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Food Runner

Company: Canoe Place Inn & Cottages
Location: Hampton Bays
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCANOE PLACE INN & COTTAGES:New York's iconic "first stop out East," Canoe Place in Hampton Bays is a beautifully restored boutique hotel opening this summer. The refreshed destination is home to an inn and cottages, restaurants and bars, a full-service spa and inspiring historic event spaces with countless job opportunities.FOOD RUNNER:We are looking for a Food Runner to join our team and facilitate collaboration between our kitchen and wait staff.Food Runner responsibilities include setting tables, serving food orders and removing used dishes and utensils. If you'd like to gain experience in the restaurant industry and learn how to provide an excellent dining experience, we'd like to meet you. To be considered for this role, you should be available to work various shifts, including weekends.Ultimately, you will ensure our guests have a high-quality dining experience by serving their food in a timely and accurate manner.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver food orders from the kitchen to customers' tables rapidly and accurately
  • Act as the contact point between Front of the House and Back of the House staff
  • Communicate food orders to chefs, paying attention to priorities and special requests (e.g. food allergies)
  • Assist the wait staff with table setting by placing appropriate tableware, eating utensils and napkins
  • Serve welcome drinks and hors d'oeuvres, upon guests' arrival
  • Ensure food is served in accordance with safety standards (e.g. proper temperature)
  • Check in with customers and take additional orders or refill water, as needed
  • Remove dirty dishes and utensils
  • Answer guests' questions about ingredients and menu items
  • Inform restaurant staff about customers' feedback or requests (e.g. when they ask for the check)
  • Make sure families with young children get kids menus and special silverware setsREQUIRMENTS
    • Experience as a Food Expeditor or similar entry-level role in a restaurant
    • Understanding of hygiene and food safety rules
    • Physical ability and stamina to carry heavy trays and stand for long hours
    • Availability to work various shifts, including weekends
    • Multi-tasking abilities
    • Good oral communication skills
    • Ability to remain calm and professional in a fast-paced work environment
    • Degree in hospitality or restaurant management is a plusPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
      • Warm and engaging personality with good communication and interpersonal skills, especially verbal, with management, co-workers, guests, and other parties
      • Very self-confident and mature; able to manage systems, employees, and demanding guests
      • Extremely self-sufficient with good analytical, administrative, and problem-solving skills
      • Good discretion and independent judgement in evaluating data and determining courses of action
      • Ability to interpret, and implement management policies or operating practices
      • Good self-discipline with an ability to complete tasks independently
      • Ability to manage multiple tasks, issues, co-workers, and guests in stressful situations and take responsibility in a professional mannerBENEFITS:Canoe Place Inn & Cottages offers a thoughtful package of benefits for eligible employees:
        • Group insurance, including medical, dental and vision, in addition to company-paid life insurance
        • Optional insurance plans include Short and Long-term disability, Accident and Critical Illness
        • 401K retirement program with employer match
        • You work hard and deserve time to unwind and relax. That's why we offer paid time off including vacation days, personal days and holidays
        • Hotel discounts throughout Main Street Hospitality's hotel portfolio
        • Career development, child reimbursement and more!Canoe Place Inn & Cottages is equal opportunity employer. EOE M/F/D/V

Keywords: Canoe Place Inn & Cottages, New Haven , Food Runner, Other , Hampton Bays, Connecticut

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