Banquet Porter at The Kahala Resort
To set up, break down banquet and convention functions, including banquet props and deco; cleans and maintains all areas and equipment used for banquet functions in accordance with the hotel high standards of quality; may operate motor vehicle for banquet
pick up and delivery.
•Breaks down all meeting rooms where meetings have concluded and returns items to
storage closet so the room will be available to re-set for the next function.
•Sets up all meeting rooms and banquet function to the specifications of the guest.
This includes considerable physical activity in transporting awkward and heavy materials weighing up to 50 lbs. such as staging, tables, chairs, dance floors, etc., from storage area to meeting rooms.
•Replenishes foods of buffet lines and pupu tables. Assists cook with bringing foods
back to kitchen. Clean back areas (bussing areas) for all events.
• Sets up all audiovisual equipment for events.
•Communicates with the supervisor verbally and through written communication
throughout the shift to ensure proper notification and follow through on assigned
•Maintains established cleaning schedule of meeting rooms and ballrooms so the
rooms stay presentable at all times. Keeps storage areas neatly organized.
• Report all suspicious persons or activities and hazardous or unsafe conditions to the
•Provide instruction and/or guidance for guest and employee safety in fire or other emergency situations.
•Respond to guest questions. Provide guest assistance, direction and information as
requested when working in public areas.
•Performs any general cleaning tasks using standard hotel cleaning products as assigned by the supervisor to adhere to health standards.
•Performs a variety of other duties as assigned, such as dining room steward
responsibilities, cleaning up spills, or special guest requests.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
•Knowledge of various set up styles used in the meeting rooms. For example: different
table types (round, schoolroom, etc.).
•Knowledge of various equipment such as projectors, movie screens, coffee urns, food
•Ability to pay attention to detail, work in a fast paced environment, handle multiple tasks,
and have a high level of patience.
• Ability to multi task. Complete current task while reviewing the next task due.
•Ability to recognize and remember additional supplies may be needed while still in the
process of completing the existing task.
•Ability to work in a fast paced environment coupled with being able to be cordiale, polite
and professional with fellow co-workers and guests.
• Sorting and racking glassware, chinaware and utensils.
• Previous banquet porter experience preferred.
• Prior hospitality experience preferred.
Licenses or Certification
• Certification of tuberculosis clearance required.
• CPR and Standard First Aid Certification preferred.
• Ability to obtain Hawaii Liquor Commission (yellow) Card.
• Ability to complete HAZCOMlMSDS training.
•Ability to lift and move multiple tables and chairs and podiums weighing up to 49 lbs.
through a crowded room. This position requires considerable physical activity on a
continuous basis throughout the shift for room set up and break down.
•Ability to grasp, lift, and/or carry, or otherwise move or push goods on a hand cart/truck
weighing a maximum of 500 lbs.
•Ability to comply with hotel rules and regulations including policies regarding safety and grooming standards.
•Must maintain a neat, clean and well groomed appearance as outlined in the employee
• High School Diploma or General Education Diploma preferred.