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When you enter a restaurant or bar, the first person to greet you at the door and take you to your table is the host. They’ll be smiling, friendly and make you feel comfortable straight away. They’re the one that provides the incentives to get people through the door, sat at a table and ordering food.

But being a great host isn’t just about greeting guests. It also involves monitoring table rotation and ensuring wait staff aren’t being overloaded all while providing a warm and hospitable experience for guests. Tired yet? We are! That’s why we know all hosts are superstars!

In this course, Kate Edwards, owner and consulting expert at Kate Edwards and Company, shows you how to become an incredible host and all the ways to make your guests experience amazing.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• Why a host is important
• The importance of ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’
• How to communicate with guests in person
• How to communicate with guests on the phone
• How to receive guests in a restaurant
• Managing guest expectations when there is a wait
• How to seat the room
• How to seat guests
• How a host communicates with their team

Become an expert at making guests feel welcome in this course, perfect for anyone who is looking at becoming a leader in their restaurant.

Meet your instructor

Kate Edwards

Kate Edwards is a hospitality consultant with over 30 years of experience in the industry and an educator at two of New York’s top hospitality institutions.

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All Typsy courses are endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality

Typsy courses have been endorsed by the Institute of Hospitality which demonstrates the courses:

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What our members are saying

"I especially love how crisp and easy to follow these courses are."

"Been loving Typsy so far! It was honestly like love at first sight, with the plethora of informative courses at my fingertips in such high quality and certified instructors. I especially love how crisp and easy to follow these courses are, whether you're a novice or an expert... Highly recommend Typsy to everyone who's a part of the hospitality industry."

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"It assisted in sharpening and updating my current skills."

"I have been using the Typsy online training platform since April 2020 and have found it to be very informative, simple, and it provides hands-on, practical skills that I have been able to immediately implement at my accommodation facility. It also assisted in sharpening and updating my current skills to enhance my guests' experiences in the future."

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