Black Tie Service is the leading provider of trained professionals for the Hospitality Industry in the Gulf South. Headquartered in New Orleans with offices in Houston, we provide staff from Texas to the Florida Panhandle.
Uniformed in tuxedo Black and Whites, trained and insured, Black Tie has provided staff for caterers, hotels, country clubs, private parties, and special event venues. Our staff has served the likes of President Clinton and Bill Gates, hundreds of brides and grooms, businessmen at banquets, as well as families attending company picnics.
In addition to the best Hospitality Staffing, Black Tie also provides Training Classes in Dining, Bartending, and Responsible Alcohol Service. These classes can be set up at your location or ours. Mystery Shopping is also a service provided, where trained hospitality professionals "shop" your restaurant, bar, or special event venue to let you know what happens when you are not there. Contact Black Tie Service today for more details.
Black Tie Service was founded in 1993 by Mark Blandford. Realizing a need for quality, trained professionals to work the big events and parties that New Orleans is known for, Blandford put together a group of individuals dedicated to service.
With the oil industry leaving New Orleans, tourism and conventions became the leading source of income for the area economy. As the Hospitailty Industry grew, Black Tie grew as well, to meet these increasing needs. Now Black Tie Service is the largest hospitailty staffing company in the Gulf South, having over 500 trained workers on call at any given time.
Training is the key. Our workers are trained in Fine Dining as well as Banquet Dining. Our Bartenders know how to make drinks and control costs, not just "pour alcohol". Our Carvers know how to cut meat thin and cross grain to make it "melt in your mouth". Our Tray Passers will always offer a napkin and have a smile and pleasant word for each guest.
Management is the other main ingredient. All of our managers in the front office are required and enjoy working in the field. So when you call and place an order, you don't have to worry if the person on the other end of the phone really knows what you need. They know because they've been there. From the President to the General Manager, from a supervisor to a crew captain, we all carry trays, serve food, mix drinks, and provide leadership and guidance at our events.
Black Tie Service was the Superdome's exclusive hospitality staffing provider for Superbowl XXXVI, the first Superbowl (just 4 months) after the 9/11 tragedy. We provided 200 security cleared personel to work the suites, bars, reception rooms, and parties for this emotionally charged event.
Since Hurricane Katrina, Black Tie Service has been the primary supplier of staff for the large Mardi Gras events, and the major conventions that have been instrumental to the economic rebuilding of New Orleans.
Whether it is 250 trained staffers for a major event, 50 top notch waiters for a formal 6 course sit-down dinner, or one bartender/busser for a small party....all you need to do is Contact Black Tie Service. Our people are insured, drug tested, trained, and are the best in the business.