Banquet Bartenders work the Hotel’s special events particularly weddings and receptions. Banquet Bartenders operate cash bars or host bars depending on the Banquet Event order specifications. Banquet Bartender is fast paced bartending that requires accuracy, quick friendly service, and alcohol consumption awareness skills.
Here is what Senaida M. from the Dallas Magnolia Hotel says about working as a Banquet Bartender: “I enjoy being part of creating great memories for our guests.”
Some of duties and responsibilities of the Banquet Bartender position include:
Set up bar according to BEO specifications. When in doubt, ID for age, and follow TIPS or TABC training on consumption awareness. Follow cash bar and host bar procedures for tracking consumption, charges etc. Do side work for bar as assigned per shift including stocking of supplies. Break down bar at end of event and store beverages as directed. Cheers to the bride & groom!
Some desired qualifications of the Banquet Bartender position include:
Previous bartending experience in a full-service lounge or banquet facility. Professionally interact with a broad cross-section of guests. Willing to follow portion pour procedures for all beverages served. Point of sale and cash handling experience in beverage operations. There are some minimum requirements to being a Banquet Bartender that include: Have valid TIPS or TABC certification. Must be of legal age to pour, mix, and serve alcoholic beverages in the State in which the hotel does business.