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Banquet Server
Brand: Thompson Hotel
Req#: 518307
Updated: 11/25/2019
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Thompson Hotel (215 Tingey St SE, DC)
Category: Front of House
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Job Description

Make a meaningful impact as a Banquet Server at the Thompson Hotel in Washington, D.C.!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Manhatta and Porchlight to name a few!


As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities

  • Run food from the kitchen to the banquet hall on demand
  • Assist with food and table prep before the event begins
  • Set up buffets with food presentation standards and practices in mind, ensuring safe food handling performance
  • Serve plated dinners to guests and respond to requests for beverages, appetizers and other needs
  • Communicate with banquet supervisor as well as other servers and event organizers
  • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Open wine and take drink orders
  • Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, food storage and other closeout task

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Warmth and friendliness, a passion for food and service, and a strong desire to pursue more knowledge and growth
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely with teammates and guests
  • Able to understand guests’ needs
  • Able to clearly communicate food and beverage knowledge to teammates and guests
  • Detailed knowledge of the food offerings including ingredients, sources, preparation methods, possible limitations, and allergens
  • Ability to visually identify items and ingredients
  • Detailed knowledge of the beverage offerings including ingredients, sources, preparation methods, limitations, and allergens
  • Understanding of bar setup and equipment, ability to make specialty and classic cocktails
  • Perform job functions with precision, speed, and accuracy
  • Prioritize the minute details of service appropriately, and adapt to constantly changing priorities
  • Maintain composure and remain calm under pressure, resolve problems using good judgment
  • Maintain a safe, clean and organized work environment
  • Maintain complete knowledge of proper use and  maintenance of equipment
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