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Food Runner / Prep Cook

El Caminante Bar & Bungalows

34862 Pacific Coast Hwy
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624

28 Room Hotel
Gestionado Por Evolution Hospitality
Compensation: 19.00, Tiempo Completo

Job Summary

“Love where you work! Your journey starts here.”

We are looking for a Food Runner/Prep Cook to join our team at El Caminante Bar & Bungalows located off Pacific Coast Highway 101 in Capistrano Beach, California. Be a part of the fun and join the opening team starting this Summer.

The Food Runner creates an excellent dining experience for members and guests by anticipating their needs and serving them in a professional and efficient manner. Provide food and beverage items in a friendly enthusiastic professional and timely manner.

Located on a Capistrano Beach historical site, El Caminante means “the Wanderer.” A newly elevated coastal haven that captures panoramic ocean views of the Pacific coast. El Caminante is indescribable. A place to chill. A surfer’s calling. A lifestyle hotel where guests embrace living authentically. Elevated. Non-conformist. Vintage yet totally distinct. Where people come to hang out, kick back, and explore Capistrano Beach. Hosting 30 boutique luxury guest bungalows, the high-end Haciendas encapsulate coastal living with scenic views. Private patios and the ocean breezes are accessible by way of design. Breath in your next adventure. The electric bike calls for you to take a scenic ride by the beach. The atmosphere charms with a vintage Airstream revealing stories from the past. Located within the iconic El Caminante, are three outdoor eating areas. Imagine enjoying an artisanal crafted cocktail at sunset on the rooftop ocean view bar or savoring a delicious dinner after a day of play.



  • High School diploma or equivalent required unless currently enrolled.
  • Minimum of one year previous experience as a server or server assistant in an upscale restaurant hotel/resort or private club environment preferred.
  • Certification of previous training in liquor wine and food service including Alcohol Awareness Certification preferred.
  • Must be able to work in an outdoor environment in all weather conditions.
  • Must have professional appearance.
  • Must be able to effectively multitask in an extremely fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to comply with standards of responsible alcohol service.
  • Must be physically able to safely lift and carry trays kegs and cases weighing up to 50lbs several times during the course of a shift.
  • Must be physically able to climb lift reach bend and stoop.
  • Must be able to work in a standing position and walk for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with guest co-workers and management.
  • Candidates in this role will be able to read write speak and understand English and meet the minimum age requirement of jurisdiction.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the servers with presenting menus answering questions and making suggestions regarding food and beverage service.
  • Prepare baskets with required condiments and sides prior to serving.
  • Confirm that all orders from the kitchen are accurate have all required condiments and are presentable then serve to the member/guest.
  • Always address the member/guest by name.
  • Anticipate the members/guests needs.
  • Observe member/guest to respond to any additional requests and to determine when service has been completed.
  • Responsible for monitoring supplies maintaining stock and keeping the kitchen/café areas in a clean and orderly fashion at all times.
  • Responsible for assisting the servers in keeping sections and service areas in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Responsible for collecting/maintaining baskets throughout the course of the shift.
  • Maintain a “full hands out full hands in” perspective.
  • Monitor kitchen times and relay times to servers/management.
  • Maintain complete knowledge of menu alcoholic beverages specials and 86’d items.
  • Complete daily/weekly checklists of duties and monitor supplies.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by manager.
  • Other duties may be assigned as business demands.
  • Maintain the 'Clean As You Go' policy.
  • Have thorough knowledge of menus and the preparation required according to hotel standards.
  • Complete necessary food and station preparations prior to opening
  • Practice safe work habits at all times to avoid possible injury to self or other associates.
  • Bus and reset tables for next guest.
  • Wash pots and pans, fill, run, and empty dishwasher.
  • Prepare food menu items according to recipe cards.

Company Overview

As the global leader in third-party hotel management, our growing portfolio represents over 1,550 hotels in all 50 states and 22 countries, from top international lodging brands to luxury hotels, destination resorts and lifestyle hotels. Our associates around the globe are passionate about serving our guests and driving exceptional results, and thrive in a culture where everyone is inspired to be the best. Join a world of possibility with Aimbridge Hospitality.


After an initial waiting period, those hired into full time positions are eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes the following:

  • Now offering Daily Pay! Ask your Recruiter for more details
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Income
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Retirement Plan

Compensation Min

USD $16.00/Hr.

Compensation Mid

USD $16.47/Hr.

Compensation Max

USD $19.76/Hr.
Publicado 20 De Julio De 2024

El Caminante Bar & Bungalows

El Caminante sits hidden along the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, at the base of sand-kissed cliffs and the cerulean beauty of the Pacific Ocean. Taking a “path less traveled” approach, we offer an elevated and original experience featuring intimate bungalows, tailored service, craft food and drinks, and endless ocean views.

The anticipated opening date for El Caminante is set for October 2023.

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