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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Seattle, WA

Company
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
hc.1A0954373571897A
AJE Ref #
576213532
Location
Seattle, WA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular

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A Downtown Seattle Restaurant: Bookstore Bar & Café If your love for high-quality dining is as strong as your appetite for well-written literature, the Bookstore Bar & Café is guaranteed to be your happy place. Against a backdrop of brick walls lined with classic tomes, you can grab a bite to eat all the way from brunch in the morning to late-night happy hour in the evening. The Bookstore uses local ingredients to their highest potential, and the bartenders serve up beautifully crafted cocktails, wines, and rare whiskeys you won't find just anywhere. Large windows let you look out to bustling 1st Avenue while you hunker down in the ideal spot to eat, drink, read, and be merry. Our mission is to be the best loved Hotel & Restaurant Company so regardless of position, we look for individuals who are passionate about providing genuine heartfelt care to our guest and employees. Located within the Alexis Hotel, our banquet department services 4,103 square feet of unique event space. What you get to do: The Banquet Server will provide prompt and courteous service to all guests, encouraging the guest to return for repeat business. All functions are to be carried out in an environment of teamwork. Your day-to-day: * Provide guests with excellent customer service. * Accommodate any needs for reasonable special requests. * Knowledge of food and wine. * Bus and set tables. * Prepare room for event (set tables, chairs, table cloths, dishes and silverware as needed) * Set condiments as needed * Serve guests food & drinks during event as required * Be able to answer questions related to buffet or menu * Follow directions as detailed from Banquet Captain, Lead Server or Banquet Manager Other duties as assigned by supervisor * Responsible for room set-up Specific experience we're seeking: * Previous food & beverage, hospitality, restaurant, banquets or hotel experience required. * Must be able to work evenings, weekends, holidays and early AM hours QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Prior experience required. Depending on the role degree may be required. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands, carry trays, move tables. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. (Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands).