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Maitre D
O Ya Boston
9 East Street, Boston, MA, United States
O Ya Boston hiring Maitre D in Boston, MA

O Ya Boston hiring Maitre D in Boston, MA

O Ya BostonMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 10, 2019

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1 year

Job Details

o ya is looking for an engaging individual who has a passion for hospitality, curiosity for Japanese cuisine/culture and commitment to the restaurant industry. This candidate will  lead our talented team of hosts by motivating them with their enthusiasm, professionalism, and experience.



Collaborating with the General Manager and Chef each day to run a seamless service

Managing the o ya guest experience from the reservationist perspective

Teaching and incorporating o ya’s service philosophy in day to day host tasks

Scheduling reservations and accommodating guest requests

Designing the host schedule

Training and development of new and existing host team

Loosely providing support to the servers: assisting with clearing tables or running food, as needed


Skills & Qualifications

1-2 years host experience preferred

At least 2 years working in the restaurant industry

Experience training others

Proficient in OpenTable GuestCenter and Positouch a plus

Multi-tasking: managing phones, guests, coat check, server assignments

Strong organizational skills

Kind with a sense of humor

Strong ability to delegate tasks

Experience in conflict resolution and managing challenging situations with empathy


This position is full-time 

o ya is open Tuesday to Saturday

Cushman Concepts

The Cushman Concepts team is proud of these shared principles: that they are a group that is creatively driven and operationally sound, and that they foster and insist upon a culture of genuine care for themselves, their purveyors and their guests. Operating with this culture as a constant goal in addition to providing guests with crave-able food, beverage and warm service in unique ways is our inspiration and challenge.

Cushman Concepts is a dynamic restaurant group created by husband and wife team Tim and Nancy Cushman. They have founded and lead restaurants in Boston and New York City whose collective vision is to create unique hospitality experiences that surprise and delight their guests every day.

o ya Boston, their original restaurant, is a contemporary Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and small plates called o ya opened in Boston in 2007, and earned Chef Tim Cushman the James Beard Foundation Best Chef Northeast award in 2012. They went on to open other concepts in New York City's Park South Hotel, including a second o ya, a rooftop cocktail lounge called Roof at Park South, and a restaurant inspired by Chef Tim’s early career in California called Covina. Hojoko Japanese Tavern opened in Boston in 2014, a more funky izakaya-style concept with live music and karaoke. In 2019, the Cushman team opened Ms. Cluck’s Deluxe Chicken & Dumplings and gogo ya Crispy Nori Sushi Tacos in Boston’s location of Time Out Market. Following the market’s opening, The Cushman’s opening the first international location of o ya in Mexico City. This coming winter, they will open a new neighborhood restaurant named “bianca” in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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Upscale Casual

Part of Cushman Concepts

(617) 654-9900

Founded and owned by husband and wife team, James Beard Award Winning Chef Tim and sake certified Nancy Cushman, Cushman Concepts is a dynamic restaurant group whose vision is to create unique hospitality experiences and concepts that surprise and delight our guests every day and in unexpected ways.

Cushman Concepts has created multiple, unique and transporting hospitality experiences in Boston and New York: o ya in Boston and New York, Hojoko Japanese Tavern in Boston, and Covina and Roof at Park South cocktail bar in New York City.
Founded over a decade ago in 2007 with the opening of highly acclaimed o ya restaurant in Boston, Chef Tim and Nancy Cushman and their team are committed to matching their award-winning hospitality with a work culture founded in genuine care.

The Cushman Concepts team prides themselves on the unique culture that has developed over years of hard work and commitment. We are creatively driven and operationally sound and are inspired to surprise and delight our guests every day with craveable food, beverage and warm service. We have a high level of respect for each other as well as our guests that join us every night.