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Pizzeria Portofino - Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants Chicago Full-Time
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PIZZERIA PORTOFINO is hiring RUNNERS for our DINING ROOM! 
6 MONTHS OF EXPERIENCE PREFERRED

WE ARE CONDUCTING OPEN INTERVIEW DAYS TUESDAY - THURSDAY FROM 12-2PM AT RPM ITALIAN AT 52 W. ILLINOIS STREET

A Casual Pizzeria on the Chicago Riverfront

Hand-stretched pizzas, artisan pastas, vegetable antipasti & approachable coastal wines

Caring. Creative. Careers.

Join the Lettuce Entertain You family! Our 100+ restaurants are nationally recognized for great food and service and as great places to work. We hire and care deeply for people with creativity, passion and the drive to be the best. And we reward our teams with top notch benefits, career-long training and development and opportunities for growth.

Is this you?

  • You take care of yourself. (Energy and stamina. You’ll need both.)
  • You care for others. (Teamwork and success. They are one and the same.)
  • You care about guests. (Quality. The bar is high.)

If you want a career at a progressive company with a long-standing commitment to people, join our caring and creative team.

EOE. We participate in E-Verify / Participamos en E-Verify

Responsible for continual set-up and prompt delivery of food to guests when the order is completed by the kitchen. Also responsible for ensuring that the highest quality of food presentation is being maintained.

Essential Functions

  • Promptly deliver food to the correct guests according to table and position numbers
  • Available to work a variety of hours, days and shifts, including weekends
    Safely and effectively transport food or beverages to a table of three in a single trip
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment
  • Ability to effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction
  • Ability to multi-task calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Able to move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ensure the overall guest experience exceeds expectations and anticipate guests’ needs
  • Greet guests with a warm, sincere smile
  • Use tact and good judgement when dealing with guest challenges and respond to guest needs with patience and courtesy
  • Read and check each order for any special instructions and/or restrictions before taking it out of the kitchen
  • Confirm that each order has the appropriate preparation, plateware, garnish, presentation, necessary serving utensils and is complete before taking it out of the kitchen
  • Communicate any food concerns to the Coordinator
  • Communicate and follow up on any guest request or concern 
  • Follow all steps of service
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Comply with all safety and sanitation guidelines and procedures
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Get along well with others and be a team player
  • Other duties will be assigned as needed

Skills required

Leadership
Training
Motivate Team
Management
Food Quality
Cost Control

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Presented by the team behind RPM Restaurants, Pizzeria Portofino is located directly on the Chicago riverfront. The restaurant is a sun-drenched casual pizzeria that instantly transports you to the Riviera, offering expansive patio seating on its 130-foot outdoor terrace. Expect hand-stretched pizzas, vegetable antipasti, and artisan pastas coupled with a robust spritz program and approachable coastal wines. The all-day restaurant will offer lunch, dinner and brunch on the weekends in a lively and fun atmosphere for all to enjoy.

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