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We are looking for Food Runners to join our dynamic team. Experience working in a high-volume restaurant is preferred, but more importantly, we are looking for a passion to create unique experiences for our guests and help them discover all the best in Des Moines.

What you will be doing

Assist in preparing the restaurant by cleaning and stocking as needed

Proactively obtain necessary supplies from storage areas and prep for use.

Provide each guest an individualized greeting using charisma and stylized communication

Confidently know the current food and beverage offerings and answer questions or make recommendations

Accurately detail each guest's order, going above and beyond to ensure the guest will be delighted with their food/beverage by inputting order in the electronic system

Notify bar and kitchen staff of special requests or needs, and work as a team to deliver on expectations

Maintain cleanliness of restaurant spaces to be inviting and accommodating

Effectively communicate with restaurant staff and management to ensure quality guest experiences and smooth restaurant operation

Complete additional duties as assigned as part of a team dynamic

Job Requirements:

One to two years experience as a server preferred

Repeatedly demonstrate outstanding charisma and guest interaction

Creatively surprise and delight restaurant guests by individualizing experiences, provoking discovery, and demonstrating outstanding awareness

Maintain sophistication and pleasant demeanor when confronted with stressful situations

Flexible schedule with the ability to work early mornings, weekends, and holidays

You must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace.

Great communication skills, both verbal and written.

Able to stand for hours at a time.

You understand this job requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability, and visual acuity.

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About this Employer

Hotel Fort Des Moines, Curio Collection by Hilton

1000 Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 528-7733

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A historic base where presidents stayed

A favorite among presidents and celebrities including Elvis and Johnny Cash, our restored 1919 hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We're in the center of downtown Des Moines, a mile from the Wells Fargo Arena. The Iowa State Capitol is less than 10 minutes away, and we're 15 minutes from the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

Proudfoot & Bird

Fine Dining in every aspect. Proudfoot & Bird, named after the original Hotel Fort Des Moines architects, pays homage to the glamorous days of years past with every detail. Adorned with stunning marble tables, intricate gold ceiling inlay, plush soft seating, and grand circular bar we have recreated a time that was filled with elegance, extravagance, and indulgence. Housed in the historic Hotel Fort Des Moines, we have taken every step possible to protect a valued piece of Des Moines’ cherished history. Two semi-private dining rooms are available, seating eight and 10 guests, respectively. Comprised of handmade pastas, humanely raised poultry, waterfowl, prime cuts of beef, sustainably caught seafood and locally sourced produce, Proudfoot & Bird’s menu consists of world class fare. Timeless cocktails, local/regional beer selections, and a carefully curated list of award-winning wines have been chosen to pair perfectly with our culinary vision. We look forward to serving you