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Host/Hostess
53
53 West 53rd Street, New York, NY
53 hiring Host/Hostess in New York, NY

53 hiring Host/Hostess in New York, NY

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Full Time • Hourly ($16.00 - $22.00)
Expired: May 2, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year


Job Details

53 introduces an elevated blend of Asian cuisine with a contemporary edge in a chic lifestyle setting. Featuring an exquisite marriage of Asian flavors and unique dishes, 53 is a New York restaurant conceived by the Founder Ahmass Fakahany and team behind highly-acclaimed NYC favorites, Marea and Ai Fiori.

The menu is spearheaded by acclaimed Singapore-born Chef Akmal Anuar, who began his culinary journey in his parents’ hawker stand in Singapore, led one of Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants (Asia’s No. 1) and created some of the top contemporary Asian restaurants in Dubai.

Designed by ICRAVE in the heart of Midtown at 53 W 53rd St., the three-story space features a beautiful modern dining room, bustling by day and glowing by night, as well as an intimate private dining experience all underneath MoMA’s new extended wing. In the spirit of this iconic location, the globally renowned Friedrich Petzel Gallery is collaborating in a curatorial partnership to showcase an exciting rotating installation art program throughout the restaurant.

We are looking for passionate & dedicated Hosts/Hostesses to join the team.  Be a part of this truly unique restaurant and work alongside hospitality pioneers, positive team members, engaging leadership in an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment.

Host/Hostess Responsibilities include:

  • Greet upon arrival and interact with guests in a professional, warm and courteous manner and develop guest relationships
  • Navigate reservations platform and client database proficiently
  • Exhibit knowledge of 53’s menus, culinary style and concept, reservations policies, operating hours, and other facts about the restaurants and be able to address common guest inquiries
  • Handle various guest interactions, including but not limited to reservations, confirmation calls, guest reservation requests, and pick-up/delivery requests
  • Maintain clean dining room and restaurant and adhere to all health and safety standards

Host/Hostess Requirements include:

  • Substantive host and reservationist experience preferred
  • Genuine passion for restaurant hospitality and service
  • Energetic and friendly personality, with strong willingness and ability to work as part of a cohesive team and to support colleagues regardless of role, and a positive communication style
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in high-volume, high-intensity restaurant
  • Physical requirements include: ability to handle and carry trays, smallware, equipment, or other items up to 35lbs, and to stand, walk up and down stairs, and exert well-paced mobility for extended period of time
  • Flexible schedule and open availability (full-time) to meet business needs

We offer competitive compensation and medical, dental, and vision benefits after 30 days of employment for full time employees. If you are interested in joining the 53 team, apply now and submit your resume!

Compensation: $16-$22 per hour, based on experience

53w53 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($16.00 - $22.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts


Required Skills

Customer Service

Strong Communication Skills

High Volume Service

Knowledge of Restaurant Menus and Culinary Styles

Conflict Resolution

Excellent Customer Service Skills

Reservation Management Platforms

Ability to Work in a High Volume Environment

Fine Dining Service

Ability to Multitask

Communication

Physical Stamina to Handle Trays and Equipment

Teamwork

Flexible schedule availability

Telephone Skills

Work In a Fast-Paced Environment

Multitasking

Professionalism

Positive Attitude

People Skills

Attention to Detail

Standing for Long Periods of Time

Organizational Skills

Welcoming Guests

Work Well Under Pressure

Guest Interaction

Guest Reception

Food Safety Knowledge

Events Management

Guest Service

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53 introduces an elevated blend of Asian cuisine with a contemporary edge in a chic lifestyle setting. Featuring an exquisite marriage of Asian flavors and unique dishes, 53 is a New York restaurant conceived by the Founder Ahmass Fakahany and team behind Michelin Starred and Wine Spectator Award winners, Marea and Ai Fiori.

The menu is spearheaded by acclaimed Singapore-born Chef Akmal Anuar, who began his culinary journey in his parents’ hawker stand in Singapore, led one of Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants (Asia’s No. 1) and created some of the top contemporary Asian restaurants in Dubai.

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