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Racing Dining Food Runner- SEASONAL Full-Time Seasonal

Posted February 9, 2021

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
Hot Springs National Park, AR

About This Job


Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Oaklawn Team. We have an extraordinary legacy. We are a family with strong core values, providing a new level of excitement for our guests and Team Members as we aspire to be Arkansas' Employer of Choice.

Food Runner responsibilities include setting tables, serving food orders and removing used dishes and utensils. Ultimately, you will ensure our guests have a high-quality dining experience by serving their food in a timely and accurate manner.


  • Provide excellent guest service.
  • Deliver food orders from the kitchen to customers’ tables rapidly and accurately
  • Acting as the point of contact between Front of the House and Back of the House staff
  • Carry trays from tables and booths with soiled dishes, glassware, and silverware to kitchen and dishwasher.
  • Fill beverage and ice dispensers.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, and trays.
  • Scrape and stack dirty dishes, and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
  • Stocks all areas of the venue.
  • Communicating food orders to chefs, paying attention to priorities (e.g. food allergies)
  • Assures F&B areas are maintained in accordance with company standards, as well as all applicable regulations.
  • Remains up-to-date on property events and hours of operation
  • May be assigned to various venues throughout the property depending on business needs.
  • Cooperates and communicates with all fellow team members, always exhibiting mutual respect and consistently projecting a positive, helpful image/attitude.
  • Makes efforts to keep informed of company information and communications by participating in department meetings, huddles and reviewing property bulletin boards, digital signage, and company newsletter.
  • Assists other team members and departments to contribute to the best overall performance of the department.
  • Upholds a Four Diamond & Four Star service model
  • Maintains an attitude & philosophy consistent with the company Core Values and Standards of Behavior with internal & external guests
  • Regular punctual attendance
  • Ability to work required overtime
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Excellent guest service and communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast passed environment
  • Ability to multi-task and remain organized
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality, discreetness and tact at all times
  • Ability to deal effectively and interact well with team members and guests
  • Ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner
  • Ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions.
  • Ability to seek guidance when unsure
  • Ability to work with interruptions and/or distractions


  • 1+ years food service experience preferred
  • 1+ years guest service experience


  • Ability to stand and walk for majority of shift
  • Must be in good physical condition, position requires frequent physical labor including walking, standing, climbing, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, stooping, reaching and carrying
  • Ability to frequently lift, carry, pull, push 50lbs., with or without assistance
  • Intermittent exposure to outside elements, but primarily an indoor position.
  • Ability to work in an environment with second hand smoke
  • Ability to work a schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays
  • Strict adherence to schedule and attendance policy

ADDITIONAL NOTES:Must be able to obtain and maintain Arkansas State Licensing.Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check that may include fingerprinting, driver's and credit check.

It is Oaklawn's intent to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe and secure environment for our Team Members. All applicants must complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Additional Information

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process.


About this Employer

Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort

2705 Central Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901


About Us

Located in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, Oaklawn has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Today, Oaklawn is Arkansas’ #1 tourist destination. The state-of-the art casino offers live craps, live blackjack, popular slot games, live music, and the award-winning Silks Bar & Grill. Oaklawn began a multi-phased expansion in May 2019.


If you’re interested in working in a fun industry with fun people, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is the place to be. Oaklawn is much more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to be a part of the Oaklawn family as you build a rewarding, long-term career. Oaklawn is an exciting workplace where you’ll enjoy generous benefits and an opportunity for advancement. We have a variety of racing and gaming openings for you to explore, so if you’re ready for success apply today!

Applicants must be 21 years old.