Banquet Captain

Salary: $15.00 - $17.00/ hour, plus commission
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Vail Valley, CO
Publish Date: Posted May 24, 2023
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The Sonnenalp is hiring a Banquet Captain Full-Time Year Round.

Wage: $15.00 – $17.00/ hour, plus commission

Typical Schedule: Must be able to work nights and weekends

Primary Purpose of Position

The Banquet Captain directly supervises catered events. This includes the planning, set-up, execution, and tear-down of all events. The Banquet Captain stays in contact with the host (on-site contact) throughout the event to ensure the highest guest satisfaction possible. All duties are to be performed in accordance with Colorado State laws and regulations, as well as BCC policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare assignments for staff assigned to each event. Includes assignments for each portion of the work shift; including set-up, reception, event tear-down, and side work
  • Conduct lineups with the staff at the start of each shift
  • Inspect uniforms, review assignments, and steps of service for each event
  • Greet host (on-site contact) for assigned event(s) and stay in contact throughout the event(s)
  • Work closely with the Director of Food & Beverage and Event Coordinator to plan all events
  • Know the menu for each function served and be able to explain the major ingredients and preparation methods for each item to be served
  • Promotes and maintains the highest level of customer service to all guests
  • Determines when a guest should not be served additional alcoholic beverages
  • Resolves guest complaints within scope of authority; otherwise refers the matter to management
  • Notifies supervisor and/or security of all unusual events, circumstances, missing items or alleged thefts.
  • Attends all staff meetings as required by management
  • Implements and maintains all Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) Standards
  • Maintains close communication and works cooperatively with Director of Food & Beverage, the rest of the Administrative team, and co-workers to ensure consistency of services and the highest quality of operation
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous experience as a server in high volume restaurant or banquet facility 
  • Previous leadership experience in a restaurant or banquet facility 

Special Skills/Equipment

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, in English
  • Knowledge of food and beverage preparation, service standards, guest relations, and etiquette
  • Ability to make quick and accurate decisions

Essential Physical Requirements

  • Routinely handles objects weighing up to 25 lbs and on occasion may be expected to lift objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to stand and walk for full length of shift, up to 12 hours at one time
  • Able to perform various activities such as constant standing, walking, frequent bending, reaching, kneeling, and squatting
  • Ability to carry plates and trays
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High attention to detail


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Resort Discounts
  • Holiday Pay, Paid Time Off and Sick Pay
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan & Roth 401(k)
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parking Credit or Discounted Bus Passes

Job Benefits

  • Education / Training
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Housing
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Retirement
  • Wellness

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