Host

  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Part-time

Company Description

R&D is a bold and modern restaurant in the heart of Toronto’s iconic Chinatown, headed by first-ever MasterChef Canada winner Eric Chong and his mentor, Michelin-starred restaurant owner Alvin Leung. At R&D, eastern dishes meet western style in the form of modern Chinese sharing plates, where classic ingredients are given a vanguard treatment.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Front of House Management Team, our Hosts create a positive guest experience that begins with a proper greeting. They maintain an efficient and organized restaurant through managing guest flow, maximizing seating capacity and communicating with all employees. Hosts leave a lasting impression with all guests through their professionalism and attention to detail.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Effectively manage guest flow to maximize seating capacity.
  • Communicate with Servers, Bartenders and Managers to maintain proper guest flow throughout the restaurant.
  • Escort guests to their table, engage them in conversation and seat them accordingly.
  • Accurately take reservations and modify guest status in Open Table.
  • Ensure that the front entrance, host stand and surrounding areas are fully stocked and free from clutter and debris.
  • Know all table numbers and maintain awareness of which servers are in each section.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the washrooms by completing checks regularly throughout shift.
  • Help run food and assist servers as needed
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Qualifications

  • Passion for hospitality
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain a level of professional urgency and momentum
  • Minimum 1 year experience in customer service, restaurant experience considered an asset

Additional Information

** We thank all applicants for their interest in Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants; however, only suitable candidates will be contacted to continue the application process. **