The Host/Hostess of the restaurant is the first person our guests encounter when entering the establishment and the last person to make an impact before leaving. Qualified applicants must be able to meet and exceed the guests expectations by opening the door for each and every guest. Other responsibilities of the hostess include monitoring the open dining sections of the restaurant for empty and cleaned tables, estimating wait times for guests, monitoring the guest waiting list, and ensuring that the needs of the guests are met while they are waiting. The hostess is often responsible for answering the telephone, moving tables together to accommodate large parties and carding patrons. Other duties may be assigned as needed.