Chautauqua Institution

  • F&B: Food Runner (Heirloom Restaurant) *Minor Friendly*

    Job Locations US-NY-Chautauqua
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/10/2019 10:27 AM)
    # of Openings
    Food & Bev: Restaurant
  • Overview

    The pre-eminent expression of lifelong learning in the United States, Chautauqua Institution comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. Over the course of nine weeks, more than 100,000 people visit Chautauqua and participate in programs, classes and community events for all ages — all within the beautiful setting of a historic lakeside village. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue.


    Food runners work directly with service staff and communicate with kitchen staff to deliver hot food to tables of guests. Food runners will also assist with buffet set-up and tear down.  


    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

    • Buffet set-up and tear down to prepare/clean up after food service
    • Accurate delivery of orders to guests with proper serving etiquette
    • Learn and communicate food and beverage menu items and specials, as necessary
    • Ability to communicate issues with guest orders to servers and kitchen staff
    • Assist with bussing tables 
    • Maintain a positive, professional, and respectful attitude towards guests, staff, and management
    • All other duties as assigned


    • Prior food running experience in high volume restaurant operation is beneficial, but not required.
    • Must have effective communication skills to interact with guests/leadership and collaborate with staff
    • Minors (ages 16+) are welcome to apply for this position and should click following link for instructions from on Obtaining a New York State Work Permit 


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