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, under Founding Executive Chef, Matt Gandin, 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 and our Lead Host candidate.

Those who thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and are passionate about food, drinks and hospitality will make excellent team members. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Lead Host is responsible for controlling the flow of seating in the restaurant in a way that maximizes covers without compromising service. The ideal candidate is a natural at recognizing repeat guests, anticipating guest needs and setting realistic expectations regarding wait times. The Lead Host is a keyholder position with some supervisor responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

· 1 - 2 years of host experience in a high-volume restaurant
· Expertise with controlling the flow of the restaurant
· Experience running the door with equal parts reservations and walk-ins
· Possesses a deep understanding of the flow of service and how seating affects all other aspects of the restaurant.
· Experience with reservation and POS systems and comfortable learning new systems
· Possesses a genuine love of hospitality and guest service
· Maintains composure under pressure with quickly changing priorities
· Comfortable with delegating and leading
· Interest in restaurant management as a career is preferred

* Comal is committed to a work environment free from discrimination and is an equal opportunity employer
* Availability to work 4-5 nights per week, including weekends
* Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
* Collaborative, team-oriented approach
* CA Food Handler Certified

Hourly Wage + Tips
Kaiser Bronze health plan for employees working 30 hours per week + sick pay
+ employer matching 401(k)
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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