SMG Banquet Server in Seattle, Washington

Job Title: Banquet Server

Department: Food & Beverage

Reports to: Catering Sales Manager

FLSA Status: Hourly Non-Exempt

About Savor...Seattle at McCaw Hall

Take advantage of a great opportunity to support the arts in your community. SAVOR... is proud to be the exclusive Food & Beverage provider at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center, home of the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet. We are looking to build our team of dedicated staff members working to provide an excellent guest experience for patrons of the arts, community members, and special event guests.

These positions are part-time, primarily evening shifts. They are the perfect opportunity for support the arts in your community and earn extra income at the same time!

Position Summary

The primary function of Banquet Servers is to provide quick, cheerful, and knowledgeable service for special event attendees at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the Seattle Opera. McCaw Hall is a 200 features two donor rooms and including all areas can accommodate up to 3000 guests for special events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Setup, execute, and strike special donor room and event services per SAVOR...Seattle service orders.
  • Provide fine dining level service for guests of all special events.
  • Initiate and maintain friendly and processional contact with guests ensuring that all needs are anticipated and met. Must exceed guests' expectation for customer service.
  • Setup, maintain, and cleanup all stations and staging areas in a clean and organized manner.
  • Maintain and control inventory for all Food & Beverage stations.
  • Meet SAVOR...McCaw Hall uniform and appearance standards at all times.
  • Ensure that all alcohol service meets SAVOR...McCaw Hall and WSLCB regulations including prevention of over-service.
  • Hold current Food Worker's Card and Class 12 MAST permit.
  • Other duties as assigned by Food & Beverage management based on event needs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • English language and professional verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum of 1 years of banquet service experience or previous experience with SAVOR... is required. Previous experience at a multi-outlet property is preferred.
  • Previous experience using Point of Sale terminals and handling cash sales is preferred.
  • Ability to understand and enforce all SAVOR...McCaw Hall and WSLCB regulations regarding safety and alcohol service.
  • Ability to take direction and work well in a team environment.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively in a high pressure environment.
  • Commitment to exceptional guest service.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position will require long periods of standing, walking and navigating stairs.
  • Direct contact with guests, managers and employees
  • Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move around the facility; to stand for long hours during events; talk and hear. This position may require work inside or outside of the building, as needed by events.


Starting wage is $15.45/hour plus tip pool. This is a seasonal, part-time position. All Food & Beverage scheduling is dependent on McCaw Hall's events calendar.


The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

To Apply

Apply at-

Savor...Seattle at McCaw Hall

305 Harrison St.

Seattle, WA 98109

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact (206) 615-0234.

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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