Taught in a “real-world” setting, this course allows hands-on instruction to develop skills needed to work in banquet set-up and service. Participants will receive instruction on professionalism, food safety, alcohol awareness, meeting room set-up, banquet table set-up, event operations and design, customer service, and job readiness.
PREREQUISITE: Must be able to comprehend and speak English.
Banquet Setup/Servers facilitate food service. They serve items such as meals, water, condiments and beverages to patrons. They are typically expected to clean tables, remove dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens, set tables and ensure the staging areas are properly stocked. Most employers offer flexible work schedules and typically include evening and weekend hours. If interested in a career in food service, working in this field is a good first step.
Employment opportunities for banquet setup/servers exist in restaurants, hotels, event centers such as coliseums and convention centers.
$15,000 - $23,600 per year or $7.45 - $11.37 per hour
Students will learn how to set the scene for customers to have a pleasant dining experience. Students will gain a basic understanding of all aspects of banquet setup and service. Students will learn to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Additionally, students will earn a Career Readiness Certificate.
Recommended Courses and Skills
Must be able to read and speak English proficiently; follow instructions; and to lift heavy serving trays. Must be able to stand for long periods of time
Helpful Personal Attributes
Must be able to work in a team environment and to deal with demanding customers.
For more information, please contact the Customer Service Center, located at 1300 Bolton Street. The telephone number is 336.761.1002