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server - busser - host

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 92009
Industry: All
Employer: La Costa Glen
Job Tracking ID: 1384175244
Job Description:
  • The Server/Busser/Hosts provide 5 star service in the community dining rooms. Duties include taking orders, setting tables, assisting in stocking bus stations, coordinating seating of residents and guests in a timely manner.
  • Maintains station equipment and work area in safe and sanitary conditions. Maintains acceptable standards of personal hygiene and complies with department dress code.
  • QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be able to provide exceptional service in a dining environment. Will train on-the-job.
    • Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions.
    • Ability to plan and organize work, set up trays and plates in accordance with diet orders and interpret specifications and standards.
    • Requires empathy for the elderly.
    COMPANY SUMMARY

    La Costa Glen Carlsbad is a Continuing Life community located in beautiful North San Diego County, only two and a half miles from the Pacific. The community is nestled into a verdant coastal glen, surrounded by permanent open space. La Costa Glen is a resort style retirement community offering a variety of villas and apartment homes, contained securely on 50 acres within a park-like preserve. GlenView Assisted Living, on the campus of La Costa Glen, offers personalized assisted living and secured Alzheimer\'s care. GlenBrook Skilled Nursing, adjacent to GlenView, offers 70 beds with professional staffing 24 hours a day. The community also provides full-service physical, occupational and speech therapy and rehabilitation departments, as well as other key services.

    We appreciate your interest in our employment opportunities at La Costa Glen. We are committed to hiring high quality, professional and caring individuals. We value and recognize the importance of supporting, training, and retaining our employees to better serve our residents. We look for employees with a passion for customer service.



    Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
    Compensation: TBD


    Restaurant Jobs Description

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