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Banquet Server/Breakfast Cook/Hospitality Sever 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/Breakfast Cook/Hospitality Sever Part-time

Varscona Hotel on Whyte

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Metterra & Varscona Hotels on Whyte are looking for an exciting & enthusiastic part-time addition to our food and beverage team!

The Hospitality/Banquet Server greets and serves hotel guests and assists in the setup of Banquet Room and serve food and/or beverages in a friendly, courteous and professional manner according to Crescent high standards of quality. The Hospitality/Banquet Server must represent the hotel through excellence in service and hospitality and is required to maintain a flexible schedule and be available to work shift work evenings, weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Assist guests with their food and beverage needs while in the Hospitality Suite and function spaces.

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

Take and serve guest orders promptly and according to service manual.

Maintain a working knowledge of the unique food and beverage products.

Do all necessary set-up sidework as assigned.

Answer any guest questions about the menu.

Operate the electronic cash register/P.O.S. system (where applicable).

Prepare food using Rationale Oven.

Check food before serving it to guest to ascertain that appearance, temperature and portions are correct.

Provide information to guests about hotel and non-hotel attractions, facilities, services, and activities.

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

Perform any other job related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum 1 year previous banquet experience preferred.

Knowledge of food preparation.

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.

Must be completely familiar with the role during hotel emergencies, including fire alarms, medical emergencies, the use of Incident Reports and Logbooks.

Fluent in English (written and oral).

Must be able to work varied shift work, including weekends and holidays.

  • 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.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Security clearance required upon offer of employment.

Possess sensational customer service philosophy and a 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.

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