Host/Hostess Lead Cool River Cafe [DALCRC01]

  • HMSHost Corporation
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Barista Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers Host/Hostess

Job Description



The Host/Hostess - Lead is responsible for greeting guest(s) and seating them at an appropriate table before

they are introduced to their server. The Host/Hostess may perform a variety of other tasks within a restaurant

establishment which may include ringing up orders, refilling beverages, setting tables, and cleaning

eating/serving areas; performs all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by

management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the Store Manager.

Essential Functions:

Maintains consistent attention to the entrance of the restaurant and welcomes all guests with a smile

and appropriate greeting following HMSHost customer service standards

Records customer reservations or seating times in a consistent manner providing the highest quality of

service to the customer at all times

Maintains and updates restaurant seating charts

Proper set up and maintenance of the Dining Room areas before serving

Assists with maintaining sufficient stock of roll up silverware for the incoming shift

Seats guests and advises them on menus and beverage choices based on required in-depth


Oversees the delivery and servicing of food and beverages

Liaises between kitchen staff and floor staff to ensure the guests' experience meets concept/company


Performs the tasks of the cashier and/or bus person as required including cashing out guests checks to

speed up service

Understands and follows HMSHost cash handling policies and procedures and maintain proper security

of cash at all times

Patrols assigned station, refilling water and coffee, removing service items and condiments per

establishment procedures

Performs other duties in a team effort during downtime which may include rolling silverware, expediting

food orders, washing dishes, preparing food for the To-go areas and properly cleaning and filling table

condiments (salt & pepper, sugar, napkins, ketchup and mustard bottles)


Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:

Customer service and cash handling experience preferred

Excellent organization skills

Ability to read and interpret restaurant's seating chart

Demonstrates the ability to interact with the public and coworkers in a friendly, enthusiastic and

outgoing manner

Ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions

Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy

documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers