Welcome to Black Apron Waiter Service, a resource for corporate & private entertainers who need trained, professional service staff for the hospitality industry

Do you need to hire a waiter for a private dinner, or do you need to hire waiters for a large corporate event? Not only do we have an exceptional team of waiters for hire, but our services also include Event Staff for Hire, Barman for hire as well as Cleaners, Kitchen Assistants and Front-of-House Managers.

Our team consists of Hospitality Professionals who have many years of experience in the hospitality industry. We offer fast response times, a competitive pricing structure, but most of all we pride ourselves in supplying exceptional service to all of our clients.

Long Standing Clients


Your staff were pro-active, helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend your services. Thank you so much.”


Thank you so much for yesterday, the food was perfect and the service was great.

Sarah Williams

Lombard Insurance

This is a very quick thank you to Zanele and Albert who worked on the catering at our workshop over the last four days here at the Supersport premises. We enjoyed the service and the food and your personnel were very helpful and full of smiles.

Scott Seward

Executive Producer - SuperSport

Just wanted to extend a big big thank you for good services.. everything was perfect including the two waiters.. they were absolutely wonderful. Everybody was happy.. I’m happy and thanks to you.

Nompumelelo Ndlovu

Director - Hollard

On behalf of WesBank I would like to say Well Done to an amazing evening. The catering was outstandingThe evening was a huge success! Also a special thank you to the House Manager, she was friendly and very professional in her role. Thank you once again and I have only received good comments on the catering so really WELL DONE.

Carol Jordaan


Thank you very much for supplying the staff on Saturday. They were extremely professional and obviously experienced as they managed all the little crises that arise during the course of the event. At all times they were diligent, courteous and efficient and worked extremely hard. Thanks once again.

Gavin Boyd


Welcome to Black Apron Waiter Service

We are a resource for Corporate & Private Entertainers who need Trained, Professional Service Staff for the Hospitality Industry.

Do you need to hire a waiter for a private dinner, or do you need to hire waiters for a large corporate event? Not only do we have an exceptional team of waiters for hire, but our services also include Event Staff for Hire, Barman for hire as well as Cleaners, Kitchen Assistants and Front-of-House Managers.

Why Us?

Our team consists of Hospitality Professionals who have many years of experience in the hospitality industry. We offer fast response times, a competitive pricing structure, but most of all we pride ourselves in supplying exceptional service to all of our clients.

We aim to develop our staff through training to produce a multi-skilled workforce with a “can do” attitude. Our staff has gained extensive experience by serving at most if not all types of events.

We possess an unrivaled depth of experience in our field and believe passionately in delivering exceptional service. We consist of a strong dynamic team of Hospitality Professionals with a true passion for service. Our expertise & professionalism show through our dedication to all aspects of service – from set-up to clean-up and food and beverage service.

We recruit well groomed, courteous and experienced staff, and can provide banqueting, silver service, cleaners, barmen and kitchen hands at a moment’s notice.

We have been consistently providing trained, professional hospitality staff since 2001. Our staff has extensive experience serving at weddings, birthday celebrations, gala dinners, private dinner parties, conferences, government house and sports events and music festivals. As a long standing service provider we are nothing but discrete and professional at all times.

Where We Are

Based in Northcliff, Johannesburg, we can provide hospitality service staff to all areas in and around Johannesburg, including neighbouring cities and for out of town events. Our staff are competent to serve at all types of events, from high-profile events to low-key private functions without compromising the level and quality of the services we offer.

Our services included polite, well-trained, professional waiters for hire. To hire a bartender or waiter for your next event should not be a daunting task. As the leader in our industry, we can assure you that the success of our company is due to the careful selection of all our staff and the people and suppliers we partner with. We believe that our staff are literally the face of our business and therefore represent Black Apron as a company. To our clients service staff are often the first point of contact at an event or function. First impressions are lasting and will contribute to the success of the occasion. In our industry we believe service is as important as the quality of the food and beverage. Hiring a waiter, bartender or cocktail bartender for your event is a very crucial and important factor to consider ensuring the smooth running of your event. Service staff could make or break an event and as a result it is of utmost importance that you do not compromise on the level of waiter service.

Our Staff

All of our staff has a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry. We also provide in-house training and regular refresher courses for all staff members to ensure that our staff are always on top of their game. We have continuously tweaked and adjusted our training so that it continues to be relevant and deliver practical onsite skills. We work closely with our clients to ensure that our services are tailored to client requirements. We are dedicated to constantly developing and improving our service standards within the Hospitality and Events Industry.

Our management team consists of hospitality professionals, who know the industry and appreciate the problems of both clients and staff. We expect high standards of professionalism from every member of the team, ensuring that we can provide the best possible service to all of our clients.

Black Apron is passionate about placing the most suitable person for the job. We see this as the key to developing repeat business, long term relationships and satisfaction for all parties involved.


Event Staff Hire Service

All of our staff are passionate, reliable, fast & efficient. They are industry professionals with many years of experience. Hire one or a whole team, no event is too big or too small for us!

