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Front of House

Posted on January 8, 2024
UNITE HERE 8
Flagship Culinary Services
Full-time
20.50
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

The pay rate or range for this position is: $20.50

Job Summary

As a representative for our company you will serve as a host/hostess to customers, you will be the frontline for customer service. You will serve as a host/hostess to customers and support kitchen staff by accommodating any special needs of guests. As a part of the team you will inspect dining room serving stations and tables for cleanliness and neatness, restock supplies, set tables, buss tables, take orders, prepare beverages and expedite orders.

Job Description

Essential Functions*

  • Accommodates and special needs of the guests.
  • Inspects dining room service stations for neatness/cleanliness, restocks food and condiment stations while avoiding contamination.
  • May prepare beverages and expedite food orders.
  • Monitors the number of guests entering/exiting the café.
  • Stock/Re-stock utensils, plates, glasses in the service area.
  • Uses carts to transport utensils, glassware, plates, and food.
  • Acts as a host/hostess for guests, takes orders, and set/re-set tables with place settings.
  • Restocks food and condiment stations while avoiding contamination.
  • Follows safety and sanitation procedures with all guidelines from OSHA, Department of Public Health and Risk Management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

*NOTE: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks which are illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed or assigned by this position.

 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent culinary skills.
  • Sense of urgency.
  • Strong communication, time and resource management and planning skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects on a consistent basis.
  • Customer service.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Ability to move throughout the café and kitchen.
  • Ability to wipe down tabletops, table legs, pick up debris off the floor, and wipe down booth seats in all areas of the operation.
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitation in the workplace.
  • Ability to lead a team

 

Education and Work Experience

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 1+ year experience in a food service operation and or customer service role.

 

Work Environment

 

The work environment for Front of House includes the following large kitchen environment elements and exposures.

  • Fast paced kitchen.
  • High sense of urgency.
  • Moderate to high noise level.
  • Exposure to soap and cleaning solutions.
  • Slippery/uneven surfaces may be encountered.
  • Environmental demands: Hot surfaces, food trays, hot water for heating.

 

Requirements

 

Must have and maintain an active Handlers’ Card (ServSafe) and adhere to local food handler requirement.

 

Physical Demands

  • Constant handling of food, carts and cooking equipment.
  • Constant use of hands while preparing food.
  • Constant grasping of food and equipment.
  • Lifting and carrying constantly objects that weight less than 10 – 12 pounds.
  • Frequently lifting and carrying objects between 21-30 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifting objects more than 40 pounds.
  • Items weighing over 40 lbs. must be carried by two people.
  • Constantly reaching across surfaces, above shoulders and outward.
  • Frequently pushing and pulling loaded and unloaded carts.
  • Good or correctable vision is required to safely perform all duties.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending and twisting are required to perform cooking and food prep duties. Squatting and kneeling may be required. Good balance required to safely perform all assigned tasks. Neck flexion and usage will be constant while performing assigned tasks.

 

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

About the employer: Flagship Culinary Services

We started with a simple idea—to deliver a higher standard of customer service. The way we deliver facilities services has evolved over the past 30 years – along with technology and our clients’ needs. Our core fundamental is unchanged: From the CEO to the front-line workers, every Flagship employee works together to build long-term relationships with our clients by doing whatever they need to do to get the job done.

Looking to build your career in the culinary industry? Flagship is hiring employees who are excited by the opportunity to prepare local and regional menus that bring comfort to traveling and diverse workgroups. We support many different types of food service setups, from full-service cafés to customized food concepts such as a New York Pizza Bar, including vegetarian and vegan options.

About your union: UNITE HERE 8

UNITE HERE Local 8 represents about 5,000 workers in the hospitality industries of Oregon & Washington State. Local 8 members work in hotels, restaurants, food service, and airport concessions. They include room cleaners, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food and beverage servers, bussers, and dishwashers. Local 8′s parent union, UNITE HERE, represents hotel, food service, and gaming workers throughout the US and Canada.

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