Restaurant Host

Writing a great restaurant host resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Loralee Cantrell | (175) 701-9661 | Wilmington, DE


I have over 1 year of experience as a Restaurant Host. I am responsible for greeting and seating guests, answering phone calls, and taking reservations. I have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. I am reliable and efficient, and always work to make sure the dining room is running smoothly.


Restaurant Host at Outback Steakhouse, DEMar 2022 - Present

  • Greeted and seated an average of 100 guests per shift.
  • Communicated effectively with guest, co-workers, and management.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills by managing a reservations book and waiting list.
  • Maintained cleanliness throughout the dining room area.
  • Consistently provided excellent customer service resulting in positive feedback from guests.
  • Achieved above average sales goals by upselling menu items.

Restaurant Hostess at Red Lobster, DEAug 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Greeted and seated guests in a prompt, professional manner.
  • Answered phone calls and took reservations.
  • Managed the floor plan and ensured proper table rotation.
  • Monitored dining room for cleanliness and guest satisfaction.
  • Assisted servers with food service as needed.


High School Diploma at Newark High School, Newark, DESep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Food safety
  • Food handling
  • Customer service
  • Cashiering
  • Cleanliness
  • Organization
  • Time management

Margaretmary Hannant | (915) 324-8954 | Raleigh, NC


A food service professional with more than a year of experience in the industry. I have worked as a host and server in various restaurants, which has given me excellent customer service skills. I am able to work well under pressure and can handle large groups of people efficiently. I am also proficient in using POS systems and have knowledge of different types of cuisine.


Restaurant Host at Cracker Barrel, NCMay 2022 - Present

  • Answered phones and took reservations for the restaurant.
  • Greeted guests upon arrival and seated them in a timely manner.
  • Monitored the dining room to ensure that all guests were comfortable and had everything they needed.
  • Assisted servers with running food, refilling drinks, and resetting tables as necessary.
  • Cleared away dirty dishes from tables after guests had finished their meals.
  • Made sure the dining room was clean and presentable at all times.

Restaurant Hostess at Olive Garden, NCSep 2021 - Apr 2022

  • Greeted and seated an average of 250 guests per shift.
  • Answered phones, took reservations, and managed the wait list.
  • Monitored dining room for cleanliness, proper table set up, and guest satisfaction.
  • Assisted servers with food running and bussing tables as needed.
  • Managed side work tasks such as stocking supplies and cleaning restrooms throughout shifts.
  • Communicated daily specials to guests in a friendly manner while maintaining knowledge of all menu items.


High School Diploma at North Carolina School of the ArtsSep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for and write exams, how to do research, and how to communicate with my peers and teachers.


  • Greeting customers
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking reservations
  • Managing a waitlist
  • Seating guests
  • Coordinating with servers and other staff members
  • Saying goodbye to guests