Our staff will arrive at your venue on time. They will be dressed neatly in full uniform, smiling and ready to be attentive to the needs of your guests.

Choose from a comprehensive range of event staff hire services:

  • Set-Up Crew
  • Scullery/Runner Attendants
  • Kitchen Assistants
  • Waiters
  • Bartenders
  • Wine Stewards
  • Cocktail Bartenders
  • Front of House Managers
  • Cleaners
  • Ushers
  • Leaflet Distribution
  • Exhibition Staff

All of our event staff are competent to serve at all types of events, including the following types of events:

  • Cocktail, birthday and house-warming parties
  • Funerals, wakes and memorial services
  • Weddings, anniversary and christening celebrations
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinner parties
  • Corporate events
  • Sports events
  • Music Festivals

Hire trained, friendly and reliable staff for your next event. We can assist with:

  • Table layout and set-up
  • Buffet station setup
  • Coffee / tea / cappuccino station setup & service
  • Bar set-up and service
  • Ensure glasses are cleaned and polished
  • Clean & polish crockery
  • Preparation and plating of finger food
  • Serve canapés and welcome drinks
  • Serving food (buffet, silver service, plated service, roaming service)
  • Serving beverages
  • Clean up, tidy up, packing away and loading of trucks if required
  • Packing of gift bags
  • Front-of-house managers
  • Car guards
  • Flier distribution

Waiters For Hire

Our trained waiters are neatly dressed, articulate & friendly, service orientated and extensively trained. All waiting staff will be equipped with a tray, cork screw and lighter. In order to ensure the smooth running of an event, all staff are briefed prior to the event. The menu is discussed in detail to ensure all staff are properly informed about what they will be serving. Staff will also be briefed on any special dietary requirements as well as beverage inventory. All waiters and waitresses are trained to serve Canapés, Buffet Style, Plated meals or Silver Service. Our waiting staff work efficiently and carefully, making sure your guests are properly looked after and your event runs smoothly.

We only employ passionate and experienced waiters and waitresses, who have proved that they are reliable, trustworthy, knowledgeable and proud to be a member of our team. All of our staff have experience and are suited to serve at any occasion. They are well experienced at serving in private venues such as people’s homes as well as corporate environments. Our team of waiters & waitresses will go the extra mile to ensure your occasion runs smoothly. Waiter hire service you can count on.

Bartenders For Hire

Our hire a bartender service, provide professionally trained bartenders to serve a full local bar, as well as beer on tap and fine wines & sparkling wines. Our Bartenders are friendly, competent and can serve high volume bars with absolute confidence and ease. Being discrete and sociable they are also perfect for serving at small, intimate gatherings. At Black Apron Waiter Service you can hire a bartender to serve beers, wines, spirits & mixers. Barman hire is a fantastic idea as our bartenders are competent to set-up any bar and serve your guests their favourite drinks. Our bartenders are friendly and charming and they love what they do. When you hire a barman from us, they will assist with bar stock counts prior to and after the event if required.

Cocktail Bartenders For Hire

Our Cocktail Bartenders will impress your guests with delicious cocktails of your choice. They are competent and able to provide speedy and efficient cocktail service with charisma and style. We can assist with a variety of cocktail ideas as well as a shopping list of all the equipment and ingredients required.

Scullery Staff For Hire

Scullery staff plays an important role at any event. Even though they are in the back-of-house, they play an essential role throughout the duration of the event as they are the crew who work flat out to ensure that the rest of the team have what they need to ensure smooth service. Our scullers ensure that the kitchen is in a clean and tidy state throughout the event. They are constantly washing and cleaning to ensure the bar has a sufficient supply of clean glasses, waiters have clean cutlery and crockery when needed and they ensure that that all dishes are sorted and packed away at the end of the event. They assist with truck loading if required and will ensure that the kitchen is clean and tidy before departure.

Runners For Hire

We supply runners to assist our waiters and clients specifically at large buffet style events to ensure that there is a continuous supply of food and beverage. Runners ensure that food on the buffet stations are replenished when needed, clean plates and cutlery and crockery are constantly available. They further also assist the waiting staff with clearing and assist with the general flow of food and bar service.

Function Managers For Hire

Our management team consists of Hospitality Professionals. They have many years of experience in the hospitality industry and have the necessary experience to oversee and handle all aspects of an event. As Hospitality Professionals we expect high standards of professionalism from every member of our team. Our team of Front-of-House and Back-of-House Managers will ensure that food is served fast and efficiently, and will also ensure that all event matters are handled discreetly and professionally. Our managers have extensive experience in the food and management industry and are competent to think on their feet and handle any unforeseen situations discreetly without disrupting any event proceedings. They are trained to pay attention to detail to ensure all aspects of event set-up and service is of the highest standard.


Contact Us Today!

We look forward to hearing from you today and assisting you with your upcoming party, function or event.

We are based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Email: info@blackapron.co.za

Tel: 082 466 3784