ARAMARK Host-Hostess (Dining Room Attendant)- Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Overview:

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com at http://www.aramark.com/ or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/aramark and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aramark .

Description:

Position Summary:

The Host/Hostess position is a compilation of all restaurant duties and responsibilities. Hosts/Hostesses establish a welcoming atmosphere from the minute a guest arrives at the restaurant. Restaurant reservations are taken, table allocations are coordinated and guests are shown to their table. This position requires individuals with a high attention to detail, accurate cashier skills, and a strong dedication to customer service along with a positive and friendly attitude.

Essential Functions:

  • Hosts/Hostesses greet guests as they arrive and depart in a timely manner – always delivering exemplary customer service

  • Hosts/Hostesses handle restaurant reservations for all guests

  • Coordinate tour group dining reservations when needed

  • Ensure any special services for diners are accommodated and arranged

  • Plan out the seating chart and organize the reservations

  • Accommodate guests in an organized manner – ensuring optimum use of tables

  • Ensure all menus are clean and in immaculate condition

  • Escort guests to tables and present menus

  • Ensure servers are notified immediately when their tables are sat

  • Ensure a clean and pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant at all times

  • May be required to perform busser and cashier duties

  • May be required to deliver room service – receiving telephone orders and delivering food and beverages to guests’ rooms. This may require the Host/Hostess to use a golf cart. Also the Host/Hostess will be required to carry service trays up and down flights of stairs

  • Work closely with the kitchen staff and servers optimizing communication to ensure efficient operations

  • Go the extra mile and follow through to ensure guest satisfaction

  • Must be able to work with diverse populations in a supportive and positive manner

  • Say goodbye to all guests – ask how their experience was – ensure they leave with a good impression

  • Diplomatically handle guest complaints – always be polite and maintain a professional manner

  • May be required to train other employees on the role

  • Must be flexible and willing to work a varied schedule

  • Will occasionally be required to work special functions

  • Report to work on time and in complete and proper uniform

  • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy

  • Other duties as assigned

Status and Scope:

  • The Host/Hostess reports to the Food and Beverage Manager

  • Must have the ability to follow all safety and sanitation procedures

  • Position requires a strong customer service focus, strong communication skillsand a positive attitude

  • Must be able to work efficiently – prepared to help wherever needed

Equipment Used:

Cash Register, Printer, Telephone, Computer, POS System, Vacuum, Cleaning Solvents

Travel Requirements: Little or No Travel (>10%)

Lifting Requirements:

LIGHT - Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects up to 10 pounds

Qualifications:

Qualifications

  • Should be able to work all department shifts.

  • An extensive knowledge of food and beverage service

  • Good customer service skills and a pleasant manner

  • Good organizational skills

  • Prior experience in a high volume restaurant position

  • Must be at least 16 years of age and have a valid TIPs card

  • Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification

  • Must be fluent in the English language

  • Hosts/Hostesses required to drive a golf cart to deliver room service must become Cart Safety certified prior to first driving the golf cart and they must also be willing to participate in the random drug/alcohol testing pool

  • Dining Room Hostess/Attendant position here at Mount Mercy University/Aramark is Monday through Friday 6 am until 2:30 pm. Candidates must have great interpersonal skills and thrive in a upbeat University environment.

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran