How to find flexible food runner jobs.

You can find flexible, rewarding food runner jobs to fit around your schedule with Coople. As part of Coople’s professional workforce, you will have the opportunity to work across a range of established restaurants, hotels, bars & event venues in London. Build your hospitality experience today.

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We make it our mission to help you find job matches that mean more. Whether you’re looking to top up your income or build your experience, with Coople you can find a range of opportunities at different skill, experience and salary levels to reach your goals. Below, you can find what to expect when you join Coople’s community as a flexible food and drink runner.

What you can expect when applying for food runner jobs with Coople:

Job responsibilities

For example:
  • Working efficiently to provide first class customer service.
  • Helping customers with orders by explaining dishes, taking customer preferences into account to make recommendations.
  • Delivering food and drink orders from the kitchen to customers in a quick, efficient manner.
  • Working as part of a team, acting as the point of contact between front of house and back of house staff.
  • Communicating food and drink orders to chef or bartender, making sure to pay attention to special requests (e.g. allergies).
  • Checking in with customers to take additional orders and refill beverages as needed.
  • Cleaning and resetting tables.
Bartenders

You can also work flexibly as one of our professional bartenders.

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Waitresses and waiters

You can also work as a novice, intermediate or expert waitress or waiter with Coople.

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Kitchen assistants

You can also find work as a flexible kitchen assistant.

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Baristas

You can also join our team of flexible baristas.

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What skills do we look for in our food runners?

Sometimes, our roles do not require experience. If no specific experience is required, it will be listed clearly in the description of our jobs. For example, the job description may say:
  • No previous experience required.
  • Strong communication and organisational skills.
  • Flexibility to work different shifts.
  • Physical ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Working well in a team in a fast-paced, busy environment – especially during weekends and evenings.
If specific experience or skills are required, it will be clearly stated in the job description. For example, hiring companies may ask for:
  • At least 6 months experience in a similar role or restaurant setting.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Availability to work different hours including weekends, days, and nights.

How to prepare for your food and drink runner jobs.

There’s a variety of things to look out for before you start your runner job.

This could include:

  • Uniform requirements – make sure to check whether uniform will be provided.
  • Notice of potential exposure to harmful substances, such as cleaning chemicals.
Cleaning dishes in the restaurant's kitchen

To increase your chances of a successful job application, it’s a good idea to read through the job description and make sure you have the right job profiles added to your account. This will also save you time when finding work as a barback. 

More importantly, when you are properly prepared for the role, you can perform at your best to build your platform reputationThis will allow you to find more work to support you on your way to your goals. 

Ready to find food runner jobs?

Download the Coople Jobs App to discover food runner jobs that work for you.

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