Host/Hostess - Seater

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc. Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 2 months ago

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (Key Tasks and Responsibilities)

  • Reports to work as indicated on the work schedule and in the correct uniform. Practices positive personal hygiene and cleanliness habits during all work shifts.

  • Obtains staffing and station assignments for all servers, service assistants, runners and bar staff from the Manager On Duty. Completes table/station chart with these assignments.

  • Correctly completes all opening and side work duties of the hostess/host at the start of the shift, in a timely manner.

  • Assists the Manager On Duty in planning reservations and assigning parties to appropriate tables, stations and/or servers.

  • Answers the telephone in a timely, pleasant and courteous manner. Correctly takes, confirms and documents reservations.

  • Maintains and creates reservations within the Open Table system.

  • Immediately recognizes and greets arriving guests, obtains guests' names, provides names to servers and directs guests to the appropriate waiting areas.

  • Escorts guests to their assigned table, delivers and presents menus to all guests.

  • Controls the flow of business by practicing rotation seating, anticipating table turns and following the reservation and seating plan.

  • Accurately quotes waiting times to guests and correctly maintains the "wait" list.

  • Informs Manager On Duty when waiting times are running over times quoted to our guests.

  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the hostess/host stand and lobby area throughout the shift.

  • Practices teamwork by assisting fellow employees to enhance our guests' dining experience.

  • Communicates to the Manager On Duty any and all situations where a guest may express concern or dissatisfaction with any aspect of the dining experience.

  • Acknowledges all departing guests and invites them to return.

  • Completes all closing duties in a timely manner.

  • Performs all duties and maintains knowledge of all standards and procedures, as stated in the RCSH Employee Training Packet - Hostess/ Host.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Minimum qualifications needed to perform essential job functions)

  • Must be able to lift, handle and carry trays, smallwares and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Must have a good sense of balance, be able to bend, kneel, stoop, reach and squat on a frequent basis to obtain and store printed materials, menus, wine lists and other hostess/host stand supply items.

  • Must be able to constantly stand and exert well-paced mobility for a period up to four hours in length.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and listen attentively to supervisors, employees and guests.

  • Must be able to continuously use fingers to bilaterally operate the telephone and use point-of-sale equipment.

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Host/Hostess - Seater

Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc.