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Food Runner

Posted January 26, 2023

Park Ridge Marriott
Park Ridge, NJ
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Responsibilities And Duties

  • Set up food and beverage trays and carts in anticipation of incoming orders.
  • Retrieve food and beverage items from kitchen. When picking up, be certain that order is complete, i.e. all food, beverages, alcoholic beverages, and all condiments.
  • Lifting, loading and carrying trays weighing up to 50 lbs or push wheeled carts to deliver food and beverage to staff to ensure guests are served in a friendly and courteous manner to ensure guest satisfaction..
  • Assist staff in removing food and beverage equipment from outlets and returning them to designated locations.
  • Pushing wheeled carts to sort items at ware wash area.
  • Perform all assigned side-work to include replenishing and restocking side-stands.
  • Perform any general cleaning tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Specific Job Knowledge And Skills

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparations, service standards, guest relations and etiquette.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate table settings, service-ware and menu items.
  • Ability to read, speak and write the English language in order to communicate with guests.
  • Ability to transport up to 30 lbs. on a continuous basis.

Other Expectations

  • Regular attendance in conformance with the standards, which may be established from time to time, is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Associates with irregular attendance will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.
  • Upon employment, all associates are required to fully comply with rules and regulations for the safe and efficient operation of hotel facilities. Associates who violate Hotel rules and regulations will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
  • All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally (occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time), and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time), to lift, carry, push, or pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Environmental Conditions

Inside: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. A job is considered “inside” if the worker spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside.


  • Any combination of education and experience training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the functions of the job.
  • Ability to obtain any government required licenses or certificates.
  • No prior experience required. Prior hospitality experience preferred.
  • Additional language ability preferred.


We offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package consisting of medical, dental, vision, pet discount program, identity theft protection, pre-paid legal support, flexible spending accounts, matched 401K, life, critical accidental or illness, short- & long-term disability, paid time off, wellness programs, wonderful hotel discounts and much more!

Spire Hospitality is an equal opportunity/AA/Disability/Veteran employer.

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Park Ridge Marriott

300 Brae Boulevard
Park Ridge, NJ 07656

(201) 307-0800

289 Room Hotel

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Enjoy comfort and convenience at our Newly renovated hotel

Have all your travel needs met at the Newly Renovated Marriott Park Ridge. Our upscale hotel places you in an ideal location a short distance from Woodcliff Lake, Nyack, The Outlets at Bergen Town Center and the excitement of New York City. After exploring nearby New Jersey attractions or spending a day in Manhattan, unwind in our rooms and suites with modern décor, luxury bedding and flat-panel TVs with premium channels. Start your day with a satisfying breakfast at our restaurant, Brae's, and grab dinner and a refreshing beer at the end of the day at Sean O'Casey's, our popular and authentic Irish pub. Keep up with your exercise routine by using out 24-hour fitness center and take a relaxing swim in our indoor/outdoor pool. If you'll be hosting a business or social event during your stay, reserve one of our stylish event venues, including a lovely outdoor garden terrace. Whether you're visiting with us for business or leisure, you'll enjoy an exceptional travel experience from start to finish at Park Ridge