Banquet Server - Santa Clara Convention Center

Location US-CA-Santa Clara
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/29/2017 12:58 PM)
Food Services
Employment Type


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Position Summary:
The server establishes a welcoming atmosphere from the minute they first greet guests at their table.  The server delivers food and carries service trays while demonstrating exemplary guest service skills.  This position requires individuals with the ability to be service-minded and committed to providing outstanding guest satisfaction. 
Essential Functions:

  • Greet guests immediately as they arrive at their tables
  • Maintain a watch for under age patrons by checking the identification of customers to ensure they meet alcohol age legal requirements
  • Carry service tray in order to deliver and serve food and beverages to tables
  • Work with kitchen staff to coordinate and collect orders efficiently
  • Complete all bussing attendant duties when required
  • Maintain positive attitude in high stress situations
  • Go the extra mile and follow through to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Must be able to work with diverse populations in a supportive and positive manner
  • Diplomatically handle guest complaints – always be polite and maintain a professional manner
  • May be required to train other employees, educating them on menu items and other aspects of the role
  • The server will  work at banquets and special functions – serving and keeping food & beverage areas stocked
  • The server will work concessions and Peet’s coffee cart which include duties such as cashier, barista, runner, and lead.
  • The server will be required to prepare banquet facilities by setting up and breaking down buffets and center pieces in an organized fashion - must maintain cleanliness throughout event
  • May be required to set up china, glassware and place settings
  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule
  • Know and abide by all state liquor laws
  • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
  • Report to work on time and in complete uniform
  • Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope:

  • Reports to the Catering Manager
  • Position requires a strong customer service focus, strong verbal communication skills and a positive attitude
  • Must be able to work efficiently – prepared to help wherever needed
  • Must have the ability to lift food trays
  • Ability to read and interpret banquet event orders
  • Ability to work a cash register and handle cash
  • Ability to work point of sale system (POS)


  • Must meet state regulations for alcohol serving age
  • Should be able to work all department shifts
  • Previous restaurant and food service experience
  • Outgoing personality and friendly manner
  • Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification
  • Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written – able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, Aramark Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
  • Minimum of 1-2 years Serving experience is required
  • TIPS & ServSafe certification preferred; training offered

Travel Requirements:   


Little or No Travel (>10%)


Lifting Requirements:  


MEDIUM - Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  


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