Do you have a passion for the hospitality industry and are you looking for a side job? Great! We currently have host/hostess jobs available! But what exactly can you expect when you work as a host? We’ve listed everything you need to know below!
What exactly does a host or hostess do? When you work as a host, your face is the first thing guests see when they enter. You therefore represent the company. You welcome the guests with a big smile and make sure they will have an unforgettable time. Do you work in a restaurant? Then you escort guests to their table, take their coats and address them by their last name to give them a personal experience. Work at a concert or festival? Then you happily scan all the tickets and wish everyone a good time.
The food or event might be enjoyable as is, but your perfect service will make it a time they will never forget. Sometimes you need to assist the waiters or help guests find their seats in the venue. This is not a problem for you at all, because you know exactly what your guests need. You provide guests with all the right answers. Dissatisfied guest? You make sure their complaint is resolved in the right way. You make sure all the guests feel good. In other words, service is key in this job!
There is no specific education required to work as a host/hostess, but there are a number of skills that are important. As mentioned before, it’s important that you are friendly to customers and offer the best service. You contribute to their experience and make sure they have an amazing time. Additionally, you have an eye for detail and are familiar with the appropriate etiquette (of course, you can learn this on the job!). You know how to keep an overview and know exactly where and when you are needed. When you possess these skills, you are ready to go!
The salary of a host depends on the establishment where you will be working and your own work experience. Besides minimum wage, your salary also depends on the applicable collective agreement (CAO). Either way, you can earn a nice income!
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Are you excited to start as a host/hostess? Take a look at all the jobs available. Scroll through the list to see if anything grabs your attention. Do you have any questions about a particular job? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you find the right job!