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RESTAURANT HOST: We Are In Charge Of A Lot Of Duties

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Kevin is a Restaurant Host at a popular chain eatery. He describes some of the responsibilities he has in this job besides greeting people and shares how he got interested in the position. He advises people who want to work as a restaurant host to be patient and happy.

Job Title: Restaurant Host
Employer: Applebees

Job Summary: Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop

Job Description

Food and beverage serving and related workers perform a variety of customer service, food preparation, and cleaning duties in full-service restaurants, casual dining eateries, and other eating and drinking places.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $20,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Long hours, Part-time, Full-time, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Physically demanding, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Strength/stamina, Teamwork, Detail oriented, Patience, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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<span m='12700'>job.</span> <span m='13420'>It</span> <span m='13500'>really</span> <span m='13720'>depends.</span> <span m='15110'>As</span> <span m='15350'>I</span> <span m='15440'>said</span> <span m='15750'>in</span> <span m='15810'>the</span> <span m='15920'>weekdays,</span> <span m='16600'>it</span> <span m='16730'>could</span> <span m='16940'>be</span> <span m='17560'>really</span> <span m='17770'>mellow.</span> <span m='18350'>A lot</span> <span m='18580'>of</span> <span m='18640'>people</span> <span m='19010'>don't</span> <span m='19280'>go out</span> <span m='19340'>on the</span> <span m='19390'>weekdays.</span> <span m='20870'>But</span> <span m='21020'>on</span> <span m='21130'>the</span> <span m='21200'>weekend</span> <span m='21590'>such</span> <span m='21900'>as</span> <span m='22150'>Friday,</span> <span m='22550'>Saturday,</span> <span m='22990'>and Sunday,</span> <span m='24500'>it's a</span> <span m='24600'>really</span> <span m='24850'>busy</span> <span m='25140'>place.</span> </p><p><span m='25690'>We're</span> <span m='26030'>actually</span> <span m='26510'>in</span> <span m='26630'>charge</span> <span m='26950'>of</span> <span m='27070'>a</span> <span m='27120'>lot</span> <span m='27350'>of</span> <span m='27450'>duties.</span> <span m='28930'>We</span> <span m='29160'>take</span> <span m='29430'>names</span> <span m='29670'>up</span> <span m='30090'>front,</span> <span m='30440'>talk</span> <span m='30690'>to</span> <span m='30750'>the</span> <span m='30830'>people.</span> <span m='32078'>The</span> <span m='32439'>guests</span> <span m='32619'>that</span> <span m='32740'>come</span> <span m='33000'>in.</span> <span m='34030'>Take</span> <span m='34230'>their</span> <span m='34290'>names in</span> <span m='34730'>case</span> <span m='34980'>they</span> <span m='35090'>have</span> <span m='35280'>to</span> <span m='35480'>go on</span> <span m='35735'>the</span> <span m='35990'>wait</span> <span m='36230'>list.</span> </p><p><span m='37880'>We</span> <span m='38070'>take</span> <span m='38330'>care</span> <span m='38720'>of</span> <span m='38850'>keeping</span> <span m='39160'>the</span> <span m='39270'>restrooms</span> <span m='39820'>clean.</span> <span m='42170'>And</span> <span m='42320'>we're</span> <span m='42490'>also</span> <span m='42980'>in</span> <span m='43360'>charge</span> <span m='43710'>of</span> <span m='43840'>busing</span> <span m='44150'>tables.</span> <span m='45380'>It's</span> <span m='45560'>a</span> <span m='45610'>little</span> <span m='45860'>more</span> <span m='46060'>than</span> <span m='46450'>the</span> <span m='46770'>usual</span> <span m='47030'>host</span> <span m='47500'>at</span> <span m='47670'>other</span> <span m='47890'>jobs.</span> <span m='48420'>But</span> <span m='49296'>it's</span> <span m='49660'>good.</span> </p><p><span m='50260'>How did I</span> <span m='50450'>get</span> <span m='50630'>this</span> <span m='50760'>job at</span> <span m='50990'>Applebee's?</span> <span m='51550'>My</span> <span m='51730'>sister</span> <span m='52150'>worked</span> <span m='52450'>there</span> <span m='53150'>three</span> <span m='53360'>years</span> <span m='53600'>before</span> <span m='53960'>I</span> <span m='54020'>did.</span> <span m='55430'>It</span> <span m='55510'>was</span> <span m='55680'>a</span> <span m='55750'>time</span> <span m='56050'>where</span> <span m='56200'>I just</span> <span m='56470'>decided</span> <span m='56960'>I</span> <span m='57000'>needed</span> <span m='57280'>to</span> <span m='58310'>go</span> <span m='58570'>my own</span> <span m='58885'>path</span> <span m='59200'>for</span> <span m='59280'>my</span> <span m='59430'>family</span> <span m='59840'>and</span> <span m='61300'>keep</span> <span m='62662'>a roof</span> <span m='63144'>over my head.</span> </p><p><span m='64110'>You</span> <span m='64220'>know,</span> <span m='64379'>be</span> <span m='64519'>patient.</span> <span m='65680'>There's</span> <span m='65870'>a</span> <span m='65930'>lot</span> <span m='66110'>of</span> <span m='66190'>people that</span> <span m='66530'>you've</span> <span m='66810'>never</span> <span m='67060'>met</span> <span m='67250'>outside</span> <span m='67600'>of</span> <span m='67670'>work</span> <span m='67860'>before</span> <span m='68280'>and</span> <span m='69010'>may</span> <span m='69130'>have</span> <span m='69500'>different</span> <span m='69830'>attitudes.</span> <span m='71000'>It</span> <span m='71150'>varies</span> <span m='71550'>a</span> <span m='71600'>lot.</span> <span m='72440'>And</span> <span m='72960'>just</span> <span m='73190'>stay</span> <span m='73300'>patient</span> <span m='73790'>and</span> <span m='74570'>just</span> <span m='75020'>treat</span> <span m='75230'>everybody</span> <span m='75530'>really</span> <span m='75830'>good.</span> <span m='76430'>Be</span> <span m='76730'>happy.</span> 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