Celestine is hiring for Maitre'd/Lead Host
Celestine is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant located in DUMBO just under the Manhattan Bridge. We are seeking a dynamic, personable, and experienced individual to add to our host team. As lead host, you are the first person that guests interact with so it is crucial that guests feel welcome as they enter the restaurant. We are looking for an individual with leadership skills that is capable of directing a team at the door. Our lead host will possess high energy, be able to maximize covers with our reservations systems, and communicate their needs to FOH managers and servers.
As Lead Host you job responsibilities will include
-Greeting guests in a hospitable manner as they enter the front door
-Ensuring guests are properly sat at table with correct menus
-Being aware of the progression on sat tables
-Alerting managers on tables that are over their time estimates and making managers aware of potential problems for late sat tables
-Creating and maintaining the waitlist, and calling guests for available tables, thereby maximizing covers with reservations and walk ins
-Acknowledging guests and saying good evening as they leave, inquiring about their dining experience
-Maintaining clean menus, ensuring correct menus are on floor
We are seeking the right individual for full time availability, roughly 5 shifts per week. New York City 2+ years experience required.
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Celestine is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant located on the DUMBO waterfront, just under the Manhattan Bridge. Our kitchen, led by Executive Chef Garett McMahan, serves seasonal, soulful fare that draws inspiration from Northern Africa, the Mediterranean coastline, and the Middle East.
Our wine list, curated by Joe Campanale, focuses on small, coastal Mediterranean producers. Our bar program marries the flavors of the spice route with classic cocktails.