Banquet Houseman- The Iron Horse Hotel

Food & Beverage Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Position at Iron Horse Hotel

The Iron Horse Hotel is looking for a part-time Banquet Houseman to join our team! See below for more details. 


  • Gathers all equipment necessary to service a function and maintains a clear, immaculate and safe service corridor
  • Sets event rooms before functions and break down post event
  • Clears and cleans event rooms after functions
  • Carries trays, buses and resets tables with linen, china, glass and silver
  • Stocks linen, china, silver and glassware for service
  • Ensures all silver equipment is in good condition and polished
  • Installs buffets and brunch tables, as well as sets up food items and displays
  • Maintains and retrieves all food items from the kitchen and attractively and safely transports them to an outlet
  • Breakdowns any buffets, displays or side stations when needed
  • Assists in other departments when needed
  • Completes side work assigned by manager
  • 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
  • Able to work well unsupervised

  • Standard hotel, kitchen and banquet setting

  • Continuous standing and walking
  • Negotiating wet tile floor and steps
  • Fine motor coordination is needed to pour beverages, decorate cocktails and folding napkins
  • Trays weigh 30 lbs.
  • Carts: 250 lbs. (12-20 lbs. of push/pull force required)
  • Hot box: 20 lbs.
  • Banquet Tables
  • Banquet Chairs
  • Standing and walking is continuous for 4-5 hours at a time
  • Lifting 100 lbs 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

  • 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

The Iron Horse Hotel is privately owned and managed by the Aparium Hospitality Services. Aparium Hospitality Services does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. The Iron Horse Hotel is a smoke-free, drug-free facility, and equal opportunity employer.