11 Banquet ManagerInterview Questions
What major challenges and problems did you face at your last position?
- "Union issues lock of support from your supervised."
- "My boss was mostly out of work due to ill health, combining his duties with mine was a challenge which was accepted in good faith and as a result, learned in the process the duties of a hotel manager."
- "Being self employed raised all sorts of challenges whether it's staff, clients ruining linens and having them rented out the following week, a staff member calling in sick, but you get on the internet and buy some new linens or you contact your client and let them know what happened and see if they want to pick another linen or try and subcontract it out to another decorating company. Because I didn't have many staff to fall back on, I would call upon family in tight timeline situations."
How do you handle stress and pressure?
- "Whenever I feel stress I take long breath and take cup of coffee to gwt back to normal."
- "I can completely function off stress and pressure. I like to handle the situation causing the stress and pressure by getting to the bottom of it and finding a solution."
Why should we hire you?
- "Because I am you best candidate I know the property the culture and lots of people."
- "I have what it takes . Having been in the operation for over a decade. With good team spirit, ability to achieve a set goal within a set time."
- "Becouse I work with honesty."
- "I'm looking for a fresh new career and feel like this could be a great fit with my past experience. While I am closing shop, the idea of leaving events entirely makes me really sad so I love the idea that I can still be part of them but with a new perspective."
What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
- "When the situation is not under your control those a difficult but where ever it takes I will do it."
- "When guest were to much drunk and they cant lisen by any one that time I consuly their md to tell them."
- "Any wedding that has had a time sensitive set-up. For example, we once brought the wrong colour of chair covers to a set up (the ivory and the white were so similar) and I couldn't live with myself if I would have just used what we had, so I just hopped in the car (with less than an hour to set-up and still 70 chair covers to set up) grabbed the chair covers, drove back and just in the nick of time we got everything done. Before deciding I was the one that was going to drive... I knew it would be best to go get the chair covers myself to avoid any phone call of "I can't find them"."
- "Having an urgent political event for 100 guest at an hour information, I had to get service staff from other F&B outlets to achieve my goal."
How well do you work with people?
- "I love working with people all the time I am a people person."
- "Make friendly atmospher at work, work harder party hardest."
- "I am very personable and I feel like clients and staff members can approach me with any questions. I enjoy working with people."
Do you consider yourself a leader?
- "Yes set everything by example and made the right decisions."
- "Yes. I have a team spirit skill, ability to bring people together to achieve a goal makes me a leader."
- "Yes because I work with my staff teaching them how I need things done."
- "I do and I believe my time at Realtek really paved the path with my leadership skills, I ran the office of a self employed entrepenur. Then started my own business from the ground up with purchasing, building a website and doing everything I needed to do to get it going, hiring and training staff and maintaining friendships with those staff members."
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
- "Every job every place have a mix of people Muslim do not work on Saturdays I did make sure he had off Indian weddings Barmittz for Jew."
- "As a professional conversant with people's demands, good customer relationship and team work, adaptation isn't an issue."
- "Wine falls on guest during the event gng on give them saprete room to change and make him confortable."
- "With working in the wedding industry for the past 7 years, I have learnt all about different people and cultures. Everyone is so different in how you can relate to them, so initial meetings I would quickly feel out my consultations... How can I relate to them so they feel comfortable to trust me. Some people liked the extremely professional touch, while others preferred to think of you as their wedding best friend that would not lead them astray. It's important to learn about your clientele, for example I did a fair amount of Jewish weddings. I knew nothing about Jewish weddings but I just researched and asked questions and now I know what a chuppah is, or shabbot dinner or why their weddings are only on a sunday. I guess it comes down to taking the time to learn about different people and using personal experience as a way to adapt."
What three words would you use to describe yourself?
- "Devoted enthusiastic enegatic."
- "Energetic enthusiastic devoted."
- "Outgoing organize honest."
- "Leadership, motivating and result oriented."
What decisions are easiest for you to make? What are the most difficult?
- "My decisions Decisions that affect other people."
- "Scheduling staff / guest satisfaction."
- "To do smart work its easiest and difficult leave the job."
- "I'm really good with working under pressure and prioritizing from what's most important to what can wait or be done later. Sometimes when a client feels that something went wrong or we missed the mark (even though we feel we didn't and they for example recieved everything they (in my experience had rented) I do find it difficult to find that happy medium ground... Where the client is getting something that will make them happy and remember their experience as a good one, but at the same time not to give out so many credits or "freebies" that it really affects your bottom line."
- "Because of my drive for perfection and detail Experience."
- "Decisions on team work and event planing, guest specifications."
Why are you the best banquet manager for us?
- "I believe I have the qualifications."
- "I am the best manager due to the fact that I have a wide experience in banqueting operation s."
- "I have what it takes and over 20 yrs in f& B operations."
- "Passion and integrity for work make me motivate."
- "I because I bring to the table most that 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry I am a people person I know how to have and handle business relationships with clients meeting planners and people in general."
Why do you want a career as a banquet manager?
- "I am working in this industry for the last 30 years."
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- "Like I said before, I really want to stay in the event industry. I was such a small part of someones wedding or celebration before - I think it could be equally beneficial for the two of us with my experience and the opportunities that await to be a great banquet manager."
- "Because am well groomed and exposed to details on the job."