Banquet Captain Job Description

Banquet captains are waiters and waitresses who serve alcohol at events.

A banquet captain is a waiter or waitress who is specifically trained to serve alcohol at events.

A banquet captain is responsible for providing alcohol service, including pouring drinks, removing finished drinks from guests, and overcharging guests for drinks.

Banquet captains may also be responsible for making sure guests are within legal drinking age and that alcoholic beverages are not accidentally served to minors.

A banquet captain is also referred to as a server.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Banquet Captain to work at our upcoming events. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a similar role, and will be able to take charge of our banquets and ensure that they run smoothly. If you think you have what it takes to be our Banquet Captain, please send us your CV and a cover letter today.

Banquet Captain Duties:

  • Serve as liaison between the client and catering department
  • Maintains a high level of customer service to all your guests and guest
  • Establishes a mutually beneficial relationship with the clients we serve
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates all banquet arrangements for special events, banquets, and conferences
  • Creates, updates, and maintains event calendars and schedules
  • Attends client meetings and other organizational functions, representing clients in a professional manner
  • Maintains open communication with staff, vendors, and clients, including the attention to detail necessary to fulfill the clients’ vision
  • Responsible for managing all related banquet functions including set up, event flow, and clean up
  • Maintains accurate records of all banquet functions, including inventory count
  • Maintains the highest level of organization, communication, and proficiency of skills at all times
  • Ability to multi-task in

Banquet Captain Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning, organizing, preparing, and executing all banquet functions (weddings, birthday parties, retirement parties, etc.), including coordinating with clients, vendors, and other banquet function staff
  • Promote excellent guest services by greeting and seating guests, offering beverage service, and answering questions
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships
  • Advise on menu selection and wine selections
  • Open, serve, and clean up after banquet functions
  • Assist in recruiting, training and supervising banquet function staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to coordinate food preparation, service, and cleanup
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with a sense of urgency
  • Prior experience in a banquet or catering operation

We believe in equal opportunity at our company and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals.