Waiter/Waitress at Kempinski Hotels, Nairobi – Kenya Job Vacancy

Kempinski Hotels has long reflected the finest traditions of European hospitality. Today, as ever, Kempinski is synonymous with distinctive luxury. Located in many of the world’s most well-known cities and resorts, the Kempinski collection includes hotels in a grand manner, pace-setting modern establishments and older hotels of individual charm. All blend gracefully into their surroundings and offer luxurious accommodation, superb cuisine and unrivalled facilities – complemented by impeccable service.

Waiter/Waitress

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
Location: Nairobi
Job Field: Hospitality / Hotel / Restaurant

 

Job description

Reporting to the Outlet Supervisor/Assistant Outlet Manager/Outlet Manager,The overall scope of the incumbent will includes serving food and beverages to guests in the assigned outlet, providing a courteous, professional, efficient and flexible service consistent with the standards of the hotel and in line with Kempinski’s DNA values in order to encourage sales and maximize guest satisfaction.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Report to duty punctually wearing the correct uniform, clean and well pressed including appropriate shoes (polished) and nametag at all times according to the hotels dress code & Kempinski grooming standards, maintaining a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times.
  • A courteous, professional and efficient service is provided at all times.
  • All duties and tasks are performed as per the tasks required at the outlet.
  • Be knowledgeable of all services and products offered by the hotel.
  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all food and beverage items offered by the department assigned.
  • Have the knowledge and understanding to explain and perform upselling all items offered by the department assigned as well as offering alternatives.
  • Monitor operating supplies, equipment and reduce spoilage and wastage successfully.
  • Ensure that the place of work and surrounding area is kept clean and organized at all times.
  • Successfully perform opening and closing procedures established for the assigned outlet
  • Handle guest enquiries in a courteous and efficient manner and report guest complaints and feedback to supervisors.
  • Report guest complaints immediately to the supervisors and ensuring follow up is performed with the guest.
  • Be knowledgeable to operate the existing POS system based on the trained responsibility level as assigned in the department.
  • Understand and strictly adhere to the rules & regulations established in the hotel’s policy manual and the hotel’s policy on fire, hygiene, health & safety.
  • Maintain a good rapport and work relation with staff in the assigned department and within the hotel.
  • Attend and contribute to all staff meetings, departmental trainings and hotel initiated trainings scheduled.
  • Undertake reasonable tasks and secondary duties as assigned by the Department Head.
  • Respond to any changes in the department as dictated by the hotel management.
  • Assist in carrying out scheduled inventories of products and operating equipment.
  • Perform any other assigned reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Project at all times a positive and motivated attitude and exercise self-control.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired Skills & Qualifications

  • Diploma in Hospitality Management or related field preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure in challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an F&B service role
  • Concern for quality and attention to details
  • Awards/ certificates/ trainings related to F&B operations are preferred.
  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and can multitask
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure
  • Ability to operate computer and office equipment.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word.
  • Flexible in terms of scheduling
  • Applies a professional, confidential and ethical approach at all times.
  • To be able to stand and walk all day
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