Req #: 4882BR
Job Title: Banquet Captain
Position Type: Full Time - Regular
Location Name: The Curtis/Doubletree Hilton Hotel
Why Us: Funky, cool and playful, the Curtis - a Doubletree by Hilton is a unique boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Denver and quite simply, the hippest hotel in Denver to work and stay! A member of Hilton Hotels Worldwide, the 336-room hotel is as pop culture as they come, with interactive video art, themed guest room floors and amazing premier event space. The buzz is out regarding our fun focused property and if you have a passion for "Staying Happy" and creating a rewarding experience for guests and fellow associates, this may be the place for you!
We are looking for a Banquet Captain to join our amazing team!
Set-up, maintain and break down buffet for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner in a safe, accident-free manner , Assist the guests as needed to ensure that all foods are properly served.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Must have basic knowledge of customer service principles, food service function, and restaurant and kitchen operations.
Lifting trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc. 20 -40 lbs. Pushing carts, Queen Marys, hotbox, portable bar 50 -100 lbs. Carrying trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc using both hands at 20 -40 lbs. Must have manual coordination to punch buttons, grasp items in hand, and to balance and carry trays loaded with food and beverages. Bending/kneeling: Ability to bend to lower level cabinets and lift trays. Mobility: Maneuver in narrow areas and between seated guests. Continuous standing required to service guest functions; 100% of the time scheduled. Climbing approximately 12 steps 20% of 8 hours. No driving required. Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests. Must have ability to perform multiple tasks at one time, must be able to follow verbal and written instruction, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to sound and sight details in crowded and noisy situations, particularly when handling multiple tasks. Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
High school education or equivalent.
One to two years in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Computerized order machine, basic writing materials, restaurant equipment including but not limited to coffee machines, ice machines, toasters and beverage dispensers.
Physically strenuous: prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in 95% indoor environment. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.