Hostess

Laporta's Restaurant
1600 Duke St
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States

Category
Industry
Accomodations & Food Service
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
About

Laporta's Restaurant follows the creative lead of executive chef and owner Douglas Laporta's desire to create a place for extraordinary food in a casual, comfortable setting, perfect for relaxing with friends. Laporta's has an attentively serviced contemporary dining room perfect for a romantic evening out, special occasion or private party, combined with an adjoining intimate Jazz lounge to decompress after work or just while the evening away. Sip a strawberry mojito or one of the many other made from scratch cocktails from our extensive drink list, relax and listen to the live jazz featured nightly. The lounge has the warmth and friendly feel of a locals bar yet with the same excellence of service and consistency of food quality that defines our dining room and exemplifies the restaurant as a whole. The menu features inventive fresh sea foods and hearty pastas complemented by the provincial-style desserts of Margaret Laporta. Their culinary skills, combined with a delightfully warm atmosphere, make for the perfect dining experience.

 
 Job Overview 
 
As a Host or Hostess, you will be responsible for greeting guests and seating them promptly, cheerfully and courteously. Duties of this position include, seating guests, answering the phone, taking, entering and packaging To-Go orders. A qualified applicant must have good communication skills, able to lift 25-50 pounds, stand for up to 8 hours, occasionally use motion which entails pushing, pulling stretching and continuous bilateral use of fingers and wrists.
     
    Job Requirements
    Requirements

    ● Greeting, seating, and escorting guests.
    ● Opens door for guests arriving and departing.
    ● Accommodates any special needs of guests, i.e., boosters, highchairs, disabilities.
    ● Process To-Go and Delivery Orders
    ● Manage Wait List when the restaurant is busy
    ● Providing menu recommendations and additional information
    ● Upselling additional products when appropriate.
    ● Taking orders using software, order slips, or by memorization.
    ● Communicating order details to the kitchen staff.
    ● Delivering food and beverages in a timely fashion to outside guests.
    ● Delivering checks and collecting bill payments.
    ● Cleaning and maintaining the appearance of the restaurant
    ● Providing exceptional customer experience.
    ● Prior experience as a host is a plus
    .● Must showcase teamwork and communication skills.
    ● Must be able to handle money transactions responsibly.
    ● Must be able to multitask and act quickly.
    ● Must be flexible and ready to work in shifts.
    ● Must be a team player.
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