Host / Hostess

  • Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Host/Hostess

Job Description

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Make a meaningful impact as a Host / Hostess at Maialino Mare in DC!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York's most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

Maialino Mare is a Roman-style trattoria with an emphasis on seafood pastas and whole-grilled fish-a coastal sister to the original Maialino restaurant opened in New York City in 2009. Sourced from its local family of farmers and fishers, Maialino Mare uses quality, seasonal ingredients throughout the menu, complemented by a robust Italian wine list and beautiful, rustic desserts. Maialino Mare is located on the ground floor of the Thompson Hotel and is accessible from street level, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The restaurant offers private dining and seasonal outdoor seating. Maialino Mare is a full-service and welcoming environment with many opportunities to learn and contribute.
We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement.
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our team members, our guests, and our community. To keep all of us safe, we have implemented health and safety protocols that go above and beyond our already strict standards.
As a valued member of our team, you will be eligible for tips and your compensation will include the following benefits:

Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance within 1 month
Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
Pre-tax commuter plan for parking or Metro
401(k) to help you invest in your future
Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
Access to growth opportunities and career advancement support
Access to a generous Referral Program

What You Bring to the Table

Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:

Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven't- and creating opportunities others wish they'd thought of first

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion and belonging at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status
As a Host, you are the first and last part of our guests' experience in Maialino Mare. We are looking for dedicated team members who are invested in welcoming our guests into an incredible and memorable experience. Team members in this role will need to demonstrate a good knowledge of food, beverage, and our menu. Successful candidates require great communication skills, a pleasant friendly attitude, and a strong passion for hospitality and growth.
Key Responsibilities

Successfully coordinate with other team members to seat guests hospitably, anticipate the needs of the guests and business, and provide an excellent service experience
Maintain a mastery of the table numbers, seat positions, and flow of service
Maintain accurate knowledge on relevant service and facility information
Know and follow all safety standards

The ideal candidate will possess:

1-2 years experience as a host or equivalent experience in a similar environment
Previous experience with relevant tools including reservation systems and software
A base understanding of classic cookery, wine, beer, and cocktails
Open availability