Careers At Eataly USA

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Host (Seasonal)

Department: Restaurant General
Store Location: Chicago

Host

Founded in Italy in 2007, Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace. At Eataly, you can Eat a meal at restaurants or quick-service counters, Shop for the ingredients, and Learn through classes and tastings. Eat Better, Live Better! Eataly is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

JOB OVERVIEW

A Host is the first and last point of contact with guests at a restaurant and is responsible for greeting, seating and saying goodbye to guests as well as maintaining the flow of the restaurant during service. A Host diligently and efficiently manages seating in Eataly’s restaurants. Directly reports to the Restaurant Manager.

  • Oversees the general functioning of the dining room during meal service, relaying information to managers and service personnel
  • Maintains an accurate, fair and up-to-date waitlist and seating chart using a computerized system
  • Takes and manages reservations in restaurants that allow reservations
  • Balances the guest flow among the service stations, taking into account requests for a particular table or server depending on availability
  • Informs guests when tables are ready, escorts them to table, provides menus and introduces the server
  • Assists with the duties of servers and bus persons as needed to maintain service effectiveness and efficiency
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ year of experience in a high-volume restaurant
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule often including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, including standing, walking, bending and squatting

 

BENEFITS AND PERKS

  • Health Coverage – Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance and Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off, 401K with company match, Commuter Benefits and Plum Benefits
  • Free staff lunch daily and discounts at Eataly

 

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