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Banquet Captain

posted February 22, 2017

Courtyard Junction City
Junction City, KS
518241 l

About This Job

Position Description

Job Purpose:

To plan the serving details for banquets, receptions, and other social functions.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Display good customer relation skills and take initiative to greet guests in a friendly manner.
  • Guide, direct, and motivate subordinates — Provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Requisition additional help as required by banquet schedule.
  • Direct setting up of tables, and decorations.
  • Plan the serving order and orchestrates its completion in a timely, quiet and courteous manner.
  • Direct wait staff and set up staff.  Train all set up and wait staff. Ensure that waiters and waitresses are ready to serve meal when it is prepared.
  • Take the initiative to greet guests in a friendly and warm manner and ensure all needs are met. 
  • Observe guests to fulfill any additional requests, to perceive when next course should begin, or when meal is completed.
  • Aid in the operation of the banquet department.
  • Ensure proper banquet check control.
  • Actively participate in room set up and service.
  • Inventory equipment.
  • Display awareness and compliance with security, safety, emergency and energy procedures.
  • Relieve banquet manager and operate the department.
  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.  Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets.
  • Ensure uniform and appearance is clean and professional.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  • Use judgment and reasoning to cope with emergencies such as sudden illness, accident, or interrupted service.
  • Perform a variety of activities, changing activities frequently and sometimes without notice.
  • Plan and carry out an activity, such as a card party or dance.
  • Plan the work of others.

Job Qualifications: 


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Minimum six (6) months experience in banquets or catering food service.

Benefits and EEO

Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Company paid life with employee paid supplemental options
  • Matching 401-k with immediate vesting for eligible participating associates
  • Company Hotel Travel Discounts

John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerMinorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans Click here to view EEO is the Law

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About This Employer

Courtyard Junction City

310 Hammons Drive

Junction City, KS 66441

Telephone (785) 210-1500

119 Room Hotel

Our Hotel

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Geary County Convention Center in Junction City, Kansas is conveniently located off I-70 at Exit 298. Easily accessible to area businesses and attractions such as Fort Riley, Kansas State University and Milford Lake. Courtyard surrounds travelers with the conveniences that make business and pleasure travel easy. Guests can relax in one of our 119 spacious guestrooms, featuring a comfortable sitting area, large work desk and free high speed internet. They can start their morning with a reasonably priced healthy breakfast. Anyone can book an event in our attached 16,000 square-foot convention center. We can accommodate groups from 10 to 800.

Courtyard...the hotel designed by business travelers.