Profession restaurant host / restaurant 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

  • 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 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.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

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

  • Assist guest departure

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

  • Welcome restaurant guests

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

  • 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.

  • Arrange tables

    Organise and dress tables to accommodate special events.

  • Handle customer complaints

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

  • Accommodate special seating

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

  • Check dining room cleanliness

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

  • Assist VIP guests

    Aid VIP-guests with their personal errands and requests.

  • Seat customers according to the waiting list

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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