You like making people smile, have a welcoming nature and like a fast paced work environment. Serving is in your blood and seeing people eating a good meal and/or celebrating a special event at your hotel makes you happy. As the Banquet Server you will:
Be an EO Expert -- understanding your EO so you can set up and break down each event safely and efficiently. In your role you may also be assisting with the setup and break down of the buffet or other food service stations/equipment.
Be a Friendly Face - arriving at work on time to get the banquet and your side work station set up and ready to go, keeping all clean and attractive throughout the function. As the event ends you may be asked to assist with cleaning duties -- floors, tables, buffet stations, etc.
Be a Host as well as a Server -- pouring water, keeping the guests place settings/tables crisp, upselling wines, making helpful suggestions, answering questions, remembering names, offering a friendly smile -- it is all part of the job.
Be a Food Professional -- understanding the food and beverage you are serving so you know what you are speaking about (especially when it comes to ingredients/allergies); offer prompt, excellent service to create a wonderful experience for the guest; handle cash/credit accurately and timely as needed.
Be a Safety & Security Agent -- following your hotel's established safety and security policies & procedures. Anticipate problems and ask for management assistant as needed. ServSafe certificate/alcohol training is required for banquet serving staff.
A high school education or equivalent and at least one year of fine dining service experience and a ServSafe or Tips certification are all preferred. Physical requirements include the ability to work long hours, as needed. Medium work -- exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Possess the ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach with your body and arms, work under variable temperatures and noise levels. Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time without sitting or leaning. Must possess fluency in English and be able to work in stressful, high pressure situations. Must possess the ability to multi-task on a regular basis.