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Runner - Soho House Chicago

Chicago

Department: Food & Beverage

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Runner - Soho House Chicago

Department: Food & Beverage

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The role…

At Soho House a Runner is responsible for a range of tasks including preparing tables, serving orders, explaining meals, and facilitating collaboration between kitchen and servers. A Runner also assists the servers in providing quality hand plated service to all guests who come to Soho House. As a Food Runner, your goal will be to provide our members and guests with outstanding customer service and actively help to improve their overall dining experience.

A successful Runner thrives in a fast-paced environment, can problem solve in high-pressure situations and remain calm, approachable and professional.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for following Steps of Service set by Soho House & Co that includes but is not limited to; Refill water glasses and coffee cups, clear finished dishes, crumb the table, replenish all table supplies, expedite food orders
  • Accommodate special requests from guests or alternative solution that better suites business needs or advise management to further assess and provide options
  • Thrive in high-volume and elevated service environment. Ensure the delivery of a seamless service by thinking quickly on your feed, managing / anticipating guest and member needs and ensure servers, Executive Chef and General Manager are supported.
  • Ensure food orders are finished being plated and coursed out correctly before appropriately serving to members/guests
  • Adhere to health and safety policy (allergy procedures) is followed as well as all Company processes, procedures, and standards and local, state, and federal law as applicable
  • Work as one team with one goal; to serve members and guests their food and/or drink items in a timely manner and support the team by running items from expo and service bar that are outside of your section to
  • Clean and stock server alley and expo area
  • Knowledge of the menu, with the ability to make suggestions who asked by members and/or guests

Required Skills/Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in similar capacity
  • Thrive in fast-paced, high-volume environments and maintain calm, through quickly and effectively problem solving under pressure
  • Must be hospitable, approachable, passionate about customer service and respectful towards colleagues and guests
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency as outlined in the training schedule and Club School
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts and schedules, including weekends and holidays as needed
  • Ability to take direction, work in a team environment and autonomously
  • Tips certified and POS knowledge

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to seize, grasp, turn and hold objects with hands.
  • Must be able to work on your feet for at least 8 hours.
  • Fast paced movements are required to go from one part of the club to others.
  • Must be able to move, pull, carry, or lift at least 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel, bend, crouch and climb as required.

Why work with us...

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to enhance your career.

  • Health Care + 401K: Full time employees are eligible for full benefits; Medical, Dental & Vision as well as Retirement fund with a 2% match
  • Paid Time Off: Full- Time Employees have sick day's + vacation days
  • Career Development: Soho House can progress your career domestically or internationally as well as managerially or technically
  • Soho Impact: Empowering the Soho House Community to make positive change, through mentoring, apprenticeship, local outreach and sustainability
  • Learning & Development: An extensive range of internally and externally run courses are available for all employees.
  • Cookhouse & House Tonic: Celebrating our passion for food and drink. Check out our monthly calendars and get involved in trips, training's and events. Available to all.
  • Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
  • Team Meal: Whilst on duty in our Houses & Restaurants you will be provided with a substantial meal free of charge.
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