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Top Banquet Server Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a banquet server. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of banquet server resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.7% of banquet server resumes contained beverage orders as a skill. Let's find out what skills a banquet server actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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The six most common skills found on Banquet Server resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Beverage Orders

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Beverage orders mean placing an order for any kind of beverage such as water, wine, beer, cold drinks, cocktails, juices, and so on. Taking the correct beverage order is crucial for the service providers of beverages as it is necessary for customer satisfaction. A beverage order involve the kind of drink, the quantity of drinks, and any specific modifications that the customer wants.

Here's how Beverage Orders is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Delivered excellent customer service in taking food and beverage orders, ensuring timely arrival and attractive presentation.
  • Managed cabana service independently including high level of beverage service, inventory and events.
  • Acquired food and beverage orders and delivered orders while providing outstanding customer service.
  • Provided beverage service for large group functions including weddings with accuracy and professionalism.
  • Served all food and beverage orders efficiently using proper fine-dining techniques.
  • Received/delivered food and beverage orders, advised on daily specials.
  • Administrated timely and accurate food and beverage services to consumers.
  • Provided exceptional food and beverage service in upscale Hotel/Restaurant.
  • Explained customers about menus, daily specials and promotions, while ensuring consistency of food and beverage services throughout the event.
  • Prepared food and beverage services; anticipation and awareness of guest needs before and during event, resulting in guest satisfaction.
  • Take food and beverage orders, monitor progress of dining experience, and clean FOH and BOH spaces as needed.
  • Perform food and beverage service duties at dinners and special-events while interacting with guests in a positive and friendly manner.
  • Take food and beverage orders from guests, enter orders in the system which relays orders to kitchen and bar.
  • Ensured consistency of food and beverage services throughout the event and that food was served in proper temperature and presentation.
  • Provided prompt and courteous food and beverage service to banquet guests during catering functions; and ensuring guests' satisfaction.
  • Take beverage orders, prepare and serve a variety of beverages such as coffee, tea, and soft drinks.
  • Take customer orders, relay food orders to kitchen and fill beverage orders for bar guests and restaurant patrons.
  • Participated in the facilitation of food and beverage service for trade shows, conventions, banquets and businesses meetings.
  • Worked with a structured team preparing setup for tables, food & beverage services for private banquet events.
  • Provided excellent food and beverage service to Dow Chemical executives in the Dow Chemical Academy and Dining Room.

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2. Banquet Functions

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Here's how Banquet Functions is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Coordinated customer requests with kitchen staff during banquet functions to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Monitored and maintained all Convention facilities and assigned Banquet functions.
  • Provided excellent customer service for banquet functions.
  • Maintained liquor inventory for banquet department.
  • Provide service for all banquet functions (memorials, receptions, showers, business/professional, etc) to ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Provided service to all banquet functions including set-up and break-down * Prepared food for outdoor youth camp guests and employees.
  • Worked way from bus girl to head server on the banquet department, setting up and tearing down, and serving
  • Set up banquet functions by setting tables with linens, dishes, flatware, and glassware according to banquet order.
  • Served as banquet manager on duty running banquet functions, managing staff, and completing end of the day paperwork.
  • Interacted with High level clients within the Business and Law worlds through the role of lead Runner in Banquet functions.
  • Serve as a lead banquet server to guide the team on preparation, set-up, and breakdown of banquet functions.
  • Fostered and maintained guest relations/guest loyalty through rapport, recognition and commitment to guest satisfaction in the Banquet Department.
  • Coordinate the execution of banquet functions per specifications of client to ensure that the function runs smoothly and efficient.
  • Served food and beverages during banquet functions such as wedding receptions, graduation parties, meetings, etc.
  • Provide assistance to banquet managers in the serving of guests during banquet functions to ensure positive guest experience.
  • Maintain & stock /sundries shop Set up, serve & break down various banquet functions Utilize interpersonal skills.
  • Provide leadership assistance to the banquet captain during banquet functions and ensure a positive experience for our guests.
  • Team leader in charge of excellence in set-up & services for banquet functions of at least 80 clients.
  • Work as a team to successfully serve food and drinks at large banquet functions, including weddings.
  • Set up and clean-up of banquet functions, served a variety of meal courses to the guests.

