Host and Carry Out

Columbus, OH

Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus is looking for enthusiastic, high energy, host and carry out team members who enjoy a challenge. Full-time and part time hours available. Our family owned and operated business has over 130 years in the food service industry.

General responsibilities – Job overview


  • Stocking and maintaining Meat and Dessert cases
  • Taking guest orders by phone, in person and online
  • Maintaining cleanliness of carryout area
  • Assisting the host as needed
  • Learn food and beverage menu
  • Point of Sale system entry, cash handling
  • Restocking and maintaining carryout dry goods area
  • Checking and restocking restrooms during service if needed
  • Additional responsibilities as requested by the management team.


  • Enthusiastically greet guests as soon as they walk through the door
  • Provide guests with accurate wait time estimates
  • Maintain a neat, organized environment
  • Seat guest and take initial drink orders (as needed) to ensure ideal speed of service
  • Assist with opening/closing tasks and side work as needed
  • Rotate seating between stations to ensure even workload for waitstaff
  • Learn food and beverage menu
  • Assist with Point-of-sale system entry, cash handling if needed
  • Checking and restocking restrooms during service if needed
  • Additional responsibilities as requested by the management team


  • Experience helpful, but not required
  • A drive for excellence and a desire to exceed guest expectations
  • Ability to take direction and work in a team environment
  • High standards of Cleanliness, hygiene, uniform presentation, and safety
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to stand and work 8–10-hour shifts
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds to chest height
  • Organized, friendly, upbeat, energetic, positive, and outgoing
  • Open availability for shifts Monday – Sunday including days, evenings, weekends, and some holidays (we are closed Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving)
  • Reliable transportation

Pay scale/Benefits

  • Ability to receive overtime pay
  • Free shift meal
  • Team member discounts
  • Eligible for health, dental, vision and life insurance after six months
  • Eligible for 401k after one year
  • Vacation accrual after one year
  • Starting at $14.00/hr. plus tips
  • Potential to make up to $20/hour
  • $150 Bonus after probation period (90 days)
  • $200 Bonus after one year

Why work for a Columbus legend?

We offer a great culture and team of people. We are a leader in the restaurant, banquet, food truck, fairs and festivals industry and have learned a thing or two about hospitality through the last 130 years! We will do everything we can to help you be successful. We believe everyone is a leader regardless of title and people (both team and guests) are our priority.