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Job 148403 - Host/Hostess- Gourmet Italian Cuisine
Galloway, NJ

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Job Details

Location: Galloway, NJ
Employment Type: Part-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description


Supervises and coordinates activities of dining room personnel to provide fast and courteous service to customers. Presents a positive first impression of the restaurant’s friendliness, excellent service and high standards.  Greet guests upon arrival, ensure guests’ dining experience is more than they expected and to bid guests farewell as they leave.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following and other duties may be assigned. Schedules dining reservations as per company policy. Greets guests, escorts them to tables, and provides menus. Adjusts complaints of patrons. Assigns work tasks and coordinates activities of dining room personnel to ensure prompt and courteous service to patrons. Maintains waiting list and coordinates seating while on a wait in conjunction with the reservations list. Notifies manager of any guest that is perceived to be unhappy. Bids farewell to guests as they leave.  Ensures everything was satisfactory and invites guests to return


Keeps host / hostess station clean and organized.  Ensures all menus are clean.  Restocks necessary supplies and brings all areas up to standard.  Discusses problem areas with manager. Keeps foyer,

host / hostess area clean and free of clutter. Inspects restroom every 15 minutes and maintains

cleanliness standards. Performs shift change and / or closing duties.


Answers telephone within two rings and answers questions accordingly. Keeps immediate

supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and

takes prompt corrective action where necessary or suggests alternative courses of action which

may be taken. Performs all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance

with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of the position. Attends scheduled mandatory staff meetings.





Essential Duties and Responsibilities, cont.:`

Maintains a favorable working relationship with all other company employees and purveyors

to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate, which will be conducive

to maximum employee morale, productivity and efficiency / effectiveness. Provides a favorable

image of the Company at all times to promote its aim and objectives, and to foster and enhance

public recognition and acceptance of all its areas endeavor.



Supervisory Responsibilities                   


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.





To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies :


Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance.


Interpersonal Skills - Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas.


Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.


Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.


Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.


Attendance/Punctuality -Is consistently at work and on time.


Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience                  

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.




Language Skills                   

Ability to read and speak the English language, interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Mathematical Skills                   

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute percent.  Ability to make change.


Reasoning Ability                   

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Computer Skills                   

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Order Processing and POS system; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.



Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud. Must be able to hear  well in a loud environment in order to answer telephone and respond to guests requests.

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