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Banquet Captain

Posted November 9, 2022

Seattle Airport Marriott
Seattle, WA
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About This Job

Responsibilities And Duties

  • Assigns waiters/waitresses to go to the kitchen after each meal to pick up equipment, food and beverage and make sure it is properly stored
  • Keeps work area clean and in an orderly condition for next shift’s banquet captain
  • Make sure that there are enough waiters/waitresses scheduled
  • Prepares departmental reports for management
  • Provides supervision to waiters, waitresses and verifies their arrival times and relief periods
  • Carves and disjoints meats; makes special dishes in guests’ presence (table-side service)
  • Ensures that a waiter or waitress is nearby to take care of each guest and is on the alert at all times to see that the guests are given every attention
  • Works closely with kitchen personnel to coordinate cooking, food presentation and delivery times for each function
  • At the beginning of each shift, reviews the menu book to be aware of all functions scheduled for that day
  • In proper, clean uniform and wearing a nametag at all times
  • Handles all hotel equipment carefully
  • Performs job duties in a safe manner to minimize the probability of accidents
  • Maintains a friendly, courteous manner with fellow employees and hotel guests at all times
  • Adheres to, is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all departmental rules, side work assignments, and departmental procedures
  • Reports any occurrences of an unusual or critical nature to his/her supervisor
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Specific Job Knowledge And Skills

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate table settings and service-ware.
  • Basic knowledge of the English language sufficient to understand inquiries from customers and communicate simple instructions.
  • Ability to comprehend and apply written product-labeling instructions to enable the safe application of products and processes within the hotel.
  • Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items.
  • Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. through a crowded room on a continuous basis throughout the shift.
  • Ability to operate beverage equipment, e.g., coffee maker.

Other Expectations

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. This includes nights, weekends and/or holidays.
  • All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).
  • Employee is always required to take on the responsibility and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as determined by position and duties.
  • Complies with health and safety rules, regulations and procedures to maintain a safe environment.

Hotel Specific

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Environmental Conditions

Inside: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. A job is considered “inside” if the worker spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside.


  • Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Ability to obtain any government required licenses or certificates. CPR training required. First Aid training preferred.
  • No prior experience required. Prior hospitality experience preferred.
  • Additional language ability preferred.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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About this Employer

Seattle Airport Marriott

3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, WA 98188


462 Room Hotel

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Enjoy an ideal location to downtown Seattle with LightRail

From the moment you enter the lobby, you'll know Seattle Airport Marriott is far beyond ordinary. As one of the premier Seattle airport hotels, we welcome you with a warm, stone fireplace and a magnificent two-story wood-beamed atrium, providing the ideal setting to unwind and get comfortable. Settle down in style with our spacious guest rooms, equipped with the latest technology and upscale amenities. Jump-start the day by ordering breakfast in your room, or sample the many tasteful options offered at Aqua Terra Restaurant. Our shuttle service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), just 2 miles away, is available 24-hours. For fueling fun off site, enjoy easy access to Downtown Seattle, the Museum of Flight, the Japanese Garden and the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum from our hotel.