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3. Food Service

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The food service industry is a vast industry comprising of restaurants, caterers, cafeterias operating in institutions and any other business offering a meal not prepared at home. Foodservice operators require necessary utensils for preparing food for the consumers, foodservice distributors are the people who take care of this need for them.

Here's how Food Service is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Maintained quality assurance procedures to ensure superior standards of food service.
  • Provided food service during special events
  • Greet and acknowledge all guests, attend to and satisfy all guest needs before, during, and after food service.
  • Led banquet team in setting up and take down of buffet, tables & chairs, and other food service stations.
  • Provide positive customer experience by providing congenial and timely food service, set up and breaking down of tables and stations.
  • Carry out Banquet Captains and Banquet Management directives for quality and timely food service and banquet dining experience for our guests.
  • Assist in setting up and/or breaking down buffet or other special food service tables, stations and equipment, as needed.
  • Checked the quantity and quality of food from the kitchen and oversaw that food service was presented in professional manner.
  • Assist in inventory of supplies and ensure that all food service areas are maintained in a clean and safe manner.
  • Lead server supervising and providing food service and set up/break down of large scale banquets and events for 200+ guests
  • Gained experience in food service industry etiquette including setting tables, clearing meals, and communicating with kitchen staff.
  • Deliver service with full knowledge and practice of safe food service and storage regulations; adhere to strict OSHA guidelines
  • Provided food services for banquets and supervised functions to ensure the events were organized and carried out planned.
  • Provided excellent food service to guests from buffet to fine dining atmospheres, including both lunch and dinner.
  • Assisted with d cor, venue set up, and food service for weddings and other various events.
  • Performed all aspects of formal dining & banquet service, including setup, food service and clean up.
  • Bar setup/break down, banquet bartender, cocktail / food service, guest relations, customer service, hospitality
  • Help Lead Banquet Server set up and break down buffet or other special food service tables and equipment.
  • Supervised a team of banquet servers to provide food services for events Greeted guests Stocked and cleaned work area
  • Assisted the Lead Banquet Server in setting up/breaking down buffet or other special food service tables and equipment.

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4. Special Requests

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Here's how Special Requests is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Communicated with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies dietary needs and other special requests.
  • Communicate with kitchen staff regarding customers special requests.
  • Answered phones, room service running, special requests, and high end service, handled cash and credit card transactions.
  • Communicated additional meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs, and special requests to the chef for parties up to 500.
  • Addressed guests' service needs and communicated with staff for any special requests and concerns the guests such as allergies.
  • Help guests with any special requests they have and inform the group leader of their itinerary for the day.
  • Coordinate with front desk, banquet and catering to ensure all special requests are handled promptly and accurately.
  • Greeted customers on arrival and assisted with guest luggage and ensured any special requests were conveyed to staff.
  • Communicate with the kitchen and stewarding staff any special requests or needs that may arise for the guests.
  • Prepared sales slips and contracts, arranged for deliveries and catered to special requests and orders.
  • Attended roll call meetings prior to every function, took notes on menu and special requests.
  • Delivered exceptional service levels, fulfilling special requests, resolving issues, and exceeding clients' expectations
  • Communicated with the kitchen on special requests including dietary needs, allergies and personal preferences.
  • Assisted event hosts and guests with any special requests and service needs during their visits.
  • Communicated allergies and special requests to managers, kitchen staff, and team members.
  • Anticipated needs and adapted to last minute special requests made by performers and crew.
  • Set up special requests for gatherings in banquet area, serve and maintain refreshments.
  • Answered incoming telephone calls and assisted guests with questions, changes and special requests.
  • Followed through on all catering details and ensured all special requests were met.
  • Fielded special requests, and accurately relayed them to kitchen staff and management.

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6. Service Standards

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A service standard defines what a client expects from any service and how the person providing attends to it in terms of accuracy, timeliness, and suitability.

