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Oregon’s leading winery seeks a customer service-minded food and wine lover to be a food runner in one of the state’s most beautiful settings. This is a great opportunity for an individual to join the professional team at King Estate Winery, located in Eugene, Oregon. Our ideal candidate will possess a strong level of food knowledge, understand fine-dining service standards, and be an effective support for table-side food service.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Work under the direction of our managers and chefs
• Maintain positive communication and teamwork with all co-workers and supervisors
• Have an in-depth knowledge of the food, its components, preparations, techniques, ingredients, and purveyors – must be comfortable delivering this knowledge to guests at all times
• Assist kitchen staff with food preparation as necessary
• Deliver all food items to the appropriate and respective guests ensuring that all accoutrements for each dish are delivered with it per the exacting standards of the chef
• Ability to fully describe dishes with accuracy based on the standards of the chef
• Assist with other aspects of table service including making and delivering beverages or bussing and resetting tables
• Remain knowledgeable of all food and beverage menus, specials and ingredients
• Maintain proper levels of all tools and equipment: utensils, plates, glassware, or any other necessary items
• Efficiently complete opening, running, and closing side duties per shift according to the standards of the chef
• Provide daily soup, ice cream and amuse bouche specials to the FOH staff during each shift lineup
• Ensure the cleanliness of work areas and maintain a well-organized work environment
• Handle all guest service needs in an immediate and professional manner

Requirements/Competencies:
• Study and learn every element of each dish and beverage
• Knowledge of food preparation and safety
• Knowledge and understanding of proper service etiquette
• Proficient tray service skills
• GED or high school diploma
• One (1) year experience as expeditor / runner or related position
• Strong organizational and time management skills and ability to multitask
• Positive leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
• Basic computer skills
• Ability to clearly communicate with customers and co-workers (verbally and written)
• Reasoning ability skills; can carry out written or oral instructions without problems
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and gracious behavior when environment becomes stressful and fast-paced
• Maintain professional demeanor and dress
• Flexible schedule required: evenings, weekends, holidays as needed
• Dependable transportation
• Flexible schedule
• Valid OLCC and food handlers card

Physical Demands

• Ability to lift 50+ pounds repeatedly
• Stand, sit, walk for extended periods of time
• Stoop, reach, kneel or crouch, use hands for duration of shift
• Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors



To apply, email careers@kingestate.com