Food Expeditor Job Description

The Food Expeditor Job Description is a comprehensive list of typical job duties and expectations. It covers the most basic and essential functions that a Food Expeditor will be responsible for once hired, as well as the experience or skills they’ll need to excel in this position.

About the Food Expeditor Position

We’re seeking a detail-oriented and passionate worker to join our team as a Food Expeditor. As a Food Expeditor, you’ll serve as the point of communication between servers and kitchen staff. You’ll ensure that orders get to customers in a timely manner while also confirming that everything on their plate is correct and ready to go. 

To succeed as a Food Expeditor, you’ll need excellent multitasking skills on top of having a cool and collected mindset in a fast-paced environment.

Food Expeditor Responsibilities

  • Assist in communication between the kitchen and servers by calling out orders, checking on the status of food, and sharing information about food requests or out-of-stock items
  • Manage the flow of orders, making sure all are prepared in a timely manner
  • Oversee dishes before they leave the kitchen, ensuring they meet restaurant standards
  • Make finishing touches to dishes, such as adding garnish or removing smudges
  • Enforce health and safety regulations
  • Work with customers on food-related complaints
  • Assist with other jobs as needed in the kitchen, including cleaning activities and taking inventory

Food Expeditor Requirements

  • [1+] years experience of Food Expeditor experience
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Working knowledge of restaurant health and safety regulations
  • Excellent communication and multitasking skills, particularly while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb customer service and organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Physically able to stand for long periods of time while carrying [20+] pounds

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good Food Expeditor?

A good Food Expeditor is a multitasking maestro! They’ll need to flawlessly oversee all food being served to customers to ensure dishes meet quality standards while also serving as a point of contact between servers and chefs.

Who does a Food Expeditor report to?

A Food Expeditor typically reports to a kitchen manager.

What is the salary range for a Food Expeditor?

The salary range for a Food Expeditor is $20,000 to $40,000.

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