Great Blue Heron Casino


1 week ago
Job ID
Job Category
Food & Beverage
Job Type
Part Time
Number of Positions
Reports to
Food and Beverage Supervisor
License requirement
Category 2
External Rate
$13.32/hr + $1.15/hr in lieu of full time benefits
Must be available to work days, afternoons and nights to 2am, any day of the week

Job Description

A Host/Hostess for the Water’s Edge Restaurant is a teamwork and customer service oriented position. As a Host/Hostess you will be required to oversee the smooth seating of our valued guests that wish to dine in our facility through effective table management.  A positive, team player attitude is essential for individual satisfaction and the best positive overall results.  


Primary Shift Responsibilities

  • Promote the values of the Great Blue Heron Cultural Compass by example at all times and guide staff in adopting these values as a way of operating daily at the Great Blue Heron
  • Remain visible to guests at the restaurant Host/Hostess Podium
  • Greeting and welcoming guests in a genuine, positive and friendly manner
  • Seating guests in the restaurant in a timely manner
  • Managing cue into the restaurant as expeditiously as possible during peak hours
  • Moving tables and chairs to accommodate large groups
  • Offering the Waters Edge Buffet Restaurant information
  • Offering the Lucky Stone Bar and Grill Restaurant information
  • Asking for PC cards, coupons or other promotional offers
  • Enter # of Guests and # of buffets being purchased into SilverWare POS System
  • Seating guests according to table seating rotation when not accommodating a special request to be sat else where
  • Accommodating and respecting the need for special seating requirements for the elderly or handicapped
  • Walking slowly with guests to the table
  • Lighting the candle at the table for the guest to indicate an “active table”
  • Informing the guests who their server will be and that they will be right with them. ““Your server is Mary today, and she will be right with you.”
  • Informing the servers of tables sat outside their sections or with special circumstances
  • Manual tracking and recording of guest seating ie: time, # of people, head count per section
  • Seating control ie: fair equal distribution among floor staff
  • Facilitate general information for guests i.e. directions, menus, hours of operation, promotions, up & coming events
  • Distribute and collect customer comment cards
  • Perform other duties as required by the Food and Beverage Supervisor


Secondary Shift Responsibilities

  • Cleaning A La Carte menus
  • Maintaining a neat and organized work area
  • Grouping tables for larger parties
  • Setting up stanchions for crowd control
  • Offering facility information when asked
  • Answering the house phone “Thank-you for calling The Water’s Edge Buffet Restaurant. This is ________. How can I help you?”
  • Open communication with Co-workers and Supervisors at all times


GBH Charity Casino Policy and Procedures

  • Follow all policies and procedures in the Liquor Procedures Manual
  • Adhere to policies set out in GBH Casino’s ICM
  • Complete knowledge of GBH Casino’s Employee Handbook



Education and Experience:


  • Minimum of one year Food and Beverage experience
  • Previous Hostess experience an asset
  • Customer service oriented back ground
  • Smart Serve Certified
  • WHMIS Certified


Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:


  • Ability to follow directions and carry them out in friendly and professional manner
  • Strong personal organizational skills
  • Ability to perform tasks and duties effectively and safely within prescribed time limits
  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with company and departmental policies and procedures
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the causes of food poisoning and method of prevention
  • Possess and utilize excellent customer service skills to the best of your ability
  • Maintain good rapport with guests
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with management
  • Contribute as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Willing to take initiative and desire learn
  • Work both independently and/or supervised competently while under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work productively during slower periods utilizing self initiative to keep busy



We offer a competitive Salary, life insurance, RRSP's, Employee Assistance programs, free parking and discounted meals in our staff cafeteria and a GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

You must be 18yrs or older to work at the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino

The successful candidate will require licensing approval by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.  If you need assistance/accommodation during the recruiting process then please contact the our HR department.

Only Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 




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