Job: Canyon 49 Food Runner (Expeditor)

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Job Description

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Grand Canyon University is seeking full time Restaurant Expeditors to work at the brand new renovated GCU Hotel and Restaurant in Phoenix. The purpose of this position is to ensure quality and proper presentation of food in a timely manner, while keeping the line stocked, clean, and safe. This person acts as a liaison between the kitchen and dining room staff, and needs to be comfortable dealing with both groups of people under stressful conditions.


  • Makes sure the food line and service area are set up and broken down properly
  • Organizes all food tickets that are rung in
  • Ensures all food is plated within a timely manner and is consistent in presentation
  • Organizes all orders to be handed off to servers
  • Ensures accurate delivery of food to the correct position point
  • Has knowledge of all menu items, their preparation, and ingredients
  • Assists server as needed with food delivery, especially with large parties and during peak periods
  • Fills in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the restaurant manager or immediate supervisor
  • Reads tickets and ensures all prepared plating meets SOP standards for presentation and delivery within specified time limits (8-10 minutes at lunch; 10-12 minutes at dinner).


  • Ability to ensure proper presentation of food according to SOP/Recipe guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in various knife-cutting techniques, such as cutting, dicing and slicing
  • Utilizes refined skill and knowledge in the preparation of garnishes
  • Possesses a strong knowledge of pantry positions
  • Shows a strong knowledge of food safety with critical control temperatures, danger zones, cross contamination, sanitization, food borne illness, toxins and chemical poisoning
  • Ability to learn the structure and function of all hotel departments, facilities, rooms, activities, services and hours of operation of hotel.
  • Ability to learn and follow all safety, emergency and accident prevention procedures.
  • Able to use fire extinguishers and any other emergency equipment needed to ensure personal and guest safety.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience in similar position within an upscale restaurant environment is preferred
  • Previous restaurant serving experience preferred
  • Must be able to have flexible schedule, which may include early morning, evenings, weekends and holidays; a rotating schedule will apply.
  • Must be able to obtain Maricopa County Food Handler’s Card at one’s own expense prior to beginning of employment.
  • Must have work authorization documents for United States
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon university


GCU’s Christian worldview has shaped the university’s mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

Employment is contingent upon the satisfactory outcome (as determined by the university) of pre-employment screening activities, including a background check.

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Posted 30+ Days Ago

Full time