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Buffet Host Salary

$37,372 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$729

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 13, 2019

The average pay for a Buffet Host is $37,372 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Buffet Host is between $28,324 and $44,825. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of food preparation, kitchen, pantry, and storeroom personnel and purchases or requisitions foodstuffs and kitchen supplies.
  • Plans or participates in planning menus, preparing and apportioning foods, and utilizing food surpluses and leftovers.
  • Specifies number of servings to be made from any vegetable, meat, beverage, and dessert to control portion costs.
  • Supervises noncooking personnel, such as kitchen helper, to ensure cleanliness of kitchen and equipment.
  • Supervises cook and tastes, smells, and observes food to ensure conformance with recipes and appearance standards.
  • Supervises workers engaged in inventory, storage, and distribution of foodstuffs and supplies.
  • Purchases foodstuffs, kitchen supplies, and equipment, or requisitions them from purchasing agent.
  • Hires and discharges employees.
  • Trains new workers.
  • Performs other duties as described under supervisor.
  • May set prices to be charged for food items.
  • May meet with professional staff, customers, or client group to resolve menu inconsistencies or to plan menus for special occasions.
  • May assist dietitian to plan, change, test, and standardize recipes to increase number of servings prepared.
  • This job occurs typically in restaurants, cafeterias, and institutions as opposed to steward/stewardess which occurs typically in hotels.
Buffet Host Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

Job family population: 964,400

Estimated population of Buffet Host jobs: 59,909

Rate of error: 0.6%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,324
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Buffet Host Job Listings for United States

Team Member: Cook, Server, Cashier, Dishwasher
Dec 3
Elmwood Park, IL, USA
Old Country Buffet
Join the Old Country Buffet family in Chicago / Bricktown Square! Do you like to make people happy ... Thru, Dishwasher, Host, Hostess, Busser, Waiter, Waitress, Wait Staff, Server, Replenisher ...
Breakfast Host - Holiday Inn Express & Suites NW Austin
Dec 9
Austin, TX, USA
Holiday Inn Express and Suites NW Austin
... Host to join our team ... Under general supervision, according to policy, prepares the Breakfast Buffet for guests, maintains ...
Host / Hostess
Oct 31
Doral, Florida, USA
Green plate Asian bistro
We are South Florida's only high end Asian buffet on Saturday and Sunday. We offer a unique ... Host/Hostess : * We are looking for someone with experience, positive personality and enthusiasm
Host - Restaurant
Dec 3
Rock Island, IL, USA
Jumer's Casino and Hotel
Greet and seat guest in a positive, welcoming manner as they arrive and depart Player's Buffet. Essential Functions: * Develops, maintains a Service Culture that ensures the delivery of Superior ...
Bussers / Runners / Hosts at Manzanita Restaurant in Sonesta Silicon Valley Hotel
Dec 9
Milpitas, CA, USA
Sonesta Silicon Valley Hotel
Hosts * Runners We look forward to seeing you soon! Located off Interstate 880, this modern ... buffet breakfast, while suites have separate living areas with sofas. Room service is also ...

The average pay for a Buffet Host is $37,372 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Buffet Host is between $28,324 and $44,825. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Team Member: Cook, Server, Cashier, Dishwasher
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