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Staffing by Balboa

Need front-of-house or back-of-house staff for your upcoming event in or around Philadelphia? Our servers, bartenders and cooks are highly skilled, fully insured, and standing ready to make your event go off without a hitch. Balboa Catering's staffing services allow you to book trustworthy, reliable and effective staff for private events of any type.

Staffing FAQ

How much does it cost?
Servers and bartenders: $40 / hour
Cooks: $50 / hour

For all bookings, we require a minimum of four (4) hours.

How does it work?
Simple: Just email us at or call us at 215.798.0036. Provide us with the details of your event -- when, where, how many people you need, and what they'll be doing -- and we'll work with our extensive network of professional waitstaff, bartenders and cooks to deliver the staff you need, when and where you need them.

To guarantee that we will be able to staff your event, please provide us with at least 48 hours' notice. Next-day or same-day staffing may be available, but is not guaranteed. Please note that an additional 20% fee applies for same-day or next-day service.

Is transportation included?
Our staff will provide their own transportation; the cost of their travel within approximately 30 minutes of Center City Philadelphia is included in our pricing. For events that are more than 30 minutes away, additional travel costs will apply.