Banquet Server Job Description

What is a Banquet Server?

A Banquet Server is part of a large team that usually works for a Banquet Hall, Country Club or Resort. Banquet Servers are responsible for providing food and drink service to patrons ant large to mid-sized events such as weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, religious events, and others. Duties can range from direct table service, buffet service, and bar service. Some busperson and general cleaning can be involved as well. Well motivated candidates can find a future in management.

While there is no required education other than the preference for a High School Diploma, some study in Hospitality is highly desired. Most restaurant schools offer a degree in hospitality. People seeking to master the job will achieve the Basset certification to be able to serve alcohol. Being light on your feet, a quick thinker and possessing good memory retention is a significant predictor of success in the industry. Banquet Serves are often on their feet and moving quickly for long shifts. This field tends to draw energetic and hard working people.

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Job Overview

Here at XYZ Inc., we are the leading company in our industry in the Capital City area. We're pleased to have a 3.8 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We are hiring an experienced Banquet Server to help us keep growing. If you're dedicated and ambitious, XYZ Inc. is an excellent place to grow your career. Don't hesitate to apply.

Responsibilities for Banquet Server

  • Attend pre-event meetings to be informed of schedule and menu
  • Dress in accordance with event guidelines
  • Provide prompt and courteous service to all guests
  • Memorize the event menu to provide prompt information to guests
  • Clear, clean and stage tables between courses
  • Wear slip-resistant footwear for all shifts
  • Adhere to all applicable laws when serving alcohol
  • Work all assigned shift unless approved by management

Qualifications for Banquet Server

  • Some education in hospitality (preferred)
  • Basset certification (preferred)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of local and state alcohol laws
  • Excellent memory ability
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to regularly lift and carry 25+ lbs
  • Ability to stand and walk for 10+ hours
  • Valid State ID

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