Banquet staff get to work long before the guests arrive. Banquet staff serve food and beverages to those in attendance and help ensure that everyone has a good time at the event, set up tables and chairs, and lay out the tablecloths and place settings.
Banquet staff may set up a beverage station or buffet. Once the guests arrive, the banquet staff serves plates of food to guests, then they remove the plates, as the courses are finished. They refill water glasses, and replenish the utensils and napkins, as necessary. After the guests leave, the banquet staff collects used linens, glasses, dishes and cutlery.
These positions require morning and/or evening work, as well as working on weekends and some holidays. Work hours will vary and the ability to work a flexible schedule is important. Banquet staff are expected to provide friendly, efficient service for every event. Most banquet staff provide their own attire, usually consisting of a white shirt, black bow tie, black pants and black socks and shoes.
Banquet staff work in hotels, restaurants, conference and convention centers, corporate meeting centers and in other large venues where food and beverages are served. Banquet staff must maintain high standards of safety and cleanliness. They need to follow guidelines on grooming and appearance. Depending on the employer and on the event, banquet staff may work evenings, holidays or weekends.
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