Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a host and a hostess?
The term host refers to the male version of the job role, and hostess to the female version. However, both hosts and hostesses have an equal amount of work and responsibility. Generally, the job role can be referred to as host.
How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a host/hostess?
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What skills are needed to be a host/hostess?
One of the most valued skills in this job role is to maintain a positive attitude at all times, especially when the restaurant is at its busiest. A host/hostess should make customers feel welcome and looked after. Other important skills to have include the ability to be organized and think ahead.