Here's how Service Standards is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Provided a fine dining experience in addition to maintaining Preferred Hotel customer service standards.
  • Developed and maintained exceptional customer service standards in a fast paced setting.
  • Provided excellent customer experience through attentiveness and consistent high service standards.
  • Served alcoholic beverages to members according to outlined service standards.
  • Maintain mini bar in a spotless, clean and neat condition on the word of mini bar service standards and procedures.
  • Follow outlet policies, procedures and service standards along with all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage.
  • Collaborate with team to ensure customer special needs are met while exceeding all restaurant service standards set forth by management.
  • Collaborated with Hotel Staff as a representative for F&B dept.-Met the needs and service standards of international guests
  • Follow health, safety, food handling, and responsible alcohol service standards according to Marriott employee policies.
  • Seated and served Members & their guest's meals while maintaining the Club's high customer service standards.
  • Serviced and executed high-end private catered events at an AAA five diamond resort with legendary service standards.
  • Helped Lancer establish service standards and operating procedures for catering at the science Museum of Minnesota.
  • Supervised, trained and evaluated staff on criteria such as service standards, safety and sanitation.
  • Maintained complete knowledge of service standards in order to maintain positive guest relations at all times.
  • Provided excellent customer service to all hotel guest & maintain historic Four Diamond hotel service standards.
  • Maintained the customer service standards of the DoubleTree during events and the aesthetic standards during set-up.
  • Perform banquet side work assigned by banquet captain, and efficiently properly perform service standards.
  • Serve event guests providing excellent guest service standards, meeting and exceeding guests' needs.
  • Served banquet customers with the highest service standards expected by country club guests and management.
  • Served at events in accordance with banquet service standards, procedures, and best practices.

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7. Customer Service

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Customer service is the process of offering assistance to all the current and potential customers -- answering questions, fixing problems, and providing excellent service. The main goal of customer service is to build a strong relationship with the customers so that they keep coming back for more business.

Here's how Customer Service is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Delivered legendary customer service to all customers by acting with a customer comes-first attitude and connecting with the customer.
  • Provide exceptional customer service Create innovative presentations for events Collaborate with team members to excel expectations of clients
  • Catered to clientele ensuring complete guest satisfaction using proper service etiquette and customer service protocols.
  • Provide service for banquets and other events in a professional and customer service-oriented manner.
  • Provide fast-friendly customer service while maintaining a clean work area and professional attire
  • Provided exceptional customer service by assisting club members efficiently and effectively.
  • Served guests food and beverages during events while providing excellent customer service
  • Provided customer service, maintained/ organized service area, cash handling
  • Provide excellent customer service and organizational skills along with networking.
  • Provided excellent customer service in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Provide superior customer service to ensure a satisfactory member experience.
  • Trained other service professionals and provided excellent customer service.
  • Provide customer service and adhere to proper SafeServ regulations.
  • Provided excellent customer service and above average sales levels.
  • Demonstrate great customer service satisfaction through personal interactions.
  • Recognized for dedication and customer service skills.
  • Accommodated guests needs with exceptional customer service.
  • Provided extraordinary customer service to all patrons.
  • Performed excellent customer service and assistance.
  • Worked mainly serving food, drinks, and customer service while also liable for setting up and taking down event arrangement.

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8. Service Areas

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Here's how Service Areas is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Complete required set up/preparation of function room/service area prior to scheduled activity.
  • Prepared dining room and service area for events while working with a team of up to 40 fellow servers.
  • Monitor and maintain cleanliness, organization of service area, charge the customers & give the best customer service.
  • Clean and set up dining areas, refill condiments, roll silverware into napkins, and stock service areas.
  • Monitor tableware to ensure it is presentable to guests and maintain cleanliness & organization of the service area
  • Maintain cleanliness of lounge and service areas and ensure work area is orderly and properly stocked.
  • Performed food preparation, stocked service areas and ensured guests were properly served and attended to.
  • Unload trays in the service area, racking glassware, scraping plates, and separating silverware.
  • Make sure the dining and service areas are clean and presentable for members and guests.
  • Provide superior guest service, Take orders, buss tables, stock service areas with supplies
  • Expanded knowledge of service industry, in fine dining, wine, and service areas.
  • Check cleanliness and condition of assigned station and service areas; rectify any inefficiency.
  • Maintained impeccably clean service areas during events and provided after service clean up.
  • Assisted in training multiple new employees in service area; Also in banquets.
  • Serve courses from the kitchen and service areas promptly ensuring accuracy of order.
  • Assisted in organizing set up, placement of tables & service areas.
  • Requisition all necessary supplies and transport from Storeroom to service area.
  • Cleaned wine glasses, prepared service area for coffee and drinks.
  • Worked as a team player, supporting all service areas.
  • Maintained cleanliness and sanitation of event and service areas.

