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Food Runner

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Highland, CA
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The Food Runner offers aide to the Servers by expediting food tickets and ensuring the delivery of high quality food items to the appropriate table and guests. Assisting in providing a superior guest experience, the Food Runner observes tables to communicate to the Food Server Assistant, those guests whom are nearing completion of a course in order to initiate preparation and service of next course in a timely manner.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

1.Promotes image of the venue by displaying impeccable manners, diplomacy and tact towards guests.  Greets guests at table.  Expedites food tickets and ensures high quality food items prepared by Chef are delivered to appropriate table and guests in a professional, friendly manner.

2.Ensures plates are properly garnished and food quality standards are met upon delivery.  Knows seat numbers to serve the food.  Announces food as it is placed in front of guests.  Continually busses and resets tables throughout shift.  Offers condiments and seasonings to guests.  Delivers beverages to guests.  Pours and serves non-alcoholic beverages to guests.  Organizes and places table place settings at tables.  Removes any extra settings.  Bags to-go orders for guests. Meets special guest requests while ensuring same high quality standards.

3.Maintains line of sight/atmosphere control by circulating through work area throughout shift.  Maintains constant flow of communication with and to the team.

4.Assists in maintaining the cleanliness of the venue in all areas.  Responsible to comply with all workplace health and safety requirements, including department specific training regarding equipment and procedures.  Polishes glassware, chinaware, cutlery, etc.  Ensures proper food safety and sanitation standards to ensure guest safety.

5.Attends and participates in briefings and other meetings as scheduled.

6.Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department.


  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Previous job related experience with a true desire to satisfy the needs of others in a fast paced environment.
  • Must possess a desire to exceed guest expectations.
  • Must be able to effectively understand and convey written and verbal information to coworkers and guests.


  • At the discretion of the San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission you may be required to obtain and maintain a gaming license.
  • Must obtain and maintain a Food Handler Card within 90 days of employment.
  • Will be required to obtain and maintain T.I.P.S Certification upon employment.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and San Manuel Casino will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

As one of the largest private employers in the Inland Empire, San Manuel deeply cares about the future, growth and well-being of its employees. Join our team today!

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Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

777 San Manuel Boulevard

Highland, CA 92346

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is located just 60 minutes from downtown Los Angeles in the city of Highland, CA. It is one of the largest casinos on the West Coast, with 7,000 slot machines, 150 table games, and five high-limit rooms. We are one of the top 10 largest casino resorts in the US.

Guests enjoy sweeping views of the San Bernardino Mountains, live entertainment, and a full array of dining options, which include The Pines Modern Steakhouse, Hong Bao Kitchen, Serrano Vista Cafe, Rock & Brews, Chingon Kitchen, Big Mo’ Cafe, and 11 bars and lounges.

The Serrano Spa earned a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, and The Pines Modern Steakhouse and Yaamava’ Resorteach earned a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star award, with all three being the first in the Inland Empire to receive such designation. Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel also received two 2023 AAA Four Diamonds ratings for the new hotel and The Pines Modern Steakhouse.

The hotel is a 17-story tower with 432 guest rooms. Guests relax in an elevated pool with a bar and private cabanas, the lavish full-service Serrano spa and salon, a health and fitness center, a full array of dining options, multiple bars and lounges, and luxe retail shops.

Indian gaming in California is an exciting, thriving industry. Whether working on the casino floor or providing support to gaming operations as a “behind the scenes” employee, you can contribute to a dynamic and challenging business and have opportunities to learn and grow with the gaming industry.

At San Manuel, our team members define us. Working at San Manuel is more than just a job. It is a career that will help you grow into the successful professional you want to be.

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After 35 years, Yaamava Resort & Casino employees still love their jobs!

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive Benefits Program

Our team members enjoy a competitive base salary, an annual discretionary performance bonus, and an annual merit increase as part of our total rewards package. Additionally, San Manuel supports team members' financial health through 401(k) retirement savings plans that offer a 2% core discretionary contribution and matching, and a host of other services - from discounts to tuition assistance.

Apply today to join our team!