Profession restaurant host/hostess

Restaurant hosts/hostesses welcome customers to a hospitality service unit and provide initial services.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Social / Realistic

Skills

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

    Respect optimal food safety and hygiene during preparation, manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution and delivery of food products.

  • Present menus

    Hand out menus to guests while assisting guests with questions using your mastery of the menu.

  • Process reservations

    Execute customers' reservations in accordance to their schedules and needs by phone, electronically or in person.

  • Assist guest departure

    Aid guests during their departure, receive feedback on satisfaction and invite guests to come back once more.

  • Check dining room cleanliness

    Control dining areas including their floor and wall surfaces, tables and serving stations and ensure appropriate cleanliness.

  • Handle customer complaints

    Administer complaints and negative feedback from customers in order to address concerns and where applicable provide a quick service recovery.

  • Assist VIP guests

    Aid VIP-guests with their personal errands and requests.

  • Accommodate special seating

    Give requested special seating to guests whenever possible, such as special seating arrangements for babies, disabled or obese people.

  • Maintain customer service

    Keep the highest possible customer service and make sure that the customer service is at all times performed in a professional way. Help customers or participants feel at ease and support special requirements.

  • Assist customers

    Provide support and advice to customers in making purchasing decisions by finding out their needs, selecting suitable service and products for them and politely answering questions about products and services.

  • Welcome restaurant guests

    Greet guests and take them to their tables and make sure they are properly seated at a convenient table.

  • Arrange tables

    Organise and dress tables to accommodate special events.

  • Seat customers according to the waiting list

    Accommodate customers according to the waiting list, reservation and position in the queue.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise guests on menus for special events clean surfaces devise special promotions maintain relationship with customers take food and beverage orders from customers work in a hospitality team assist clients with special needs

Common job titles

  • Host/hostess
  • Restaurant host / hostess / greeter
  • Host/hostess - public school 972, addison
  • Hourly restaurant team member
  • Host / hostess / greeter
  • Host
  • Host/hostess/server assistant
  • Host / hostess