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Hyatt Host/ess- Huey%27s Southern Eats in ISLE OF PALMS, South Carolina

_SUMMARY:_/ /The Host/ess is responsible for greeting and proper seating of guests as they enter the restaurant. S/he will be responsible for creating an excellent first impression as well as ensuring timely and appropriate seating of guests. The Host/ess will assist in maintaining the AAA Four Diamond Standards. TheHost/essshall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Wild Dunes Resort Culture as well as promoting Wild Dunes Resort as both the Destination and Employer of Choice!

Essential job FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and coordinates timely seating of guests
  • Greets incoming guests
  • Takes reservations in person and over the phone, using professional language at all times
  • Responsible for hanging guests coats, purses, etc.
  • Cleans and resets tables as needed
  • Provides guests with high chairs, booster seats, etc.
  • Ensures guests are comfortable and welcome if required to wait
  • Maintains cleanliness of podium areas
  • Answers restaurant telephone, responding to guests’ questions in a professional manner
  • Escorts every guest to table, hands out menus and ensures table(s) are properly set up
  • Maximizes the seating of the restaurant
  • Attends mandatory monthly department meetings appropriate resort and division meetings
  • Assists servers, bussers with refilling beverages and/or clearing tables
  • Schedules dining room reservations
  • Notifies servers of guests’ special requests, events, etc.
  • Completes all assigned side-work, obtaining manager’s signature when complete
  • Informs server of any potential guest issues
  • Familiarizes him/herself with menu
  • Answers questions and/or makes recommendations on menus as needed
  • Assists servers with monitoring assigned tables for customer satisfaction, quality and additional service
  • Provides general resort information for guests
  • Offers warm and sincere welcome/farewell for all guests of Wild Dunes Resort including use of guest name & good eye contact with each guest
  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all resort amenities as well as any special events
  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information
  • Up sells other resort services and amenities to guests
  • Addresses any guest issue promptly and with concern
  • Offers guests assistance resort directions, activity suggestions, etc.
  • Provides assistance to restaurant staff as needed
  • Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons). Reports all safety incidents to on-duty supervisor.
  • Acts with responsibility towards all company property, supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains a professional appearance. Follows all Wild Dunes Resort dress code standards.
  • Remains alert, courteous and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times.

Colleague is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties as assigned.

experience & education: * High school education required * Prior food and beverage experience preferred * At least six months customer service experience preferred

_Job REQUIRMENTS:_ * Must be authorized to work in the United States * Must be able to read, write and speak English * Must be at least 16 years of age * Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written * Must possesses excellent communication skills * Must be professional in appearance and demeanor * Must always ensure a teamwork environment * Must be able to work under pressure * Must be able to work in a fast paced environment * Must have excellent listening skills * Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays * Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and Colleagues * Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner * Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

Primary Location: US-SC-Isle of Palms
Organization: Wild Dunes Resort
Pay Basis: Hourly
Job Level: Part-time
Job: Bars/Restaurants/Outlets
Req ID: ISL000209

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