Hostess Job Openings In Bar Harbor, ME - 1 Jobs

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    Bangor, ME

Hostess Jobs



  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

What does a Hostess do

A Hostess is responsible for greeting customers as they enter a restaurant, taking their reservation, and putting them on a waiting list. They may also be responsible for ordering table linens, napkins, and other dining room supplies.

how to become a Hostess

Most waiter and waitress jobs are entry level, and workers learn through short-term on-the-job training. No formal education or previous work experience is required to enter the occupation.

Most states require workers who serve alcoholic beverages to be at least 18 years of age, but some states require servers to be older. Waiters and waitresses who serve alcohol must be familiar with state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages.


No formal education is required to become a waiter or waitress.


Most waiters and waitresses learn their skills through short-term on-the-job-training, usually lasting a few weeks. Trainees typically work with an experienced waiter or waitress, who teaches them basic serving techniques.

Some full-service restaurants provide new employees with some form of classroom training that alternates with periods of on-the-job work experience. These training programs communicate the operating philosophy of the restaurant, help new servers establish a rapport with other staff, teach serving techniques, and instill a desire to work as a team. They also discuss customer service situations and the proper ways to handle unpleasant circumstances or unruly customers.

Training for waiters and waitresses in establishments that serve alcohol typically involves learning state and local laws concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. Some states, counties, and cities mandate the training, which typically lasts a few hours and can be taken online or in-house.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Waiters and waitresses must listen carefully to customers’ specific requests, ask questions, and relay the information to the kitchen staff, so that orders are prepared to the customers’ satisfaction.

Customer-service skills. Waiters and waitresses spend most of their work time serving customers. They should be friendly and polite and be able to develop a rapport with customers.

Detail oriented. Waiters and waitresses must record customers’ orders accurately. They need be able to recall the details of each order and match the food or drink orders to the correct customers.

Interpersonal skills. Waiters and waitresses should be courteous, tactful, and attentive as they deal with customers in all circumstances to resolve any issues that arise.

Physical stamina. Waiters and waitresses spend hours on their feet carrying heavy trays, dishes, and drinks.

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Real Hostess Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Hostess JP Doyle Restaurant and Public House, Inc. Sleepy Hollow, NY Apr 11, 2016 $49,000 -
Head Hostess BMT Operations LLC New York, NY Feb 01, 2010 $45,000
Hostess Koliba Rest. Corp. NY Mar 24, 2010 $27,820
Server/Host Blaze Bar Habor, LLC Bar Harbor, ME Jan 01, 1970 $24,856

Top Skills for a Hostess

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Top Hostess Skills

Right now, these skills will help you look good when applying for hostess jobs:
  1. Seat Guests
  2. Reservation Arrangements
  3. To-Go Orders
Here are examples of how hostesss have used the most in demand skills on their resumes:
  • Hired as a host, greeted guests upon arrival, seat guests, organize and manage wait list.
  • Set up dining rooms and make reservation arrangements.
  • Take to-go orders and make sure food is ready upon customer arrival.
  • Answer phone calls and create invoices on Point of Sale system.
  • Greet and seat customers, serve food, cashier, and clean tables

Drink Orders, Proper Setup, Communication Skills, Reservation Arrangements, High Volume, Floor Plan, Phone Calls, Ensure Customer Satisfaction, Food Orders, Greeting Guests, Greeting Customers, POS, To-Go Orders, Clean Tables, Ensure Cleanliness, Special Events, Courteous Service, Large Parties, Seat Guests, Seat Customers

Top Hostess Employers

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Top 10 Hostess Employers

If you’re looking for a Hostess job, you should start with Applebee's which has hired heavily for the position.

Overall, 10 firms have active listings for Hostess.

Applebee's, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesday, Texas Roadhouse, Outback Steakhouse, IHOP, Red Robin, Cracker Barrel

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