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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: Jun 22, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

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.


The Lead Host is responsible for coordinating and managing all reservations, seatings, guest assistance, and the flow of guests in and out of the restaurant This role supports FOH leadership and provides the host team with directives throughout the shift. 


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


  • Fining dining restaurant experience 
  • 1-2 years in a host/maitre d' position 
  • Experience working with reservation software
  • Strong communication and multitasking skills


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!


  • 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

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.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.07) plus tips

Estimated Weekly Tips: $800

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

Required Skills

Coordination of Reservations and Seating

Guest Assistance



Knowledge of Reservation Software

Maintaining a Clean and Organized Work Environment

Knowledge of Fine Dining Service

Customer Service

Problem Solving

Team Leadership

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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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