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Union Square Hospitality Group Lead Runner in Gramercy Tavern (42 E. 20th St. NY, United States

Make a meaningful impact as a Lead Runner with Gramercy Tavern!

Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York's most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta, and Porchlight to name a few!

The Lead Runner is a critical role in assuring excellence in organization, teamwork and timing related to organizing and delivery food drops to table. They demonstrate excellent communication skills with the expediting Sous Chef, culinary team members, Service Managers and staff. As a Lead Runner, they are also expert in vital support roles encompassing setting up the dining room, setting tables, clearing tables, pouring water, running food, working with servers and expediters, resetting the dining room, polishing glassware and various other tasks that support service at the restaurant.

We are a Values-Driven Company that is committed to creating great work experiences for our people with lots of growth opportunities for advancement .

As an important member of our team, you’ll receive:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance

  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants

  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future

  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

  • Access to a generous Referral Program

    What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:

  • Integrity - Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking

  • Excellence - Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done

  • Hospitality - Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first

  • The ability to multi-task

  • A sense of urgency and strong work ethic

  • Strong communication and listening skills to develop trusting relationships with peers and guests

  • Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 15lbs; frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs

  • Ability to stand or walk for up to 12 hours at a time

  • Ability to balance & carry multiple plates, glass racks and or/glasses

  • The ability to stay positive and calm under pressure

  • A warm, compassionate, and team-focused approach

  • Open availability

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