What makes a really great restaurant host?

I’ve worked with all kinds of restaurant hosts and hostesses over the years, including bratty teenagers, college students, actors and actresses, at least one drag queen, and the weird neurotic fashion plate who told everyone that he had both law and medical degrees and was working for minimum wage because, well, it was fun.

Hey, it takes all kinds of people to be attracted to the job of seating people in a restaurant. It looks easy, but it can be very stressful on a weekend night. I know, I’ve done it myself.

Categories: Dining, Food & Drink