Sportello – Host

Barbara Lynch Collective, founded by Chef Barbara Lynch, is an acclaimed collection of seven unique and memorable culinary experiences in Boston’s Fort Point, South End, and Beacon Hill neighborhoods. All Barbara Lynch Collective entities are united by our core belief in the employee above all; by providing weekly education on topics ranging from wine and products, to emotional intelligence, to hospitality techniques, they are able to provide each guest, through our employees, with an experience that goes beyond the culinary alone. Our emphasis on development of the individual has led to a history of long-tenured staff and allowed for them to serve as one of Boston’s most well-respected cultural communities.

Sportello is seeking a part-time Host to join the front of house team.

Sportello‘s Italian spirit is reflected in the seasonal dishes created each day – fresh, handmade pastas, beautifully composed salads, and inventive, balanced entrees – and in the supremely approachable, artisanal wine list created by Executive Wine Director Cat Silirie. From Chef Barbara’s signature tagliatelle bolognese, to strozzapreti with braised rabbit, and Rohan duck with farro and roasted carrots, Sportello features comforting, trattoria-inspired dishes made with fresh ingredients.

The host conducts the mood and pace of the restaurant and is expected to strike a balance between maximizing guest accommodations and maintaining the quality and standard of Sportello’s guest experience. Prior to service, he or she will confirm reservations, plan the seating chart, and coordinate any special guest arrangements requested/needed for service. The ideal candidate will enjoy meeting new guests and nurturing existing relationships. Furthermore, he or she must recognize the importance of maintaining a positive, healthy, and communicative relationship with both management and the service staff. Prior host experience is preferred, but not required; they require flexibility with scheduling and weekend availability.

This is a part-time hourly position with opportunities for growth within a well-established and highly regarded restaurant group. For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to the email address below.

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