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Food Runner Part-Time

posted September 18, 2019

Riviera Palm Springs
Palm Springs, CA
537222 l

About This Job


We are currently in search of friendly, energetic, highly-motivated food runner to join the restaurant and pool team at the Legendary Riviera Resort. The ideal candidates thrive in fast-paced, team-oriented environments and should be passionate about high quality food and service.



Key responsibilities of a Food Runner include:

  • Supporting service and culinary team in satisfying guest needs by taking direction and helping to serve all items.

  • Serving orders by picking up and delivering guests' choices from bar and kitchen, delivering accompaniments and condiments from service areas.

  • Understanding the different menu items and the service ware guests will need when they are ordered, ensure those items are present when delivery food.

  • Preparing tables and setting decorations, condiments, candles, napkins, service plates, polishing glassware and polishing utensils.

  • Protecting establishment and patrons by adhering to sanitation, safety, and alcohol beverage control policies.

  • Keeping kitchen staff informed by noting timing of meal progression.

  • Maintaining table setting by removing courses as completed, replenishing utensils, refilling water glasses, maintaining beverage service and being alert to patron spills or other special needs.

  • Taking instruction and providing assistance to the Chef in the kitchen.

  • Stocking and restock service stations as needed.

  • Supporting other areas of the restaurant as necessary.

  • Continuously participating in all training and/or activities to further knowledge, understanding and mastery of products, services.

  • Reporting incidents of any nature to management (safety & security hazards, accidents, operational inconsistencies, etc.).

  • Understanding and adhering to company policy with regards to Evolution standards as well as Federal, State & Local laws



ideal Food Runner candidate will have at least one year of restaurant experience, exceptional communication skills, and a passion for delivering excellent service. The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy

  • Possess a basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation, service standards, guest relations and etiquette

  • Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, and weekends

  • Ability to lift and transport up to 30 pounds on a consistent basis

  • Ability to stand, walk, and move around during entire shift

  • Must have the ability to communicate clearly and directly with guests using a positive, clear speaking voice

  • Must have a valid alcohol awareness certification or be capable of obtaining certification

  • Must have a valid Certified Food Handlers Card or be capable of obtaining one


An Equal Opportunity Employer


About Evolution Hospitality

Headquartered in Orange County, CA, Evolution Hospitality is one of the top privately-owned hotel management companies in the US. Evolution Hospitality has a well-defined vision, a strong sense of values and guiding principles, and a long-range, quality-minded approach to business. From unassuming beginnings with a single property, today Evolution Hospitality is recognized as a first-class operator of hotels.

are proud to offer candidates a dynamic career, personal growth, a strong tradition of mutual trust, integrity and an opportunity to make an impact on the business. Simply put, it means that it feels a bit different to work here. We are universally driven by our fundamental values and beliefs. At Evolution Hospitality, all associates are selected and evaluated on two criteria equally: results and culture. Honesty and humility are equally important as intellect and ability, and each member of the team embraces the challenge of becoming a better human being, both personally and professionally, as part of the package. Superstars are those individuals that not only create value for the company but also genuinely embrace and live Evolution Hospitality’s unique culture.

Are you ready to evolve? If you are interested in establishing a solid career and taking giant strides in personal growth, Evolution Hospitality is just the family you’re looking for.


About This Employer

Riviera Palm Springs

1600 North Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262-8311

Telephone (760) 327-8311
Reservations (866) 716-8147

406 Room Resort

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