Food Runner Job Description

What is a Food Runner?

A food runner is responsible for delivering the food from the kitchen to a customer in a restaurant. They are responsible for ensuring that each customer receives the correct order. A few of the main duties of a food runner are handing the order to the chef, double checking orders, matching the food ticket to the customer, and refilling customer's drinks. They also have to answer any questions a customer may have. Some of the jobs titles that a food runner could grow into are restaurant manager and server.

A food runner does not need to have any experience but a high school diploma is preferred. One of the most important skills that a food runner will have is attention to detail. Another skill is organization as the food runner will have to be able to keep food orders matched to the correct customer.

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Job Overview

XYZ Inc. is a leading company in our industry in the region. We're proud of our 4.2 Glassdoor rating from our employees. We're now hiring a Food Runner to help us keep growing. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, XYZ Inc. is a perfect place to get ahead. You'll be glad you applied to XYZ Inc.

Responsibilities for Food Runner

  • Ensure a customer is receiving the correct order
  • Double check the order before it goes to a customer
  • Organize food tickets for the chefs
  • Place silverware on a table
  • Clean off a table after customers have left
  • Deliver food from the kitchen to the correct customer
  • Answer any questions from customers
  • Refill customer drinks as needed

Qualifications for Food Runner

  • High School diploma preferred
  • Ability to listen to directions
  • Great organizational skills
  • Able to move at least 40 pounds
  • Able to stand on your feet for at least 8 hours
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at once
  • Ability to remain calm under stressful situations
  • Knowledge of food safety
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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