Food Runner / Buffet Attendant

Draft Restaurant and Bar
Somerville, MA

posted May 17, 2023

Food Runner / Buffet Attendant

Do you want to join a team of motivating and encouraging employees? Well you are in luck because The Holiday Inn is hiring for a Food Runner / Buffet Attendant!

What you will be doing

  • Assist the outlet waitstaff and kitchen staff by completing the meal plate for presentation to the guest and controlling the flow of food orders in and out of the kitchen.
  • Responsible for the delivery and clearing of all food items, trays, and tableware throughout the outlet and ensuring proper delivery of items to the appropriate location.
  • Provide appropriate condiments in preparation for delivery or server pick-up; complete tray set-up of any required items.
  • Facilitate assembly of the buffet to ensure consistent presentation.
  • Ensure items are kept at proper temperature at all times.
  • Remove used tableware between courses and provide tableware for next course in the absence of busperson.
  • Clear tables after guests in the absence of busperson.
  • Transport soiled tableware from the outlet to dish-room and unload, sort and stack silverware, dishes, glassware, etc. in designated areas in the soiled dish drop off area.
  • In the absence of busperson, between seatings promptly clean table tops, chairs and booths; check floor and clean as required; and reset and arrange tabletop.
  • Respond appropriately to guest requests; communicate guest requests to server as needed.
  • Assist server as needed with food delivery, especially with large parties and during peak periods.
  • Assist in handling cash and credit transactions with proficiency when needed.

The ideal candidate for this position

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the outlet as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor.
  • Practice all safety & sanitation standards.
  • Highly resourceful, flexible and creative in solving problems.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects and execute with a high level of quality and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of appropriate table settings and service ware.
  • Strong inter-personal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to describe all beverage items, menu items, prices and methods of preparation.
  • Communicates effectively with management regarding guest issues, supply levels, etc.
  • Ability to work a varied & flexible schedule, including weekend and holidays.
  • Ability to stand, walk continuously, bend, squat, reach and move freely within food outlet area. 
  • Ability to lift and carry a server tray weighing approximately 35-50 pounds in the overhand style of service and push and/or pull carts weighing approximately 75-100 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize standard restaurant equipment, for example: coffee and beverage machines. 


  • Preferred: minimum of (2) years Restaurant experience.
  • Preferred: minimum of (2) years hands on experience with food & beverage operations.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance available after 60 days; 401k; Personal and Vacation time. 

Compensation: $16.00

Draft Restaurant and Bar


DRAFT Restaurant And Bar

Enjoy dining in our sports themed restaurant, DRAFT, decorated with art and photos of Boston sports legends. DRAFT serves American comfort cuisine for breakfast and dinner and features large HDTVs so you can watch the game while enjoying delicious local fare. Our menu showcases mouthwatering food, including appetizers, salads, entrees, burgers, and sandwiches. Try popular eats like beef sliders and chicken wings. Our casual eatery and bar give a deliberate nod to the Boston sports scene.

30 Washington St

Somerville, MA 02143

(617) 628-1000