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Union Square Cafe (101 East 19th Street)
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Are you hungry to achieve excellence?

Are you seeking the tools to realize the highest version of “you”?

Do you seek a career path which promotes upward mobility?

If so, apply for our Host position today!

Union Square Cafe is seeking a Host to be an ambassador for our mission: To be the place in New York City where “Going out, feels like coming home”.  A Host at Union Square Cafe will excel at applying empathy to every guest they care for so they may create and maintain our guest’s loyalty, while ranking their teammate’s needs even higher.  A Union Square Cafe Host will be an expert at welcoming our guests into our home with warmth, enthusiasm, and grace in this fast-paced, multi-faceted, neighborhood cafe.  This position actively embodies, inspires, & elevates USHG’s Family Values of Hospitality, Excellence, Entrepreneurial Spirit and Integrity. 

Service periods will include Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner

Candidate Capabilities:

  • Maintain an understanding of the proper table numbers, seat positions, and flow of service required of all FOH positions
  • Maintain mental athleticism for coordination with Maître D and management team to gracefully show guests to their tables in an accurate manner
  • Strong communication and listening skills to effectively deliver accurate messaging to both guests and teammates
  • Have a desire to build a base knowledge and understanding of classic cookery, wine, beer, and cocktails
  • Maintain accurate knowledge on hours of operation, relevant service and facility information, and upcoming events at the restaurant
  • Have a general knowledge and understanding of Department of Health (DOH) food safety standards
  • Derives pleasure from providing hospitality

The Ideal Candidate will possess:

  • Excellent Emotional Self Awareness under pressure while maintaining a graceful, warm presence.
  • Curious Intelligence to continue learning in the position
  • Open availability and a career mentality
  • Experience with opening a full service restaurant
  • 1 year New York City fine dining experience in a front-door position
  • Open Table Experience
  • The ability to make connections with guests and create raves through those connections

Union Square Cafe will proudly operate under Hospitality Included, USHG’s non-tipping pay structure and career progression model.  Hospitality Included acts to close the wage disparity between the BOH and FOH, while keeping the FOH whole.  Hospitality Included provides a career progression model that activates growth levels within each position, for our team members to advance both financially and professionally.

  • Benefits package includes medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and matching 401K and more!
  • Access to USHG Career Development Counselling
  • Access to USHG Learning and Development Training and Enrichment opportunities

Join Union Square Cafe for our re-opening and begin building your path for tomorrow’s growth, today!

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