Career Opportunities

Banquet House Person

    • Job Tracking ID: 512450-798350
    • Job Location: Peekskill, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: November 18, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

The Abbey Inn & Spa is actively searching for efficient and passionate banquet staff to join our crew! We are seeking experienced service staff from all backgrounds and skill sets to help make The Abbey Inn & Spa a success.

You must be PASSIONATE about your work, able to work in a PROFESSIONAL kitchen with high standards, and ENJOY HOSPITALITY above all. We are looking for leaders with positive attitudes. Career advancement available for the right candidates.

Located on a scenic bluff overlooking the Hudson River, the 42 guest room Abbey Inn & Spa has been transformed into a world class destination luxury hotel. The circa 1902 restored convent will feature Apropos Farm to Table restaurant, luxury health spa and English garden, a fully restored original Chapel and events hall, a demonstration kitchen, and wine cellar, all on 60 acres of manicured walking trails.

Follow @TheAbbeyInnAndSpa on instagram and facebook for updates and check out @HayCreekHotels on Linkedin for more great opportunities!

Job Summary:

 Responsible for the physical set-up, flips, and break-down of all events in the hotel.

  • Maintain the cleanliness and eye appeal of the banquet space according to Hay Creek Standards.

    Maintain a commitment to customer service and guest satisfaction. Assist guests will drop-off and pick-up of banquet items. Communicate any drop-off and pick-up of materials to event lead/sales department.

  • Follow specific Banquet Event Orders to ensure accuracy for the set up. Independently locate, read and understand BEOs.

  • Prepares all banquet space prior to events, including table and chair heavy lifting, moving, and neat set-up, AV hook-ups, podiums and flags, projectors and screens, dance floors, stages, etc.

    Breaks down all banquet space after events, putting all tables, chairs, and equipment away properly and cleaning floor spaces as appropriate.

    During the event, duties include assisting servers, transporting tables and equipment, reporting maintenance issues to management, and providing requested information to banquet patrons.

  •  Assists banquet captain as needed with additional set-up to include: glasses, pads/pens, candy, water pitchers, draping all tables, and preparing the space as required for the particular function/event.

    Removes centerpieces/décor after events and stores appropriately. Communicates location of storage of event materials to event lead/sales department. 

Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;

  • Insurance Benefit package, to include Company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • Competitive Salary/Wages
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Structure including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, Jury Duty Leave, and Bereavement Leave
  • Standard Annual Performance/Salary Reviews
  • Merit and Cost of Living Adjustments
  • Free Parking
  • Employee and Friends & Family Lodging Discounts as low as forty-nine dollars per night at all HCH Properties
  • Discounts at specific property partners (NEIRA, Historic Hotels of America)
  • 50% Discount when Dining at any HCH Property
  • Industry Discounts through Working Advantage (Entertainment Tickets, Hotels, Rental Cars, Outdoor Activities, Restaurants, etc.)
  • Discounts at each of our Spas, Golf Courses, Fitness rooms/programs and other featured amenities
  • Supportive, open-door policy work environment
  • Work Culture that is fun, energetic and motivating
  • Employee Recognition Program - 'Delight and Surprise Dollars'
  • Accelerated Career Advancement to include professional enrichment, conferences & classes, and manager in training programs.

Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Must feel comfortable with technology. Working knowledge of a Point of Sale system preferred.
  • 1 year serving experience in a high volume restaurant, fine dining preferred.
  • Prior Wine/Liquor knowledge. Previous alcohol service training a plus.
  • Ability to work in a constructive, team working environment with a positive, upbeat and customer-focused attitude.
  • Proven success in handling large parties. Banquet/events experience a plus.
  • Ability to operate smoothly under pressure and stress.
  • Flexibility to work nights or mornings, weekends, holidays, and busy seasonal days (i.e. town festivals).
  • May be subject to successful completion of background and/or DMV check.

Hay Creek Hotels ensures all candidates are able to apply for employment. If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing an online application, please contact the local Human Resource office at the hotel in which you are applying.