Food Runner Job Description Template

This food runner job description sample is the perfect start to creating a listing that will attract the most qualified candidates and convert them into applicants. Simply build on the structure and organization of this outline, and add the specific duties and requirements of your position. You can also peruse our food service job listings for more ideas about cooking up the best job posting.

Food Runner

[Intro Paragraph] Beginning your job listing with a few sentences that introduce the job seeker to your eatery and unique working environment can truly set you apart from competing ads. The idea is to communicate what your business brings to the table and the opportunities you can provide new food runners.

Food Runner Job Responsibilities:

  • Picks up food product for orders placed by the service staff and delivers the meal to our guests.
  • Assists the kitchen and service staff as needed to maintain the highest level of food quality, presentation, and timing to optimize our guests dining experience.
  • Sets up the front line with the equipment, plateware, and smallwares needed to effectively serve all food products.
  • Keeps station restocked throughout the shift.
  • Cleans large and small trays and tray stands to be ready for service.
  • Reads order tickets as they arrive and place onto ticket minder.
  • Tracks cooking times on all orders, checks finished product for proper degree of doneness, appearance, and plate presentation.
  • Garnishes finished entrees according to house specifications and procedures.
  • Assists the server as needed to optimize the guest’s dining experience.
  • Accomplishes all job duties while adhering to all safety guidelines and practices throughout the shift.
  • Reports any unsafe condition, unsafe act, accidents and/or injuries to the chef or other manager on duty.
  • Correctly completes closing duties at the end of each shift.
  • Assists Chef and other kitchen personnel in accomplishing closing duties and kitchen cleanliness.
  • Completes all side work in the front and/or back of the house as assigned and scheduled by the members of the management team.

[Work Hours & Benefits] This is a great spot to talk about your restaurant’s working hours and benefits. You can advise applicants about weekly or monthly menus and events, or travel requirements to any other locations. You can also sell future runners on the benefits that set you apart, like 401k, healthcare, or free meals and other discounts.

Food Runner Qualifications / Skills:

  • Customer service
  • Planning and multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated with a high energy level
  • Verbal communication

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Hospitality-related kitchen experience preferred
  • Current food handler’s card and other certification as required by federal/state/local law

[Call to Action] Now’s the time to convert an interested party into a job applicant. The best postings conclude with a well-crafted call to action, where you advise job seekers exactly how to apply. For instance, you might request that they submit an application in person, email their resume to someone at your eatery, or simply click the “apply” button at the top of the job listing.

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