Banquet Captain - University of Washington’s State Convention Center
Location:
Seattle , Washington
Posted:
December 11, 2017
Reference:
131941
Overview
About Aramark
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Description
About the Washington State Convention Center
For over 25 years, Washington State Convention Center has been the Northwest's premier meetings and events facility. WSCC welcomes thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, offering award-winning catering menus along with comprehensive, industry-leading services for event planners, exhibitors and guests. Located in the heart of Seattle, a city resonating with innovative minds and a vibrant arts scene, the WSCC is within walking distance of world-class hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and a myriad of the Northwest's best entertainment and attractions options. With a longstanding commitment to sustainability, public art and modern technology, WSCC serves its surrounding community and provides visitors with a truly unique Northwest experience.

Aramark's award winning, all Pro-Chef certified culinary team at the WSCC, works hard to exceed the expectations of every guest. We are the only convention center in the country - and the only banquet operation in the city - to be honored with the NACE "Best On-Premise Catering Event" award. Our chefs create unique, regional dishes, made with locally sourced produce, seafood, meats and wines, in our scratch kitchen. Even the flour used in our in-house bakery comes from no-till farms in Eastern Washington. WSCC and Aramark are committed to the underlying ethical standards that match Seattle's social conscience. What we do in our kitchen for events cannot be duplicated by other convention centers; what we do can only happen in Washington.

We are currently looking for Banquet Captainsto help us serve and sell guests of the Washington State Convention Center with passion. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please apply today.
You must be willing to work event based hours which may include; Days, nights, evenings, weekends and holidays.

Job Summary: The Lead Waiter/Waitress position is vital to achieving excellent customer service and executing catering events. They are 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 Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Organize and lead catering team on all catering functions
  • Organize and lead preparation banquet room for the function
  • Serve meals and beverages in accordance with catering protocol and banquet sheets
  • Properly set tables for special functions
  • Load/unload event equip. 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 in a safe manner and follow all company safety policies and procedures
  • Ability to understand and follow directions from the Manager/Director
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and frequently lift, push, pull, or carry up to 30 lbs
  • 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
Additional Job Functions:
  • Cross-training and work in other dining locations on campus as needed
  • Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the ARAMARK management team.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Supervises the staff and sanitation of facilities of the locations.
  • Responsible for openings and closing the building, managing employee issues and making sure the location is staffed appropriately.


Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • 1 year supervisory experience
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills and ability to work in a team environment
  • Well-groomed and professional attire (follow Aramark standards for uniform and grooming)
Desired Qualifications:
  • Ability to carry at least 4 meals on a tray at any given time
  • TIPS Certified

A little about us:
At Aramark, we believe that each of our employees can play an important role in creating the great experiences that become lasting memories.

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