Banquet Houseperson

The Wharf
Madison, CT

Posted April 15, 2021

Banquet Houseperson

Banquet Houseman


In the position of Banquet Houseperson you would be responsible for the set-up and break down of function rooms, which include tables, chairs, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks and Audio Visual Equipment. Showing exemplary service when servicing breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks, including replenishing and clearing.

Essential Elements

  • Regular and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, climb, and reach.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with guests and other employees.
  • Ability to interact with guests and other associates in a courteous, empathetic, and discreet manner
  • Ability to read, speak and understand English.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays where needed.

Job Tasks

  • Sets-up, breaks-down, maintains and cleans banquet furniture and equipment. Reports all damaged or missing equipment to the Banquet Manager.
  • Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of all Banquet Functions.
  • Ensure that all preparations and set-ups are carried out properly and in accordance with posted instructions.
  • Maintains banquet storage area in a neat and orderly manner.

Essential Skills

  • Assist guests in every possible way when special requests occur.
  • Manage time effectively and prioritize for results.
  • Resourceful, flexible and creative in solving problems.
  • Education:
    • High School Diploma preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Preferred: prior banquet set-up experience but willing to train.
  • Other:
    • This position description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.

Compensation: $14.25

The Wharf


The newly redesigned Wharf restaurant offers a new culinary concept and décor that is a clear nod to the region. Classy, yet quintessentially New England, the restaurant offers six distinct areas tied together by a design scheme that speaks to varying degrees of casualness and formality.  The Dining Room offers a nautical theme, white tablecloth experience, stone fireplace, and expansive ocean views highlighting a progressive coastal cuisine—a clear reflection of the regional flavors. The Wharf Bar features booth seating and a vibrant blue granite bar with an extensive selection of spirits, specialty cocktails, craft beers on tap, and wines by the glass. This area also features The Crow’s Nest, a 2-seated high-top space attached to the bar in honor of the bar at the former Madison Beach Hotel. The Porch dining area overlooks the Long Island Sound with stone top tables, raw bar, and al fresco casualness. The Wine Room, which features the Big Table, a place for guests to experience wine and food tastings, is donned with walnut wine cabinets and millwork and features one of the most distinct collections of wines in Connecticut. Around the corner from the Wine Room is The Nook, which offers a more intimate experience for groups up to six.

The restaurant interior offers 120 seats, while The Porch features outdoor veranda seating for 46. Our Executive Chef has developed a menu that incorporates fresh local ingredients and organic produce. The Wharf’s progressive coastal cuisine imbued with simple, clean flavors will be enhanced by the utilization of fresh ingredients from the local farms and fishermen.