Comal has been a community mainstay since opening in downtown Berkeley in 2012. Recognized for its excellence by Michelin Bib Gourmand & SF Chronicle Top 100, Comal serves delicious regional Mexican food specializing in masa-based dishes, wood-fired hearth cooking, craft cocktails and agave spirits. Comal’s food is seasonal, and ingredient driven. The simple, yet refined food is complemented by a stellar cocktail list, a well-priced wine list and a handpicked, seasonally changing beer list. We are a large restaurant and aim to have broad appeal. As such, our food is reasonably priced, especially given the quality of ingredients, and the menu is designed to be festive and encourage sharing.

Exceptional guest service is where the Comal experience starts. A welcoming spirit, meticulous organization of reservations and waitlists and a strong instinct to anticipate guest needs from the moment guests arrive or call is essential for our host team.

Those who thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and are passionate about food, drinks and hospitality will make excellent team members. We welcome experienced candidates as well as those who want to learn and already have a genuine sense of hospitality.

We offer Health Insurance for employees working 30 hours per week, employer matching 401k, Dining Discounts, 30 days advanced scheduling & flexible scheduling.

*Comal is committed to a work environment free from discrimination and is an equal opportunity employer
Restaurant Host responsibilities & attributes include:

* Controlling the flow of seating in the restaurant
* Maximizing covers without compromising service
* Recognizing repeat guests and anticipating guest needs
* Setting realistic expectations regarding wait times and easing guest frustrations should expectations not be met
* Ability to learn the reservation system and comfortable working with restaurant technology
* Possess a genuine love of hospitality and guest service
* Maintain composure under pressure with quickly changing priorities
* Must be local and have availability to work 3-4 nights per week, including weekends
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is a plus

Prior experience as a restaurant host, cashier or other restaurant service positions is preferred.
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Comal Berkeley
2020 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 926-6300
Hours of operation
  • Mon: 5:30pm-10pm
  • Tue: 5:30pm-10pm
  • Wed: 5:30pm-10pm
  • Thu: 5:30pm-10pm
  • Fri: 5:30pm-11pm
  • Sat: 5:30pm-11pm
  • Sun: 5:30pm-10pm