Expediter / Food Runner

Location Hamilton, NY
Property Colgate Inn
Date Posted May 28, 2019
Job Type Customer Service, Food & Beverage


Hamilton, NY – The Colgate Inn is under new management and looking for talented people to join the team! The expediter/food runner is responsible for executing a high level of consistent plates according to standards, maintaining a clean and sanitized work area, and must be able to exhibit impeccable food presentation and exceed guest expectations. S/he will be responsible for exemplifying the Colgate Inn Culture and the following:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Ensure every plate leaving the kitchen is of the highest quality, properly plated, and made to accommodate any special requests before delivering to tables
  • Set up stations and collect all necessary items to prepare menu for service
  • Prepare a variety of foods including garnish, vegetable and cold food items
  • Cover, date and correctly store all food items as per safe food-handling procedures
  • Inform chef in advance of likely shortages
  • Ensure the correct temperature of food
  • Use food preparation tools in accordance with manufactures instructions
  • Close the kitchen correctly and follow the closing checklist for kitchen stations
  • Maintain an organized and sanitized work area at all times
  • Make sure all storage areas are tidy and all products are stored appropriately
  • Constantly use safe and hygienic food handling practices
  • Assist staff with other duties as assigned by kitchen manager
  • Cleans kitchen before and after shift
  • Report any unforeseen circumstances, maintenance needs or faulty equipment to the manager
  • Perform all reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors/Managers
  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures
  • Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager
  • Ensure uniform and personal appearance is clean and professional
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with others and create a fun, positive, and creative work environment
  • Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards


  • High School diploma or equivalent and two years’ experience in food service preferred
  • Ability to read, write, convert measurements and follow a recipe
  • ServSafe certified preferred

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and talk or hear
  • The employee must regular lift and or move up to 25lbs – occasionally lift or move up to 50lbs
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