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Guest Event Expert (Part Time) - AC WASHINGTON (150012OZ)

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AC WASHINGTON
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The AC WASHINGTON located at One Marriott Drive, Oxon Hill, MD, 20745 is currently hiring a Guest Event Expert (Part Time).
Guest Event Expert (Part Time) : Our jobs arent just about serving guests during a banquet or event. Instead, we want to build an experience that is memorable and unique. Our Guest Event Experts are skilled in a wide range of event functions with responsibility for making sure the event is well-executed from start to finish. Whether setting up or breaking down the materials, transporting supplies, taking orders, interacting with guests, or anything in between, the Guest Event Expert makes transactions feel like part of the experience.
No matter what position you are in, there are a few things that are critical to success creating a safe work place, following company policies and procedures, upholding quality standards, and ensuring your uniform, personal appearance, and communications are professional. Guest Service Experts will be on their feet and moving around (stand, sit, or walk for an extended time) and taking a hands-on approach to work (move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance). Doing all these things well (and other reasonable job duties as requested) is critical for Guest Event Experts to get it right for our guests and our business each and every time.
CRITICAL TASKS
Safety and Security
& Report work related accidents, or other injuries immediately upon occurrence to manager/supervisor.
& Follow company and department safety and security policies and procedures to ensure a clean, safe, and secure environment.
& Identify and correct unsafe work procedures or conditions and/or report them to management and security/safety personnel.
& Use proper equipment, wear appropriate personal protective clothing (PPE), and employ correct lifting procedures, as necessary, to avoid injury.
& Follow policies and procedures for the safe operation and storage of tools, equipment, and machines.
Policies and Procedures
& Protect the privacy and security of guests and coworkers.
& Ensure uniform, nametags, and personal appearance are clean, hygienic, professional and in compliance with company policies and procedures.
& Protect company tools, equipment, machines, or other assets in accordance with company policies and procedures.
& Maintain confidentiality of proprietary materials and information.
& Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards.
& Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
Guest Relations
& Welcome and acknowledge each and every guest with a smile, eye contact, and a friendly verbal greeting, using the guest's name when possible; thank guests with genuine appreciation and provide a fond farewell.
& Address guests' service needs in a professional, positive, and timely manner.
& Actively listen and respond positively to guest questions, concerns, and requests using brand or property specific process (e.g., LEARN, PLEASED, Guest Response, LEAP) to resolve issues, delight, and build trust.
& Assist other employees to ensure proper coverage and prompt guest service.
& Anticipate guests' service needs, including asking questions of guests to better understand their needs and watching/listening to guest preferences and acting on them whenever possible.
& Engage guests in conversation regarding their stay, property services, and area attractions/offerings.
& Ensure place settings are appropriate and each guest has a napkin, clean silverware, and any other item that is part of the standard place setting.
Communication
& Talk with and listen to other employees to effectively exchange information.
& Provide assistance to coworkers, ensuring they understand their tasks.
& Communicate with guests, other employees, or departments to ensure guest needs are met.
& Discuss work topics, activities, or problems with coworkers, supervisors, or managers discreetly and quietly, avoiding public areas of the property.
Working with Others
& Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect.
General Food and Beverage Services
& Follow appropriate procedures for serving alcohol (e.g., TIPs (Training for Intervention Procedures), CARE (Control Alcohol Risks Effectively)).
& Communicate additional meal requirements, allergies, dietary needs, and special requests to the kitchen.
& Set tables according to type of event and service standards, including types of linens, glassware, plate/chinaware, and silver/flatware, ensuring all supplies meet quality standards.
& Perform other reasonable duties as requested.
Closing
& Secure liquors, beers, wines, coolers, cabinets, and storage areas.
& Complete closing duties, including storing all reusable goods, breaking down goods, cleaning all equipment and areas, returning equipment to proper locations, locking refrigerators, restocking items, turning off lights, locking doors, and completing daily cleaning checklist.
Steps of Service
& Check in with guests to ensure satisfaction with each food course and/or beverages.
& Monitor and maintain the cleanliness of assigned tables and work areas including ensuring courses are cleared according to department standards and tables are properly crumbed when appropriate.
Bartending
& Follow all state and local laws for serving alcohol responsibly (e.g., last call times).
& Prepare drink orders for guests according to specified recipes using measuring systems.
& Maintain cleanliness and condition of bar, bar unit (CO2 lines, soda tanks, soda guns, drain, etc.), tables, and other tools, following all set-up guidelines.
& Document and communicate any incidents/accidents immediately to management and Loss Prevention during shift or event.
& Stock and restock ice, glassware, paper supplies and liquor.
& Requisition all necessary supplies, specifically bottle-for-bottle liquor restock, transporting supplies from storeroom to bar set-up area as required.
& Anticipate and communicate replenishment needs promptly, ensuring no shortages throughout scheduled function time, and ensuring proper authorization for additional payments as required prior to replenishing.
Cash/Bank Handling
& Count bank at end of shift, complete designated cashier reports, resolve any discrepancies, drop off receipts, and secure bank.
& Follow property control audit standards and cash handling procedures (e.g., blind drops).
& Transport bank to/from assigned workstation, following security procedures.
& Obtain assigned bank and ensure accuracy of contracted monies, obtaining change required for expected business level, and keeping bank secure at all times.
& Process all payment methods in accordance with Accounting procedures and policies.
Banquet Room Set-up
& Prepare coffee breaks, carts, and stations with appropriate food and beverages as stated in Banquet Event Order.
& Prepare tables, action stations, buffets, service carts, dessert table/carts and cordial carts with specified tools, wares and equipment according to company standards.
& Set up, operate, and troubleshoot audio-visual (AV), projection, lighting, and conferencing equipment, devices, and systems, ensuring all equipment is operational prior to use.
Banquet Room Bussing and Cleaning
& Bus tables by removing and separating tableware, plateware, glassware, and flatware.
& Monitor tableware to ensure it is presentable to guests, including checking for cleanliness, cracks, and chips.
& Break-down, remove, and secure AV equipment and related equipment, devices, and systems promptly following an event.
Respond to and try to fulfill any special banquet event arrangements requested by guest.
& Replenish buffet items to ensure consistency and freshness in presentation from opening to closing.
& Follow up on special banquet event arrangements requested by guest to ensure compliance.
& Assist and instruct guests/customers regarding proper usage and operation of AV equipment and Internet.
Physical Tasks
& Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
& Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift.
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