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Company: Innovative Dining Group

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Sushi Roku is a game-changer in the world of Japanese cuisine based in Southern California and part of Innovative Dining Group’s collection of trendy and exciting restaurants including BOA Steakhouse and Katana Robatayaki and Sushi Bar. This innovative Japanese sushi concept is soon to make its mark in Palo Alto, CA, bringing together a blend of inventive fusion dishes, a vibrant atmosphere, and an array of custom cocktails. With a commitment to providing unmatched hospitality, Sushi Roku has quickly become a go-to destination for tastemakers from Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, and beyond. Get ready to embark on a culinary journey like no other at Sushi Roku Palo Alto.

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for a friendly and outgoing Host/Hostess to join our restaurant team as our guests’ first point of contact. The Host/Hostess sets the tone of the restaurant and ensures that all guests have a positive experience as soon as they walk through the door. In this position, you will greet guests, manage reservations, guide guests to their tables, and ensure a smooth flow of the restaurant. Successful Candidates have a passion for customer service, strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to successfully perform in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to:

  • Warmly and graciously greet all guests upon arrival and explain our restaurant concept
  • Seat parties based on guest preferences and balance customer flow in server sections
  • Upon seating, offer guests a menu and inform them of their server’s name
  • When immediate seating is limited, record guest names and the number of people in the party
  • Provide guests with estimated waiting time and always maintain a professional, courteous attitude when confronted with hostile, impatient or irate guests
  • Accommodate special seating requests for guests whenever possible
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the host stand
  • Inspect table for proper presentation and completeness
  • Clean menus of food and stains
  • When possible, open the front door for guests entering or leaving the restaurant
  • Relay guest comments or suggestions to the Manager on duty
  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure a smooth and an efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the Manager or immediate supervisor
  • Create a welcoming environment for guests by greeting them, thanking them, and saying “good-bye”
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and the ability to remain calm and composed under pressure
  • Embody and deliver on exceptional service and hospitality

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function at a high level. Furthermore, the individual must be able to multi-task, manage time efficiently, possess excellent communication skills, maintain a positive attitude and a professional demeanor and have a strong work ethic. Must have a flexible schedule, available to work daytime, evening and/or weekend shifts. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ability to provide verification of legal right to work in the United States. Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

2 years of previous and relevant experience in a high-end, high-volume restaurant.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, training materials, and procedure manuals. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and guests.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to perform basic mathematical functions as relates to the essential functions of the job.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to carry out detailed and specific written and/or oral instructions. Ability to problem solve in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

It is the employee’s responsibility to secure and maintain current status of all required certificates, licenses, or registrations when required by local, state, or federal government agencies, including a valid Food Handler Card and a valid Alcohol Awareness Training Certificate. Must have upon hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours) with some walking and occasional sitting. Hands and fingers are used to handle food, beverages and/or equipment. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, generally in an indoor setting. The employee will work a varying schedule to include evenings, weekends, holidays, and extended hours as business dictates. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to smoke, heat and/or cold.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description has been approved by the Company and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We encourage everyone to respond.

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