Our Company & Our Property 
Auberge Resorts Collection is a portfolio of extraordinary hotels, resorts, and residences. While each property is unique, all share a crafted approach to luxury and bring the soul of the locale to life through captivating design, exceptional cuisine, innovative spas and gracious yet unobtrusive service. With 21 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts and 7 in the announced pipeline, Auberge invites guests to create unforgettable stories in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Please visit aubergeresorts.com to learn more about our Collection. Follow us on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @AubergeResorts and #AlwaysAuberge.

Our mission is to be the best-loved manager of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and experiences. Auberge is a family of intimate, one-of-kind hotels and resorts that define an approachable style of luxury in both product and service that resonates with the curious modern traveler. Passionately local, experience-led, romantic and stylish, these hotels hum with a vibrancy that is both refined and relevant.

A Central Coast legend reborn.  From its earliest incarnation in 1886 as a popular stagecoach stop during California’s Gold Rush, to its years as a surreptitious hangout through Prohibition, The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern has long held a fabled place in Central Coast lore. Revered and raucously enjoyed for generations, the beloved landmark opens a new chapter in 2022 as the definitive luxury destination in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Role Summary
Join our team and become one of the authors of our story.  The restaurant food runner is imperative to the restaurant operation. The food runner will be responsible for graciously delivering food to tables and assisting the kitchen in set-up and breakdown of the runner station within the restaurant. This individual will be responsible for the extensive knowledge of the food menu. The food runner will constantly be in communication with the service team, management, and culinary team.

Key responsibilities for this position are:
  • Set up the expo line to Chef’s specifications daily
  • Make sure plates, serving utensils, etc are always stocked in the kitchen
  • Deliver food to guests describing each dish properly
  • Performs tableside service of dishes (ie. whole fish)
  • Assist with moving clean plates from dish area
  • Support the chef and expo in any way needed
  • Prepare for each shift by ensuring the section and side stations are properly set up
  • Perform all assigned opening sidework
  • Participate in discussion in daily rally
  • Perform all necessary closing duties as assigned
  • Properly maintain strict standards of cleanliness of all dining areas
  • Properly maintain strict standards of cleanliness and organization of all service stations/areas
  • Maintain company standards of presentation, uniform, etc. 
  • Exceed guest expectations constantly
  • Recognize regular and repeat guests
  • Personalize service for each diner

Required Qualifications
  • Expert menu knowledge - every ingredient, of every dish on the menu
  • Deep knowledge of cooking styles, techniques and ingredients
  • Working knowledge of all beverage offerings - cocktails, spirits, wines, etc.
  • Speed and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Palette artisan wares - makers, process, etc.
  • Knowledge of Palette works of art 
  • Calm, clear, organized and concise communication to all members of the team
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to a variety of service settings including dining, event, etc.
  • Has a proprietary interest in the success of the restaurant at all times
  • Is committed to the success of all teammates
  • Responsible Beverage certification
  • ServSafe certification or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior experience in a fine dining and high volume atmosphere or luxury hotel experience
$15.50/hour plus tips

What Else?
At Auberge, we are passionate about our mission to be the best-loved manager of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and experiences.  We are storytellers and story-makers, delivering simple pleasures and creating unforgettable memories.  Born in Napa and inspired by the most relaxing places in the world, we prize simplicity, comfort, and beauty.  Whatever role we play in Auberge, and wherever we work, we all live by the view that our core purpose is to enrich people’s lives.  

If you feel that our approach is aligned with your own passions and beliefs, then please talk to us about becoming part of our family.

The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. The Inn at Mattei’s Tavern provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Inn at Mattei’s Tavern complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


Department: Food and Beverage
This is a non-management position
Pay Rate/Pay Range: $15.50/hour plus tips

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