John Q Hammons Banquet Server in e. peoria, Illinois

About Us

With 35 owned properties, comprised of more than 8,400 guest rooms and 1.7 million square feet of banquet space, our properties and brands represent some of the finest facilities in the industry and a competitive edge for John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts!

Mr. Hammons built properties that provide an exceptional guest experience. Our vision is to ensure we live up to Mr. Hammons standards of excellence by providing exceptional award winning facilities for each guest!

Position Description

Job Purpose:

To set up banquet table linens, place settings and center pieces; serve all food and beverages and clear away all dishes and table linens in a professional manner and in compliance with company policies, and legal considerations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Sets up all banquet function table linens, china, silverware, glass ware, and center pieces, waiting and beverage stations, and perishable items for banquet service (such as bread, butter, and cream).

  • Serves all food and beverages to banquet guests.

  • Clears away all dishes and items used in the service of a banquet, including the linens.

  • Ensures the proper storage of all items from equipment to perishable foods.

  • Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly fashion.

  • Prepares for future banquets by folding napkins, filling condiments, and performing other duties as required.

  • Relieves other employees allowing for breaks during the shift.

  • Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; complete safety training and certifications.

  • Takes the initiative to greet guests in a friendly and warm manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Skills:

  • Coordination — Adjust actions in relation to others' actions.

  • Service Orientation — Actively looks for ways to help people.

  • Communicate with different kinds of people to find out what services they want and to give them information.

  • Perform for or work directly with the public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public.

  • Move fingers and hands easily and quickly to handle things like dishes, money and merchandise. Skillfully use hand tools or machines to prepare food.

  • Social Perceptiveness — Be aware of others' reactions and understand why they react as they do.

Job Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • Prefer previous F&B experience in the hospitality industry.

Benefits and EEO

Full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Paid Time Off

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • Company paid life with employee paid supplemental options

  • Matching 401-k with immediate vesting for eligible participating associates

  • Company Hotel Travel Discounts

John Q Hammons Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerMinorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans Click to view EEO is the Law

Note: To be considered for this position, candidates MUST apply at

Location NameE. Peoria, IL Embassy Suites

Location Address100 Conference Center Dr.

Requisition ID2018-11478

CategoryHotel - Food Preparation and Serving

ScheduleVaries, weekends mandatory

Previous Experience Preferred3 Months

Employment TypeRegular Part Time

Pay Rate10.90