[Hiring Manager’s Name]
[341 Company Address]
Company City, State XXXXX]
Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms.] [Hiring Manager’s Name],
I’m writing to you today to apply for the hostess position at [Company Name] I saw listed on [Website Name]. With a B.A. in Hospitality Management and over three years of experience providing excellent customer service in the restaurant industry, I’m confident that I’d be a great addition to your team.
While working as a hostess at Cafe Challeur in Lafayette, Louisiana, I gained my footing in the industry, including learning how to handle numerous reservation bookings and efficiently seat customers in a 100+ seat restaurant. I also developed an in-depth knowledge of wine and French cooking techniques – both of which I’m highly passionate about to this day.
Subsequently, I built on these skills while working as a hostess at Pippen’s on the Water in Annapolis, Maryland. I greeted an average of over 700 customers per day during my time there, and honed my sales skills by presenting daily drink options and dinner specials to tables.
Working at two highly successful restaurants in major tourist cities provided the opportunity to sharpen my expert customer service and organizational skills. At both jobs, I demonstrated the ability to successfully juggle numerous tasks at the same time, as well as attract customers and keep them coming back. I’m confident that these skills would be put to good use at [Company Name], and give me a chance to further improve my hostess abilities.
I’m optimistic that my previous experience will allow me to hit the ground running and become a valuable asset to your team. I have attached my resume with further details about my skill set, accomplishments, and experience. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.