Runner

Albany, NY
Part Time to Full Time
Toro Table LLC
Mid Level

Summary: The food runner acts as a liaison between the kitchen staff and the dining room staff. He/She supports guest service by running food from the line to the server or table while it is at its hottest, keeping the line clear and available for continuous food order preparation and the quick, efficient serving of hot quality food to the guest.

Job Duties:

  • Prepares station with under-liners, doilies, gravy boats, ramekins, serving spoons, pizza stands. Pizza servers, condiments and sauces that accompany and complete the presentation of all dishes offered on the menu
  • Keeps trays clean and lined with unsoiled linen
  • Carefully assembles food order for delivery by reading dupe thoroughly and matching food items to the table order to be filled
  • Carefully checks all dupes for special instructions and makes sure that those directives are completed, e.g. sauce on side, allergies etc.
  • Makes sure that garnishes are properly placed on appropriate dishes such as lemon on fish dishes
  • Assists expediter in wiping clean all plates before delivery
  • Pages servers to alert them to either pick up their own food or to be aware that their tables are about to be served
  • Calls food orders to the line when expediter is not available
  • Follows all directions given by the chef in regards to all food item service
  • Assists servers in carrying food to the correct station and the correct table
  • Serves food to guests always serving from the appropriate side with open armed service, never leaving food unattended at a table
  • Always serves food to the proper guest position never auctioning food
  • Communicates to servers and bartenders all 86’d items or counted down items as directed by the chef
  • Keeps line stocked and clean before, during and after service
  • Communicates all significant matters and assist in proper corrective action
  • Maintain a respectful and cooperative working relationship with all other employees
  • Supports bus staff and service staff when not running food 

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Outgoing, pleasant personality
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Effective communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
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