Jen Rellinger

Jen Rellinger

Venue of Employment: Tao Beach

Job Title: Cocktail Server

Instagram Handle: @Jenilynnr


If not originally from Las Vegas, where did you move here from?

I moved here from Buffalo, NY.


How did you start working in the nightlife or hospitality industry? Give a brief work history / background.

I just got out of college and visited Vegas enough times to understand a bit of how the industry works. I flew out here in 2015 for interviews and the Hard Rock hired me at Rehab.


Now that you are working in the industry, what is different about your lifestyle?

Now that I am in the industry I have opportunities to meet celebrities and interesting people almost every day. I don’t wait in line for Guestlist anymore and I switched from drinking vodka, since that’s usually the comp bottle.


What does a typical day at work look like for you and what is your “normal” schedule?

A typical day at work consists of communicating with new groups of people  while enhancing their party experience. Usually drinking champagne and dressing up. Normally my schedule is 3 days a week from 11-7. Sometimes I’ll have a double or a banquet. I’m always busy on the weekends.


How long does it take you to get ready for work?

It can take me from 20 minutes to an hour to get ready for work depending on the day.


How many nights a week do you go out (to a club)?

I go out 1-2 nights a week to clubs.


Who is your favorite DJ/performer in the Las Vegas market right now?

DJ Mustard


What is your drink (alcoholic) of choice?

My drink of choice is Don Julio 1942.


What is your secret cure to a hangover?

To cure a hangover you can either drink again or if it’s unbearable drink tons of EmergenC packets.


What was the longest timeframe you have stayed awake? When and why?

The longest time frame I’ve stayed awake would probably be from 9pm- 1pm (16 hours) Usually working late nights if I’m driving home and the sun is up I’ll have energy to go to the gym. After the gym I’ll probably run errands then pass out. I randomly get a burst of energy at night.


What do you enjoy most about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

The thing I enjoy the most about working in the industry is the family bond that’s created over time. I love how everyone helps each other and can make plans outside of work.


What is your least favorite part about working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

The least favorite part about working in the industry is sweating constantly but that’s okay I don’t have to do much cardio when i go to the gym…if I make it.


If you were not working in nightlife or hospitality, what would you be doing?

If I wasn’t working in the industry I’d be teaching at an Elementary school back in New York.


Do you have a mentor in the industry? If so, who? If not, who would you like to be mentored by?

I don’t have a mentor but I would love it if Larissa taught me her incredible suggestive selling skills.


Craziest or most memorable experience working in the nightlife or hospitality industry in Las Vegas?

My most memorable experience was when I met the cast from Impractical Jokers. I watch that show religiously and I became a huge fan girl.