Sage Hospitality Resources Lead Host/Maître d' in Denver, Colorado
Urban Farmer Steakhouse is a chef-driven seasonal steakhouse in lower-downtown Denver that emphasizes sustainable practices, locally-sourced ingredients, and ethically raised meats. Urban Farmer is a family of restaurants with locations in Portland, Cleveland and Philadelphia, with its newest addition in Denver.
The Urban Farmer backdrop is warm and elegant, yet quaint and rustic, visually telling the life-story of the hardworking, country farmer who marries the cosmopolitan art collector. Urban Farmer Denver is described as "rural chic", and prides itself in taking a re-imagined and modern approach to a typical white-tablecloth New York steakhouse for the more casual Denver demographic.
Maintains an efficient, clean and courteous restaurant operation by greeting arriving & departing guests; seating all guests; establishing meaningful rapports and assisting with restaurant service. As the departmental leader the associate oversees the completion of daily duties by all team members; communicates on a regular basis with management in regards to the successes/challenges of the host stand; and implements programs, as needed, to further Sage Hospitality’s ethos.
Meets arriving customers as they enter restaurant with cordial greeting and by last name when achievable.
Escorts to assigned tables, issues menus and solicits rapport in order to accommodate special needs or requests.
Assigns sections and notifies servers of new seats in their section to ensure the customers receive immediate and proper attention.
Maintains a highly visible appearance in restaurant during entire shift by remaining at the host station and periodically circulating through the restaurant in order to assist servers, to respond to any customer requests and to assess the efficiency of the operation for management.
Elicits feedback from departing customers on products and services in order to improve the operation to increase customer base and maximize revenues. Takes written notes in order to report comments to management.
Maintains a clean and attractive restaurant by assisting with vacuuming, sweeping, general cleaning and sidework duties.
Checks the proper set-up of tables and seating prior to opening.
Immediately reports in writing any maintenance or housekeeping discrepancies to management.
Exhibits a professional appearance and maintains a friendly, cheerful and courteous demeanor at all times.
Is responsible for the upkeep of all host documents, menus and supplies.
Provides a daily log of available menus and notifies management when more are needed.
Trains new employees to the department- training materials will be provided by management.
Oversees the maintenance and follow up with reservations.
Is responsible for personal, and departmental, competency with Open Table software.
Directs the successful flow of the restaurant by following provided seating guidelines.
Maintains professional composure at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned, requested or deemed necessary by management.
High School diploma or equivalent
Previous experience of 3 months in a position with cash handling responsibilities and customer service exposure.
Must have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude.
Must have general knowledge of basic customer service skills, restaurant operations, and food service principles.
Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must have vision ability to read written communiques, computer screens and print-outs, see colors and to survey entire room in dimly lit conditions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing, follow written and verbal instruction, and work on more than one task at a time.
Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations.
Must be able to handle coins and writing utensils, grasp handles, push buttons and carry dishes.
Must have upper body strength to lift and carry trays and bus tubs weighing up to 10lbs.
Must be able to stand throughout entire shift and to lift arms above head to retrieve objects from shelves.
Standing and walking during entire shift, including carrying, lifting and bending. Indoor environment.
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
Property : Oxford Hotel
Outlet: Urban Farmer Denver
Category: Restaurant Operations
Min: USD $18.00/Hr.
Max: USD $20.00/Hr.
Tipped Position: No
Address : 1600 17th St
City : Denver
State : Colorado
EOE Protected Veterans/Disability