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

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel - Seattle, Seattle, United States

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REF34892L

Private Dining Coordinator

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle


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Company Description

Located in the heart of Seattle's downtown, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is a historic landmark in the city.  Be a part of history, providing service to our guests in an iconic and luxurious setting.  We look forward to welcoming you to the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel located in the heart of Seattle.


Job Description

The Private Dining Coordinator is an integral part of the Food & Beverage team and is responsible for the successful planning & execution of private events in The George Restaurant, The Olympic Bar, Shuckers and Founders Club.  They ensure that our guests have a seamless and inspiring experience and juggle multiple events simultaneously.

What's in it for you:

  • $26.21/hour + 3% service charge on event bookings
  • Employee travel program offering discounted rates in Fairmont and Accor hotels worldwide
  • Parking and Public transportation discounts
  • Paid meal breaks with complimentary meals served in our staff dining room
  • Learning programs through our Academies
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance available for all full-time colleagues and their families. Additional supplemental insurance available. Free base employee only medical insurance
  • 401K Retirement plans with a 4% match for all colleagues
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your hotel and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities
  • Fun, elegant atmosphere with amazing colleagues!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain client relationships
  • Prospect and cultivate new clients and revenue streams
  • Collaboratively work with our F&B and Sales teams
  • Responding promptly to reservation inquiries
  • Creating custom menus for clients in InDesign & Office software
  • Knowing all F&B menus and understanding upselling techniques
  • Planning event details and all aspects, including seating, dining and guests
  • Creating reliable financial reports and collecting payments on time
  • Creating quarterly competitive-set analysis for F&B
  • Assisting F&B division will menu formatting & printing
  • Filling out event orders with function details in a timely matter
  • Coordinating between culinary and front-of-house teams on menus, service notes, timeliness and general guest expectations  
  • Managing events and addressing potential issues that may arise
  • Perform other duties assigned by manager (i.e. hosting, administrative duties, assisting in all aspects of the operation)

Qualifications

  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
  • A passion for luxury hospitality
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work cohesively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Must hold valid authorization to work in the US
  • Food Handlers Card and MAST permit required
  • Microsoft Office programs basic knowledge
  • InDesign knowledge an asset
  • Prior Restaurant experience an asset
  • Prior Luxury hotel experience an asset
  • Flexible working hours: AM, PM, Weekends and Holidays as needed
  • Work Authorization for USA required

Physical Qualifications:

 

  • Ability to stand on feed throughout shift
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs
  • Frequent sitting on office chair
  • Frequent computer use

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company, and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All offers contingent on background check and E-Verify.

Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo! #BELIMITLESS   

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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