Banquet Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512688-639333
    • Job Location: Burbank, CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: July 12, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hotel: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
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Job Description:

The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport is seeking a friendly, dynamic, team driven & experienced Banquet Manager to take on the challenge of a unique position within a 488-room hotel that boasts 50,000 square feet of event space. The Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport is conveniently located near Hollywood and Universal Studios in the center of the entertainment hub. Our property provides complimentary meals, employee events, great hotel discounts at over 5,700 hotels world-wide and perks for local events & attractions!



Hires, trains and directs the banquet staff in servicing all banquet activities in order to ensure a successful function and repeat business.



  • Hire, schedule, and train all banquet staff to include conducting roll call and monthly meetings, and illustrating the proper techniques and etiquette for American, French, and buffet and parade types of service. Monitor staff performance. Define performance requirements and develop action plans for achievement of goals.
  • Supervise the set up function rooms to include placement of linens, silver, china, and glassware according to event order specifications. Visually inspect function rooms and equipment prior to functions for cleanliness, proper inventory, and set up.
  • Verbally communicate, in a calm, positive demeanor, during the course of the function with the kitchen, service, beverage, conventions services, and engineering staffs, as well as the guest host to ensure timely execution of events, quality service, and adherence to all applicable federal, state, local safety and health regulations and corporate standards.
  • Supervise clean up of function room and proper breakdown and storage of equipment.
  • Enter billing information into micro system in order to generate a final guest check. Process payroll for each event, which includes calculating number of hours worked, and gratuity distribution.
  • Check staff attendance according to schedules, adjust and reassign server stations, as necessary, in order to provide quality service during functions.
  • Attends meetings.
  • Orders supplies and linens for functions from Purchasing and Housekeeping departments.
  • Separates, posts, and distributes event order sheets.
  • Assist servers and captains with the execution of events according to the event order and quality standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Related Functions:

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate table settings and service-ware.
  • Knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local health and safety regulations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the English language in order to read event orders and effectively communicate with guests and employees.
  • Basic mathematical skills.
  • Ability to grasp, lift, carry or transport up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to operate various food and beverage equipment present at a function.
  • Ability to set realistic goals and standards.


Experience and Skills:




Any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Licenses or certificates:

Food Handler Certification required.

Tips Certification required.

CPR training required.

First aid training preferred.

Ability to obtain any government required licenses or certificates.


Training and Experience:

At least one year of banquet captain or food and beverage supervisory experience necessary in equivalent size hotel/convention center.

Bilingual preferred.



Physical Demands:


Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), to lift, carry, push, or pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.


Environmental Conditions:

Inside: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. A job is considered "inside" if the worker spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside.



  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Associates with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.
  • Upon employment, all associates are required to fully comply with rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Associates who violate Hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).
  • Additional language ability preferred.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package consisting of multiple medical insurance plans (PPO and HMO), dental plans, flexible spending accounts, matched 401k plan, life insurance, critical accident or illness, short term disability, paid time off, complimentary meals, hotel discounts, wellness programs.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Spire Hospitality salutes three of our enterprising leaders who were recognized by Hotel Management magazine as members of the elite 33 GMs to Watch-  Mr. Jeremy Berlin, Westin Dallas Park Central; Mr. Matthew Wheeler, High Peaks Resort- Lake Placid; and Mr. Scott Youngblood, Embassy Suites- Portland.