Food Runner/ Busser

About our Company:

Operating as a motel since 1938, Austin Motel is a beloved, quintessential part of the city's history, sitting in the heart of South Congress' famed strip of restaurants, clubs, and shops. The 1930's motor court property, includes 41 guest rooms, a 50's-style outdoor pool and sun deck, community and cultural programming and a renegade-style retail shop to the lobby, all set amidst the original midcentury architecture.

Bunkhouse is a hospitality company created by hotelier Liz Lambert that believes in inspired design, connection to place and the value of community. Bunkhouse has designed and developed a celebrated portfolio of hospitality projects including Hotel San José, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin Motel, and Jo's Coffee in Austin, Hotel Havana and Ocho in San Antonio, and El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas.


  1. Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, training material, memos and verbal instruction

  2. Serve food or beverages to patrons, and prepare or serve specialty dishes at tables as required

  3. Remove dishes and glasses from tables or counters, and take them to kitchen for cleaning

  4. Clean tables or counters after patrons have finished dining

  5. Prepare hot, cold, and mixed drinks for patrons, and chill bottles of wine

  6. Prepare tables for meals, including setting up items such as linens, silverware, and glassware

  7. Perform food preparation duties such as preparing salads, appetizers, and cold dishes, portioning desserts, and brewing coffee

  8. Stock service areas with supplies such as coffee, food, tableware, and linens

  9. Garnish and decorate dishes in preparation for serving

  10. Fill salt, pepper, sugar, cream, condiment, and napkin containers

  11. Act as a support role to Wait Staff

  12. Ensure all food that leaves the window is at the appropriate temperature, garnished appropriately and leaves with Bunkhouse standards of excellence

  13. Ensure open lines of communication with all departments and upper management at all times via email, log books, meetings, etc., to ensure all needs of the hotel are met

  14. Maintain a high level of cleanliness and safety in the work area

  15. Ensure that all equipment is maintained in good, safe working condition

  16. Maintain an increased awareness of safety issues throughout the property

  17. Keep abreast of safety and emergency procedures and OSHA requirements

  18. Attend relevant meetings

Education & Experience:

  1. High school education preferred, but not required

  2. Six (6) months related experience in hospitality or service industry


  1. Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language(s) of the workplace

  2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedures manuals

  3. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  4. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or guests

Compensation & Benefits:

Bunkhouse offers competitive wages, a superior benefits and PTO package, and a liberal working environment that fosters individuality and creativity.

Bunkhouse Core Values:

  • BE REAL. We treat everyone like human beings. We are respectful and authentic, we listen, and we develop meaningful relationships with guests, customers and each other. We encourage our employees to have a voice and to use it to improve the work we do.
  • CREATE MAGIC. In design, service and all things, we go above and beyond to inspire. Every detail counts, and we believe that our work is a collaboration that depends on all of us bringing our creativity and passion to work with us every day.
  • BE HERE NOW. In our work, creating a sense of place is important. We contribute to the fabric of our respective communities by honoring, representing and supporting the communities in which our businesses exist. We make it our goal to be experts on our cities, and we leave travelers with a sense of where they have been.
  • EMBRACE ADVENTURE. We don't always know where the road will lead, but we know that we'll have each other along the journey. We strive to learn and grow from our experiences, to create meaningful structure along the way and, in some cases, to embrace chaos when necessary.
  • LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE. We work with a spirit of continuous improvement in all areas. We seek to provide a path of growth for all of our employees and for Bunkhouse as a whole

See Inside the Office of Bunkhouse

With a passion for design, tireless attention to detail, and a commitment to creating authentic culture, Bunkhouse creates properties that have earned a unique place in the hearts and minds of those who visit. Bunkhouse has a reputation for building memorable experiences that offer more than just a good night's sleep and a great cup of coffee.

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