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9. Professional Appearance

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Here's how Professional Appearance is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Maintained a professional appearance and demeanor while upholding a profitable environment for the company.
  • Promoted positive customer and associate relations through courtesy, service and professional appearance.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and mannerism.
  • Greeted guests, checked coats in and seated guest to simplify the process and give a professional appearance about the hall.
  • Perform positions with a professional appearance and demeanor to properly represent the agency with adherence to policies and clients requests.
  • Maintain a well-groomed, neat and clean appearance, carrying out duties with attention to sanitation safety.
  • Assisted with food preparation, service, and catering while maintaining the professional appearance of the restaurant.
  • Maintained a professional appearance and mannerism, sense of urgency, positive and professional attitude.
  • Maintained a professional appearance and mannerism and followed health and safety practices at all times.
  • Clear dishes and maintain the professional appearance of the dining room.
  • Attend and serve clients while maintaining a professional appearance and mannerisms.
  • Maintained a professional appearance and warm, inviting demeanor towards guests.
  • Maintained a professional appearance while providing service to banquet guests.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor the entire service.
  • Maintain professional appearance as well an up beat attitude.
  • Well uniformed and always portraying a clean professional appearance.
  • Maintain a professional appearance, excellent customer service skills.
  • Maintained professional appearance and tone at all times.
  • Maintain a professional appearance at all times.
  • Provided excellent food and beverage service for banquet events Maintained a professional appearance and mannerism.

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10. Guest Service

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Here's how Guest Service is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Utilized excellent attention to detail to set up events according to guest expectations and specifications.
  • Provide exceptional guest service while working unsupervised and under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Provide quality excellence in guest services by acknowledging needs effectively.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to exceed guest expectations.
  • Provide excellent guest service and hospitality.
  • Provided superior guest service, friendliness, and restaurant s proven system and routines, promptly greeted guests and took orders.
  • Supported temporary company as well as served food and assisted guest services, organized a plan to create recommended completed services.
  • Trained new servers on guest service expectations, menu knowledge, restaurant protocols, proper food handling, and safety procedures.
  • Set up and breakdown of large events such as weddings or The Pearl Ball, guest service and supervision of new employees
  • Collaborate with a team of 70 servers to provide exceptional guest services at fine dining events for up to 3,500 guests.
  • Help break down and set up buffets in an efficient and safe manner, provides friendly and professional guest service.
  • Provided excellent guest service and satisfaction as a bartender, server, and banquet server in food and beverage outlets.
  • Attend roll call meetings before events kick off in order to learn function particulars, including hotel and guest expectations.
  • Provided exceptional guest service by creating a warm, friendly environment and ensuring prompt attention to guests' needs.
  • Provide guest service in private homes such as serving beverages, clearing tables and making sure all guests are satisfied
  • Provided guest service, carried plates of food, kept glasses filled, removed plates, and replenished utensils.
  • Perform duties assigned to keep company policies in place while making sure all guests were receiving ultimate guest service.
  • Ensured high end guest service, assist servers as needed, provided an exceptional dining experience for guests.
  • Trained incoming staff on guest service expectations, safety procedures, proper food handling, and resort protocols.
  • Initiate guest contact and personalize guest service, creating an exceptional experience for every guest, every time.

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11. Communication

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Communication is the ability to express one's ideas and thoughts to other people using expressions, words, or actions. Communication is to receive or send any kind of information. People need to be able to communicate and convey their message to the customers to run a successful business.

