Job Description: Host

First impressions matter, and a Host is often times the person responsible for giving that impression in your restaurant.  Ensure a great reputation by hiring the perfect Host. We’ve combined data from our most successful postings with best practices to get you started with an effective job posting.  

Job Title: Host / Hostess / Greeter

Your job title should include the most common names for the position you are hiring for, it ensures your job is easy to find and then apply to.

Tip: Leave spaces in between each term and avoid adjectives.

Employment Type: Full Time / Part Time

Entering the type of position is essential.  People often choose which jobs they apply to based on whether it’s full time, part time or something else entirely.  

Industry: Food & Beverage

While you may be tempted to select the industry your company is in, you should select the best fit for the role you are trying to fill.

Sample Job Description:

[Restaurant Name] is hiring for a Host / Hostess / Greeter position at our [Restaurant Type]

As a Host at [Restaurant Name], you’re essential to leaving a lasting impression on our guests.  Your friendly and helpful personality will shine through as you greet, seat, and say goodbye to our guests.

We offer:

 Competitive Compensation - [Expected take-home pay]

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Free or discounted meals
  • Insurance benefits

 Your responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting guests in a friendly and timely manner
  • Taking phone calls and ensuring reservations are made accurately
  • Seating guests in an appropriate order to ensure a fair distribution to servers
  • Presenting guests with menus and silverware
  • Taking drink orders
  • Other duties as assigned


  •  Friendly and outgoing attitude
  • Team player
  • Previous food service experience
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

 Don’t miss this opportunity to join an amazing team. Apply today!