Banquet Server Job Description:
Banquet servers are roaming non-standard waiters and waitresses. In a typical restaurant setting, the wait staff will have tables they are assigned to cover, but banquet servers are responsible for accommodating all guests at a function while circulating the room. Anticipating the needs of the guests and responding politely to their requests are common required tasks.
Duties of a Banquet Server:
Banquet servers set up for events, carry trays, serve guests and clean up at the event's conclusion. Set up can include putting out tablecloths and place settings, arranging table placement and putting up a buffet. A banquet server's duties during the event can vary based on the situation, but, in general, they must be able to focus on the job while staying on their feet and moving about freely, which can include bending, climbing stairs and carrying items weighing 25-50 pounds. Good communication is important, as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job.
Requirements for a Banquet Server:
Customer service or waiter experience. A high school diploma or GED certificate. Training (CPR) may also PRO-Serve Certificate
A banquet server must be able to perform the duties of the job without difficulty, in addition to being courteous and attentive to guests during a function. Note that in some states, a banquet server must be 18 to serve alcoholic beverages.