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Host and hostess jobs are responsible for greeting restaurant patrons as they enter the restaurant. Managing the seating arrangements and the amounts of tables that a server works, they ensure to distribute the restaurant patrons evenly to waiters and waitresses. Working in a team based, fast paced atmosphere, many workers are often employed full time and must be comfortable standing on their feet for several hours as they often stand at a podium near the entrance of the restaurant awaiting restaurant customers.

The minimum educational and training requirements for a maitre'de career is at least some high school coursework as the majority of the duties and responsibilities will be taught by managers, supervisors, or more experienced workers. Employers tend to hire prospective job seekers that are energetic, have out going personalities, and are exceptional communicators for hostess and host jobs. Workers should also be very familiar with the menu to answer any questions regarding dishes served or the restaurant.

In 2006, there were 7.4 million food and beverage and related services workers with the majority of these positions centered within food services businesses. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13 percent increase in the employment for the 2006 to 2016 decade for food and beverage and related services workers. This rate will be nearly as fast as the national average for all occupations. Additional hostess jobs will come from the need to replace workers that change careers or exit the work force entirely.   

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