Event Server - Detroit Foundation Hotel

Food & Beverage Detroit, Michigan

Position at Detroit Foundation Hotel

Do you want to be part of the exciting revitalization of Detroit?  The soon to be open Detroit Foundation Hotel is looking for Event Servers to join the pre-opening team!

Detroit Foundation Hotel is at the forefront of the renewal of the Motor City. A transformation of the former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and adjacent Pontchartrain Wine Cellar building, The Foundation will be the top hotel in the market with authentic inspiration, design, and programming that respects Detroit’s past, yet is looking forward through its revival.

The food and beverage programming will include a three-meal restaurant and bar with approximately 200 covers positioned to be among the top restaurants in the region. The hotel’s restaurant will present iconic New American cuisine, and with space that will serve as an incubator for culinary students, up and coming chefs and visiting culinary influencers. The elevated bar program will focus on collaboration with Michigan breweries and distillers.

The hotel will feature approximately 4500 square feet of meeting space, including a rooftop ballroom and a unique podcast studio. The 100-room hotel is scheduled to open Spring 2017.  

In this unique role, the Event Server will be involved in the pre-opening process of setting up the department for success along with all other responsibilities assigned my management such as cross training and collaborating with other departments as needed.

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Job Requirements:

  • Offers guests an enjoyable, expertly served beverage/dining experience conforming to guidelines of excellence for quality, professionalism and friendliness
  • Serves and clears food and beverage items in an unobtrusive and professional manner
  • Familiar with the menus, including preparation, ingredients and description
  • Follows the established procedures to ensure knowledgeable, correct and efficient order taking
  • Prepares and services beverages for guests in a speedy, efficient and professional manner
  • Carries trays, buses and resets tables with the appropriate items
  • Sets up and breaks down events as detailed in Banquet Event Orders

 Additional Requirements:

  • Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language
  • Must have a high school education or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of food and beverage experience
  • Great wine and food knowledge
  • Able to work well unsupervised
  • Computer skills helpful but not required
  • Must be minimum age to serve alcohol
  • Must have alcohol awareness certification

 Teamwork:

  • Maintain a good working relationship with other associates by promoting teamwork and fostering a harmonious working climate
  • Partake in a positive work ethic and surrounding environment

 Standards:

  • Able to work alone without direct supervision
  • Demonstrate high degree of drive and determination
  • Constantly recommend service and product improvement to better the operation
  • Keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • Attend all required meetings
  • Follow proper payroll and uniform procedures
  • Properly handle and report associate and guest accidents
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards
  • Assist with responsibilities and duties in other departments and as assigned by management
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel

 Work Environment:

  • Standard hotel, kitchen and banquet setting

 Physical Demand:

Positions

  • Continuous standing and walking
  • Negotiating wet tile floor and steps
  • Fine motor coordination is needed to pour beverages, decorate cocktails and folding napkins

Forces

  • Trays weigh 30 lbs.
  • Carts: 250 lbs. (12-20 lbs. of push/pull force required)
  • Hot box: 20 lbs.
  • Banquet Tables
  • Banquet Chairs

Repetitions

  • Standing and walking is continuous for 4-5 hours at a time
  • Lifting and carrying 30 lb. tray, crate or box is occasional
  • Negotiating varied floor surfaces is continuous
  • Carrying over shoulder is occasional
  • Hand and elbow movements for polishing glassware, silver, setting up tables, shacking, pouring and mixing drinks
  • Pushing Room Service cart is continuous
  • Lifting and carry hot boxes is continuous
  • Rolling and/or carry Banquet tables is continuous
  • Carrying stackable banquet chairs by loading the cart is continuous

 Sensory

  • Excellent sight and balance needed for negotiating varied floor surfaces
  • Handling lighted candles, and handling hot fluids (coffee and tea)
  • Excellent speech and hearing to interact with guests
  • Excellent sight for completion of paperwork
  • Must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10 degrees F) and kitchens (+110 degrees F), possible for one hour or more

Aparium Hospitality Services, LLC does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. Detroit Foundation Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.