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Maitre D
232 Bleecker
West Village, Manhattan, New York, NY
232 Bleecker hiring Maitre D in New York, NY

232 Bleecker hiring Maitre D in New York, NY

232 BleeckerMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 23, 2019

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2 years

Job Details

About the role: 

Your passion for hospitality and great food has lead you to develop skills in connecting with people, setting people at ease, and working within a team dead set on excellence, warmth, and fun. The Maître D’ welcomes guests to the restaurant, intuitively guiding them to a tailored experience that is exactly what they want and need, whether that is a quick glass of wine or a long, multi-course meal. You love to connect with people – whether they are walking by and asking for directions, changing a reservation on a busy night, or sharing some secrets that will allow us to make their meal extra special. You equally love data and the ability to collect information on your guests and regulars to be able to get to know them and help your whole team develop relationships with each guest, regular, neighbor, or restaurant critic. You believe in, and gain energy from, the power of a great team working together and supporting each other and love to find ways to help and support those you work with. You have a never ending hunger for continued education and love to learn about what is currently being harvested in the fields, the people that grew and produced each wine you serve, and the history of the neighborhood and the street corner our restaurant inhabits.

You will:

  • Help to build, maintain, and constantly improve the culture of the restaurant and keep a focus on education and a great work environment. You should be an example of the type of person you want to work alongside every service.
  • Care for each guest, whether or not they even dine with us, and constantly lead by example in the type of warm, generous hospitality we want to be known for.
  • Build a tight book that lets as many guests as possible join us each night and creates clarity at every moment for taking walk ins and bar guests. 
  • Communicate constantly and efficiently with your entire team from expediters, back servers, and servers to management and chefs.  
  • Maintain comprehensive knowledge of the restaurant’s menu, it’s products and their source, our beverage program offerings and the philosophy behind them, and the details of the restaurant and neighborhood.
  • Be constantly looking to deepen and expand your knowledge and experience and find new ways to take care of our guests.
  • Be the face of hospitality for the restaurant and lead by example with generous hospitality for your team, locals, regulars, and first timers.
  • Constantly exhibit creativity in the ways we find to say yes to our guests and the ways we find to surprise and make each and every meal or experience with us special and tailored. You love to feed information and ideas to servers and management and see the ways it makes a guests meal unique.
  • Achieve and maintain Department of Health Standards, holding your fellow teammates accountable and role-modeling cleanliness and organization throughout the restaurant.

You have: 

  • 1- 3 years minimum restaurant experience, ideally in a maître d or management role.
  • A passion for real, good food and the skills to operate a busy station.
  • The willingness to roll up your sleeves and pitch in whenever necessary.
  • The discipline and desire to maintain systems and organization within fast changing environments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of reservations systems and a keen eye for building, maintaining, and utilizing the database of guest information.
  • An eye for detail and an ear for information and clues about guests.
  • A flexible schedule, especially throughout the first six months of the opening.
  • The ability to perform physical requirements of the position (lift up to 50lbs).
  • The desire for professional improvement and the process of learning.
  • The drive to build strong ties in your restaurant’s community, the neighborhood, and with each passing guest.
  • The ability to take many variables to find the best solution to a problem.
  • An organized approach to achieving team goals.

About 232: 

This Fall, DIG will open 232 Bleecker -our first full service, sit down restaurant in the West Village. Located on the corner of Bleecker and Carmine, this restaurant will build on DIG's farm to table cuisine by sourcing from local farmers and the DIG Acres Farm in Chester, NY.
With Suzanne Cupps, taking the helm as the Executive Chef, we are looking to build the rest of this dynamic team.
About DIG: 

Dig is a farm-to-table food company with over 25 locations in New York and the Northeast, serving seasonal vegetables and culinary comfort food on an urban scale. We are excited to be opening our first sit down restaurant in the west village in the fall of 2019!

The company is built on a culture of driven curiosity and ambitious innovation, finding and implementing new solutions to offering a simple, healthy, affordable meal. Our mission is to build a better food system (one vegetable at a time) that offers a better deal to customers, cooks, and farmers alike. 

Since getting started in 2011, we have focused on the essentials of our mission- building kitchens, training chefs, and developing one-on-one relationships with over 50 partner farms. The next few years will be a period of expansion, as we open in new cities and use the platform we’ve built for a better conversation around sourcing, cooking, and the business of food. 

And did we mention free Dig for all employees? We strongly recommend the sweet potatoes.

Dig believes in the power of a shared table to bring people together as we are committed to building a culturally inclusive team. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

Required Skills

Customer service

Event Management / Organization

POS Systems

Staff education / motivation

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Farm To Table

Wine Bar, Upscale Casual

Part of DIG

Dig is a community of chefs, farmers, creatives, activists, and innovators devoted to rebuilding the food system through vegetables. We're creating a new kind of restaurant group that connects people to good food at an affordable price. Since launching in 2011, we've opened 27 quick service restaurants, partnered with 80+ independent farms, and taught thousands of people how to cook (really cook) in Dig kitchens.

But our story is just beginning, and we'd love for you to be a part of our next chapter of growth as we build a full service restaurant in the west village to open this fall!

It will be a neighborhood restaurant centered around a wood fire grill and with a menu centered around the fresh from the farm vegetables we have always loved. Behind the scenes, the restaurant will be supercharged by the infrastructure that we’ve spent nearly a decade building. The kitchen will have access to the best ingredients on the market through our network of farm partners. The chef will recruit talent from the hundreds of culinary professionals that we’ve been training since day one. If you’re a chef or hospitality leader with passion, imagination, and vision, drop us a line. We would love to speak with you and build a restaurant together!