Oleana – Host

Led by James Beard award winning chef Ana Sortun, Oleana is an Eastern Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a focus on comfort and spice. With one of Boston’s favorite patios, a thoughtfully curated wine list, and an ever-changing menu sourced by our own farm, Oleana has been beloved in the city for 22 years.

We care about each other and our customers. We build long-term relationships with our employees and support individuals who wish to further their career development within the food industry.

LOCATION Cambridge, MA
CATEGORY Foodservice operations
JOB TYPE Full-Time, non-exempt

Oleana is looking for enthusiastic and hard-working hosts to join our team.

To be successful at Oleana you must:

  • Be genuinely passionate about hospitality and the overall guest experience
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Be curious and passionate about learning
  • Have strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Be a clear and concise communicator
  • Be humble and self-motivated
  • Have a flexible schedule and the ability to work nights and weekends

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming guests into the restaurant with warmth and graciousness
  • Reservation management (table mapping, tracking table progress)
  • Answering phones and returning voicemails
  • Waitlist management (quote times, managing expectations)
  • Cocktailing (wine, beer, coffee)
  • Takeaway ordering
  • Gift card fulfillment
  • Communicating with management and service teams to meet guests’ needs (eg. special requests / accommodations, allergies, celebrations)

Previous restaurant experience is not required. Hospitality, customer service, and/or administrative experience is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of reservation management or point of sales systems (Rest & Toast) are a plus.


  • $21-23/hour
  • Education and professional development opportunities – examples include wine and beverage training, Mediterranean diet education, community engagement, guest speakers
  • Employee discounts at our sister businesses—Sofra, Sarma and Siena Farms
  • Free meal per shift
  • Partially subsidized health insurance, with an option to add dental, vision, and voluntary insurances (including accident, disability, critical illness, and life)

Please consider joining our team! To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the address below.

Oleana is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to a diverse workforce and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.

Employment Type(s): Full-time, Part-time

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How to apply

Email: info@oleanarestaurant.com

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