Assistant Director of Banquets
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Assistant Director of Banquets

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Assistant Director of Banquets

About the job

Assistant Director of Banquets

Are you passionate about banquets? Engaging service, delicious cuisine and distinctive surroundings make every special event at Fairmont Chicago a truly unforgettable experience. As Assistant Director of Banquets, you will partner with the Director of Banquets to provide leadership that fosters an engaged team and ensures quality, efficiency and superior service at each group function.

What is in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies and the opportunity to earn qualifications while you work
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference in the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21


What you will be doing:

  • Ensure Food & Beverage relevant brand standards are maintained
  • Oversee the day to day operations of Events with a focus on service and operational logistics
  • Work closely with the Event Services & Culinary teams to execute on client needs, expectations, and timelines
  • Actively share ideas, opinions and suggestions to improve the environment and dining experience
  • Ensure all functions make a positive visual impact and unforgettable guest experience; including ambiance, décor and service delivery
  • Communicate effectively with all departments and thrive for guest feedback
  • Balance operational, administrative and colleague needs


Your experience and skills include:

  • Minimum of 2 years previous Food & Beverage supervisory experience in similar environment
  • Previous leadership experience in Banquets, Events, or similar Food and Beverage role required
  • Proven ability to build and maintain good relationships with all stakeholders
  • Communicate thoughts, actions and opportunities clearly with strong networking skills
  • Ability to lead by example, believe in a strong team culture and set the scene for high performance

Note: Successful candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States.


Your team and working environment:

Heart + Artist = Heartist®

At Accor, we are all Heartists®. Passionate and experts in what we do, each and every one of us, with our own personality, master the fine art of welcoming, connecting, and serving others. We are passionate about people and attentive to the world, it is the Heartist® way of being.

Generous, attentive, and free, we ensure that everyone can come as they are, and feel like they belong. As one big team, we know that only together can we do amazing things! The world is more welcoming when we’re connected heart to heart. How we do it? We care, we dare, we place people at the heart of everything we do.

We aim at creating exceptional experiences that will turn both guests and employees into raving fans, because our own well-being in our jobs is just as important as our guest fulfillment. Like all good stories, everything is related. We are driven by our shared values.

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

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






Assistant Director of Banquets

Chicago, IL, United States

Full-time, Indefinite

Start Date:As soon as possible

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