Busser/Runner – The Restaurant at The CIA at Copia

at The Culinary Institute of America (view profile)
Location Napa
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Job Type Part-time



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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