The selection criterion for positions in the food service industry is quite stringent.
Customer loyalty is critical, and employers make sure that they only hire people who are anything but ordinary.
The need for exceptional customer services is high, so it stands to reason that employers examine resumes that they receive very harshly. Even a resume for an entry-level host position will be scrutinized deeply.
Keeping this in mind, we must pay special attention to our resumes. The content has to be strong and the format has to be just right. Lack of experience is no indication of lack of talent so building upon what you know about the food service and hospitality industry is very important, even if you are applying for a position for which you have no experience. Writing a resume is a mean feat and needs constant concentration from the writer. One wrong sentence or even a small typo can kill your chances of being chosen.
Remember that through your resume for a restaurant host position, you are being judged for what you have not even done yet. Employers are often not concerned about the experience when they hire people at the entry level – lack of experience is a given – but they are very concerned about how much you know about food service and its application. Here is an example of a restaurant host resume who has no experience:
100 Cambridge Drive ● Henrico, VA 62827 ● (000) 147-9999 ● [Email]
A service-oriented individual with the exceptional know-how of acting as the personal representative of the overall service and hospitality of the staff. Motivated, resourceful and inspired to create a comfortable and customer-oriented environment for restaurant patrons.
• Demonstrated knowledge of seating patrons by using the seating chart
• Skilled in monitoring restaurant activities to determine dining flow
• Particularly effective in responding to patrons’ inquiries in accordance with restaurant policies
• Well-versed in suggesting menu items according to each patron’s tastes
|• Tier-one service||• Hospitality||• Teamwork|
|• Maintenance work||• Suggestive selling||• Food and beverage|
|• Dining room set up||• Buffet management||• Conflict resolution|
Diploma: St. Peters’ High School, Henrico, VA – 2014
St, Peter’s High School, Henrico, VA | Summer 2014
• Took orders from students and packed their lunches or set them up in trays
• Delivered order trays to tables and ensured that each student’s credit stub is punched
• Assisted in creating cafeteria menu in accordance with nutritional needs of a varied student body
• Cleaned and sanitized tables, chairs, and counters
• Prepared food items keeping in mind food safety measures
• Handled food and supplies inventory and ensured that anything low in stock is procured timely
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