Restaurant Host Person

The Leta Hotel
Goleta, CA

posted January 28, 2023

Restaurant Host Person

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Picture yourself at The Leta by Hilton Tapestry Collection, we are on the coast and down to earth. As one of Santa Barbara’s best hotels, we have a Golden State of Mind attitude, surf-inspired décor, eclectic accommodations, plus a passion for music, and an elevated F&B scene. Join our team Restaurant Hosting team today!

Compensation: $15.50/Hour + Tips.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supervise service personnel including counseling and discipline, to maintain service standards.
  • Meet and greet guests as they arrive, offer choice of seating, and then escort them to their table and present menu.
  • Read, maintain and make daily entries in the logbook to coordinate communication between shifts and management.
  • Maintain proper set-up of dining room and enforce uniform and grooming standards of all service personnel on a daily basis.
  • Conduct daily "roll call” meetings: to keep staff informed of current promotions, daily special, guest comments, daily events and pertinent memos.
  • Receive, record and make any necessary arrangements for reservations and special functions in the restaurant.
  • Maintain an open line of communication between guests, management and line employees.
  • Carry coffee and/or teapots throughout outlet, refilling guests' cups as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Specific Job Knowledge and Skills:

    The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of restaurant operations, to include appropriate staffing levels, service equipment and guest relations.
  • Ability to read the English language to fully comprehend guest requests, memos, reservations, promotional materials, event orders and similar written materials.
  • Ability to speak the English language sufficient to conduct small employee meeting to impart new information.
  • Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items.
  • Ability to move throughout a crowded room to seat guest.
  • Ability to effectively deal with customer complaints and concerns in a friendly and positive manner. This involves listening to the nature of the concern, demonstrating empathy with the customer and providing positive and proactive solutions.

    Other Expectations:

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel. This includes nights, weekends and/or holidays.
  • All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).
  • Employee is always required to take on the responsibility and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as determined by position and duties.
  • Complies with health and safety rules, regulations and procedures to maintain a safe environment.

    Working Conditions:

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge of skills and abilities.


    Prior restaurant experience preferred.

    Licenses or certificates:

    Food handler certification a plus.

    Spire Hospitality is an equal opportunity/AA/Disability/Veteran employer.

    *Spire Hospitality participates in E-Verify*

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    The Leta Hotel

    158 Room Hotel

    If your idea of the ultimate Southern California retreat is longboards, poolside cocktails and coastal cuisine, you've found your place in the sun at one of the best Santa Barbara hotels around. Here at The Leta, we have a Golden State of Mind attitude, surf-inspired décor, and eclectic accommodations, plus a passion for music shared through our VNYL record shop and live music scene. All of our eccentric, laid back touches will no doubt have you enjoying the good life, one day at a time. 

    Designed with an easygoing, California-cool aesthetic, The Leta's artful guest rooms and suites channel the radiant spirit of SoCal featuring earthy, eccentric textures and fabrics with a nod to surf-culture nostalgia.