food runner is to provide assistance to wait staff and bartenders at restaurants.
Runners do not take orders or handle payments.
They help busy wait persons deliver orders to customers in a timely manner.
In some restaurants, that means literally running the food from the kitchen to the table.
While it might seem simple, it’s an important job that ensures a smooth and efficient operation. When the food runner delivers the food, she may also check to see if the customer has everything he needs and can deliver any additional items.