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Banquet Server - Great Benefits and Paid Holidays Off!
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Chevy Chase, MD

Banquet Server - Great Benefits and Paid Holidays Off!

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
Chevy Chase, MD
  • $21 to $26 Hourly
  • Medical , Retirement
  • Full-Time
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HHMI is focused on supporting and moving science forward in a variety of different ways ranging from conducting basic biomedical research, empowering educators, inspiring students, developing the next generation of scientists - even stretching into film and media production. Our Headquarters is in the greater Washington, DC metro area and is home to over 300 employees with expertise in investments, communications, digital production, biomedical sciences, and everything in between. The work housed here supports and augments the groundbreaking research conducted in HHMI labs across the nation. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working here are making a difference.


As a Banquet Server, you will collaborate with our dedicated food and beverage team to provide exceptional quality service to our colleagues as well as various conference visitors at our Headquarters in Maryland.You will provide front-of-the-house services, follow standards of service to execute events, and support the overall food and beverage operation as needed throughout the work day.

This position is full-time and reports to HHMI headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD five days a week. The person in this role will need to be flexible in scheduling since some events go beyond traditional office hours and occasionally happen on weekends.

What we provide:
  • 15 paid holidays!
  • A leader who believes in their team's capability and works diligently to support everyone's growth and development.
  • A team that champions continuous learning and respects how each individual shows up to and approaches the work.
  • A competitive compensation package that includes up to $10,000 in educational reimbursement each year and a significant budget for professional development!

What you'll do:
  • Assist in the setup, execution, and breakdown of banquet events, including tables, chairs, linens and other necessary items.
  • As needed provides support to front-of-house operational roles such as but not limited to cashiering, line service in the dining room, coffee station maintenance, and pantry pick up.
  • Set up and maintain the public coffee stations throughout the workday.
  • Monitor and replenish supplies throughout the morning, such as coffee beans, milk, sugar, baked goods, and condiments.
  • Ensure all pantry areas are always in a neat and orderly fashion, and housing only needed products.
  • Maintain freshness of products through proper storage and verification of dates.
  • As needed provides support to front-of-house operational roles such as but not limited to cashiering, line service in the dining room, coffee station maintenance, and pantry pick up.
  • Provide constructive feedback and input on the operation.
  • Provide liquor service and adhere to food safety laws in accordance with Maryland laws.
  • Work a flexible schedule that may include, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

What you bring:
  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Five to seven years in a commercial (i.e., embassy, corporate, restaurant) food service setting
  • Minimum one year, experience with banquet and event operations, including setup service, and breakdown.
  • SafeServ and MD food safety certifications are required.
  • The ability to read, write and verbally communicate in English.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Focuses on continuous improvement of guest satisfaction.
  • Communicates in an open manner welcoming feedback.

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation Range

$21.02 - $26.28 - $34.16

Pay Type:


Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

8000 Platt Ridge Dr

Chevy Chase, MD
20815 USA



Posted date

March 06, 2024

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