Banquet Captain

  • Benchmark Boothbay, LLC
  • Nov 09, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description

Come be a part of something bigger! Benchmark Pyramid is a strong believer in offering our employees Work-Life Effectiveness through, practices, policies, and programs to help our employees achieve success at both work and home. Here are just some of the great benefits we offer: Full Time employees have access to Medical and Dental insurance to fit your needs Benchmark University (You can grow both personally and professionally through on-line webinars and self-study courses) 401K match (Let us help you build your financial future) Companywide Hotel Room Discounts (Who doesn†t love to get away) Paid Time Off Employee Assistance Program (We are here to support you) Employee family events (bring the kids!) Partnerships and discounts with major retailers such as AT&T, Verizon and Dish to name a few Many more, please inquire for more details Spruce Point Inn is like no other resortâ€"spirited and soulful; picturesque and rich with heritage; perfectly poised between woods and sea. As a Conde Nast Top Resort, our historic Inn has attracted travelers from all over the world for more than a century offering an iconic coastal Maine experience. Located about an hour "down east" from Portland, Spruce Point Inn is a true gem among resorts, differentiated by its prominent oceanfront setting, acres of mature woodlands, gardens and trails. As we sit “off the beaten path,†getaways here feel like a genuine retreat. It†s a place made timeless by natural beauty, traditions, and joy. What you will have an opportunity to do: We are looking for a highly motivated Banquet Captain to join our team! This individual will help to direct the set up and preparation of banquet rooms for banquet functions, serve and bus tables as well as clear and tear down banquet rooms at the end of the function. Assisting the Banquet Manager this individual will lead the performance of all hourly banquet food and beverage servers and houseman and is the personal representative of the property to banquet guests. They will coordinate all aspects of the room set-up and food and beverage service enhance guest satisfaction and maximize revenues. If you have experience with leading high volume catering and banquet events, making meaningful connections, figuring out what it takes and stepping it up to win the day is what you do, and you love it, we want you! This is a tremendous opportunity for a driven person to grow and learn at a world-class property! Your role: Set up for functions to include draping tables, setting silverware, folding napkins, preparing drinks and put out table centerpieces. Service to include picking up food from back hall, carrying trays to function location, serve food and clear the food from the tables. Break down to include bussing tables, putting away dirty linen and centerpieces, vacuuming. Responsibilities also include cleaning of back hall and organizing of storerooms. Set up for AM or PM break stations that include coffee, tea, snacks, beverages, etc. Assists as needed with event room setup according to meal period and table needs Performs food & beverage preparation duties such as preparing condiments, brewing coffee, and ensuring workstations are stocked Serves food and beverages to guests Removes dishes, glasses, silverware, or other items from tables/counter tops and takes them to the kitchen Cleans and sanitizes tables and/or counters & seats after guests are finished Explains how various menu items are prepared, cooking methods and ingredients Takes into consideration any special request and dietary issues made by the guest Provides general property information Offers warm and sincere welcome/farewell for all guests Interacts with staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information Ensures final quality check on food and beverage items prior to serving guests Monitors assigned tables for customer satisfaction, quality, and additional service Addresses any guest issue promptly and with high concern Aids other events and restaurant staff as needed Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons) What are we looking for? Someone with 2-4 years of food service experience, preferably Banquet service Someone with experience in a 4-star, 5-star venue with synchronized service Someone with knowledge of wine, beer, cocktails, and spirits Someone who is able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment Someone with a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests Someone with excellent communication skills Benchmark Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations. BENCHMARK is a trailblazer in the development, management, marketing and owner†advisory services of resorts, hotels, conference centers and exclusive private clubs. BENCHMARK†S distinguished and proven reputation is deeply†rooted in core values that are focused and aligned with exceeding ownership and stakeholder performance expectations. The company leadership and valued employees are passionately committed to delivering the industry†most authentic, enchanted, soulful, vibrant, unrivaled and memory†making experience. BENCHMARK†S progressive “Be The Difference†culture and values are a cornerstone to the company†s nearly 40 years of extraordinary achievement and prosperity. Many properties have been recognized with the Benchmark Conference Centers mark of meeting excellence.