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Banquet Porter

The Fairmont Empress Resort

This is a Contract position in Capital, BC posted May 11, 2018.

Banquet Porter

Be a part of a spectacular event!

As a Banquet Porter with Fairmont Empress, you will create a special event that our Guests will remember.

Your ability to work as a team player combined with your service skills and your engaging personality will ensure that our Guests have a memorable experience.

Hotel Overview: 

Regarded as a Condé Nast Readers Choice and Gold List hotel, and honoured with the Travel + Leisure distinction as a top Canadian hotel, the Fairmont Empress graces Victorias sparkling Inner Harbour with an iconic presence. This luxury hotel in Victoria, British Columbia, offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and expansive meeting and wedding space adjacent to the Victoria Conference Centre. Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, this is the ideal location to explore all the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

Built in 1908, Fairmont Empress recently underwent a $60M complete restoration, resulting in the addition of a new restaurant and bar, Q at the Empress. In addition, the hotel now boats 464 fully restored guest rooms and suites, Lobby Lounge, reception lobby, function space, Willow Stream Spa, fitness center, and swimming pool.

Summary of Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Banquet Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Table and room preparations
  • maintaining adequate supplies and/or equipment and assisting Kitchen and service staff
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience performing physically demanding work load
  • Previous experience in a customer service-related position
  • "Serving It Right" and Food Safe certification
  • Fluency in the English language; both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational skills and the capability of working well with minimal supervision.
  • A high level of responsibility and commitment
  • A strong commitment to team work and exceeding guests’ expectations
  • Impeccable grooming and presentation

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to): 

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift

  • Constant lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs

  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting

  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs and ramps

NOTE: The position of Banquet Porter is physically demanding.  The successful applicant must be in excellent physical condition and must be capable of lifting and carrying heavy loads.

Visa Requirements: Must be legally eligible to work in Canada 
 
APPLY TODAY: Whether youre launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resortsand the extraordinary opportunities that exist!

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. Thats why you’ll find exceptional work opportunitiesthroughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacificas well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like Londons The Savoy, New Yorks The Plaza, and Shanghais Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability and Excellence; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

 

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