Food Runner For Dishoom

Full time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Job description

We are proud to be recognised as one of the best places to work in Hospitality. Looking after people is at the core of what we do and we work hard to make life at Dishoom the best it can be. Since 2010, our restaurants have celebrated the Irani cafes and all of the food and drink of Bombay. We have locations across London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and our Bar-Cafes in Brighton and Cambridge. Plus, a range of kitchens to ensure our guests can enjoy our food at home!

As well as running busy sites with big teams, we also understand the importance of doing more. From planting trees with our teams in the UK & India, tying Rakhis with our guests, to our dedication to helping to feed children through Meal for a Meal. As of January 2024, we have donated 20 million meals (and counting) to children in the UK and India. As a Dishoomwalle, you contribute 55 meals per shift to this cause.

How we’ll support you

At Dishoom, we care about supporting you and your well-being (inside and outside of work). With this, we tend to think about our team’s well-being in four different ways:


Free weekly wage advances and emergency cash.

Access to our savings support & financial health planning tool.

Up to 50% off when dining at Dishoom with friends and family.


All Babus (Managers) are fully trained in mental health support & First Aid.

Dedicated support from our confidential advice helpline – available to you or someone in your household – 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.


Free fitness sessions every month (including yoga and spin classes). Plus, discounted memberships with leading gyms and studios.

Calling all cricket fans, we have our very own Dishoom Premier League (an in-house cricket tournament) where you get to compete with your team at Lord’s.


We’re a growing company and love nothing more than bringing our teams (and families) together to celebrate everyone’s hard work across the year.

You’ll be invited to our:

  • Family Mela (Family summer festival)
  • Huge Christmas celebration

Plus, we host regular team events across our cafes. 

Team members who work at Dishoom for 5 years are invited to attend Bombay Bootcamp – an incredible once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of Bombay with our co-founders (over 200 people attended last year)!

What to expect:

  • Free team meals every shift, plus all the Chai you can drink!
  • £13.75 – £14 per hour inclusive of tronc (based on the last 3-month’s average across our London cafes). We pay on a monthly basis.
  • A full-time role working across 5 days, Monday – Sunday availability required.
  • A weekly changing rota provided at least 10 days in advance.
  • We’re an all day dining Cafe, meaning our teams work a variety of daytime and evening shifts (not the usual always late nights!)
  • Access to our award-winning training programmes and support. We focus on your development from day one and proudly promoted 211 Dishoomwalles last year!
  • The usual number of days holiday a year – paid for, including tronc. Our sites are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and if you have children, we’ll provide one extra day to take them to their first day at school.

Have you got Seva?

In Dishoom, we see every team member as valuable and important to ensuring the all-around brilliant experience for our guests. We are looking for curious, energetic and helpful people to join our team as Food Runners.

Our Food Runners:

  • Deliver huge trays of food and drink to all of our guests, dealing with any special requests (e.g. allergies), and alway make sure we have everything we need for a smooth shift!
  • Work in a very big and busy environment. In Dishoom you can easily total an average step count of just over 20,000 steps per shift.

In return, we’ll ensure you’re always supported on shift, with a number of Babus (Managers) plus 40-50 other Dishoomwalles all working together.

So what are we looking for?

  • If you haven’t worked in hospitality before, no problem, we’ll provide the right training and support to set you up for success.
  • Previous work experience in a role – minimum 6 months is preferred – any industry.

At Dishoom – everyone is welcome. We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and strongly encourage people from all backgrounds, identities, and experiences to apply for roles with us.

Food & Beverage, Front of House, Hospitality, F&B Assistant, Food Server, Food Service Assistant, Commis Waiter, Team Member

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