The Penny Loafer specializes in affordable upscale service staffing for events of all sizes, which makes us unique and sets us apart in the event service market. Our service staff is comprised of women and men over the age of 40 with a variety of backgrounds and careers, all of whom have a passion for or experience in the hospitality industry. We believe in people and their passions because it's those who give it their best... and that is what we promise to deliver!
* Wait staff
* Kitchen assistance
* Consulting and Coordination
* Hors d'oeuvre service
* Elegant Dessert displays
* Buffet supplies and rentals
* Event setup and teardown
* Onsite cooking
* Small event catering
Penny and Darwin made the party!! These guys far exceeded any expectations I had for party wait staff. They took direction and improvised. Their insight into entertaining was perfect. They made it possible for me to enjoy my party and their clean up help made was invaluable. They were professional, courteous, and self motivated. I couldn't recommend them more!!!
Penny was amazing! I mean I could not have asked for a better person! I was running behind getting ready and I started to worry about food. But Penny arrived on time and handled everything! She was and is so sweet. I literally could not have done my party without her! Thank you. Thank you!
Response from The Penny Loafer:
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I was very pleased to be able to help to ensure things went smoothly for you. It was a great party and everyone seemed to have such a good time. Happy birthday again and I hope to see you soon!
I hosted a surprise birthday party for my father and coordinated with the Penny Loafer to provide waitservice for the event. I was very specific about needing a company that would be able to professionally handle everything from start to finish allowing me to enjoy the party and interact with guests. Penny and Darwin did just that!!! They were on time, discussed with me my needs for the evening so that they were clear on how to handle everything, and even gave us a complimentary loaf of bread (which was delicious). They were polite, engaging, and very helpful to my guests. They made sure everything was cleaned up and packed up to be loaded in the cars at the end of the night. I have two upcoming events that I will be looking to book with them to handle the waitservice. I added a couple of photos below. Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo with them... but next time!
Response from The Penny Loafer:
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review! We are thrilled that you are pleased with our service and enjoyed the complimentary loaf of bread. It is our primary goal to provide exceptional service and it's always so gratifying to hear a client say that we did just that. We enjoyed working your party and meeting your friends and family and look forward to working for you again!
Penny & Darwin
The Penny Loafer, Inc.
Penny and Pam provided excellent service and made our party so fun and easy. They were smart and thoughtful and were able to figure things out when I wasn’t available to answer questions. They had creative ideas for setting out the buffet, and kept everything replenished all night long. We will definitely go to them for our next party.
Response from The Penny Loafer:
Thank you so much for the great review and for your relentless hospitality! We very much enjoyed assisting you and meeting your guests and hope to see you again soon. Have a safe and warm winter season!
Penny was fantastic – professional, friendly, efficient. I would highly recommend using Penny Loafer for your event. Our party was a huge success because of her help and we hope she can be our go-to person for party waitstaff in the future.
Price Range: $35 - $150 per hour
Gig Length: 280 - 500 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability
What to Expect
It is of utmost importance to us to get to know each client's desires and expectations. We ensure that the objectives are clear by communicating via email and text and help each client to understand what to expect from us, just as it is equally as important to know what to expect from our client. We communicate very closely through the entire process and confirmations are provided throughout in order to capture the essence of the event so we can deliver the client's vision. Subsequently, post event communication is standard so we know how we did and what we might consider in the future.
Do you want to throw an amazing party that runs smoothly without the need to manage it?
Would you like to have servers to tend to your guests so you don't have to?
Would you like to have someone serving appetizers, taking coats, or greeting guests and pointing them in the right direction?
Do you dread the thought of the work involved in planning your party?
Do you enjoy the extensive cleaning that follows?
Are you afraid you will overlook something?
Are you short on supplies to help make your vision become a reality?
From wait staff services, food preparation, set up and clean up, to Consulting and Coordination, we cover the gamut in event assistance! Our wait staff services will keep your guest's plates and glasses full, and allow you to enjoy the party, or use our Consultation and Coordination service to help take care of the details. Take advantage of our original Mobile Gourmet Coffee Bar and give your guests really something to talk about!
Whether you are organizing a wedding, hosting a small dinner party, holding a meeting at work, or throwing a giant bash, The Penny Loafer has got you covered so you can focus on the important things. And, we see each customer as unique, which is why all of our services can be completely personalized to fit specific needs and preferences! At The Penny Loafer, our main goal is to always achieve a high level of customer satisfaction with the services and products that we provide. This simple approach has effectively fueled our growth since we opened our doors.
Contact us for a free quote and consultation!
The Penny Loafer is based in the west suburbs of Chicago and currently serves the Greater Chicago area and surrounding counties.
Additional Booking Notes
Other than a clean working surface, we have no special requests for accommodations or services as we come fully prepared for our assignments...for ourselves, AND for our clients.
Past Booked Events
|October 14, 2018 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 18, 2018 • 2:00pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|January 07, 2018 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|December 31, 2017–January 01, 2018 • 8:00pm - 12:30am||House Party|
|December 20, 2017 • 3:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|November 25, 2017 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm||Birthday Party|
We have no special requests for equipment