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Host / Hostess
8 Southeast 8th Street, Miami, FL 33131
Gekkō hiring Host / Hostess in Miami, FL

Gekkō hiring Host / Hostess in Miami, FL

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Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Expires: Aug 11, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Groot Hospitality employs team members who demonstrate a passion for hospitality and dedication to company values and customer service. We are a diverse organization that provides the opportunity to excel in a fast paced multicultural environment. We are always looking for passionate people who will embrace our belief of hospitality, company growth and customer experience. Our commitment to diversity, teamwork, and integrity are indicative of the service we provide to our guests. We offer career opportunities with work/life balances, as well as a rewarding career experience.

As a Host, you help set the standards by which our restaurant is judged in your personal appearance, your disposition, and your attitude towards the guest. You are always in full view of the guest. You only get one opportunity to make a first impression.

Good communication skills are a must. Your working relationship with the entire staff is vital to the operation of the restaurant. You must be able to anticipate guest needs, as well as communicate those needs to your service staff. Many times, you will be asked to take care of the problem yourself.

A good Host needs to have a positive attitude at all times and be able to maintain that attitude in any situation. Our goal is to be busy. When our restaurant is busy, we all make money. Being busy is not an excuse to not be friendly or forgetting to smile and acknowledge the guests.

Due to the nature of our business, this position is required to work weekends and holidays.

The day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends all restaurant required meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain regular attendance in compliance with Groot hospitality standards.
  • Full time availability with flexibility to work a variable schedule, including evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which includes wearing the proper uniform.
  • Follow food safety and sanitary guidelines issued by the Health Department.
  • Complete assigned side-work in allocated timeframe.
  • Needs to have strong food and beverage menu knowledge.
  • Has complete knowledge of the floor plan, table #’s and stations.
  • Greets guests promptly as they enter the restaurant, making a positive first impression.
  • Greets guests warmly with a smile, making eye contact.
  • Knows and acknowledges all VIP’s by name.
  • Answers phones, keeps accurate count of waitlist and reservations.
  • Collects and stores menus. Maintains the cleanliness and preventability of the menus.
  • Ensures that all menus are current according to the most recent changes. Replaces all menus in poor condition after making sure that replacements are available.
  • Monitors which tables are in use, available, and about to turnover. Is immediately aware when tables are reset and ready for guests. Checks for completeness of table settings.
  • Keeps an accurate count of guests providing the kitchen and management with updates regularly.
  • Frequently checks back with guests who are waiting in the bar area to be seated. Makes it evident to guests that they have not been forgotten and that tables are being prepared for them.
  • When a guest is leaving, always thank them and use their name when able to.

The requirements for this position include but are not limited to:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the position applying for or similar to
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Attention to detail, cleanliness and safety
  • Patience and customer-oriented approach
  • Excellent people skills with a friendly attitude
  • Responsible and trustworthy

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to be mobile for a minimum of 6 hour on your feet.

Teamwork is the cornerstone of our company philosophy. You are expected to work with other hosts as a team. You are also expected to work with other servers, runners, hosts, server assistant, managers and all of your colleagues. During service here are some things that you can do, to help promote that teamwork.

  • Communicate, with respect, to your team any pertinent information that you feel may effect the guest experience
  • Communicate with management if there are any issues that you see that could effect the guests experience
  • If you see that something is not in the correct place, fix it
  • Basically do what needs to be done without being asked

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Paid Time Off

Required Skills

Customer Service

High Volume Service




POS Systems

Positive Attitude

Reservation Management Platforms


Conflict Resolution


Fine Dining Service

People Skills

Attention to Detail


Work In a Fast-Paced Environment

Telephone Skills

Welcoming Guests

Work Well Under Pressure

Standing for Long Periods of Time

Organizational Skills

Guest Service

Wine Service

Food Safety Knowledge

Guest Interaction

Reservation Systems

Service Procedures

Guest Reception

Answering Telephones

Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs

Safety and Sanitation

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Japanese, Steakhouse

Fine Dining

Part of Groot Hospitality

Sunlight is symbolic of Miami. But when the sun begins to set, an unspoken energy fills the air – the Magic City collectively gears up for a time full of possibility.

We connect Brickell, buzzing with excitement, with the mystique and allure of an unexpected Miami night – it’s where different elements of the city come together in perfect harmony, under the moon.

With elegant, yet relaxed interiors filled with mystery and style, we’ve masterfully brought together the elegance of an upscale steakhouse and the heritage, precision and modern flavors of Japanese cuisine.

Our menu was crafted to lean on flavors that are simple and clean, yet refined and upscale, spanning from premium steak to fresh sushi made with precision and flair. It’s through this sophisticated palette, paired with exciting drinks, that we reflect the evening ahead and pay homage to the exciting energy of the moonlight.

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