" Servers pick up the whole table and bring it out on a tray. They put it on their shoulder and carry a tray stand with them.
You've never seen banquet servers work. The best of them will do 24 plates with lids on one tray. I kid you not. Those guys are freaking amazing."
The real unsung heroes of FOH's everywhere carry those trays balanced on one hand.
Requires super human upper body strength .
Career waiters are a dying breed.