We have host openings at our East Hampton and Water Mill locations. To apply, send your resume to with ‘Server’ in the subject line. You can also reach out to our recruitment team with any questions.

Department Front of House
Job Title  Host
Reports to General Manager, Dining Room Manager
General Description: Responsible for entering and managing guest reservations; providing a warm welcome to guests entering Kissaki; guiding guests to their table and providing an introduction to their menus and server; offering a genuine farewell and thank you to departing guests; taking of phone orders and handing off of take-out orders to customers. Hours: 30-40  a week




  • Create and print menus for all private dining and events
  • Answer guest phone calls and provide friendly, knowledgeable assistance to guest questions
  • Take phone orders for pick-up accurately and efficiently
  • Organize pick-up orders to ensure a seamless, fast handoff to customer
  • Call to confirm reservations, as applicable, prior to each shift
  • Make reservations for guests, offering alternatives when the desired slot is not available
  • Manage the flow of reservations for each shift to ensure optimal seating pattern and service
  • Assist management in creating floor plan and table arrangement for the shift, as requested
  • Ensure dining room is properly set for guests prior to service
  • Set host stand for service, ensuring all resources (menus, paper, pens, business cards, etc.) are stocked
  • Provide management with roll-up of reservations prior to each shift, highlighting of any large parties, special reservation notes and/or VIP guests
  • Welcome guests with a smile; provide hospitable service, even when under pressure
  • Maintain cleanliness of entrance and other waiting areas throughout shift by sweeping, cleaning windows and doors, arranging chairs, etc.
  • Ensure servers are seated as equitably as possible throughout the shift
  • Check in with guests, ensuring satisfaction and addressing any concerns or complaints 
  • Complete closing side work checklist for shift daily 
  • Update knowledge and skills by participating in educational opportunities
  • Maintain sanitation to DOH standards; keep work area clean and organized 
  • Inform manager on duty immediately of any DOH or OSHA/workplace safety violations
  • Be a team player—support and assist your fellow team members whenever possible
  • Complete other duties as assigned by management 

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to proficiently speak, understand, read and write in English
  • The ability to give and follow written and verbal direction
  • The ability to understand basic math
  • The ability to use a complex reservations system, and other technologies as required by Kissaki
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • The ability to lift at least 30 pounds on a regular basis
  • The ability to bend, stoop, stand and perform extensive walking for 8-10 hours a day
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • The ability to approach their work with a sense of ownership and work with a sense of urgency
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, and a variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • The ability to perform essential job functions under pressure and maintain professionalism when under stress
  • The ability to consistently meet Kissaki’s hygiene and grooming standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • The ability to adhere to posted schedule and clock in/out at times
  • The ability to adhere to all HR policies and guidelines
  • The ability to adhere to all Kissaki and/or state and local COVID related health and safety guidelines
Work Experience Requirements
  • 1+ years’ experience as a Host of similar caliber concept 
Education Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED, preferred
  • TIPS Certification, preferred