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Kumiko
630 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Kumiko hiring Host in Chicago, IL

Kumiko hiring Host in Chicago, IL

KumikoMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($20.00) plus tips
Expired: Jul 21, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Job Details

We’re looking for a part-time host to join Kumiko, the Japanese Dining Bar in Chicago’s West Loop.

Job Summary

Kumiko has been named one of the World’s 100 Best Bars and honored in the 2022 Michelin Guide Chicago. The host is the first person who interacts with our guests, and as such, it’s one of the most important positions at Kumiko. 

From the interactions via email to the friendly hello at the door, the hosts sets the tone for everything else that follows. In addition to interacting with guests (answering questions, resolving booking issues), the host will be responsible for communicating to managers, service and kitchen teams. You are essential in helping the team create a memorable experience for our diners.  

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as the friendly concierge for guests. You’ll guide them through reservations, take notes to enhance their experience, and provide clarity for what our guests should expect.
  • Researches guests ahead of their visit and enters information into their profile.
  • Answers telephone calls, emails, and texts and responds to inquiries.
  • Maintains open communication with kitchen staff, management, serving staff, and guests to ensure that dining details are handled properly and guests’ concerns are addressed.
  • All that goes into making our guests feel at home: Greet them warmly, walk them into the dining room, offer water. After their stay, ask about their experience, and take notes for future interactions. 
  • Enters servers notes after guests’ visits into their profile to use for future visits.
  • Creates and provides chits for servers that includes all pertinent information on guests seated in their sections (i.e. celebrations, allergies, aversions, etc.)
  • Coordinates reservations with Oriole, if guests are visiting both restaurants.
  • Prints, folds, assembles, and ensures all menus are in perfect condition.

Skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to be organized
  • Able to use reservation system, email, phone system and landline texting proficiently
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Kindness

Additional Compensation Details

Compensation: $20 hourly - this is your guaranteed hourly rate based on a $14/hr base rate to start supplemented by service charges. Additional tips raise the average hourly rate to closer to $25/hr. *Health insurance available if working at least 30 hours a week*


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($20.00) plus tips

Estimated Weekly Tips: $0

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dining Discounts


Required Skills

Communication

Customer Service

Standing for Long Periods of Time

Multitasking

Reservation Management Platforms

Teamwork

Work In a Fast-Paced Environment

Professionalism

Walking

Organizational Skills

People Skills

Punctuality

Bending / Kneeling / Reaching / Stooping

Critical Thinking

Integrity

Decision Making

Taking Direction and Feedback

Time Management

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Kumiko is a Japanese cocktail bar located in Chicago's River West neighborhood.

At Kumiko, there is a special consideration for every detail of the experience. There is an aura of elegance served alongside immaculate technique and searing creativity.

Kumiko serves little luxuries, encouraging enjoyment over excess. Above all, Kumiko is a safe space, where people will be treated with kindness and respect.

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