Here's how Communication is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Facilitated opportunities for cross-cultural communication and understanding.
  • Conflict and customer satisfaction issues resolved through effective communication and active listening, followed by problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Maintained good communication between Kitchen/Restaurant and other departments on a daily basis about specials, shortages and special dietary requirements.
  • Developed excellent written and verbal communication skills and became a confident, articulate, and professional speaker.
  • Used well-developed communication skills and a positive attitude when interacting with all customers as a banquet server.
  • Develop valuable interpersonal communication skills by handling customer complaints in a composed approach to customer satisfaction.
  • Maintain superior communication skills with private members and internal teams to ensure execution of event specification
  • Maintained appropriate product levels in food and beverage sections meeting customer expectations through daily communication.
  • Prepared for and served at large banquet events utilizing communication, interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Communicated with management to ensure other banquet servers maintained regular communication with their tables.
  • Worked closely with team members in partnered sections that required efficient communication and cooperation.
  • Learned to work in a more team-focused environment with excellent customer service and communication.
  • Completed a series of company training seminars emphasizing communication skills and customer satisfaction.
  • Worked in a team oriented environment that required communication and cohesiveness to succeed.
  • Conducted liquor/beverage requisitions after events and continuously improved communication skills with guests.
  • Utilized leadership and communication skills to provide the best customer experience as possible
  • Applied strong organizational and communication skills within a fast-paced, chaotic environment.
  • Maintained professional grooming and employed proficient communication skills at all time.
  • Maintain communication between kitchen and event staff for accurate food distribution.
  • Enhanced effectiveness through effective communication and following instructions from the management.

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12. Timely Fashion

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Timely fashion refers to a commonly used phrase to suggest promptly, fast, or within the expected timeframe. Specifically, timely means the opportune, while 'fashion' refers to how to accomplish something. When performing something quickly, it means you have done it in a timely fashion.

Here's how Timely Fashion is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Handle and take care of any and all guests needs if a timely fashion.
  • Greet members and guests in timely fashion* Cash handling* Set-up and break down of events
  • Distribute drinks and food throughout function to guests in appropriate and timely fashion.
  • Ensured that food was served in proper temperature and presentation and timely fashion.
  • Ensured each guest received their course meal in a quick and timely fashion.
  • Greet guests, take beverage & meal selection in a timely fashion, and follow up to ensure continued excellent service.
  • Directed a team of 5 to 7 co-workers to assure that event or meeting flowed smoothly and in a timely fashion.
  • Completed side work in a timely fashion, assisted Food & Beverage Director with primary set up for all events.
  • Worked well with other team members to assure that all duties were completed in an orderly and timely fashion.
  • Reassure the guests of my service by offering refreshments and responding to any request in a timely fashion.
  • Anticipate the needs of the guests and respond politely to their requests in a timely fashion.
  • Communicated with cooks to make sure serving and delivering food went in a timely fashion.
  • Delivered drinks and meals in a timely fashion and guaranteed a superb dining experience.
  • Break down and clear rooms in a timely fashion for the next banquet function.
  • Serve guests in a timely fashion, and handle all customer service situations.
  • Interact with the vendors to get everything done in a timely fashion.
  • Recognized for serving and clearing food from tables in a timely fashion.
  • Deliver all beverages and foods to patrons in a timely fashion.
  • Served guests at multiple tables in a timely fashion and order.
  • Obtained food orders and delivered them in a timely fashion.

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13. Setup

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The arrangement of anything is called a setup. While in computer language, setup means installing hardware or software. Setup can include many computer programs like device drivers or plugins.

Here's how Setup is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Prepared, organized and setup banquet facility in tandem with specific directives and guest expectations.
  • Assisted servers with banquet event setup and execution
  • Conduct regular inventory of setup equipment.
  • Perform setup service from Banquet Event Orders (BEO) for service requests from internal department for food and beverage consumption.
  • Serve guests in punctual and welcoming manner to guarantee customer satisfaction, setup and maintain banquet room for events and meetings.
  • Supported other areas of the banquet's rooms or restaurant as necessary, such as setup, cleanup, prep work.
  • Inspected dining and serving areas to ensure cleanliness and proper setup Performed serving, cleaning, and stocking duties in establishment.
  • Performed the setup, serving, cleanup, and reset of each assigned function ranging from 20 to 300 guests.
  • Provided time efficient techniques to ensure setup of banquet events in a timely matter to provide better service for guests.
  • Performed setup for events in dining room and rooftop areas for each party in timely, tasteful and professional manner.
  • Roll silverware, setup food stations and setup dining areas to prepare for the next shift or for large parties.
  • Prepared banquet areas for setup, including laying silverware, glassware, special napkin fold and centerpieces on tables.
  • Assisted in preparation of catered food, setup of events, worked in warehouse, banquet server at catered event
  • Prepared, setup, served, cleaned, and broke down large banquet events at a 5 star hotel.
  • Buffet Style serving and table style serving including busing down tables, washing dishes, and setup for events.
  • Train new servers on how to create a VIP dining experience, setup procedures and following operational guidelines.
  • Confirm and setup any equipment needed for the event and prepared the room(s) for use.
  • Assisted with Floor planning, tables setup, preparation boardroom for daily meetings and conference, service.
  • Assisted with banquet setup, plating and serving food, dish-washing, and packaging food for take-out.
  • Inspect event facilities to ensure that they conform to customer requirements and ensure cleanliness and proper setup.

