Host – Eataly Silicon Valley

Eataly Silicon Valley 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA
95050, United States
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Company Description

Eataly is the world’s largest artisanal Italian food and beverage marketplace! Eataly is not a chain; each Eataly is different, with its own character and own theme – but all with the same aim… for our guests to:

  • EAT authentic Italian food at our restaurants, cafés and to-go counters
  • SHOP a selection of high-quality Italian, local and homemade products
  • LEARN through our classes and our team’s product knowledge

Job Description

A Host is the first and last point of contact with guests at a restaurant and is responsible for greeting, seating and saying goodbye to guests as well as maintaining the flow of the restaurant during service. A Host diligently and efficiently manages seating in Eataly’s restaurants. Reports to the Restaurant Manager.

  • Oversees the general functioning of the dining room during meal service, relaying information to managers and service personnel
  • Maintains an accurate, fair and up-to-date waitlist and seating chart using a computerized system
  • Takes and manages reservations in restaurants that allow reservations
  • Balances the guest flow among the service stations, taking into account requests for a particular table or server depending on availability
  • Informs guests when tables are ready, escorts them to table, provides menus and introduces the server
  • Assists with the duties of servers and bus persons as needed to maintain service effectiveness and efficiency
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Qualifications

  • 1+ year of experience in a high-volume restaurant
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • AM & PM Availability preferred

Job Requirements

  • Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule often including evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, including standing, walking, bending and squatting

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

  • Competitive salary
  • Eligibility for annual bonus

BENEFITS:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off (2 weeks) 
  • 401K program with company match
  • Access to various insurance types and health resources

REASONABLE WORKING HOURS:

  • No late nights
  • 2 days off per week (often consecutive)
  • Company-paid parental leave

GREAT PERKS:

  • 20% discount on groceries and in restaurants 
  • Free parking for full-time positions 
  • Complimentary daily staff meals with a rotating offer every day
  • Eligibility for employee referral bonuses

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND GROWTH:

  • Work with the highest quality Italian and local products
  • Staff classes
  • Possibility to grow at Eataly locations across North America (Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Silicon Valley, Toronto, and more to come!)

Eataly is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy to not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic made unlawful to consider by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Eataly also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also Eataly’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding consideration of unemployment status, salary history, credit/bankruptcy history and criminal background/conviction history in making hiring decisions.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation.

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