Our Team

Get to know the Dining Team!

We have a team of dedicated staff that are passionate about food and service.  Their desire is to take care of you.

Chef JayJay Keller, Director of Dining Services


Jay Keller is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and former Executive Chef of Gallaudet University, the Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC, and most recently, right here at Holton-Arms. Keller loves traveling, eating, foraging, beekeeping, and spending time with family. He lives in Silver Spring with his wife, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and a fish.


Sara Thompson, District Manager

Beginning her career as a server under MG’s Founder, Rie, (R-MWC, 1983) and growing with MG through the roles of Director and District Manager, Sara has always been known for her high ethical standards and her ability to do whatever it takes to assure operational performance. She adopts a systematic, “drumbeat” approach to onboarding, training, and coaching. This combined with her varied experience and industry knowledge make her extremely effective with new hires and long-term veterans.