Host/Hostess (Buca Osteria & Bar)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Full-time


Our Hosts create a positive guest experience that begins with a genuine welcome. They maintain an efficient and organized restaurant through managing guest flow, maximizing seating capacity and communicating with all employees. Hosts are the first point of contact and leave a lasting impression with all guests by way of their professionalism and attention to detail.


  • Have a working knowledge of the demographic (location, surroundings, nearby attractions, directions, etc.)
  • Ensure that the front entrance, host stand and surrounding areas are kept organized 
  • Effectively manage guest flow to maximize seating capacity
  • Communicate with Servers, Bartenders and Managers to maintain proper guest flow throughout the restaurant
  • Communicate expected restaurant volume with the BOH to ensure all necessary preparations can be made
  • Accurately take reservations and modify guest status in Open Table
  • Take bookings for parties/ groups, maintaining accurate and detailed information to assist the operations to smoothly execute the event
  • Know all table numbers and maintain awareness of which servers are in each section
  • Escort guests to their table, engage them in conversation and seat them accordingly
  • Print daily menus
  • Follow all food safety standards and systems
  • Other duties as assigned or required 

The ideal candidate has at least 2+ years experience as a host/ hostess in a premiere dining environment, has demonstrated customer service experience and is known for their attention to detail and pleasant demeanor.

If this role looks like a good fit for your skills and abilities, we would love to hear from you!