Server Assistant

Department: Food & Beverage

Reports to: Food & Beverage Manager

Status: Non-Exempt

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Job Summary:

Server assistants will be responsible of the dining experience to include greeting the guest, serving the guest in a gracious and professional manner that represents the highest of standards to ensure exceptional service to all guests that is consistent and continually in accordance to Innovation Hotel service standards and Mainsail Lodging & Development standards.

**Please note, Mainsail Lodging & Development is a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment screening, to include a background test and drug screen, is required for all candidates offered a position.

Essential Functions

  • Serves guests in an efficient courteous manner following the proper steps of service
  • Runs food and assists servers as needed
  • Comfort level with running food/drinks/deliveries inside guest rooms
  • Report to work on time and in proper uniform/approved attire
  • Work as a team with all team members within the hotel
  • Check station assigned for cleanliness of area
  • Set up tables with items needed for service such as salt, pepper, cutlery, glassware, dishware
  • Have necessary tools to run the shift such as tray, pen, corkscrew, crumber
  • Knowledge of all menu items to include: prep time, preparations, sauces, allergies, and accompaniments
  • Keeping Back of House clean and tidy with all provided guidelines of ‘everything in its place’
  • Be aware of any specials, soups, drinks, and any items that are running low
  • Ability to handle station, or when situations arise, ability to let manager/supervisor know ahead of time so as not to affect the guest experience
  • Follow cash handling procedures
  • Follow the proper steps of service consistently with every table as outlined in training manual
  • Clears tables quickly and quietly ensuring no residue is left on the table
  • Ability to carry a service tray
  • Detail tables and remove items not in use
  • Never solicit tips
  • Attend monthly department meetings and daily stand ups
  • Perform other duties as management requests to service our guests
  • Follow the procedures addressed in the training manual

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or higher
  • Previous hospitality/serving position preferred – minimum one-year Server Assistant, Backwater, or Food Runner in Southwest Florida area preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to use technology, e.g. tablets

 Physical Demands

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time and in a potentially hot area under a heat lamp
  • Ability to walk and bend
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Long hours sometimes required

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction and provide direction to others
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary

 

Career Information

Date Posted:
October 21, 2019

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