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14. Beos

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Here's how Beos is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Attended daily BEO meetings to communicate and exchange information with other departments.
  • Set up and tore down banquet event space based upon written instructions provided by hosts (BEOs).
  • Learned to read BEOs and set rooms accordingly and leaving a clean and organized presentation for the guest.
  • Finalized banquet checks as specified in the BEOs, consumption reports, and customer approval forms.
  • Retrieved and organized BEOs according to changes received from Catering department and post weekly function sheets.
  • Use BEOs to build breaks, meals, and set-up rooms to specifications.
  • Utilized BEOs to organize time efficiently and meet goals for set-up duties.
  • Set up and executed events and functions as per the BEOs.
  • Set up and clean up of rooms according to BEOs.
  • Read and comprehend banquet event orders (BEOs).
  • Set up audio/ visual equipment accordingly to the BEOs.
  • Review BEOs, oversee and perform room set-up.
  • Set ballroom according to BEOs.
  • restocked trained all other banquet servers, Able to read and fallow BEOS , step in for manager when busy.

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15. Food Preparation

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Here's how Food Preparation is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Serviced members of the club and effectively addressed customer issues and ensured customer satisfaction by answering questions regarding food preparation.
  • Monitor food preparation and distribution, ensuring that meals are delivered appropriately while following policy and guidelines.
  • Supervised staff during food preparation ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Ensured consistency in food preparation and table presentation.
  • Monitored food preparation methods and presentation of food.
  • Maintained a sanitary kitchen for food preparation.
  • Ensured consistency of food preparation and presentation.
  • Set up and tear down for events, Food preparations and server guest accommodating Follow floor set plans and produce table settings
  • Supervised kitchen staff of 5-10 people and ensured proper event set-up, food preparation, kitchen clean-up and proper shut down.
  • Assisted with all aspects of event execution including: set-up, food preparation, serving, hosting, and clean-up duties
  • Served as upscale professional banquet server for Tampa Convention Center, Florida Aquarium Resorts including kitchen positions, food preparations.
  • Assess food preparation, portion sizes, presentation, and deliver orders in a timely and eloquent fashion.
  • Set up and tear down of all events, food preparation, food running, and table waiting.
  • Prepare and cook foods according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards and food preparation checklist.
  • Assist in creative food preparation, assembly, and presentation; perform customer service and sales duties.
  • Assist with food preparation, event logistics, set up for events, serve, and clean up
  • Assisted in food preparation and ensured that banquet arrangements were made in advance of event start times.
  • Engage in light food preparation in the kitchen such as fruit plates, breads, and desserts.
  • Clean up *Wash Dishes *Handle Food preparations Loader and package wrapper Technicolor with 3 months of experience.
  • Performed food preparation and service tasks such as serving food and drinks and setting and clearing tables.

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16. Event Order

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Here's how Event Order is used in Banquet Server jobs:
  • Utilize creative problem-solving skills and teamwork-efficiency to complete tailored event orders.
  • Created Banquet Event Orders and disseminated information to all management.
  • Read and followed banquet event orders adequately.
  • Prepare rooms for use, set up tables and chairs, Review Banquet event orders at the beginning of the shift.
  • Review Banquet Event Orders (BEO's) at the beginning of each shift to ensure rooms are set as contracted.
  • Create buffet/table diagrams and station to ensure that rooms are set per client request and Banquet Event Order (BEO).
  • Served appropriate food and beverages for events as stated on the BEO's (banquet event order) with a smile.
  • Inspect all function rooms to ensure that rooms are set per client request and Banquet Event Order (BEO).
  • Review Banquet Event Order (BEO) at the beginning of every banquet shifty ensure room is set and contracted.
  • Arranged designated area appropriately according to the banquet event order to fulfill the clients' desired layout of the event.
  • Served menu and bar items to guests in a prompt and courteous manner and according to the banquet event order.
  • Assess daily Banquet Event Orders and work closely with co-workers to ensure that each event is properly set-up and prepared.
  • Be knowledgeable of table settings, wine service, napkin folds, and reading of Banquet Event Order forms.
  • Set up rooms for meetings, conventions, weddings, and various luncheon events using the Banquet Event Orders.
  • Reviewed event orders at the beginning and end of each shift while communicating with customers to finalize event orders.
  • Followed directions from Banquet event orders and carried large and heavy trays on a continuous basis throughout a shift.
  • Review appropriate Event Order to become familiar with menu and service order and procedures prior to start of function.
  • Learned how to read a Banquet Event Order and how to delegate work in order to complete a set-up.
  • Prepare coffee breaks, carts, and stations with appropriate food and beverages as stated in Banquet Event Order.
  • Developed the ability to confidently read and explain a banquet event order while working as a banquet server.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Banquet Server

Beverage Orders9.7%
Banquet Functions7.8%
Food Service7.3%
Special Requests6.2%
Menu Items5.9%
Service Standards5.7%
Customer Service5.2%
Service Areas5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Banquet Server

RankascdescSkillascdescPercentage of ResumesPercentageascdesc
1
1
Beverage Orders
Beverage Orders
9.7%
9.7%
2
2
Banquet Functions
Banquet Functions
7.8%
7.8%
3
3
Food Service
Food Service
7.3%
7.3%
4
4
Special Requests
Special Requests
6.2%
6.2%
5
5
Menu Items
Menu Items
5.9%
5.9%
6
6
Service Standards
Service Standards
5.7%
5.7%
7
7
Customer Service
Customer Service
5.2%
5.2%
8
8
Service Areas
Service Areas
5.1%
5.1%
9
9
Professional Appearance
Professional Appearance
4.4%
4.4%
10
10
Guest Service
Guest Service
3.9%
3.9%
11
11
Communication
Communication
3.9%
3.9%
12
12
Timely Fashion
Timely Fashion
3.8%
3.8%
13
13
Setup
Setup
3%
3%
14
14
Beos
Beos
2.7%
2.7%
15
15
Food Preparation
Food Preparation
2.6%
2.6%
16
16
Event Order
Event Order
2.5%
2.5%
17
17
Ensure Consistency
Ensure Consistency
2.4%
2.4%
18
18
Positive Attitude
Positive Attitude
2.1%
2.1%
19
19
Bus Tables
Bus Tables
1.6%
1.6%
20
20
Full Service
Full Service
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Storage Areas
Storage Areas
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
High Volume
High Volume
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Table Settings
Table Settings
1%
1%
24
24
Meeting Rooms
Meeting Rooms
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
Appearance Standards
Appearance Standards
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
POS
POS
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
Drink Orders
Drink Orders
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Place Settings
Place Settings
0.6%
0.6%
29
29
Table Placement
Table Placement
0.6%
0.6%
30
30
Marriott
Marriott
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Table Linens
Table Linens
0.4%
0.4%
33
33
Staff Members
Staff Members
0.4%
0.4%
34
34
Large Events
Large Events
0.4%
0.4%
35
35
Bartenders
Bartenders
0.4%
0.4%
36
36
Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
0.3%
0.3%
37
37
Private Parties
Private Parties
0.3%
0.3%
38
38
Business Meetings
Business Meetings
0.3%
0.3%
39
39
Food Trays
Food Trays
0.3%
0.3%
40
40
Corporate Events
Corporate Events
0.2%
0.2%
41
41
Hotel Services
Hotel Services
0.2%
0.2%
42
42
Guests Food
Guests Food
0.2%
0.2%
43
43
Private Events
Private Events
0.2%
0.2%
44
44
Table Cloths
Table Cloths
0.2%
0.2%
45
45
Social Events
Social Events
0.2%
0.2%
46
46
Large Parties
Large Parties
0.2%
0.2%
47
47
Different Events
Different Events
0.2%
0.2%
48
48
Large Groups
Large Groups
0.1%
0.1%
49
49
VIP
VIP
0.1%
0.1%

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