Posted: Jul 1, 2024

Food Runner

Lansdowne Resort - Leesburg, VA
Application Deadline: N/A
Food & Hospitality

Job Summary

The food runner is responsible for getting the food to the tables in a timely manner with significant food knowledge.  Keeping good communication with cooks and serving staff.


Essential Functions

  • Making sure no food sits in the window-Expo.
  • Final check of plate before it leaves the kitchen.
  • Serving food at table according to proper serving etiquette
  • Expedite orders in kitchen when necessary.
  • Assist servers where time allows.
  • Complete opening and closing sidework.
  • Provide quick and attentive assistance in a friendly professional manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness of side stations and restaurant at all times
  • Be familiar with all property amenities and other restaurants.
  • Maintain proper uniform and nametag at all times.
  • Able to setup and maintain food quality and presentation of buffets.


Other Duties

  • All Associates are required to fully comply with hotel and departmental rules, regulations and policies for the safe, secure, effective and environmentally friendly operation of the hotel facilities.  Examples include, but are not limited to lost and found procedures, emergency procedures, recycling efforts, etc.
  • Attend and participate in all hotel and/or departmental meetings, training sessions and other information meetings.
  • Regular attendance in conformance with hotels standards is essential to the successful performance of this position.
  • Comply with hotel grooming standards for both uniformed and non-uniformed associates.
  • Comply with hotel service and behavioral standards towards our guests, vendors and fellow colleagues, including, but not limited to ensuring proper phone etiquette, courteous and respectful behavior and maintaining a friendly and positive attitude.
  • Perform all other duties as directed by management that are consistent with the policies and procedures of the hotel.


Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Physical Effort:

Significant portions of day require prolonged standing and moving, lifting or transporting materials up to 50 lbs such as trays, equipment, food items, etc.   

Physical Environment:

Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time during course of shift. 

Manual Skills

Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations.

Work Schedule:

 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 ie holidays.


Responsible for operating within hotel safety guidelines, including the safe and responsible operation of hotel equipment. Reports and addresses safety concerns as they arise.  Ensures safe handling of chemicals in accordance with hotel and department standards and utilizes proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when appropriate.



High school diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate required. 


One year restaurant experience.  Prior experience within a four star hotel brand preferred.

Computer Skill & Other Technical Skills:

Ability to learn and utilize computer software and hardware required.    Ability to easily maneuver on computer keyboard required.

Ability to learn, utilize and communicate effectively via company issued communication devices (e.g. Nextel phones, etc).


Advanced ability to comprehend and speak English to understand and respond to information and address advanced guest requests required both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of additional language(s) preferred.

Licenses or Certifications:



Must be customer-service oriented and have excellent hospitality skills.