Departure Restaurant + Lounge, one of America's hottest Asian restaurants is currently hiring. Floating atop the landmark Meier & Frank Building, Departure's ambitious menu captivates diners with its' masterful remix of authentic coastal cuisines. From street food-styled starters to meal-sized classics, rice and noodle specialties to market-fresh sushi, Departure embraces the bounty of the Pacific Northwest and uses the freshest ingredients to deliver the fiery flavors of the Far East. As part of Sage Restaurant Group, we focus on building \"independent\" restaurants and lounges bordering our hotels in prime locations. We connect with the people that live and work in the communities we serve by providing highly designed, innovative, locally-focused food and beverage experiences. Surrounded by farms, forests and the ocean, Portland is one of America’s booming food cities with year round Farmers’ markets and artisans creating and making some of the most delicious goods in America.
Join our fun, exciting, and fast-paced staff at one of the best restaurants in town, highlighted by the culinary talents of James Beard semi-finalist and Top Chef Runner-Up, Gregory Gourdet.
Departure is recognized as 2017 Top Workplaces in Oregon and certified Gold for Sustainability at Work. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, Departure Restaurant and Lounge offers perks that are comparable to progressive employers. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates. Save on your parking and public transportation costs by using our pre-tax savings account. Our location is right next to the center of all for MAX lines and close to the Portland Streetcar, a prime location for driving, taking public transportation, biking, or even walking to work.
Bold. Bright. Caring. Energetic. Driven. Strategic. Daring. To deliver the type of outstanding experience we aim to provide our guests, we need remarkable individuals who are passionate and committed to making a difference. If this sounds like you, then explore the career positions at Sage Restaurant Group that await you.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Responsible for set-up, mixing of drinks, service and clean-up of bar area while enduring quality service, guest satisfaction and the achievement/maintenance of company standards and profit maximization.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Genuinely cares about people; is concerned about their work and non-work problems; is available and ready to help; is sympathetic to the plight of others not as fortunate; demonstrates real empathy with the joys and pain of others.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Must be 21 years of age to serve alcoholic beverages.
Lifting trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc. 20 -40 lbs. Pushing carts, Queen Marys, hotbox, portable bar 50 -100 lbs. Carrying trays, dish racks, glass racks, etc using both hands. 20 -40 lbs. Bending/kneeling -ability to bend to lower level cabinets and lift trays. Mobility -maneuver in narrow areas and between seated guests. Continuous standing required to service guest functions; 100% of the time scheduled. Climbing approximately 12 steps 20% of 8 hours. No driving required. Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests. Must have ability to perform multiple tasks at one time, must be able to follow verbal and written instruction, and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must be highly organized and able to pay attention to sound and sight details in crowded and noisy situations, particularly when handling multiple tasks. Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations. Ability to read, speak and write English. Ability to accurately count cash. Ability to operate cash register.
Bartending training and certification, TIPS Certified
6 months bartending
Blender for drinks, computer for cash handling, credit card approval and imprint machines.
Physically strenuous -prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift
Part Time - Regular