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Server assistants

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 98104
Industry: All
Employer: The Sorrento Hotel
Job Tracking ID: 1382789703
Job Description:
Seattle's Favorite Boutique Luxury Hotel


The Sorrento Hotel has been a landmark historic hotel in Seattle since it was established in 1909. The magnificent Italian mission-style architecture creates a classic setting for the Sorrento Hotel's quiet hospitality.


Preferred among business travelers, well traveled vacationers and even Seattle neighbors, The Sorrento Hotel offers a high level of personal service that only a boutique property can provide. Host to many a Sorrento Story, the iconic Sorrento Hotel is as much a destination as Seattle itself.

We are currently searching for a Server Assistant

Position Mission/Overview


This position's main objective is to assist restaurant and cocktail servers in the Fireside Room and the Hunt Club Restaurant & Bar

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

• Make sure hot food is delivered hot, and cold food is delivered cold.
• Pre-bus tables as needed throughout the Hunt Club restaurant and the Fireside Room.
• Pack leftovers for guests following proper sanitation and packaging procedures.
• Greet every guest you pass and make them fell welcome.
• Refill non-alcoholic drinks for our guests as needed.
• Thank every guest for visiting us and invite them to return
• Reset each table within 2 minutes after the guests leave.
• Maintain a clean restaurant at all times.
• Completes all side work.
• Communicates with and supports all staff to serve the guests.
• Employs teamwork.


Required Position Skills



2 years experience in restaurant industry



Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD

Restaurant Jobs Description

Cooks

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