On January 29, 2021 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that assuming New York State's COVID-19 infection rate stays on its current trajectory, indoor dining in New York City can reopen at 25 percent capacity on Valentine's Day. The reopening will be subject to strict state guidance, which can be found here.
The Governor also announced that marriage receptions will be able to resume in accordance with state guidance on March 15. Events must be approved by the local health department. There will be a 50 percent capacity limit and no more than 150 people can attend the event. All patrons must be tested prior to the event.
With this in mind, we are ecstatic at the notion of events and more dining on the horizon! And with the warm weather just around the corner, venues and locales with outdoor spaces are the perfect option. And when hospitality staff is needed, our servers / waitstaff, bartenders, porters / cleaners, greeters, directional staff, catering captains, venue managers, cooks / culinary staff - and more - are ready for action!
Check out a few of these Blace NYC venues:
Hudson Square, Manhattan, New York City
Part of The Hudson Collective, this gorgeous West Village rooftop space allows for nearly 360 degree stunning views of the city. There is ample bar space which would allow your guests to relax with a cocktail in hand. The restrooms are easily accessible, offering the best of outdoor space in downtown Manhattan.
A Goode Locale
East Village, Manhattan, New York City
This gorgeous venue is decorated in a classic old world style with wood-beamed, 13 foot ceilings, salvaged brick walls, Moroccan tiled floors and antique tapestries. The expansive outdoor terrace is one of the most beautiful in the city.
West Side Auto
Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York City
Classic Car Club is a large auto showroom located on the NY waterfront. The venue has an industrial feel and is the perfect place for events and activations. Along with 30’ ceilings and a fleet of automotive art available for display, the spaces’s 20’ glass doors open onto a waterfront terrace with unobstructed views of the Hudson River.
NoHo, Manhattan, New York City
This downtown event space was designed to look and feel like a loft apartment with its open floor plan, high ceilings and abundance of natural light. This space includes a table that seats 22, and a state of the art chef’s kitchen. There is also fantastic outdoor event space that can be used year-round because the roof is tented and heated during the colder months.
Happy new Year from Tapuz Staffing
We wish all of our event professional and hospitality staff, colleagues, clients and friends a peaceful, healthy and safe 2021.
We here at Tapuz staffing are thrilled to be partnering with BLACE, an online marketplace for booking unique event spaces near you. Check out a few of their Exclusively Managed Properties:
Ramscale Studio: A gorgeous film/photo studio on the west side of Manhattan with stunning outdoor space, perfect for intimate gatherings.
75 Varick: Part of The Hudson Collective, this new rooftop venue offers prime views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
Gateway: Located in the heart of midtown within a Class A office building and offers high-end work and conferencing facilities.
To book a venue or find out more about BLACE, reach out to email@example.com or 212-574-7970.
DIY wedding planning during the pandemic
Have the details of your wedding changed due to the pandemic? Is it now more do-it-yourself? Are you overwhelmed by the constantly changing guidelines? The Tapuz team of service staff is here to assist!
Over the last couple of months, many weddings have either been postponed or cancelled— but love should not be cancelled!
If you are still racking your brain trying to come up with a new plan for your big day, a Minimony or Micro Wedding might be something to consider! According to The Knot, a Minimony is a small ceremony which can include up to 10 people (with social distancing) plus any vendors that you require. Many couples have been choosing to have a Minimony, followed by what's called a Sequel Wedding next year, which would be the original dream wedding you were planning pre-pandemic. Another option we like is the Micro Wedding. A Micro Wedding consists of 50 guests or less — think of it as a traditional wedding, but just with a more intimate setting.
Our Event and Service Staff can assist with DIY events, with setting up decor, cleaning up before, during and/or after the event, greeting, guiding and serving guests, creating your signature cocktail for your special day (our Bar Captains are happy to take the lead on this!), and much more. As an additional note, our team will be following all CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of you and your guests. Whatever it is, we are here to help make your special day unforgettable and stress-free!
During this time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are able to provide support staff for your specialized personnel needs over the course of the various phases of reopening and beyond - throughout New York City and the Tri-State area (New York / New Jersey & Connecticut).
The range of staffing options includes:
Ushers / Directional Staff / Greeters / Street Team / Social Distancing Ambassadors: Staff members who assist with greeting, guiding, directing and informing guests and customers, as per client and onsite manager directions.
Supplemental Staff for Retail Stores: To assist with organizing store displays, restocking, greeting customers, processing phone or website orders and in-store purchases, working as cashier.
Supplemental Staff for Bars / Restaurants: Bartenders / Servers / Waitstaff: Setting up and breaking down of seating and tables for outside dining; packing take-out or to-go meals, making deliveries; Back of house / kitchen staff for breakfast, lunch or dinner service; Prep cooks.
Cleaning / Housekeeping / Porter Staff: To clean / sanitize / disinfect front of house, back of house / kitchen, inside / outside, residential homes / house cleaning or commercial spaces.
Culinary Staff: Kitchen staff for food prep for boxed lunches, catering, bars, restaurants, cafes / coffee shops.
Catering Staff: Front of House / Back of House: For Drop-Off, Deliveries, Set-Up, Breakdown.
Our hospitality and service staff are here for you during these reopening phases and beyond.
Stay safe and healthy! We look forward to seeing you soon!
We stand in solidarity. We will use this time to listen, reflect and learn. #blackouttuesday #theshowmustbepaused
In honor of #tablescapetuesday, we would like to take a moment to give praise to our detail-oriented service staff, who meticulously manicure and maintain table settings, buffet stations and bars throughout all of their shifts around the New York City and tri-state area. Whether it is a catered wedding with table service at a Brooklyn venue, a fundraiser in a Queens loft, or a corporate luncheon in midtown Manhattan, hats off to our hardworking staff who know that attention to details will add that final touch of perfection to any event!
HOSPITALITY COMMUNICATION DO'S & DON'TS
THINGS NOT TO SAY:
No problem, Unfortunately, You have to…, I’ll try, Yep, Ok
THINGS TO SAY INSTEAD:
My pleasure, Right now the info I have is...I will let you know if anything changes, May I suggest…, I’ll find out for you, Yes, Good to hear!
PHRASES & WORDS TO AVOID:
But, No, The problem is, I think, I can't, Hold on
We like to encourage all of our service staff to keep these notes in mind in order to stand out above the rest while working at an event!
Our event staff and entire team wish everyone Happy Holidays and look forward to an exciting year ahead, serving events throughout New York City, New Jersey, Long Island & Connecticut!
On this #LaborDay2019, we would like toast to our diligent front and back of house #staff members for all of your positively professional efforts at each and every #event. Your hard work does not go unnoticed! Many thanks to the entire Tapuz #servicestaff team!
When we receive positive feedback we like to share as we do take great pride in providing top-notch hospitality service staff to our clients for their events. Many thanks to our Fairfield, Connecticut event planner colleague! We are thrilled to hear these kind words about our servers and bartenders. We are inspired for future events. See you next time!
Tapuz Staffing LLC specializes in providing hardworking, friendly, reliable and presentable staff for any event.