Ruth's Chris Steak House
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (Key Tasks and Responsibilities)* Reports to work as indicated on the work schedule and in the correct uniform. Practices positive personal hygiene and cleanliness habits during all work shifts.* Obtains staffing and station assignments for all servers, service assistants, runners and bar staff from the Manager On Duty. Completes table/station chart with these assignments.* Correctly completes all opening and side work duties of the hostess/host at the start of the shift, in a timely manner.* Assists the Manager On Duty in planning reservations and assigning parties to appropriate tables, stations and/or servers.* Answers the telephone in a timely, pleasant and courteous manner. Correctly takes, confirms and documents reservations.* Maintains and creates reservations within the Open Table system.* Immediately recognizes and greets arriving guests, obtains guests' names, provides names to servers and directs guests to the appropriate waiting areas.* Escorts guests to their assigned table, delivers and presents menus to all guests.* Controls the flow of business by practicing rotation seating, anticipating table turns and following the reservation and seating plan.* Accurately quotes waiting times to guests and correctly maintains the "wait" list.* Informs Manager On Duty when waiting times are running over times quoted to our guests.* Maintains cleanliness and organization of the hostess/host stand and lobby area throughout the shift.* Practices teamwork by assisting fellow employees to enhance our guests' dining experience.* Communicates to the Manager On Duty any and all situations where a guest may express concern or dissatisfaction with any aspect of the dining experience.* Acknowledges all departing guests and invites them to return.* Completes all closing duties in a timely manner.* Performs all duties and maintains knowledge of all standards and procedures, as stated in the RCSH Employee Training Packet - Hostess/ Host.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Minimum qualifications needed to perform essential job functions)* Must be able to lift, handle and carry trays, smallwares and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.* Must have a good sense of balance, be able to bend, kneel, stoop, reach and squat on a frequent basis to obtain and store printed materials, menus, wine lists and other hostess/host stand supply items.* Must be able to constantly stand and exert well-paced mobility for a period up to four hours in length.* Must be able to communicate effectively and listen attentively to supervisors, employees and guests.* Must be able to continuously use fingers to bilaterally operate the telephone and use point-of-sale equipment.