Banquet Server Resume Templates & Examples

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We built this guide based on real data from over 1,000,000 resumes and job postings so you know exactly what to put in your banquet server resume. Let’s get started.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of banquet server resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from banquet server resumes and 39 banquet server job listings to get the data used for this our banquet server resume guide. 

In addition to banquet server-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Banquet server resume objective data + banquet server objective examples

Pop quiz: do banquet server’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for banquet server’s specifically:

  • 33% of banquet server’s included an objective section
  • 26% of banquet server’s included a professional summary
  • 48% of banquet server’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Banquet server objective examples

A highly creative banquet server , and a resourceful individual looking for a responsible position to gain practical experience.

A highly motivated banquet server who aims to make use of their interpersonal skills to achieve goals of a company that focuses on customer satisfaction and customer experience.

To obtain a banquet server position where I can utilize my customer service skills and attention to detail to ensure guests have a positive dining experience.

Seeking a banquet server role where I can use my strong organizational skills and ability to multitask to efficiently serve guests and assist with event setup and breakdown.

To secure a banquet server position that allows me to utilize my strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team to provide excellent service to guests and support to event coordinators.


Skills for banquet server resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in banquet server resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritze skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common banquet server resume skills

Most common hard skills for banquet server resumes: fill-in bartending, rolling silverware, customer service, cheerfulness, and energy.


Most common soft skills for banquet server resumes: communication skills, customer-service skills, interpersonal skills, listening skills, and patience


Other good banquet server resume skills

  • Serving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Attention to details
  • Courtesy
  • Setup
  • Tear down
  • Table setting
  • Punctuality
  • Dependability
  • Efficiency
  • Banquet setup
  • Place setting
  • Room decoration
  • Cleaning bathrooms
  • Vacuuming, sweeping, mopping

Banquet server skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Banquet server skills example 1

Serving skills | rolling silverware | communication | attention to details | cheerfulness | energy | courtesy

Banquet server skills example 2

Teamwork | communication skills | setup | customer-service skills | tear down | interpersonal skills | table setting

Banquet server skills example 3

Room decoration | punctuality | patience | listening skills | efficiency | customer-service skills | banquet setup

Work experience for banquet server resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any banquet server resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Banquet server work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Banquet Server

Jaguar Ventures, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Banquet Server

Table Your Needs, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Served meals during banquets, weddings, and other special events
  • Assisted when needed at the front desk
  • Accurately took guest orders with accuracy and efficiently delivered food orders

WORK EXPERIENCE

Banquet Server Intern

Storm Solutions, 2010-2012

Responsibilities

  • Greeted and seated guests upon entry of the restaurant
  • Run food from the kitchen to the banquet hall on demand
  • Assist with food and table prep before the event begins
  • Set up buffets with food presentation standards and practices in mind, ensuring safe food handling performance
  • Serve plated dinners to guests and respond to requests for beverages, appetizers and other needs

Education for banquet server resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, banquet server job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 933 banquet server resumes

  • 9% banquet server resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 59% banquet server resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 27% banquet server resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% banquet server resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Banquet server resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Blinn College District, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Class Rank Recognition
  • Salutatorian
  • AP Scholar

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2015

Certifications for banquet server resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help banquet server’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Banquet server certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Restaurant Server

American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute, 2021

ServSafe Alcohol

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

ServSafe Alcohol, Certified Restaurant Server, Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate

Banquet server resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 933 banquet server resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by banquet server’s and banquet server employers.

The most common action verbs on banquet server resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on banquet server job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and field.

Other action verbs for banquet server resumes: 

  • Perform
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full banquet server resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full banquet server resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Banquet server resume example

Brett Cruz
Banquet Server

2180 Blair Court, Brunswick, MO


Seeking a banquet server role where I can use my strong organizational skills and ability to multitask to efficiently serve guests and assist with event setup and breakdown.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Banquet Server

Jaguar Ventures, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Communicate with banquet supervisor as well as other servers and event organizers
  • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as open wine and take drink orders
  • Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, food storage and other closeout tasks
  • Assisted hosts and hostesses with seating of guests during rush times

Associate Banquet Server

Table Your Needs, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Practiced safe food handling procedures by washing hands regularly and using gloves when preparing salads or desserts
  • Helped resolve guest problems by remaining positive, friendly and respectful
  • Ensured all meals served to patrons met quality standards
  • Demonstrated responsible alcohol serving practices by checking guest identification and ensuring that guests were not over served

Banquet Server Intern

Storm Solutions, 2010-2016

Responsibilities

  • Completed all side work after completion of dining service
  • Effectively maintained a clean working environment during shift
  • Consistently display friendly and approachable attitude with guests to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Serve tailored breakfasts and accommodate guests with special dietary requests and respond to any complaints

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Breakfast Attendant

American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute, 2021

Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate

Society of Wine Educators, 2015


SKILLS

Serving skills | courtesy | buffet servicing | interpersonal skills | communication skills | fill-in bartending | punctuality


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Blinn College District, 2021

Associate of Arts

Alliance Medical and Health Sciences College, 2015

What experts say about banquet server resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Put on the last ones there that have high relevance to this same job.” – HOW TO MAKE A ROCKIN’ RESUME | RESTAURANT WAITER


“Write down a little bit about I really like this job because… doesn’t know I end up leaving this job because of…” – HOW TO MAKE A ROCKIN’ RESUME | RESTAURANT WAITER


“You should not put your educational background above the work experience section.” – 5 Resume Mistakes You MUST Avoid (with real examples)!

Want help with your banquet server resume?

And with that, we wrap up our guide. Hopefully this data helps you understand what exactly makes a great banquet server resume. Of course, if you have questions, just drop them in the comments.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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