Merriman's - Kauai

Job 171409 - Gourmet Pizza and Burgers Food Runner
Koloa, HI

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Job Details

Location: Koloa, HI
Employment Type: Part-Time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Position Purpose

A Food Runner is responsible in working with the Expeditor to get food out to the dining room and point tables in a timely manner.

We are a fast paced restaurant that strives to deliver the finest in food, beverage and service of the highest standards. We are lucky enough to be one of the most beautiful spots in the world and we strive to live up to it in everything that we do.

Essential Functions - What Will I be Doing?

As a Food Runner, you would be responsible for serving food to guests’ tables in the restaurant's continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service. You are the “leg” of the expeditor. Specifically, you would be responsible for performing the following tasks to the highest standards:

·    Ensure food is served to guests in a timely manner and at the correct temperatures.

·    Ensure extensive knowledge of food, menu and restaurant promotions and specials

·    For large parties, ensure that “swarm” service is used.

·    Responsible for detailed explanation of all items from the menu as well as specials

·    Respond to guest requests in a timely, friendly and efficient manner

·    Communicate to all front of the house staff when items are no longer available (“86’d”)

·    Side work duties, upkeep of the restaurant

*Additional duties as necessary and assigned.



Ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • One to two years’ experience in a restaurant operation required.
  • High school or equivalent education required.
  • Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and written. Must be able to read, write and speak the English language sufficient to understand menus, special promotions, record orders, answer the phone and communicate with coworkers and guests
  • Basic knowledge of food presentation, preparation and handling.
  • Punctuality and regular and reliable attendance. 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to continuously walk and or stand, move up and down multiple flights of stairs and transport items (such as glassware, dishes, heated plates, beverages and chairs) weighing up to 50 lbs. continuously, throughout the duration of a possible 8 hour shift on a regular basis or for the duration of your shift
  • Requires bending, stretching, twisting, stooping, carrying, lifting and reaching above the shoulder in excess to 50 lbs with your body and arms and or being able to push or pull 100 lbs.
  • Ability to work under variable temperatures and noise levels
  • Near Vision - The ability to hear and see details at close range.
  • Willingness to maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available)
  • Ability to carry and balance dishware and glassware in the course of service
  • Ability to deliver the highest standards of service in a busy and fast paced environment

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