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Lead Host
San Francisco, CA
Cotogna hiring Lead Host in San Francisco, CA

Cotogna hiring Lead Host in San Francisco, CA

CotognaMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.07) plus tips
Expired: Apr 12, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Cotogna is the quintessential neighborhood spot featuring seasonally and daily changing Italian cuisine with house-made pasta, spit-roasted and grilled meat, wood-oven pizza, local seafood, and produce coming from the restaurant’s own farm. In keeping with Chef Michael Tusk’s cuisine, Cotogna showcases the best of Italian viticulture with an emphasis on organic, small scale wines true to their terroir.


  • Competitive compensation
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision, 401K with up to 4% match
  • Deep retail-cost wine discounts, Cotogna Farmer’s Market & restaurant dining discount
  • Trips to our Fresh Run Farm in Marin and participation in our Employee Purchasing Program
  • Tax deferred commuter benefits for parking or public transportation
  • Personalized development plan, advancement opportunities, wine education curriculum
  • Sponsorship of continuing education classes in food and beverage


A motivated, organized, charismatic individual. You are passionate about food and beverage, people and hospitality. A quick thinker who possesses the ability to simultaneously be creative and organized. Inherently hospitable, infinitely curious and KIND. You strike up a conversation with anyone, perform well under pressure and have an insatiable desire to learn. You want the opportunity to make your mark and contribute!


Situated in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square, Lindsay and Chef Michael Tusk own and operate Quince & Co Hospitality; a collection of unique restaurant concepts ranging from a Three Starred Michelin flagship to more casual, volume-based concepts, all unified in a commitment to exemplary hospitality, creativity, and a desire to innovate and continually reinvent. Quince & Co is a values-driven company committed to creating rewarding experiences for all team members with growth opportunities for advancement. 


Under the direction of the Cotogna FOH management team, perform assigned responsibilities necessary for service of guests in the restaurant, in keeping with the standards of Quince & Co by greeting, seating and making reservations for guests. Be the lead of the host stand and manage guest levels and satisfaction with the assistance of management.


  1. Responsible for greeting all guest in a warm, friendly and welcoming manner.
  2. Accurately record reservations and do everything possible to accommodate guest needs.
  3. Maximize seating in the Cotogna dining room by manipulation the reservation sheet.
  4. Communicate all VIP and guests of note to ownership, management and the Chef.
  5. Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe work environment. Keep all service stations/areas clean and organized at all times.
  6. Responsible for the general cleanliness and stocking of guest restrooms.
  7. Report any and all issues that arise with guests to a member of management in a timely fashion.
  8. Confirm all outstanding reservations on a daily basis.
  9. Greet and say goodbye to all guests at Cotogna.
  10. Have a working daily knowledge of the menu.
  11. Maintain a personal appearance that is neat and clean and have a clean and pressed uniform at all times.
  12. All other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous restaurant host experience required
  • Experience with using SevenRooms or similar reservations platform
  • Food Handler’s certification
  • Ability to traverse all parts of the restaurant quickly and safely
  • Must be able to work in a stationary position for 7-8 hours (excluding breaks) at a time
  • Must be able to comply with all health and safety standards

Continue, develop, or launch your career with us at Cotogna.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusion and diversity. We ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.

Quince & Co is committed to complying with the requirements and guidance from our government authorities and to protecting our customers and colleagues. As such, all positions require COVID-19 vaccination. If hired, as a condition of employment, you will be required to submit proof that you have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless you request and are granted a medical or religious accommodation for exemption from the vaccination requirement

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.07) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts

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Cotogna is a dynamic restaurant aspiring to be the best neighborhood restaurant in the country. Featuring regional Italian fare, Cotogna means ‘quince’ in Italian as a nod to its sister restaurant next door. Cotogna offers a seasonally and frequently changing menu of spit-roasted or grilled meats and game birds, house-made pastas, wood-oven pizzas, local seafood, salads, salumi and cheese, in the warm atmosphere of the restaurant’s refined urban design. A sophisticated yet playful cocktail program features innovative, ingredient-driven cocktails, and its celebrated all-Italian wine list is approachable yet eclectic.

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