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Food Runner

Oregon’s leading winery seeks a customer service-minded food and wine lover to be an expeditor / runner in one of the state’s most beautiful settings.  This is a great opportunity for an expeditor / runner to join the professional team at King Estate Winery, located in Eugene, Oregon.  Our ideal candidate will possess a strong level of food knowledge, understand fine-dining service standards, and be an effective support for table-side food service.


Essential Responsibilities:


·         Work under the direction of our managers and chefs

·         Maintain positive communication and teamwork with all co-workers and supervisors

·         Effectively pass information from kitchen to the service team

·         Have an in-depth knowledge of the food, its components, preparations, techniques, ingredients, and purveyors – must be comfortable delivering this knowledge to guests at all times

·         Assist kitchen staff in completing dishes during plating

·         Assist kitchen staff with food preparation as necessary

·         Deliver all food items to the appropriate and respective guests ensuring that all accoutrements for each dish are delivered with it per the exacting standards of the chef

·         Ability to fully describe dishes with accuracy based on the standards of the chef

·         Assist with other aspects of table service including making and delivering beverages or bussing and resetting tables

·         Remain knowledgeable of all food and beverage menus, specials and ingredients

·         Maintain proper levels of all tools and equipment: utensils, plates, glassware, or any other necessary items

·         Efficiently complete opening, running, and closing side duties per shift according to the standards of the chef

·         Stock common area with oils and necessary garnishes used by back-of-house, food runners and expeditor

·         Ensure quality of all garnish and condiment products including managing FIFO inventory system for products with expiration date

·         Provide daily soup, ice cream and amuse bouche specials to the FOH staff during each shift lineup

·         Ensure the cleanliness of work areas and maintain a well-organized work environment

·         Handle all guest service needs in an immediate and professional manner



·         Study and learn every element of each dish and beverage

·         Knowledge of food preparation and safety

·         Experience in classic food and wine service

·         Knowledge and understanding of proper service etiquette

·         Proficient tray service skills

·         GED or high school diploma

·         One (1) year experience as expeditor / runner or related position

·         Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to multitask

·         Positive leadership, interpersonal and communication skills

·         Basic computer skills

·         Ability to clearly communicate with customers and co-workers (verbally and written)

·         Reasoning ability skills; can carry out written or oral instructions without problems

·         Ability to maintain a positive attitude and gracious behavior when environment becomes stressful and fast-paced

·         Maintain professional demeanor and dress

·         Flexible schedule required: evenings, weekends, holidays as needed

·         Dependable transportation

·         Flexible schedule

·         Valid OLCC and food handlers card


Physical Demands


·         Ability to lift 50+ pounds repeatedly

·         Stand, sit, walk for extended periods of time

·         Stoop, reach, kneel or crouch, use hands for duration of shift

·         Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors



Wage commensurate with experience and qualifications. 



Full time
Eugene, OR 97405, US