Sage Restaurant Group Host in Portland, Oregon
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 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.
Medical, Dental, Vision and more to all full-time associates.
All associates can enjoy our complimentary cafeteria.
401k matching for all of our associates.
Hotel discounts at www.marriott.com .
Many other perks, benefits & discounts for all our 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.
Maintains an efficient and courteous restaurant operation by greeting arriving customers, seating, establishing rapport and assisting with restaurant service.
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 have high school graduate level mathematical aptitude, know standard cash handling procedures and knowledge of computerized cash register systems.
Must have general knowledge of basic customer service skills, restaurant operations, and food service principles. Must be fluent in oral and written English.
Must have vision ability to read written communiques, computer screens and print-outs, see colors and to survey entire room in dimly lit conditions.
Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing, follow written and verbal instruction, and work on more than one
task at a time. Must be able to use tact and understanding when dealing with a variety of customer service problems, including stressful and highly emotional situations. Must have hand and finger dexterity to handle coins and writing utensils, grasp handles, push buttons and carry dishes. Must have upper body strength to lift and carry trays and bus tubs weighing up to 10lbs. Must be able to stand throughout entire shift and to lift arms above head to retrieve objects from shelves.
High School diploma or equivalent
Previous experience of 3 months in a position with heavy cash handling responsibilities and customer service exposure.
Telephone, computerized cash register, credit card machines, and standard office equipment.
Standing and walking during entire shift, including carrying, lifting and bending. Indoor environment.
Part Time - Regular