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


  • Assist VIP guests

    Help VIP-guests with their personal orders and requests.

  • Assist guest departure

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

  • Process reservations

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

  • Arrange tables

    Organise and dress tables to accommodate special events.

  • Comply with food safety and hygiene

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

  • Handle customer complaints

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

  • Welcome restaurant guests

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

  • Present menus

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

  • Accommodate special seating

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

  • Seat customers according to the waiting list

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

  • 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.

  • Check dining room cleanliness

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB