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Banquet Captain

Posted on November 15, 2022
UNITE HERE 8
Aramark @ Seattle Convention Center
Seasonal
Not disclosed
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Wait Staff Lead position is vital to achieving excellent guest service and executing catering events. The Wait Staff Lead is responsible for pulling equipment for event set up, transporting materials and food to the event, setting up the event, serving guests, cleaning up the event, and returning equipment to the catering Department. Essential functions and responsibilities of the position may vary by Aramark location based on client requirements and business needs.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Leads catering team on all catering functions
•    Leads preparation banquet room for the function
•    Serve meals and beverages in accordance with catering protocol and banquet sheets
•    Accurately set tables for special functions
•    Load/unload event equipment into catering vehicles, following all safety procedures in compliance with DOT regulations.
•    Clean all functions areas upon completion
•    Perform opening and closing side work as needed
•    Must maintain a professional appearance
•    Maintain storage rooms and supplies in an orderly fashion
•    Maintain equipment and all other catering supplies
•    Perform all job duties safely and efficiently
•    Follows all company safety policies and procedures
•    Ability to understand and follow directions from the Manager/Director
•    Ability to lift up to 50 lb and frequently lift, push, pull, or carry up to 30 lb
•    Ability to walk or stand for extended time periods, up to 6 hours
•    Involves repetitive motion
•    Involves working with chemicals, heated equipment, steam and at other risk conditions
•    Ability to move in and out of catering vehicles and transport event equipment and food product in a safe manner
•    Cross-training and work in other dining locations as needed
•    May supervise the staff and sanitation of facilities of the locations
•    Responsible for openings and closing the building, addressing employee matters, and making sure the location is staffed appropriately

This job profile does not contain a comprehensive listing of all required activities, duties, or responsibilities. Job duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    1-year supervisory experience
•    Desired Qualifications: – Ability to carry at least 4 meals on a tray at any given time
•    Excellent Guest Service Skills and ability to work in a team environment
•    Ideal candidate has a flexible schedule to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
•    Enjoys working in a lively environment
•    Well-groomed and professional attire (follow Aramark standards for uniform and grooming)
•    TIPS/TEAM Certified

About the employer: Aramark @ Seattle Convention Center

Most people are familiar with the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) because we host a large variety of meetings, events, and conventions. That is the primary role we play – the Center provides a venue in which people gather from around the region, the nation and the world to share ideas, celebrate and learn. Employees are the heartbeat of this extraordinary service culture and contribute to our collective success. This will be even more evident as we scale our operations to support two buildings, Arch and Summit, in the vibrant core of downtown Seattle.

For nearly 33 years, the Seattle Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility. We welcome thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, offering industry-leading service, award-winning catering and a comprehensive range of services for event planners, exhibitors and guests.

About your union: UNITE HERE 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents about 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon & Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Local 8′s parent union, UNITE HERE, represents hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada.

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