Host Jobs in Los Angeles
Host jobs in Los Angeles provide exciting opportunities to see the sites, meet interesting people and experience the wide variety of cultures found across Souther California. Visitors come for the sandy beaches, glorious weather, exciting nightlife and a chance to visit famous sites related to the film and TV industry.
You’ll have a chance to interact with celebrities, wealthy patrons, business tycoons and guests from all over the world when you work as a restaurant host or restaurant hostess in L.A. The opportunities for restaurant hosts/hostesses abound in SoCal.
California leads the country in the highest employment levels for restaurant host and hostess positions, earning a mean wage of $12.91/hour, depending on the service you’re providing: breakfast host/hostess, gallery host/hostess or lead host/hostess. The variety of cuisines found in the Los Angeles area offers plenty of opportunities to sample food from around the world.
Restaurant venues represent all levels of dining experiences from high end, exclusive resorts/hotels and celebrity chef establishments to casual dining that offers local specialties. Opportunities to work in Beverly Hills will be different from what’s available in Burbank, or even Hollywood. There are so many choices!
Restaurants and hotels are looking for hosts or hostesses that represent the vision of their venue with superior customer service. In particular, they’re focused on:
- Welcoming visitors to the restaurant
- Providing accurate wait times and monitoring the wait list
- Effectively managing reservations
- Seating patrons with poise and confidence
- Coordinating with staff about available seating
- Catering to guests with special needs (elderly, children, mobility impaired)
- Answering incoming calls and in-person questions
- Working weekends and holidays
The successful hotel host or restaurant host can look forward to becoming the lead host/hostess who will manage schedules as well as provide leadership and training to the staff. Other opportunities to work with the food and beverage manager, become an event planner, or banquet manager are all options open to you as you continue your career.
Be sure to search the listing for host and hostess openings in LA to see what opportunities await you in this fun and exciting field of hospitality.