Why us?: Sage Hotel Management is currently seeking a Banquet Captain at the Alexandrian Hotel located in the Alexandrian Hotel, The Alexandrian is located in Alexandria, Virginia.At Sage Hotel Management, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We are known amongst our staff, our owners, our guests, and our communities as leaders in our field who are authentic, humble, innovative, and flexible operators driven to anticipate needs and exceed expectations.Sages vision is to be recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that makes the ordinary extraordinary! The ideal candidate should champion this culture in every touchpoint of our business from our associates, guests, owners, and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote daily will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence. Join us today! Job Overview: Set-up, maintain and break down buffet for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner in a safe, accident-free manner. Assist the guests as needed to ensure that all foods are properly served. Responsibilities: Read BEO and know how to complete a set-up.Set tables in assigned area correctly and uniformly.Keep station neat and clean while servicing guest per established policies and procedures.Able to work flexible shifts to consist of mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekend and holidays.Set tables in assigned area correctly and uniformly.Keep station neat and clean while servicing guest per established policies and procedures.Use proper in-room clearing and tray jacks.Break down buffets or other special food service tables and equipment.Assist Banquet Captain in setting up/breaking down buffet or other special food service tables and equipment.Greet and serve guests following guidelines set by the policies/procedures regarding the service of food and beverage.Keep kitchen area & all storage areas clean according to policies set forth by management.Clearly and timely communicate needs and concerns to Banquet Captain and/or Manager/DirectorHours: Flexible; scheduled days and times may vary based on need.Complete all set-up and closing duties. Set-up table according to procedures, with table cloth, skirting, food and utensils.Maintain buffet table throughout the day, have all food items and utensils out on time and inform manager or hostess of any additional items needed on the table.Assist guests; help serve as needed and respond to questions using suggestive selling techniques.Clean off buffet table including putting all utensils, food and other items back in the appropriate place in the kitchen.Polish up mirrored buspans and coffee urn on a daily basis and put back in dry storage. Perform sidework duties as needed. Qualifications: Education/Formal TrainingHigh school education or equivalent.ExperienceOne to two years in a related position with this company or other organization(s).Knowledge/SkillsMust have basic knowledge of customer service principles, food service function, and restaurant and kitchen operations.Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Lifting trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc. 20 -40 lbs. Pushing carts, Queen Marys, hotbox, portable bar 50 -100 lbs.Carrying trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc using both hands at 20 -40 lbs.Must have manual coordination to punch buttons, grasp items in hand, and to balance and carry trays loaded with food and beverages.Bending/kneeling: Ability to bend to lower level cabinets and lift trays.Mobility: Maneuver in narrow areas and between seated guests. Continuous standing required to service guest functions; 100% of the time scheduled. Climbing approximately 12 steps 20% of 8 hours.No driving required.Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests.Must have ability to perform multiple tasks at one time, must be able to follow verbal and written instruction, and be able to communicate.Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to sound and sight details in crowded and noisy situations, particularly when handling multiple tasks.EnvironmentPhysically strenuous: prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in 95% indoor environment. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees.