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Job Title: Restaurant Host

Job Summary: The Restaurant Host is responsible for greeting and seating guests, managing reservations, and ensuring a positive dining experience for all customers. The Host must have excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as the ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Greet guests as they arrive and escort them to their table
  • Manage reservations and maintain an accurate seating chart
  • Answer phone calls and assist with customer inquiries
  • Assist servers with seating and table set-up
  • Monitor dining room for seating availability and wait times
  • Ensure a clean and organized host stand area
  • Provide menus and specials to guests
  • Assist with take-out orders and payments
  • Handle customer complaints and resolve issues in a timely manner


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Prior experience in a customer service role
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of restaurant operations and procedures
  • Proficiency in reservation management software

Physical Demands: The Restaurant Host may be required to stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds. The Host must also be able to navigate stairs and uneven surfaces.

Salary: The salary for a Restaurant Host varies depending on experience and location. Benefits may include health insurance, paid time off, and employee discounts.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Restaurant is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Restaurant Host

What is the best way to find and hire a Restaurant Host near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Restaurant Host applicants. Employers posting their Restaurant Host job on Indeed get about 10 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Restaurant Host applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Restaurant Host are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 9 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Restaurant Host positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Restaurant Host role?
SMS has 100% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Restaurant Host job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Restaurant Hosts are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 158% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Restaurant Host applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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