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Maitre d'Hotel (M/W) - Vermelho Melides

Twin Farms

Twin Farms

Setúbal, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Vermelho Melides Hotel is a luxury oasis nestled in the picturesque Alentejo landscape, providing our guests with a truly memorable experience. Our restaurant, Xtian, is a culinary gem that celebrates the authenticity of traditional portuguese cuisine, with a focus on Alentejo cuisine. We are committed to offering excellent service and a world-class dining experience.

We are proud to be one of the 580 members of Relais & Châteaux, an association of worldwide independent hotel and restaurant owners.

Job Description


You will be the privileged contact for your client and will be able to adapt to their requests, advise them and offer them a personalized and memorable service.
Involved in the daily operational management of the establishment, you will work in close collaboration with our Chef in charge of the Restaurant.

  • The Maitre d'hôtel efficiently allocates and directs the work tasks of the outlets according to the directives received.
  • He/she ensures that the customer is well looked after.
  • He/she offers an attentive service adapted to the customer's needs.
  • He/she adapts his/her organisation and staffing levels according to the activity.
  • Participate in inventories of crockery, china, cutlery, furniture and audiovisual equipment.
  • He/she ensures that his/her teams are well presented.
  • He/she organises and controls the work of his/her team.
  • He/she ensures the cleanliness of his/her workplace and food safety (HACCP).
  • He/she is in permanent contact with all sectors of the hotel.


We are looking for a highly motivated and passionate Restaurant Maître to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for leading the service team at the Xtian restaurant, ensuring high standards of service, unforgettable experiences for our guests, and a welcoming atmosphere.


  • Proven experience in supervisory or management roles in high-quality restaurants.

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

  • Passion for hospitality and quality service.

  • Knowledge of Alentejo and portuguese cuisine is an advantage.

  • Food safety certification is desirable.

  • Availability to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.

  • Fluency in English and/or Portuguese is essential (any other languages are a plus).

Additional Information


  • Opportunity to work in a prestigious restaurant.

  • Competitive compensation and benefits.

  • Accommodation possibility.

  • Constant training

  • Professional growth within a growing organization.