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Server
Property Name
Holiday Inn World's Fair Park
Job Title
Server
Location
Tennessee-Knoxville
City
Knoxville
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in this country will not be considered.
Industry
Hotel/Resort
Position Categories
Waitress/Waiter
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At BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company the definition of success is as individual as each of the over 10,000 employees worldwide who compose our award-winning teams. Each person brings unique skills, talents, experience, history, and culture to our company. Together, they form an extraordinary mosaic that supports BENCHMARK's very entrepreneurial culture. Each team member's desire for accomplishment is supported by our determination and passion to build successful and rewarding futures.

Job Description

The Server is responsible for providing prompt, courteous service for the guest.

Opportunity:

  • Create a positive and memorable experience with guests of THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel
  • Create guest loyalty
  • Provide superior service and an exceptional dining experience
  • Ensure that service standards are achieved and maintained
  • Participate in creating a culture and environment where teamwork is encouraged and promoted in order to exceed the expectations of our guests
  • Use suggestive selling techniques to upsell food and beverage items in Window’s on The Park

Experience:

THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel Server/Food Runner is a professional individual who can uphold a gracious, thoughtful, polite, and polished culture of service. The Server/Food Runner serves guest while exceeding expectations and providing a memorable, luxury dining experience.  The Server/Food Runner must anticipate guest’s needs, communicate effectively, and work closely with the entire Team to ensure a flawless dining experience.

Execution:

  • Servers/Food Runners greet and welcome guests as they arrive in accordance with the standards of THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel
  • Servers/Food Runners seat guests and present menus (menus must be presented open to the guest)
  • Servers/Food Runners explain daily specials
  • Servers/Food Runners maintain a detailed knowledge of the menu items and ingredients
  • Servers/Food Runners must relay any and all allergies or food sensitivities to ALL team members Servers/Food Runners provide suggestions and recommendations for dining to guests
  • Servers/Food Runners maintain knowledge of any items the kitchen may be out of or running low on
  • Servers/Food Runners take guest food and beverage orders and relay orders to the kitchen staff using the appropriate POS system (MICROS)
  • Severs/Food Runners communicate effectively with kitchen staff regarding meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs, and specific requests
  • Servers/Food Runners prepare drink orders that are not handled by the bar
  • Servers/Food Runners serve wine, beer, and other alcoholic beverages in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Servers/Food Runners ensure all food is plated and portioned correctly before delivering to the guest
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for transporting food and beverage from the kitchen to the dining room
  • Servers/Food Runners ensure guest satisfaction throughout the dining experience
  • Servers/Food Runners anticipate and communicate guest replenishment needs
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for removing dirty dishes and glasses
  • Servers/Food Runners bus and clean tables after guests finish their meals/beverages
  • Servers/Food Runners prepare an itemized check and take payment from guest.  Servers/Food Runners are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the check prior to presentation to a guest.
  • Servers/Food Runners use the guest’s name whenever possible
  • Money handling duties:  count bank at end of shift, complete designated cashier reports, resolve any discrepancies, drop off receipts, and secure bank.
  • Servers/Food Runners report all tips in accordance to all laws, policies, procedures, and standards
  • Servers/Food Runners set up and maintain cleanliness and condition of the dining room.  Maintenance and Housekeeping issues are reported to the appropriate Supervisor or Manager. 
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for removing soiled wares from tables and placing them in designated areas
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for cleaning/sanitizing and resetting all tables
  • Servers/Food Runners ensure the server station is well stocked
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for completing side work and closing duties
  • Servers/Food Runners maintain a continuous and positive relationship with other departments in order to guarantee that guests are receiving quality services that exceed their expectations
  • Servers/Food Runners must uphold the culture and standards of THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel and be exemplary ambassadors of the property and brand at all times
  • Servers/Food Runners participate in all line-ups and departmental meetings, unless otherwise excused in advance by a Manager or Supervisor
  • Servers/Food Runners remain knowledgeable of all hotel information and local events
  • Servers/Food Runners are responsible for completing any training certifications or retraining as directed by a Manager or Human Resources
  • Servers/Food Runners must maintain an active ABC card at all times

Positioning:

Servers/Food Runners are considered Front of House team members.

  • Servers/Food Runners interact face to face with guests.

Environment:

A hotel where the employees are empowered and given the freedom to creatively and resourcefully anticipate the guest’s wishes and needs and to follow through to ensure execution is flawless.

Create the “WOW” factor.

Job Description:

Overview:

  • Greet and welcome guests as they arrive
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of Window’s on The Park Menu
  • Responsible for taking guest orders
  • Serve food and beverages in accordance with the standards of THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel
  • Responsible for guest satisfaction
  • Maintain cleanliness of all workplace areas that apply to the Window’s on The Park
  • Must be in accordance with the Appearance Standards Policy of THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel at all times
  • Complete any reasonable task as assigned by a Supervisor or Manager

Relationships:

  • Reports to: The Window’s on the Park Manager
  • Key Relationships: Bartenders, Guest Services, Housekeeping, Engineering

Qualifications:

  • Ability to satisfactorily communicate in English with guests, team members, and Management
  • High School degree or equivalent required
  • Minimum 2 years of server experience
  • Minimum 1 year fine dining or luxury resort experience preferred
  • Liquor, beer, wine, and spirits knowledge
  • Ability to obtain an ABC card
  • Fluent in a foreign language preferred
  • Must be able to physically perform all tasks assigned
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to understand and follow instructions
  • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, evenings, and irregular shifts
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to work closely with others

Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to multi-task, even during times of high stress
  • Basic computer skills and experience with POS systems (MICROS preferred)
  • Ability to perform assigned duties with attention to detail, speed, and accuracy
  • Ability to follow-through and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to physically perform all assigned tasks
  • Ability to maintain and uphold all company and hotel standards
  • Ability to professionally represent “THE HOLIDAY INN WORLD’S FAIR PARK Hotel” while presenting a warm, professional, and refined demeanor with guests and fellow team members
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of all hotel features, information, and local events
  • Ability to ensure the security and confidentially of all guest information and internal

Job Requirements

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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