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Banquet Captain

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation
Austin, TX 78701
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Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Set up, serve and/or break down of banquet functions. Assign work and monitor the performance of scheduled banquet staff. Provide training and corrective instructions. Alert management of potentially serious issues.

Work closely with Kitchen Staff to communicate speed of service, client numbers, and special requests.

Greet guests upon arrival. Respond to guest requests and/or complaints in a prompt and professional manner. May review guest check with client after function and obtain a signature.

Participate in pre-function meeting and review all information pertinent to service and set up of the group.

Inspect scheduled function areas/rooms, table set-ups, bar set-ups, buffet tables, receptions, and coffee breaks for cleanliness, attractiveness, and proper layout.

Follow procedures to (1) ensure the security and proper storage of banquet inventory and equipment, (2) ensure the security of monies, credit and financial transactions, (3) check storage areas for proper supplies, organization, and cleanliness, and (4) to minimize misuse and breakage of china, glassware, linen, and supplies and to ensure that no re-usable goods are wasted.

May handle incoming/outgoing boxes and exhibit materials.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Basic reading, writing, and math skills and one year of experience in banquet service or set-up. Must speak fluent English.

This job requires the ability to perform the following:

Handling, carrying or lifting items weighing up to 75 pounds (tables, chairs, trays, bus tubs)

Moving about the function areas

Bending, stooping, kneeling


Communication skills are utilized a significant amount of time when interacting with guests and leading others.

Reading and writing abilities are utilized often with banquet event orders, guest checks, and giving and receiving instructions.

Alcohol awareness certification and/or food service permit or valid health/food handler card as required by local or state government agency.

Basic math skills are utilized in the proper set-up of function space and/or communication of guest checks.

May be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Sonesta recognizes that benefits play a vital role in helping ensure the health and financial security of employees and their families. We offer a variety of benefits to our employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account with Company Match, 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, Sonesta Hotel Discounts, Educational Assistance, Paid Parental Leave, Company Paid Life Insurance, Company Paid Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance and Various Employee Perks and Discounts.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Posted: 2021-09-11 Expires: 2021-10-10
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