Banquet Houseperson - The Hay-Adams
Company: The Hay-Adams
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Steeped in rich history and surrounded by the most iconic
institutions of our nation, The Hay-Adams is the downtown
Washington, D.C. hotel for discerning guests. Enveloped by views of
the White House, St. John's Church, and the scenic Lafayette Park,
the 5-star accommodations at The Hay-Adams are the embodiment of
refined residence. Marked by Washington, D.C.'s most accommodating
amenities and dedicated services, The Hay-Adams is the boutique
hotel of choice for the modern luxury traveler. The Hay-Adams
offers an exceptional guest experience that goes beyond a good
Position Summary :
Perform all physical set-ups, breakdowns, food delivery, clean ups
of and to all the function rooms as needed.Care , maintenance and
organization of Banquet equipment and function rooms and storage
areas; to include maintenance and organization of equipment.
Support of service staff, before, during and after dinner.
Specific Responsibilities :
--- The Hay Adams Handbook, the Departmental Standard Operating
Manual and our policies and procedures are part of this Job
--- Reports to Manager's office to pick up Banquet event order and
House-man worksheet and or any verbal instructions from Banquet
--- Keep up to date with the schedule.
--- Ensure daily cleaning of banquet office / pantry including
floors, sinks, countertops, refrigerator, coffee machine, shelves;
empty trash to main trash-collection at the security entrance,
dirty dishes, glasses, etc. to stewarding.
--- Check function rooms daily for cleanliness, including floors,
shelves, sinks, countertops etc.
--- Ensure that all dirty banquet linen is taken to laundry
--- Set and refresh water for meetings.
--- Responsible for ensuring stocking of all banquet supplies,
especially in the banquet office.
--- Ensure that all cabinets and refrigerators in function rooms
are clean, organized and stocked on a weekly basis.
--- Organize and stock supplies in storeroom on a weekly basis;
make sure that all equipment is properly stored daily.
--- Assist in coordination of food service timing.
--- Run all banquet food to function rooms.
--- Assist banquet waiters in back of functions.
--- Responsible for checking / refreshing water for meetings.
--- Responsible for keeping floor landings / stairways clean.
--- Responsible for cleanliness and organization of 8th floor
--- Ensure proper set-up of function rooms as required by BEO
including all equipment required. And break-down after
--- Ensure proper table sets according to established
--- Clean all spills and breakage immediately and maintain floor
areas to ensure they are clean and dry.
--- Report any damaged or worn items in the banquets-department to
the responsible Banquet Manager.
--- Report to a Manager after completion of task, the same applies
for breaks and any kind absence from assigned working areas.
--- Close the department according to standard: responsible that
all space used by banquets (to include the hall-, and stairway) is
clean, that all furniture is in place, all lights are switched off,
all food & dirty dishes are delivered to the kitchen and that all
function rooms are locked.
--- As well as for any set-ups for functions, beginning the
following morning before 10am. All Farm tables are wiped down and
ready for next use.
--- Perform any additional duties as assigned.
Position Requirements :
To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty to a satisfactory standard. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill and/or ability required.
No supervisory responsibilities.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree preferred; three to
six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience. Knowledge of English.
Must be able to understand, read, and communicate in English.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be able to read and understand a Banquets event order. Ability
to write simple information.
General knowledge of the workings of the Banquets department and
kitchen; knowledge of table settings and meeting set-ups; knowledge
of AV equipment and set-up.
Ability to present information to superiors and other
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and
divide. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete
variables in standardized situations.
The physical demands 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach
with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally
required to sit, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The
employee must regularly lift and or/ or move up to 10 pounds,
frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Standards of Conduct :
The high ethical standards of The Hay-Adams must be upheld by all
members of the company. The policies relative to press relations,
equal opportunity, discrimination, sexual harassment, vendor
relations, etc., stated in the employee handbook and manuals are
inviolable. We pride ourselves on providing a professional caring
atmosphere for clients and all fellow employees and will achieve
this goal through responsible actions.
The Hay-Adams is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace
dedicated to pursuing and hiring diverse professionals.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
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