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Banquet Captain

Posted November 25, 2021

Graduate Charlottesville
Charlottesville, VA
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Graduate Hotels®, is seeking a Banquet Captain to join Graduate Charlottesvilleand its wonderful team of hospitality enthusiasts.    

Graduate Hotels creates authentic, playful spaces that connect a community’s travelers, students, and locals. Through thoughtfully curated design, creative F&B and community-focused events, we create hotels worthy of their hometown.  

We are a diverse team of experience makers and storytellers. As a Graduate Hotels team member, you are the local insider shaping guest experiences. Our goal is to make every guest feel like a local even if it's their first time in town. In order to help you deliver on that goal, we encourage our team members to embody the same mindset as our guests through Graduate experiences and encouraged community exploration.   


  • Provides exceptional Guest Service 
  • Provides ongoing direction, supervision and monitoring to Banquet Team 
  • Directs and assigns Banquets team as needed to ensure all aspects of service meet operational standards 
  • Responsible for the layout and logistics of events 
  • Understanding of all event BEOs 
  • Assists with monitoring and maintaining department inventories as needed 
  • Assists with preparing and managing staff schedules; monitors and makes appropriate adjustments to staffing levels as needed 
  • Ensures compliance with all Graduate Hotels policies and procedures that relate to food and beverage, as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations 
  • Reinforces a guest service mentality. 
  • Additional duties as assigned 


  • High School Diploma/GED 
  • Minimum of 2 years as a Banquet Captain, Lead Server or Hospitality Leadership 


  • Outgoing personality 
  • Knowledge of alcohol serving practices and standards 
  • Knowledge of federal and state labor laws as well as local health and sanitation guidelines and regulations. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and shifts  
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally  
  • Team player  
  • Ability to exceed expectations of guests and team members 
  • Problem solving, decision-making and conflict resolution skills. 

About Graduate Hotels®

Graduate Hotels is a hand-crafted collection of hotels that reside in dynamic university-anchored towns across the country.  Each hotel pays homage to the heritage of its unique town through cultural nods to the local community.  Launched in 2014, there are currently 30 hotels across the U.S. and an additional seven hotels set to open by the end of 2021. Graduate Hotels is owned by Adventurous Journeys (AJ) Capital Partners, a vertically integrated real estate developer, owner and operator. For more information on Graduate Hotels, please visit

*Graduate Hotels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Graduate Charlottesville

1309 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 295-4333

134 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

Graduate Charlottesville is more than just a place to lay your head. While you’re with us, get your game on in our second floor game room, grab a drink at our spirited rooftop bar, Camp Ten For, and sip an espresso at Sheepdog Cafe. We’re the perfect spot for Cavaliers – and their dogs! Pets stay free at Graduate Hotels.

We are proudly perched on historic Main Street, overlooking The Corner and just across from The Grounds. Rose, blues, emerald hues and mountainous views of the lush landscape are celebrated in every room, including our rooftop Camp Ten Four for a Cavalier cocktail up top, lobby-level eatery, Sheepdog Café, or courtside game room hangout.

From a perfect couple to 170 well-wishers at your Charlottesville wedding party, UVA meet up or government meeting – we have just the right (Virginia Green certified!) ballroom, game room or Camp Ten Four, our rooftop restaurant, to suit your view. Our culinary team will creatively exceed your catering expectations with locally sourced fare for deliciously historic events.