Banquet Setup

Providence, RI, USA Req #654
Friday, November 11, 2022
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Banquet Setup


Marriott Providence Downtown

Job Description

Job Title: Banquet Houseman

Department: Banquets

Reports to: Catering Service / Banquet Manager


Position Summary:

·         Responsible for physical set up, cleanliness and maintenance of all banquet equipment and function rooms, as well as their related areas.  In so doing, is expected to direct all efforts toward guest satisfaction, achievement/maintenance of division standards and profit maximization.



Essential Functions:

·         Attendance as scheduled is required.

·         Adhering to all division and local standard policies and procedures.

·         Performing all guest contact activities in a cordial, efficient and professional manner

at all times maintaining a commitment to guest satisfaction.

·         Maintaining a cooperative, team like attitude in working with supervisors and

fellow associates (both within the department and in other hotel departments),

to help achieve our common goals of maximizing guest satisfaction and profit   margins.

·         Maintaining a positive attitude toward the hotel and the job being performed.

·         Reporting to work on time (as scheduled) and in proper uniform/attire.

·         Punch in and report to head houseman or Catering Service/Banquet Manager on duty for work  assignment.

·         Be able to read a banquet event order and setup rooms according to the BEO’s.

·         Be thoroughly familiar with the location of all function rooms and related areas and the

·         Various types of workable setups including:  Classroom Style, Theatre Style, Conference

·         Style, U Shape, Hollow Square, Hollow Rectangle, Banquet Style, T Shape, E Shape

·         Correctly and efficiently set up and break down all department functions including:

Meetings, Breakfast, Luncheons, Dinner, Receptions, Banquets, Dances, Exhibits

·         Be totally familiar with and practice the safe handling care and storage of all banquet


·         Assist guests whenever possible, referring all requests which are beyond the scope of

your responsibility immediately to your supervisor or Catering Service/Banquet Manager

on duty.

·         Keep the total function room area and storage areas clean and neat at all times.

·         Perform periodic total cleaning of the area, as assigned by head houseman or Catering Service/Banquet Manager.

·         All equipment not in use should be returned to its proper storage area in a clean

condition before the end of each shift.

·         Report all damage to catering equipment, furnishings of the room promptly to the

Catering Service/Banquet Manager so that repairs may be made before damage

worsens and/or accidents result.

·         Check electrical hook ups for proper working order and tape down all exposed cords

for equipment in use.

·         Service/Freshen all meeting rooms during breaks.  Check temperature and see if all

lights are working and adjusted properly.

·         Check with supervisor or Catering Service/Banquet Manager before punching out.



Other Functions

·         Attend department meetings

·         Eliminated safety hazards and report all injuries and accident to the Catering/Banquet

        Manager on Duty.

·         Carefully follow all energy conservation and accident/loss prevention guidelines.

·         Perform all additional department related duties as assigned by head houseman or

Catering Service/Banquet Manager.




·         No experience necessary but pervious houseman or banquet set up preferred




·         Effective and clear communication skills

·         Professional and friendly hospitality skills

·         Practice food safe handling procedures

·         Able to read a floor plan and execute it

·         Able to multi – task and organize multiple orders, thoughts, and tasks within the same given time.

·         Knowledge of staging and installing of dance floors preferred

·         Quick response time and dealing with time constraints



Physical Job Requirements:

·         Bending and lifting food/ glass trays of up to 50 lbs

·         Being able to push or pull over 50 lbs

·         Continually moving at a fast pace

·         Continuous standing for the full shift or 8 hours or more

·         Continuous bending or kneeling 




·         Hearing: Must be able to take guest orders, and hear guest requests

·         Vision: Must be able to check for drink accuracy, assess guests body language or expressions

·         Speech: Must be able to converse with guests and communicate well with others

·         Literacy: Must be able to write and communicate orders

·         Must be able to work in hot or cold conditions







·         Tables & Chairs

·         Chair carriers

·         Vacuums, cleaning solutions and  cleaning equipment

·         Dance Floors and staging

·         Lighting 



This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not restrict

 management’s right to assign or reassign other duties and responsibilities to the associate at any time.

The difference between being a good business and an amazing business can be found in the company's footprints made by giving back and serving others.  Community relationships matter to the team at Meyer Jabara. 

Other details

  • Job Family New Jobs
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, November 14, 2022
Location on Google Maps
  • Providence, RI, USA