Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern HOST- WORTHINGTON in WORTHINGTON, Ohio

Summary: It is the responsibility of Guest Services to make raving fans of the five major groups of people we do business with by creating a positive first impression and make our guests feel welcome on the phone and in person. Guest Services controls the seating of the guests in the dining room to assure quality of service, guest satisfaction and maximize sales opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:include the following and other responsibilities that may be assigned:

  1. Exemplifies genuine hospitality standards. Handles requests and complaints with guest satisfaction as the priority. Strives to gain guest name recognition.

  2. Adheres to standards of professional appearance, personal cleanliness, and proper attire. Displays confidence and a friendly disposition at all times.

  3. Uses proper phone etiquette and follows procedure to make, cancel, or change reservations and call-ahead seating. Recognizes returning guests and special occasions.

  4. Follows correct procedures for cash handling, carry-out orders and gift card sales. Accurately uses point of sale systems.

  5. Greets guests, shows guests to their table and distributes menus.

  6. Memorizes the floor plan of the restaurant.

  7. Communicates frequently with manager on duty regarding guest flow in the front area.

  8. Assists management and other associates if needed or assigned. Promotes teamwork and dependability.

  9. Exhibits punctuality and dependability.

  10. Knows emergency procedures to the restaurant.

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, and individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Hospitality: Ability to respond quickly to guests needs, meets commitments, responds to requests for service and assistance, provides genuine hospitality.

  2. Teamwork: Gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, exhibits objectivity and openness to others views

  3. Technical Skills: Participates in training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills of the restaurant and company, shares expertise with others

  4. Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves guest situations in a timely manner

  5. Guest Services: Manages difficult or emotional guest situations (with guest satisfaction as a priority), responds promptly to guests needs, solicits guest feedback to improve services, responds to requests for service and assistance, meets commitments, provides genuine hospitality

  6. Interpersonal Skills: Keeps emotions under control, remains open to others’ ideas and resolves conflict

  7. Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and politely in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, participates in meetings

  8. Written Communication: Able to read and interpret written information, writes clearly and informatively

  9. Restaurant Support: Supports goals and values, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, maintains cleanliness of restaurant

  10. Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality, applies feedback to improve performance, works quickly, ensures the restaurant exhibits great food safety and sanitation issues

  11. Cost Consciousness: Contributes to profits and revenues of the restaurant, conserves organizational resources, able to accept different types of payment and make change

  12. Diversity and Ethics: Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences, promotes a harassment free environment, keeps commitments, works ethically and with integrity, treats people with respect, inspires the trust of others, upholds organizational values

  13. Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures, supports company goals and values

  14. Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions, includes appropriate people in decision making process, demonstrates ability to prioritize

  15. Professionalism: Reacts well under pressure, treats other with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, approaches others in a tactful manner, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments, is pleasant in demeanor, maintains confidentiality

  16. Quantity/Productivity: Meets restaurant and productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner, strives to increase productivity, uses time efficiently

  17. Safety and Security: Observes and teaches safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly,

  18. Attendance and Punctuality: Is consistently at work on time and in full uniform

  19. Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to direction, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person

  20. Adaptability: Adapts to change in the work environment, able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events

  21. Planning/Organizing: Uses time efficiently, possess good organizational skills, able to maintain an orderly work station, restock and organize stations

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skill or Ability


Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, menu descriptions and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to guests and other associates of the restaurant.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply divide and accept all types of payment and make change.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, and individual should have knowledge of/or experience and /or ability to learn with point of sale systems.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:




Lifting, Pushing, Pulling, Carrying

Up to 30 lbs.

Up to 30 lbs.



Bending, Kneeling



Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands or arms


Continuous Standing






Work Environment





Abnormal Temperatures




Noise level is moderate



Close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus



Ability to effectively present information in on-on-one and small group situations to guests and other associates in the restaurant.



Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.


Hours Required: Will vary based on concept and operating hours of the specific location



Enthusiastic:Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest



Self-Starter:Inspired to perform without outside help

Flexibility:Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals



1-2 years:Restaurant Experience

Posted: July 7, 2016