IHG Guest Service Associate in Chennai, India

Guest Service Associate

Job Number EMEAA04735

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Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - India - Tamil Nadu - Chennai


About us

Strategically located in the heart of Chennai's IT hub, Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway is a quick drive from the airport, offering convenient access to entertainment and recreation centers. Featuring tastefully appointed rooms and suites, exciting dining options, elegant meeting spaces, rejuvenating recreational facilities and more, you can depend on us to make your stay productive and enjoyable. Our family-friendly environment, Kids Stay and Eat Free program and warm service, make us the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers.The hotel features 202 rooms that are thoughtfully designed to offer you a great stay. Elevate your travel with comfortable work spaces, fully serviced meetings and high speed internet ac. cessDeluxe rooms - 128 | Executive city view rooms - 44 | Executive sea view rooms - 20 | Suites -10

Your day to day

KEY RESPONSIBILITIESJob Summary – (Role Summary) • As a waiter/waitress you are an important member of the team. As you will have the most contact with the customer during their dining experience, it is essential that you are polite and courteous when you welcome them into the dining room, during the service of the meal and remember to always thank them when they leave. • Provide fast and courteous service of food and beverages to guests and ensure quality of food and beverage presentation per established standards.• Adhere to local regulations concerning health, safety, or other compliance requirements, as well as brand standards and local policies and procedures. • It is extremely important that you work as a team member; provide polite and efficient service at all times to maintain the exceptional standard of service and quality. Any queries or question a customer may have, which you cannot answer, should be passed on to a supervisor.Essential Duties and Responsibilities – (Key Activities of the role)• Deliver Food and Beverage service of high standard and in accordance with departmental standards and procedures• Communicates to his/her superior any difficulties, guest comments and other relevant information • Establishes and maintains effective employee working relationships• Attends and participates in daily briefings and other meetings as scheduled• Attends and participates in training sessions as scheduled• To work in the outlet, working as a team, to take orders, set, serve and clear tables and deal with the exchange of bills and money• Assist in loading goods and stores pick up• Co-responsible for cleanliness in restaurant area• Customer-oriented• Prepares for service by ensuring:o Grooming is impeccable and in accordance with ICHG personal presentation standards o Outlet equipment is cleano Equipment is sorted and storedo Glassware is polished o Flatware is polished o China is clean o Waiter stations are preparedo Cutlery is placed for buffet and table serviceo Tables are seto Reservations are read and familiarizedo Special occasions are readyo Music is ono Lighting is ono Outlet is ready for service and guest comforto Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens.o Garnish and decorate dishes in preparation for serving.o Fill salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiment, and napkin containers.o Prepare tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware.• Carries out effective service by ensuring:o Guests are greeted with a smile and seatedo Present menus to patrons and answer questions about menu items, making recommendations upon request.o Daily specials are explained and upsoldo Orders are taken properly & repeated.o Food orders are processed accurately & provided to guest in standard timeso Trays and tray jacks are effectively usedo Food orders are taken quicklyo Check patrons' identification in order to ensure that they meet minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.o Collect payments from customers.o Write patrons' food orders on order slips, memorize orders, or enter orders into computers for transmittal to kitchen staff.o Explain how various menu items are prepared, describing ingredients and cooking methods.o Check with customers to ensure that they are enjoying their meals and take action to correct any problems.

What we need from you

Ability RequirementsOral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.Trunk Strength -- The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive benefit package including accommodation, hotel discounts worldwide and the opportunity to progress your career with IHG®. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.At IHG® we are committed to developing our team and managing our talent and would encourage internal as well as external candidates to apply for any of our vacancies.So what's your passion? Please apply on-line and tell us how you can bring your individual skills to IHG®.To find out more about us or any other jobs with IHG® please look at www.ihg.com/careers