Food Runner

We have food runner openings at our East Hampton and Water Mill locations. To apply, send your resume to with ‘Food Runner’ in the subject line. You can also reach out to our recruitment team with any questions.

Department Front of House
Job Title  Server Assistant/Food Runner
Reports to General Manager, Dining Room Manager

General Description:Responsible for delivering food to guests and keeping the dining room guest tables clean and organized during service.  


Hours: 30-40 / week☐  Exempt☒  Nonexempt

  • Complete opening side work checklist for shift daily
  • Set up the dining room
  • Active movement between dining room and kitchen to run food
  • Clear tables after guests, wipe tables or seats with dampened sanitation cloths
  • Remove used pitchers, buckets, cups, napkins, trays when guests no longer need them
  • Stack dirty food trays and other tableware in the kitchen for cleaning. 
  • Maintain cleanliness and stocking of side stations  throughout the shift 
  • Place dirty towels in their appropriate location
  • Complete closing side work checklist for shift daily, including cleaning the dining room
  • Maintains general knowledge of the restaurant, location, transportation, management team, etc.
  • Keep work area clean and organized 
  • Inform Manager on Duty immediately of any DOH or OSHA/workplace safety violations
  • Be a team player—support and assist your fellow team members whenever possible
  • Attend mandatory team meetings
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Management

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to proficiently speak, understand, read and write in English
  • The ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction
  • The ability to understand basic math
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • The ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • The ability to bend, stoop, stand and perform extensive walking for 8-10 hours a day
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • The ability to approach their work with a sense of ownership and work with a sense of urgency
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, and a variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • The ability to perform essential job functions under pressure and maintain professionalism when under stress
  • The ability to consistently meet Kissaki’s hygiene and grooming standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • The ability to adhere to posted schedule and clock in/out at times
  • The ability to adhere to all HR policies and guidelines
  • The ability to adhere to all Kissaki and/or state and local COVID related health and safety guidelines
Work Experience Requirements
  • 0-1 years’ experience as a Server Assistant of similar caliber concept 
Education Requirements
  • Must be 18 years old
  • TIPS Certification, preferred