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Host/Hostess A

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Host/Hostess A


Job Description

The Host/Hostess is responsible for greeting guest(s) and seating them at an appropriate table before they are
introduced to their server. The Host/Hostess may perform a variety of other tasks within a restaurant
establishment which may include ringing up orders, refilling beverages, setting tables, and cleaning
eating/serving areas; performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by
management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the Store Manager.
Essential Functions:
? Maintains consistent attention to the entrance of the restaurant and welcomes all guests with a smile
and appropriate greeting following HMSHost customer service standards
? Records customer reservations or seating times in a consistent manner providing the highest quality of
service to the customer at all times
? Maintains and updates restaurant seating charts
? Proper set up and maintenance of the Dining Room areas before serving
? Assists with maintaining sufficient stock of roll up silverware for the incoming shift
? Seats guests and advises them on menus and beverage choices based on required in-depth
? Oversees the delivery and servicing of food and beverages
? Liaises between kitchen staff and floor staff to ensure the guests’ experience meets concept/company
? Performs the tasks of the cashier and/or bus person as required including cashing out guests checks to
speed up service
? Understands and follows HMSHost cash handling policies and procedures and maintain proper security
of cash at all times
? Patrols assigned station, refilling water and coffee, removing service items and condiments per
establishment procedures
? Performs other duties in a team effort during downtime which may include rolling silverware, expediting
food orders, washing dishes, preparing food for the To-go areas and properly cleaning and filling table
condiments (salt & pepper, sugar, napkins, ketchup and mustard bottles)


Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
? Customer service and cash handling experience preferred
? Excellent organization skills
? Ability to read and interpret restaurant’s seating chart
? Demonstrates the ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and
outgoing manner
? Ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
? Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy
documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers

Additional Information

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Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V)
Drug Free Workplace (DFW)

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