Careers at Ponte Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn

Our Associates enjoy a dynamic and exciting work environment, comprehensive training and mentorship and the pride that comes from working for a company with a reputation for exceptional service.

We embody a culture of respect, and constant focus on excellence. If you are a friendly, motivated person, with a natural passion to serve others, we would welcome hearing from you.

Part-Time Banquet Server

    • Job Tracking ID: 512505-602530
    • Job Location: Temecula, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: December 22, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Hourly Rate: $10.50/hour + service fee commission pool
    • Schedule: Shifts are variable, including weekends and Holiday's.
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Job Description:

Banquet Server

Location: Temecula, CA


Ponte Family Estate Winery is located in the heart of the Temecula Wine Valley. Surrounded by 300 acres of mature vineyards and by views of rolling hills, we are a short drive from most of Southern California.

We host folks from all over who want a break from city life.


Ponte Family Estate Winery seeks a Banquet Server to provide exceptional service to our guests dining during Special Events. These Special Events include; Weddings, Corporate Events, Birthday Milestones, Anniversaries and more!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and adheres to the Ponte values and service standards.
  • Ensure the safety of guests and other associates.
  • Attend roll call meetings before events to learn function particulars in order to exceed the guests’ expectations.
  • Set up banquet room as instructed by supervisor to include linen, service ware, and glassware with attention to detail.
  • Greet guests with a smile and respond to requests in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Serve the food and/or beverage in the order and to the expectation of the supervisor to ensure consistency and efficiency throughout the banquet.
  • Promptly remove dishes as guests complete each course or meal.
  • Abide by all state, federal, and Ponte requirements pertaining to serving alcohol.
  • Replenish beverages as necessary and check for guest satisfaction.
  • Clean up after the event according to the supervisors specifications.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
  • Understand and adhere to the environmental standards set by the winery.

Experience and Skills:

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED (General Education Diploma)
  • Minimum of 6 months serving experience, serving in Special Events a plus but not required.
  • Fluent in English


  • Ability to treat other associates and guests in a respectful manner.
  • Exhibits integrity (honesty and truthfulness).
  • Has attention to detail and the ability to follow direction and abide by standard operating procedures.
  • Is consistently striving to be better.
  • Ability to transport up to 30 lbs on a tray through a crowded room on a continuous basis throughout the shift.
  • Must be willing to 'pitch-in' and help co-workers with their job duties.


  • Hospitality/Food and Beverage industry background and experience.

Associate Qualities

  • Courteous and ability to smile spontaneously!
  • Great sense of humor!
  • A natural desire and willingness to serve others.
  • Consistently striving to be better.
  • Learn and perform with Ponte Family Estate Winery Core Values. (Core Values; Mutual Respect, Integrity, Attention to Detail, Constant Focus on Excellence, Sustainability and Mentorship).


  • Ability to transport up to 30 lbs on a tray through a crowded room on a continuous basis throughout the shift.
  • Ability to work in high temperatures.
  • You will enjoy the best views in Wine Country: our beautiful vineyards are right in front of you!


  • FOODSAFE certification is required.
  • Must be able to work weekends and holidays.