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Food Runner
Utopian Tailgate
1610 N Wells St, Old Town, Chicago, IL
Utopian Tailgate hiring Food Runner in Chicago, IL

Utopian Tailgate hiring Food Runner in Chicago, IL

Utopian TailgateMore Info

Full Time • Hourly $6.40
Expired: Nov 18, 2019

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Job Details

Utopian Tailgate is a 10k square foot rooftop on the historic Second City building in Old Town and we are looking for friendly and hard working Food Runners who enjoy being around people and working in a team-oriented setting.  Utopian Tailgate is a fun, fast-paced environment with great food, cocktails, and a cool, neighborhood atmosphere.  It’s a fun place to work and a great place to start a career too.

Food Runners are responsible for delivering food items from the kitchen to the Guests' tables and the bar. They are constantly circling the restaurant, acting as a point of contact between Front of House and Back of House Staff. Attention to detail is a must, particularly when food allergies come into play.

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver all food items to Guests' tables and bar seats using position numbers
  • Remove finished items as needed when delivering food (plates, bowls, cups, trash, etc...)
  • Assist the server throughout the course of the meal in any way necessary to ensure a positive guest experience
  • Ensure Guests have everything they need once food has been delivered
  • Maintain cleanliness in all areas of the restaurant including counters, sinks, utensils, shelves and storage areas
  • Assist with the restocking and replenishment of restaurant inventory and supplies
  • Assist in light kitchen functions such as folding pizza boxes and stocking service utensils like spatulas, tongs and spoons
  • Assist with sweeping/mopping the food pick-up area
  • Able to remain calm and professional in a fast-paced work environment

Other Functions:

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
  • Complying with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning
  • Providing great guest service, and following Fifty/50 Restaurant Group policies & procedures


Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 8 hours or as needed
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 8 hours or as needed
  • Multi-level facility, must efficiently manage walking up/down stairs for up to 8 hours or as needed
  • Be able to lift up to 20 pounds frequently
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • High levels of noise from music, guests and employee traffic
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens:  peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish


Qualifications, Education and Behavior:

  • At least 18 years old
  • No experience necessary but experience is a plus
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to work day and night, often into the late hours of the night
  • Ability to work a consistent schedule at least 4 days per week


About the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group:

Formed in 2008, The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group is an independent company made up of hardworking, talented restaurant professionals. We have 15 restaurants with more on the way. We offer subsidized health insurance, dental insurance, 401k, employee discounts, paid paternal leave, and plenty of other benefits and perks to qualified employees.

We appreciate talent and reward hard work. To learn more about our concepts, visit

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