Host/Hostess
Dante's Inc - State College, PA

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Founded in 1963, Dante’s Restaurants is one of the most unique multi-concept restaurant companies in the State College, Pennsylvania area. Since our founding, we have grown our establishments to include Hi-Way Pizza, The Deli Restaurant and Z Bar, Mario’s Italian Restaurant, Inferno Brick Oven & Bar, bar bleu, The Saloon and The Hopshop Beer Market. At each of our establishments, we want the experience of dining out to be more than just eating. The mood, music, lighting, seating — when paired with fresh, local and homemade cuisine, dining out at a Dante’s Restaurant becomes entertainment for all. We hire only the best and the brightest people with a blend of skills, experiences and passion to take our restaurants to new heights and create the dining experience our guests come to expect.

We are presently hiring a Host/Hostess for our Hi-Way Pizza location. The successful candidate will be responsible for warmly welcoming our guests on arrival and managing their timely seating to a table.

Job Requirements:
Maintains a Guest focus while performing duties

Warmly and graciously greet all guests upon arrival

When immediate seating is limited, record guest names and number of people in party

Call out name and number of party when tables become available

Provide guests with estimated waiting time

Accommodate special seating requests for guests whenever possible

Respond promptly and courteously to any requests from our patrons

Upon seating, offer guests a menu and inform them of their server’s name, inspect table for proper presentation and completeness

Be ready and willing to assist in with clearing and resetting tables

Thank guests for their visit and invite them to return

Complete opening and closing checklists

Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)

Must be able to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment

Clear communication skills are key in this role, as well as ability to adapt/react quickly as needed

Assumes 100% responsibility for our guests’ lobby experience

Assumes 100% responsibility for the cleanliness of the lobby and desk area

Must be 18 years old

With almost 50 years in the hospitality industry, our success can be attributed to a commitment to the basics—great food and great service. Running restaurants well, with an attention to detail combined with creative concepts has enabled Dante’s to continue to grow. And as Andy our founder, would say “And a lot of hard work.”

Come join the Dante’s team today!

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