Host or Hostess Job Description

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Host or Hostess Job Description

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Host or Hostess Job Description Template


Job Title: Host or Hostess






[INSERT BUSINESS] is looking for a host or hostess to join our team. The role is very customer focused, you will be the first and last point of contact for our guests. You should be highly organized, friendly, and have excellent time management skills.




Welcome new guests and greet them

Give accurate wait estimations

Seat guests in appropriate sections to balance the incoming guest flow

Coordinate with other FOH employees to ensure guests are seated in available areas

Escort guests to the appropriate dining areas

Thank every guest when they leave, greet every guest when they arrive

Keep the host/hostess stand tidy, clean, and organized

Answer incoming calls and all guest inquiries

Assist servers when necessary




[INSERT YEARS] minimum experience as a host or hostess

Excellent communication skills

Positive attitude

Time management skills

Exceptional customer service skills

Work well under pressure




You will be compensated by [INSERT COMPENSATION].




All of our full time employees receive [INSERT BENEFITS].


New Hire Bonus:


All new hires will receive a $100 bonus after staying [INSERT BONUS DURATION].

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