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GOTO (Food Expeditor)

Company: Silver Diner Development, LLC
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

If you have a passion for hospitality, connecting with people, and serving great food on the cutting edge of hot trends, Silver Diner is the place for you!
At Silver Diner, we believe in a culture where we put our people first and empower them to thrive both professionally and personally.
Our dedication to nurturing our growth through the growth of our people leads the industry for internal promotions, with more than 60% of our managers and ALL of our General Manager and Area Directors having been promoted from within. We offer more than a job for today. We offer a career path for the future!

  • OUR PEOPLE - Our people are our most precious resource. Our success as a company is totally dependent on our people's success as professionals and individuals.
  • OUR PRODUCT - We believe in executing our product 100% right and never serving any product to our customers, which doesn't meet these high standards.
  • OUR GUESTS - The answer is yes. Now what is the Question?' We strive never to say no to any guest's request. We are passionate in our mission to deliver beyond what is expected.
  • OUR GROWTH - We believe that growth and profits are an outgrowth of excellence in executing our mission. We will not grow at the sacrifice of our mission of executing excellence.
    We are looking for contagiously friendly, warm, and energetic people to be the heart of our kitchens.
    Our GOTOs are the liaison between the front of the house and heart of the house. They finish the food that comes from the kitchen with garnishes and sauces and put together orders to be served to our guests.
    This position is a fit for anyone looking to grow a career in the culinary arts. You will learn about flavor profiles, food trends from around the world and working with both the cooks and servers to form a single team.
    • Weekends and holiday availability is required for this position.
      We offer:
      • Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401K plan. Employee Assistance Program.
      • Perks: Meal Discounts. Gym membership discounts, work shoe discounts and more!
      • Opportunity for Growth: We offer the opportunity for growth, including becoming a trainer, supervisor, and manager. Over 60% of our managers and 100% of our GMs were promoted from within.
        Be a part of one of the busiest restaurants in America and grow with one of the hottest concept category leaders today!
        About Silver Diner Development LLC:
        • One of Washington Post's 'Most Diverse Places to Work'
        • One of Full Service Restaurant Magazine's '20 Full Service Restaurants to Watch'.
        • Winner of the 2020 TDn2K Best Practices Award for the Family Dining Category!
          Silver Diner is a leader in the casual dining segment.
          Our award winning Fresh & Local Menu with surprising flexitarian & healthy options bridges the gap between tablecloth restaurants and ho-hum fast food. We make our cuisine with the highest quality ingredients from our direct partnerships with over 15 local farms that focus on organic and sustainable farming.
          We're looking for contagiously friendly and CARING people who truly love hospitality to be a part of our family. We believe in a warm, friendly atmosphere with a deep familiarity for our guests. It's a fast-paced and fun environment where everyone is enabled to achieve their personal best.
          We firmly believe: People Are Our Most Precious Resource.

          Job Description
          The following position description is not all-inclusive and is subject to change.
          Go To is a Front of the House Associate who supports all other FOH Associates, especially Servers, ensuring Guest Satisfaction in the areas of Speed of Service and Accuracy of Orders.
          • Work as part of a team, communicating clearly and constructively.
          • Act as the FOH liaison between your FOH Associates and the Heart of House (HOH) Associates.
          • Primarily support Servers by:
            • Completing final garnish of plates
            • Ensure plate presentation to Guest is 100% according to Silver Diner specs
            • Ensure Guest' requests for plated items have been met
            • Organizing orders
            • Ensuring timely pick-up by Servers & delivery to Guests
            • Communicate with HOH Expo to:
              • Ensure menu item cook times are correct (max. 15 mins for entrees)
              • Ensure menu items are 100% according to Silver Diner specs
              • To ensure appropriate delivery times, as volume allows, deliver food to Guests at the counter, and where feasible, run food to tables
              • Listen to and respect all team members, including Front and Heart of House Associates
              • Note: During non-peak hours, the GoTo's responsibilities will be handled by Servers directly please:
                • Ensure your is properly stocked
                • Communicate with the Servers you are leaving ensuring they are set up for success.

                  BRAND DELIVERY:
                  • Be on time for work
                  • Maintain a positive, fun-oriented attitude to your work
                  • Keep yourself, your uniform and your station sparkling clean at all times
                  • Strictly follow all uniform standards
                  • Knowledge of SMG scoring standards for Speed of Service & Accuracy of Order
                  • Know and ensure delivery of the Silver Diner Brand
                    COST BALANCING:
                    • Full knowledge of all menu item specs.
                    • Keep the window organized with a focus on lead tickets and 're-cooks'
                    • Cross-train for Soda to assist this station when needed
                      KEY TASKS:
                      • Support Servers, other Associates and Managers
                      • Set-up station at the start and end of each shift according to Silver Diner standards
                      • Organize, garnish and present all menu items according to Silver Diner spec.
                      • Clean and stock as you go
                        Other Duties & Tasks:
                        • Perform any additional duties or tasks as reasonably assigned by managers.
                          PERFORMANCE MEASURES:
                          Cost Balancing:
                          • Delivery times (15min. or less)
                          • Quality of plate presentation
                          • Timeliness of re-cooks
                            Sales Brand:
                            • SMG Speed of Service Scores
                            • SMG Accuracy of Order Scores
                            • Cleanliness of station
                              • Feedback from Associates, Guests & Managers
                              • Your own satisfaction & joy in your work

                                REQUIRED EDUCATION
                                Silver Diner values education from on-the-job learning demonstrated through consistent career growth as well as formal education. While degrees are advantageous they are not required.
                                REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
                                Minimum: 1-2 years experience in the restaurant or hospitality industry. Prior experience as a Food Runner or Server is a plus but not required.
                                DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:
                                • Exceptional aptitude for Guest Service
                                • Passion for Quality in all products
                                • Good memory
                                • Clear communicator
                                • Sense of urgency
                                • Able to multi-task
                                • Strong organizational skills
                                • Able to meet all schedule requirements

                                  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
                                  The work area includes: food, refrigeration, knives, toasters, syrup dispensers, plates/bowls, slippery floors, and, at times, high temperatures. It is a physically intense environment requiring stamina and the ability to tolerate heat, walk-in coolers, lift/maneuver boxes weighing up to 50 pounds, and stand/walk on hard surfaces for 10-12 hours per day.Keyword: GOTO (Food Expeditor)Required Experience:Must have weekend and holiday availability.
                                  Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
                                  Must be able to stand on your feet for long periods of time.
                                  Restaurant experience is preferred.From: Silver Diner Development, LLC

Keywords: Silver Diner Development, LLC, Chantilly , GOTO (Food Expeditor), Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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