1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Food & Beverage


Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Edmonton, Canada



Banquet Captain (Full Time)


Luxury & Lifestyle

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Company Description

Your team and working environment:

Edmonton's "Chateau on the River" For more than 100 years, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has effortlessly delivered timeless luxury in the heart of downtown Edmonton. Nestled upon the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the hotel's charm and ever-evolving elegance has earned it the spotlight as one of the City's most sought after locations.  A storied past, an unparalleled present, and a future to be reckoned with, Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has set the stage for luxury in the heart of the city.  Edmonton's only four-diamond "Chateau on the River" offers unparalleled views of North America's largest expanse of urban parkland.  Boasting dignified style and timeless grace, each of our 198 classically designed guestrooms, including specialty suites, are tastefully adorned with the finest amenities.  In 2016, we forever changed the game in luxury was we unveiled a completely re-designed Fairmont Gold and Lounge.  Delivering personalized and discreet service, this hotel within a hotel offers an unrivalled experience unlike any other the city has seen, and likely ever will.  From seasonally inspired menus to dining experiences that will satisfy any craving, see what our chefs are preparing in our confederation lounge and our award winning restaurant, The Harvest Room.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit  https://careers.accor.com/

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Job Description

Banquet Captain (Full Time)

The Banquet Captain is responsible for maintaining the high service standards of the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.  The Banquet Captain is responsible for organizing and carrying out the functions of the Banquet Department.  These functions may include but are not limited to, staffing, scheduling, inventories, ordering, BEO updates, reviews and meetings, Banquet Invoice tracking, Billing and review, coaching and counseling, room set-up prep, room break-down prep, and other Banquet management related responsibilities.

What you will be doing:
Reporting to the Director of Banquets , responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain close guest contact and banquet staff contact
  • Clearly communicate verbally and in writing with Banquet staff, kitchen staff and other hotel departments
  • Make management decisions in the best interest of the hotel and the guest
  • Review and maintain high quality of set-up, service and follow-up for Banquet events
  • Accurately tally beverage consumption sheets in a timely manner
  • Accurately and efficiently process Banquet checks (post, client signatures, close and process)
  • Abide by Banquet service standards
  • Direct multiple events at the same time
  • Lead Banquet Servers, Housemen and kitchen personnel in teamwork
  • Train and follow up on service standards
  • Provide excellent overall design and décor of banquet space, even in the absence of client provided supplies
  • Secondary skills such as bartending, serving, room set-up and break-down
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Directly supervises Banquet Servers, Banquet Housemen and Banquet Bartenders, alone or in tandem with other Banquet Captains and the Director of Banquets or the Assistant Banquet Manager.

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift.
  • Frequent lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasional kneeling, pushing, pulling, lifting.
  • Occasional ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and ramps.


Your experience and skills include:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Previous leadership experience required (in a Event operations setting).
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Working Knowledge regarding labor forecasting, scheduling and expense forecasting is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Window applications required.
  • University/College degree in a related discipline an asset.
  • Highly responsible & reliable.
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team.
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times.

Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining work authorization documents.

Additional Information

What is in it for you:

  • Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision & Dental) including extended benefits like; Mental Health (up to $5,000/year),for full time permanent status employees
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with employer matching up to 5% of annual earnings for full time permanent status employees
  • Employee travel program with discounts on room rates as well as on food & beverage at Fairmont & Accor properties world-wide
  • Comprehensive wellness platform (LifeWorks) for employee mental health and wellbeing support 
  • Learning programs through our Academies designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Career development opportunities with national and international promotion opportunities. The sky is your limit

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.


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