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The Berkshire Room
15 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
The Berkshire Room hiring host in Chicago, IL

The Berkshire Room hiring host in Chicago, IL

The Berkshire RoomMore Info

Part Time • Hourly $13.00
Expired: Jul 11, 2019

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1 year

Job Details

The Berkshire Room is growing and looking for friendly and caring Hosts who enjoy being around people and working in a fast-paced environment, working as a team with fellow staff members and building relationships with guests.  The Berkshire Room is a fun, fast-paced environment with great food, craft cocktails, and a cool, downtown atmosphere.  It’s a fun place to work and a great place to start a career too.

A Host will be in charge of his or her area at the entrance of the establishment. Greeting and seating guests, while creating a lively environment.


Essential Functions:

  • Seat guests at the proper tables/bar.
  • Greet guests with a welcoming attitude.
  • Arrange seating so there is a flow to service
  • Rotate seating for the servers to create a consistent pace to balance responsibilities on the floor.
  • Check identification of guests and make sure they are of the proper age to enter.
  • Guide guests to the proper locations (i.e. restroom)
  • Plan out seating for large parties and/or reservations.
  • Set up coat check and know the process of handing out tickets for jackets.
  • Thank/converse with guests as they exit.
  • Answer the phone and describe the protocol for reservations.
  • Know details about the hotel and our affiliation to educate guests
  • Educate guests/ give an overview of the food and cocktail menu.
  • Keep a positive attitude with guests and fellow staff members
  • Help other employees when needed.


Other Functions:

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor.
  • complying with health and food safety standards, restocking items, cleaning,
  • operating the cash register, answering the phone, providing great customer service, and following Fifty/50 Restaurant Group policies & procedures


Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 8 hours or as needed.
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 8 hours or as needed.
  • Be able to lift up to 5 pounds frequently.
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data.
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • High levels of noise from music, customer and employee traffic.
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens:  peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish.


Qualifications, Education and Behavior

  • At least 18 years old.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year hosting experience
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures.
  • Active social media presence
  • Ability to work late evening hours.
  • Ability to work consistent schedule at least 4 days per week.
  • Evening and weekend availability is a must


About the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group:

Formed in 2008, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is an independent company made up of hardworking, talented restaurant professionals. We have 15 restaurants with more on the way. We offer subsidized health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, employee discounts, paid paternal leave, and plenty of other benefits and perks to qualified employees.

We appreciate talent and reward hard work. To learn more about our concepts, visit

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