Banquet Captain

SMG Jacksonville
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
PartTime/Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description


SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities, has an excellent and immediate opening for the Banquet Captain for SMG/Jacksonville Facilities. Responsible for providing high quality catering service for banquets.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Directly responsible for supervising all catered events. This includes setup, execution, and tear down of all events

· Drive all components of event setup ensuring staff follow instruction and complete tasks in allotted timeframes

· Supervise and train all banquet and bar staff on guest service standards and professionalism

· Conduct inspection of staff at start of shift to verify all staff uniforms are clean and appearances meet standards

· Prepare and distribute staff assignments with timelines for event day tasks including side work and break down

· Maintain all timeframes and adjust for changes during events for proper staff placement and steps of service

· Establish and maintain positive client relationships and interdepartmental relationships

· Submit requests for any auxiliary needs handled by administrative or operational/facility departments

· Upkeep smallwares equipment: instruct for proper usage, keep storage clean and organized, document damages/losses, and track any equipment transfers between facilities

· Conduct smallwares equipment inventory and dry goods/perishables inventory for rental/ordering for event needs

· Train and monitor staff on proper food handling techniques in concordance with Florida Health Code

· Keep service areas clear of conditions and obstructions potentially hazardous to public safety

· Ensure staff maintain safe and clean work areas

· Ensure Florida health codes and liquor laws are followed

· Direct bar staff to make sure all necessary tools and products are in place for complete operation of bars

· Ensure proper handling during transit and behind the bar and of all bar products

· Confirm bar paperwork is accurate and bartenders are aware of service timeframes and bar service details

· Assist with preparation and set-up of event room when necessary

· Other duties may be assigned

Job Requirements

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.

• Must have attention to detail
• Must have excellent oral communication skills
• Must have strong customer service skills
• Must have understanding of banquet captain responsibilities
• Must show competency in formal table settings and service steps
• Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, managing competing demands, frequent changes, delays or unexpected events
• Must have strong interpersonal skills
• Must be results driven
• Must have excellent organizational skills
• Must have basic working knowledge of cash register and cash handling procedures
• Must be compliant with Florida State Health Codes
• Must complete TEAM’s alcohol management training

Education and/or Experience

• Four year college degree in related hospitality field preferred
• At least two year experience supervising food and beverages catering/banquets
• Understanding of survey based measures (Guest Experience)
• Understanding of food handling and storage as regulated by Florida Health Code
• Must have ServSafe certification (Manager’s Certification)
• Must be Excel and Word proficient

Other Qualifications

• Must be able to work extended and/or irregular hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.

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.
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.

• Daily lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs. Up to 10 minutes at a time.
• Constant reaching, standing, walking and stooping
• Performing work through repetitive eye/hand coordination
• Must be able to balance and have good manual dexterity


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:

External link:

Kimberly Escolano
SMG Jacksonville
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact 904-630-0334

SMG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
SMG Jacksonville
Kimberly Escolano
300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd
Jacksonville FL 32202
United States