About the Host Position:

Our high-end, fine dining establishment Haystacks seeks a friendly, upbeat Host or Hostess to work variable shifts, including weekends. The ideal candidate loves making small talk with customers and is willing to learn patrons' names in our small-town establishment. He or she should be willing to fill in as needed for busboys, servers and bartenders to keep up with busy shifts. Some back-of-house assistance might be needed, such as with counting down tills and inspecting/cleaning restrooms. If you love the restaurant business and genuinely enjoy people, we need to hear from you.

Hosting Responsibilities:

  • Greet customers as soon as they walk through the door
  • Provide patrons with accurate wait time estimates during busy periods
  • Maintain a neat, organized front-of-house environment
  • Seat guests and take initial drink orders as needed to ensure ideal speed of service
  • Assist with opening/closing tasks and side work as needed
  • Learn food and beverage menu
  • Rotate seating between different stations to ensure even workloads for waitstaff
  • Answer phones and schedule reservations with large parties

Hosting Skills:

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Flexible schedule, particularly for weekend/evening shifts
  • 1+ years customer service experience, preferably in the hospitality industry
  • Ability to work 6+ hours on your feet at a time
  • Advanced time management experience
  • Friendly, open disposition
  • Team player who looks for ways to help out other employees whenever needed
  • Willingness to work at least every other holiday