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Banquet Server Part-time

Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Operations

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

8208 106 Street

Edmonton, AB T6E 6R9

Canada

Telephone (780) 434-6111

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

89 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

Varscona is a charming lifestyle hotel providing a warm and comfortable hospitality experience to those looking for a home away from home when they travel. Situated in the heart of historic Old Strathcona, and nestled amongst numerous restaurants, boutiques and theatres blending bohemian panache with contemporary chic. This central location provides easy access to the University of Alberta, downtown and south Edmonton business and government districts. The Edmonton river valley is a few blocks away and offers miles of cycling and walking paths, parks and off leash areas.

Varscona combines old-world comfort with modern amenities. Timeless furnishings featuring luxurious textiles in rich hues of green and earthy brown enhance the public spaces and guest rooms. Casual sophistication and warm hospitality provide guests a welcoming haven.

The Varscona team is empowered to do what it takes to ensure every guest’s experience is exceptional. Sincere, unscripted and genuine service is our trademark.


Banquet Server Part-time

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

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JOB OVERVIEW: Set up of Banquet Room and serve food and/or beverages in a friendly, courteous and professional manner according to Crescent high standards of quality.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

1.            Set up banquet room as instructed by Supervisor to include linen, serviceware and glassware.

2.            Attend roll call meetings before events to learn function particulars, including guest and hotel expectations.

3.            Greet guests and respond to requests in a friendly and courteous manner.

4.            Serve the food and/or beverage in the order and to the expectation of the Supervisor to ensure consistency throughout the banquet. Promptly remove dishes as guests complete each course and/or meal at the end of the meal or function.

5.            Abide by all State, Federal and Corporate requirements pertaining to serving alcoholic beverages.

6.            Replenish beverages as necessary, and check with guests for overall satisfaction.

7.            Once banquet is complete, reset banquet room according to Supervisor’s specifications to ensure the readiness of the room for the following function.

8.            Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.

9.            Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must have the ability to communicate in English. Self-starting personality with an even disposition.  Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.            Can communicate well with guests. Must be willing to “pitch-in” and help co- workers with their job duties and be a team player. Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette. Knowledge of the appropriate table settings and serviceware. Ability to comprehend and apply written product labeling instructions to enable the safe application of products and processes within the hotel. Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items.

Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. through a crowded room on a continuous basis throughout the shift. Ability to operate beverage equipment, e.g., coffee maker.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

Customer Satisfaction:

Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with Crescent staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. Every Crescent associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day.

Work Habits:

In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance. You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something.

Safety & Security:

The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to Crescent. Every Crescent associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns.

NOTE:

This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be assigned by the associate’s supervisor.

Furthermore, this description is subject to change, in the sole discretion of the Company, and in no way creates an employment contract, implied or otherwise; each associate remains, at all times, an “at will” associate.

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