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Become A Banquet Server

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Working As A Banquet Server

  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $19,250

    Average Salary

What Does A Banquet Server Do At Penn National Gaming

* The following and other duties may be assigned as necessary:
* Assist with set-up of tables, linens, chairs, etc, for full service of banquet events.
* Examples: laying table linens, setting china and silverware, filling water pitchers and brewing coffee.
* Responsible for preparing any items that will be present on the tables when guest enter, including salt and pepper, sugar bowls, rolls and butter and salad dressings.
* Setting decorations centerpieces, lighting candles and overall setup of the table.
* Provide excellent food and beverage service for banquet events, responsible for serving the meal, refilling water glasses and other beverages, bartending – based on appropriate certification, tending to any other miscellaneous needs that guest in thatarea may have.
* Maintaining a buffet and all items necessary for guest to serve themselves.
* Responsible for clearing dishes and preparing them for the dishwashers.
* At close of event, the banquet server is responsible for clearing any remaining items from table and bringing them back to their respective storage places.
* Knowledgeable about food served, taking time before meal to review the menu and be able to answer guest questions.
* Complete all other assigned duties when necessary.
* To be successful in this position it will require the following skill set

What Does A Banquet Server Do At Aramark

* Organize and lead catering team on assigned 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 departments as needed
* Completion of any task requested by a supervisor or member of the Aramark Leadership team to include other duties as assigned.
* Supervisory Responsibilities:
* Supervises the staff and sanitation of facilities of the locations.
* Responsible for opening and closing for the events, communicating employee issues and making sure the location is staffed appropriately

What Does A Banquet Server Do At Crestline Hotels

* Sets up, services, breaks down and cleans all break areas and coffee break carts.
* Presents each break attractively and completely; keeps each break clean throughout the day.
* Presents all breaks within the time parameters outlined on the BEO.
* Prepare all beverages correctly and according to conference center standards.
* Secure all beverage coolers and lockable storage at each shift’s end.
* Assist the set up staff if necessary.
* Employees are responsible for knowing and abiding by all Company, hotel, and departmental policies and procedures
* Active Listening
* Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others

What Does A Banquet Server Do At Atrium Hospitality LP

* 1. Sets up for tables correctly and uniformly in assigned area using a.
* Clean pressed linen b.
* Clean unspotted silverware c.
* Clean china with no chips or cracks d.
* Clean unspotted glassware e.
* Confirm the table complements (salt and pepper, sugar, breadbaskets, etc.) have been properly cleaned filled2.
* Acknowledges and responds to all guest requests3.
* Keeps station neat clean during service4.
* Work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors5.
* Performs any other job related duties as assigned

What Does A Banquet Server Do At John Q Hammons

* Sets up all banquet function table linens, china, silverware, glass ware, and center pieces, waiting and beverage stations, and perishable items for banquet service (such as bread, butter, and cream).
* Serves all food and beverages to banquet guests.
* Clears away all dishes and items used in the service of a banquet, including the linens.
* Ensures the proper storage of all items from equipment to perishable foods.
* Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly fashion.
* Prepares for future banquets by folding napkins, filling condiments, and performing other duties as required.
* Relieves other employees allowing for breaks during the shift.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.
* Takes the initiative to greet guests in a friendly and warm manner.
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Banquet Server

Most waiter and waitress jobs are entry level, and workers learn through short-term on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required to enter the occupation.

Most states require workers who serve alcoholic beverages to be at least 18 years of age, but some states require servers to be older. Waiters and waitresses who serve alcohol must be familiar with state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages.


No formal education is required to become a waiter or waitress.


Most waiters and waitresses learn their skills through short-term on-the-job-training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees typically work with an experienced waiter or waitress, who teaches them basic serving techniques.

Some full-service restaurants provide new employees with some form of classroom training that alternates with periods of on-the-job work experience. These training programs communicate the operating philosophy of the restaurant, help new servers establish a rapport with other staff, teach serving techniques, and instill a desire to work as a team. They also discuss customer service situations and the proper ways to handle unpleasant circumstances or unruly customers.

Training for waiters and waitresses in establishments that serve alcohol typically involves learning state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate the training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Waiters and waitresses must listen carefully to customers’ specific requests, ask questions, and relay the information to the kitchen staff, so that orders are prepared to the customers’ satisfaction.

Customer-service skills. Waiters and waitresses spend most of their work time serving customers. They should be friendly and polite and be able to develop a rapport with customers.

Detail oriented. Waiters and waitresses must record customers’ orders accurately. They need be able to recall the details of each order and match the food or drink orders to the correct customers.

Interpersonal skills. Waiters and waitresses should be courteous, tactful, and attentive as they deal with customers in all circumstances to resolve any issues that arise.

Physical stamina. Waiters and waitresses spend hours on their feet carrying heavy trays, dishes, and drinks.

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Banquet Server Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Portuguese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Korean

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Greek

  • Tagalog

  • Hindi

  • Cantonese

  • Croatian

  • Serbian

  • Cheyenne

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Real Banquet Server Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Banquet Server Destination Stowe Hotel, Inc. VT Apr 27, 2013 $20,265
Banquet Server Destination Stowe Hotel, Inc. VT Jul 10, 2013 $19,555
Banquet Server K Bar S Lodge, LLC Keystone, SD May 01, 2016 $18,783
Waiter/Waitress/Banquet Server Pleasant Valley Country Club Little Rock, AR Apr 01, 2016 $18,533
Waiter/Waitress/Banquet Server Pleasant Valley Country Club Little Rock, AR Jun 01, 2016 $18,533
Banquet Server K Bar S Lodge, LLC Keystone, SD May 01, 2015 $18,366
Waiter/Waitress/Banquet Server Pleasant Valley Country Club AR Apr 01, 2013 $18,115
Waiter/Waitress/Banquet Server Pleasant Valley Country Club AR Apr 15, 2013 $18,115

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Top Skills for A Banquet Server


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Top Banquet Server Skills

  1. Customer Service Skills
  2. Reset Banquet Room
  3. Beverage Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Recognized for dedication and customer service skills.
  • Reset banquet room according to clients specifications to ensure readiness of room for the next function.
  • Participated in the facilitation of food and beverage service for trade shows, conventions, banquets and businesses meetings.
  • Assisted with events from set-up through breakdown.
  • Hired for formal banquet setup and accommodations for upscale clientele.

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