonstrate their knowledge on different styles of banquet service, and cooks are required to prepare pre-selected dishes.

Reference Calls

Each Tender is required to provide two working references. After the in-person interview, we contact their references to verify employment and make sure that they are team players.


To keep the drinks flowing.


You can hire a Tend bartender to manage the high-volume pace of a stadium bar, mix craft cocktails for an intimate private dinner and everything in between. Tend bartenders are full service – helping with bar setup, managing inventory and stock throughout the shift, and cleaning up at the end of the event.

Bartenders come equipped with a standard bar kit, which includes a shaker, jigger, bottle opener, wine key, and speed pourers.


  • 3+ years of bartending experience
  • Alcohol SafeServe / TIPS Certification


To keep the party moving.


All Tenders on our serving team come from a fine-dining background and have worked with some of the top hospitality groups in the country. Catering teams, event hosts, and banquet managers hire Tend servers to help with plated meals, large receptions, and family-style dining events.


  • 2+ years of fine dining experience or 3+ years of banquet serving experience
  • Food Handlers Card

Event Helper

To be your jack of all trades.


You may call them runners or event helpers, but we call them our Renaissance men and women. You can hire event helpers to assist with miscellaneous tasks including setup, cleanup, bussing, check-in, ticketing, cashiering, hosting, and anything related to making the event run smoothly.


  • 1+ years of service industry experience
  • Food Handlers Card

Event Captain

To help run the show.


Whether you have a team of 75 Tenders for a large reception or 5 servers for a wedding, you can hire an event captain to supervise and act as point of contact for your Tenders. For events with multiple Tenders, event captains help with checking in staff, distributing staff responsibilities, and stepping in when the team needs an extra hand.

Our event captains earn their role within the Tend team by working at least 25 events with us and demonstrating that they have the right disposition to manage staff and handle any unforeseen issues.


  • 3+ years of management experience
  • Has worked at least 25 events with Tend, demonstrating strong leadership skills
  • Alcohol SafeServe / TIPS
  • Food Handlers Card

Line Cook / Prep Cook

To make everything taste delicious.


You can hire a Tend line cook to assist your executive or sous chef with prepping ingredients and assembling dishes on the line. Our team of line cooks hold experience working in fact-paced back-of-house environments.

Our prep cooks can be brought in to help with cleaning produce, preparing ingredients for line cooks, and cutting vegetables and meat. They are eager and ready to roll up their sleeves and help in whatever way they can.


  • Line Cook: 2+ year of experience as a line cook
  • Prep Cook: 1+ year(s) of experience as a line/prep cook
  • Food Handlers Card


To keep everything squeaky clean.


Our dishwashers are there to take on the janitorial and supportive kitchen tasks, such as bussing tables, washing dishes and appliances, emptying trash receptacles, scrubbing floors, restocking items, and performing other tasks to ensure that the kitchen and dining areas are clean and prepared for guests.


  • 1+ years of restaurant experience
  • Food Handlers Card

Tenders have experience from the best in hospitality