The Culinary Institute Of America Napa , CA 94558

Posted 2 months ago


The Busser/Runner is responsible for ensuring that the dining room tables are properly set up and cleaned providing prompt and professional service to dining guests. The Busser/Runner also acts as a food runner to dispense food from the kitchen to tables immediately upon food being presented as ready from the line.


  • Continually read, anticipate and fulfill guest needs.

  • Work with chefs and servers in order to deliver food to guests. Explain dishes as appropriate when delivering to guests.

  • Set up and break down dining room for each shift.

  • Stay current with menu descriptions as the menu changes.

  • Assist with overall maintenance of restaurant and organization of restaurant supplies cage.

  • Reset tables according to specifications of restaurant.

  • Restock clean plates, silverware and glassware.

  • Clear plates and silverware, as appropriate, when guests are finished dining.

  • Assist servers with food delivery to guests, refilling water, serving bread.

  • Maintain service stations in a clean and orderly manner throughout shift.

  • Perform all opening and closing side work as required.

  • Any and all other duties as assigned.



  • High School or equivalent.


  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working in a restaurant


  • 1 year of experience working in a high volume restaurant preferred.

  • Demonstrated qualities of hospitality and service.


  • Knowledge of dining room service procedures.

  • Ability to follow all safety and sanitation policies.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Ability to follow directions.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.

  • Must have problem-solving abilities, be self-motivated and organized.

  • Commitment to quality service.

  • Food and beverage knowledge.


  • Ability to frequently lift and carry 30 lbs.

  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry 50 lbs. with assistance.

  • Ability to stand and work for extended periods of time during customary service hours.

  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule.

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