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Restaurant Server - Ampersand27 /Casual) 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.


Restaurant Server - Ampersand27 /Casual) Part-time

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

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At Ampersand27 our menu reflects our personality – we offer an eclectic blend of familiar and exotic flavours made with traditional and trendsetting ingredients. You might say we’re a bit of a paradox. We say we’re Crafted to be Different. When you walk through our doors, you can expect familiar fare, reimagined and served in a completely different way.

The Varscona Hotel on Whyte & Ampersand27 are looking for an exciting & enthusiastic addition to our hospitality team!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Ampersand27 Server responsibilities include greeting and serving customers, providing detailed information on menus, multi-tasking various front-of-the-house duties and collecting the bill. To be a successful Server, you should be polite with our customers and make sure they enjoy their meals. You should also be a team player and be able to effectively communicate with our Kitchen Staff to make sure orders are accurate and delivered promptly.

Ultimately, it is the duty of our servers to provide an excellent overall dining experience for our guests.

  • Greet and escort customers to their tables.
  • Present menu and provide detailed information when asked (e.g. about portions, ingredients or potential food allergies).
  • Prepare tables by setting up linens, silverware and glasses.
  • Inform customers about the day’s specials.
  • Offer menu recommendations upon request.
  • Up-sell additional products when appropriate.
  • Take accurate food and drinks orders, using a POS ordering software,order slips or by memorization.
  • Meet with restaurant staff to review daily specials, changes on the menu and service specifications for reservations (e.g. parties).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 1 year previous serving experience.
  • 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.
  • Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items. 
  • Ability to effectively deal with customer complaints and concerns in a friendly and positive manner. 
  • This involves listening to the nature of the concern, demonstrating empathy with the customer and providing positive and proactive solutions. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, customers and patrons.
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged periods of standing and/or walking. 
  • Ability to lift at least 30 lbs.Fluent in English (written and oral).
  • Must be able to work weekend shift work and holidays.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Security clearance required upon offer of employment.
  • Self-starting personality with an even disposition.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times.
    • Highly organized, results oriented and ability to work in a multi-functional team environment.
    • Must be completely familiar with the role during hotel emergencies, including fire alarms, medical emergencies, the use of Incident Reports and Logbooks.
    • Provincial legislation requires employees to work safely and cooperate with their employer by following the health and safety rules for the job.

53 North Collection and Crescent Hotels & Resorts offer competitive wages, work/life balance, advancement opportunities & a comprehensive group benefits package.

OUR DIFFERENCES ARE WHAT MAKE US GREAT

At Crescent Hotels & Resorts we strive to create a great place to work where associates at all levels of our organization are respected for their differences, just like the guests and owners we serve. 

That’s why we are dedicated to creating an environment that facilitates open and honest conversations about race, equity, diversity, and inclusion. By examining our own beliefs and behaviors, we can create change through training, recruiting, and promoting diverse talent to strengthen our culture.

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