How to write a Food Runner job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Food Runner job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Food Runner job titles

    Server Assistant
    Food Expediter
    Busser/Food Runner (Part-Time)
    Food and Drink Runner
    Host/Food Runner

Food Runner job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Food Runner job summary

Our restaurant is looking for a motivated food runner to support our staff and improve the dining experience for our customers. The successful applicant will be expected to relay important information between management, kitchen staff and servers, as well as customers and servers. During our busy hours, we expect the food runner to assist servers, performing any tasks necessary to ensure a high-quality customer experience. Not only will the ideal candidate have great communication skills, but also will be ready to work in a fast-paced environment that requires attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Experience isn’t required, but a willingness to learn is.

Food Runner responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Food Runner responsibilities

    Welcome each guest with a smile and friendly greeting
    Help customers with orders by explaining dishes and drinks and making recommendations as appropriate
    Coordinate food orders to guarantee timely and efficient delivery to guests
    Refill water and periodically check on guests to handle any issues promptly
    Maintain our high food safety and sanitation standards
    Clean and reset tables

Food Runner qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Food Runner skills

    Great verbal and written communication capabilities
    Flexibility to work different shifts
    The ability to work quickly and adapt on the go
    Excellent customer service skills
    Able to lift and carry up to 35 pounds
    Able to walk or stand for nearly 100 percent of shift

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