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PM Restaurant Server Part-Time

Posted April 1, 2021

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX

About This Job

JOB SUMMARY: Providing upscale dining experience for our guests.  Position includes wait on tables, market, sell and serve food and beverage items

The ideal candidate, will assist, serve and wait on tables promptly during events, functions and/or meetings You will be responsible for taking food and beverage orders, retrieve and serve alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and food orders to guest tables; collect payments; assist in the maintenance of the restaurant area and equipment.

In this highly visible position you will be interacting with hotel guests, visitors and restaurant/bar/kitchen staff. One of the bases to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with Hotel Valencia Staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. 

You will also be responsible for but not limited to: 

  • Maintain complete knowledge of table/seat/station numbers, room capacity, hours of operation, proper table set-up, and dress code of the restaurant.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies and service procedures
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all liquor brands, beers, and non-alcoholic selections, glassware and garnishes in the restaurant
  • Maintain complete knowledge of all menu items, prices, preparation method/time, major ingredients, and quality standards of taste, appearance, texture, serving temperature, portion size, garnish, and method of presentation.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and strictly abide by state liquor regulations, particularly those prohibiting service to minors, intoxicated persons, and drunk driving.
  • Organize assigned stations and ensure readiness prior to guest arrival.
  • Greet guests and suggest beverage order, utilizing upselling techniques.
  • Relay daily specials with brief descriptions; answer all questions on menu selections accurately and offer suggestions.
  • Take guests’ orders utilizing upselling techniques and record all orders following service standards.
  • Input orders into system and ensure transmission of orders is verified by kitchen when assigned to do so. 
  • Work closely with Kitchen Staff in assigned station on service and timing. 
  • Monitor and anticipate guest needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all guests even when busy.
  • Maintain positive guest relations. Be familiar with all hotel services/features. 
  • Handle guest complaints and ensure guest satisfaction.
  • Total all charges, present guest checks according to procedure, and process checks according to departmental policy.
  • Adhere to payment, cash handling, credit card, and room charge policies and procedures.
  • Assist Food Runners as required to ensure optimum service levels.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, etc. as scheduled.

Job Requirements: 

  • Excellent communication skills; speak, read and write
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, accuracy, follow-through, courtesy, cooperativeness and work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to accurately compute and manipulate mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems
  • Ability to effectively deal with internal and external customers, some of whom will require high levels of patience, tact, and diplomacy to defuse anger.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks at once.
  • Ability to be well organized, maintain concentration, and think clearly while providing service to guest
  • Minimum of 21 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with co-workers and the public.
  • High School graduate or equiv.
  • Knowledge of P.O.S. systems. Preferably Aloha

Essential Physical Abilities:

  • Endure various physical activity throughout the work areas, such as reaching, bending, climbing, stooping, push or pull heavy loads weighing up to 50 lbs.; and lift and/or carry or otherwise move packages, and boxes.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk continuously throughout the shift to perform essential job functions.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity to be able to grasp, load, and carry trays.
  • Ability to endure repetitive motions for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to maintain good coordination while serving orders quickly.

Working Environment:

  • Interior and exterior of hotel with exposure to weather conditions
  • Exposure to various hazardous chemicals
  • Exposure to food items and beverages

compensation: $7.25 plus tips


About this Employer

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

150 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

(210) 227-9700

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Steeped in history and charm, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk blends Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean design with contemporary ideals. Our San Antonio downtown hotel's location on the quiet part of the River Walk keeps you in the middle of the action without sacrificing tranquility. Surround yourself with dining, entertainment, and shopping offered along the vibrant banks of San Antonio's famed River Walk or visit nearby local attractions. Embrace the romance of the downtown architecture as you tour by horse-drawn carriage or river cruise. However you choose to spend your time in San Antonio, we’ll ensure it’s unforgettable.

We take pride in delivering an impeccable experience rather than a routine hotel stay. The architectural craftsmanship and opulent finishes throughout the design of our hotel envelop your senses while our luxury amenities cater to your every need. With world-class dining and in-room spa services, you may find it difficult to leave at all during your stay, but when you do a bevy of options are just steps away.

From meetings, groups and weddings on the River Walk, to romantic getaways, or business trips—whatever your reason for visiting, we’re here to make your San Antonio stay one you’ll remember.