What You Need to Know About Serving VIPs

A VIP guest being assisted

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to treat a VIP or a very important person? In a London restaurant, for instance, the Independent reports that preparation for VIP guests are of utmost importance. Private rooms are arranged ahead, security is managed, and exclusive menus are created. Discretion is also important because VIPs are usually concerned with privacy.

VIPs such as celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and heads of state require special treatment. If you’re based in San Francisco and will soon handle an event with VIPs from the country or all over the world, don’t forget to keep these in mind:

Security should be the top priority.

Contribution to progress is one of the reasons heads of state or Hollywood celebrities are treated like royalty. And because progress is a good thing, it should not be stalled. However, threats abound, and the best defense is none other than exemplary security. When handling VIPs, hire only the best by contacting private security firms based in San Francisco to keep the VIP premises safe and provide personal protection.

Go beyond regular service.

When Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, he received the box set of heavy metal band Metallica as a gift. This gesture shows that you should get as much information about the VIP you’re serving to provide tailored and exceptional service. Sometimes, treatment involves giving VIPs gifts to show that service goes beyond a comfortable bed and a 5-star meal.

Expect to be always on the go.

VIPs may request something you haven’t prepared, or his or her schedule might change unexpectedly. Regardless of how it’ll go, remain focused but expect to be on the move at all times. Anticipate changes by staying calm and knowing that it’s all part of the job.

Remember: VIPs have plenty on their plate so make sure to be ready for surprises.