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Resort Restaurant Host

Posted September 9, 2021

Wild Dunes Resort
Isle of Palms, SC
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Summary:  The Host/ess is responsible for greeting and proper seating of guests as they enter the restaurant. S/he will be responsible for creating an excellent first impression as well as ensuring timely and appropriate seating of guests. The Host/ess will assist in maintaining the AAA Four Diamond Standards.  The Host/ess shall strive to provide exceptional service to both internal and external guests at all times. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Wild Dunes Resort Culture as well as promoting Wild Dunes Resort as both the Destination and Employer of Choice!

Host positions available at multiple Restaurants on the Resort. Full time, Part time, and Seasonal positions available!  

Essential job Functions:
  • Plans and coordinates timely seating of guests
  • Greets incoming guests
  • Takes reservations in person and over the phone, using professional language at all times
  • Cleans and resets tables as needed
  • Provides guests with high chairs, booster seats, etc.
  • Ensures guests are comfortable if required to wait
  • Maintains cleanliness of podium areas
  • Answers restaurant telephone, responding to guests’ questions in a professional manner
  • Escorts every guest to table, hands out menus and ensures table(s) are properly set up
  • Maximizes the seating of the restaurant
  • Attends mandatory monthly department meetings appropriate resort and division meetings
  • Assists servers, bussers with refilling beverages and/or clearing tables
  • Notifies servers of guests’ special requests, events, etc.
  • Completes all assigned side-work, obtaining manager’s signature when complete
  • Informs server of any potential guest issues
  • Familiarizes him/herself with menu
  • Answers questions and/or makes recommendations on menus as needed
  • Assists servers with monitoring assigned tables for customer satisfaction, quality and additional service
  • Provides general resort information for guests
  • Offers warm and sincere welcome/farewell for all guests of Wild Dunes Resort including use of guest name & good eye contact with each guest
  • Maintains an up to date working knowledge of all resort amenities as well as any special events
  • Interacts with resort staff in a professional manner, assisting other departments with necessary information
  • Up sells other resort services and amenities to guests
  • Addresses any guest issue promptly and with concern
  • Offers guests assistance resort directions, activity suggestions, etc.
  • Maintains constant awareness of safety issues, (i.e. broken glass, frayed electrical cords, leaks, broken locks and suspicious persons). Reports all safety incidents to on-duty supervisor.
  • Acts with responsibility towards all company property, supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains a professional appearance. Follows all Wild Dunes Resort dress code standards.
  • Remains alert, courteous and helpful to the guests and colleagues at all times.

Colleague is held accountable for all duties of this job and other duties as assigned.



Experience & Education:
  • High school education preferred
  • Prior food and beverage experience preferred
  • At least six months customer service experience preferred
Job Requirements:
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must be able to accurately follow instructions, both verbally and written
  • Must possesses excellent listening communication skills
  • Must be professional in appearance and demeanor
  • Must always ensure a teamwork environment
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must have strong computer skills, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the guests and Colleagues
  • Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner
  • Must have a passion for creating an exceptional experience for all guests

Colleagues who are hired at Wild Dunes Resort will be verified through the federal E-Verify system.

  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions (rain, wind, sun, heat)
  • Must be able to work indoors or outside
  • Must be able to stand on feet and walk throughout the day
  • Must be able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces on an occasional basis
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 25 lbs at shoulder height
  • Must be able to bend, squat, push, pull frequently
  • Must be able to perform simple grasping, fine manipulation, and repetitive hand & arm movements frequently; squeezing and overhead reaching occasionally

Wild Dunes is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and offers equal employment opportunity to all, based upon individual merit and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other protected class or category.

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Wild Dunes Resort

1 Sundial Circle
Isle of Palms, SC 29451

(843) 886-6000

393 Room Resort

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Our Resort

This is Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, a place you can make all your own. Whether it's choosing from a variety of accommodations including the Four Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn, The Village, family-friendly vacation rentals, condominiums and cottages, or deciding whether to fill your days with award-winning golf, tennis, a visit to historic downtown Charleston or one of dozens of other activities, here you'll find yourself in a better place.

At Wild Dunes Resort, we know that no two trips and travelers are exactly alike. So we thought it made sense to offer accommodations that work for every type of visit. Here, you can select from rooms and suites in the AAA Four Diamond Boardwalk Inn (including ADA accessible rooms), Village at Wild Dunes, private condos or even beach house rentals. Choose attentive full-service or undisturbed independence. Choose pool-side, beachside, court-side, or course-side. Tell us your vacation home rental style and we will accommodate you during your stay near Charleston, SC.