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Include These Banquet Server Skills
- Stamina and physical fitness
- Dexterity and being able to carry weights
- A polite and friendly manner
- Attention to details
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Time management and being able to work under pressure
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Dear Ms. Powell:
Upon review of your posting for a Banquet Server at The Palmer Club, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your consideration. As a courteous and organized professional with more than four years of experience serving food and beverages to guests at large-scale functions and events, I have much to offer your establishment in this position.
From decorating tables and greeting and seating guests to refilling glasses and clearing plates in preparation for the next course, my experience has prepared me to excel as your new Banquet Server. For the past four years I have provided excellent customer service as a server at The Presidio Hotel, performing a full range of preparatory tasks and providing food and beverage services to guests at events such as weddings, conferences, conventions, meetings, and private parties. My additional strengths in communication, organization, and team leadership position me to thrive in this customer-oriented position at The Palmer Club.
Highlights of my background include:
Ensuring an optimal dining experience for up to 400 event guests while consistently maintaining core values focused on customer satisfaction; working collaboratively with peers and management to ensure top-notch levels of customer service.
Steadfastly adhering to event directions, programs, and itineraries while complying with client requests and allowing for flexibility throughout the event.
Managing and delegating tasks to banquet staff following promotion to leadership role at The Presidio Hotel.
Demonstrating outstanding interpersonal, time management, and problem solving talents.
With my excellent serving experience, coupled with my enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring optimal guest experiences, I could swiftly surpass your expectations for this role. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail.
Thank you for your consideration, and I hope to hear from you soon.
Karla T. Aguilar