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Maggiano's Little Italy
Columbia, MD
Aug 15, 2022
Aug 19, 2022
Full Time
IMMEDIATELY HIRING Hosts Our Teammates Enjoy: ✦Great Pay and tips per a high-volume setting ✦Benefits package with health, dental and life ✦FREE Education assistance ✦Scratch kitchen ✦ Authentic family recipes ✦Lots of other perks and discounts text APPLY to 972-203-6224 Job summary: Responsible for initial greeting and seating of guests, answering phones, taking messages and reservations, maintaining an accurate wait when necessary and bidding goodbye to all guests. Essential functions: Must be willing and able to: Determine proper amount of reservations to be accepted for each shift according to standing operating procedure Take all reservation calls and record necessary information Confirm applicable reservations according to standing operating procedure Seat the restaurant evenly and in an orderly manner so that the dining room looks well filled at all times and so that all servers have a fair share of the guests Maintain an accurate head count of guests seated in each station Fill out completely all sections of a telephone message pad and pass on to the appropriate person within 10 minutes of the call Check washrooms and coordinate with bus staff cleaning requirements Ensure that host desk and waiting area are kept clean and organized throughout the shift Sell and accurately account for gift certificate sales Move tables as needed for larger or smaller parties Relate to guests pleasantly and with good humor Communicate effectively with guests Must be willing and able to meet individual restaurant requirements in the following when that restaurant is on a wait: Accurately quote wait time within 5 minutes Efficiently assign tables appropriate for parties being seated Accurately fill out and maintain host/hostess control sheet Anticipate needs of scheduled special parties Communicate seating needs to service, bus and other host staff Cordially inform the guest about where to wait and how wait system works Everyone knows and loves Maggiano's - the food, the atmosphere and the family culture all make it a perfect place to dine AND a perfect place to work! Our dedication to providing the ultimate in guest service, extraordinary food and memorable experiences is why we were named America's Favorite Casual Dining Chain Requirements Qualification standards: Must provide a minimum of 1-year full service restaurant experience or the equivalent. Must have accurate mathematic skills. Menu and specials Restaurant layout including table numbers and station numbers Must be willing and able to: Meet personal schedule requirements punctually Be warm, sincere, outgoing in personality Stand for long periods of time while on duty Move safely throughout all areas of the restaurant Work amidst noise in confined crowded space Move chairs, transport high chairs and/or booster seats to tables when necessary Work nights, weekends and holidays Maggiano's Little Italy(R) truly is a very special group of restaurants. Technically, we're a "chain," but in principle, we're more like an extended family. Each restaurant is similar in menu and philosophy but is built to reflect the history of its host city. Inside, high-energy, full-service dining rooms reminiscent of pre-war Little Italy, elegant banquet facilities and customer-friendly carryout leave no doubt you're visiting an authentic Maggiano's Little Italy(R) restaurant. equal opportunity employer