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Simon & The Whale, a 2 Star New York Times Restaurant, is seeking a talented, passionate, and experienced Maitre D’ to join our warm and welcoming team. Simon & The Whale is a lively neighborhood restaurant with amazing service and fun vibes, and we invite you to come and be a part of creating something very special, with the Happy Cooking Hospitality family.
The Happy Cooking Hospitality family operates five neighborhood restaurants in Manhattan's West Village: Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, Fedora, bar Sardine and Fairfax. To learn more about us, we'd encourage you to visit www.happycookingnyc.com and www.freehandhotels.com
As Maitre D’ you will be an integral team member in ensuring that every guest enjoys an exceptional dining experience. You should have great communication skills, strong work ethic, and a passion for hospitality.
Responsibilities will include: - Greeting and engaging guests in a warm and professional manner - Operating Resy reservation system - Communicating effectively with management and dining room team - Estimating wait times for guests and maintaining the guest wait list - Knowledge of food and beverage menus - Maintaining a cordial demeanor when under pressure
Requirements: - Prior hospitality experience running the door at a fine dining restaurant
- A warm and compassionate approach- Knowledge of proper sequence of service - Attention to detail and sense of urgency - Ability to mentally prioritize and stay organized- Open availability
If you're ready to be a part of an exciting project with a dynamic, creative team we would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to attach your resume and tell us a little about yourself. We look forward to meeting our new Maire D!
Tipped hourly, health benefits after 3 months
Ability To Lift 40+ Lbs
Basic Floor Service
Experience in a High Volume Environment
OpenTable or other
Part of Happy Cooking Hospitality