Chautauqua Institution

  • Special Events/Banquet/Wedding Server

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 8 months ago(8 months ago)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Special Event/Banquet/Wedding servers are responsible for accommodating all guests at a function. Anticipating the needs of the guests and responding politely to their requests are common required tasks. Strong interpersonal communication skills and use of professional hospitality language, appearance, and skills are imparitive. There are full time as well as part time seasonal positions available.




    Set up for events, carry trays, serve guests, butler, clean up after an events conclusion, oversee and keep buffets full and clean, occasionally prepare food, transport items to catered events, set up catered events, butler or serve catered events, bus tables, clean up after catered event.  A banquet server’s duties during the event can vary based on the situation, but, in general, they must be able to focus on the job while staying on their feet and moving about freely, which can include bending, climbing stairs, and carrying items weighing up to 50lbs.


    • Customer service or waiter experience is a good foundation for a job as a
      banquet server, but no required. 
    • A banquet server must be able to perform the duties of the job without difficulty, in addition to being courteous and attentive to guests during a function. 
    • A banquet server must be 18 years old to serve alcoholic beverages.
    • Good communication is important as is being able to follow directions efficiently and meeting the physical demands of the job. 
    • A positive attitude while being courteous and attentive on the job is also essential.


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