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Host / Hostess
The Madison Bar & Kitchen
1027 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL
The Madison Bar & Kitchen hiring Host / Hostess in Chicago, IL

The Madison Bar & Kitchen hiring Host / Hostess in Chicago, IL

The Madison Bar & KitchenMore Info

Part Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Dec 31, 2019

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1 year

Job Details

The Madison Bar & Kitchen is looking for an experienced Host to join our team.  All applicants must have previous experience in a high volume restaurant and willing to work in a team-oriented environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Greet guests as they arrive and usher them to their assigned tables or bar area
  • Organize OpenTable to ensure we are maximizing our available inventory
  • Adjust seating plans rapidly to accomodate for walk-in diners
  • Become proficient in our large party policies and direct people to our private events coordinator
  • Be able to manage a wait list to accommodate our walk-ins the best we can
  • Be able to uphold a positive element of customer service with our guests whether they are at the restaurant or over the phone
  • Work with the manager on duty to complete project he/she assigns
  • Complete all opening and closing sidework
  • Learn about all of our menus and be able to explain them to our guests
  • Be able to help clear and reset tables
  • Be willing to check in with our guests to ensure they are enjoying their experience
  • Be able to manage our take out and deliveries orders from the phone and via our delivery networks


  • Minimum 1 year experience in a high volume restaurant
  • Be able to demonstrate strong multi tasking ability
  • Availability to work nights, weekends and/or holidays
  • Working knowledge of OpenTable
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive attitude and passion for hospitality
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working with MICROS and/or Aloha


  • Available upon request

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The Madison Bar & Kitchen is a new West Loop restaurant celebrating the spirit and flavor of the big city. The Madison marries a bustling, fast-paced atmosphere with a creative, globally inspired menu made in-house from scratch on a daily basis. Our playful beverage program focuses on cocktail favorites from the past, remade with the finest ingredients, and a broad beer and wine selection. The Madison is open for dinner nightly at 5pm and brunch every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am.