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.
Plan and manage the restaurant, room service and other food and beverage outlets as appropriate in order to achieve customer satisfaction, quality service, compliance with corporate/franchise policies and procedures and federal, state and local regulations while meeting/exceeding financial goals.
Requires thorough knowledge of the restaurant/hotel practices and procedures in order to perform non-repetitive analytical work. May require knowledge of policies and procedures and the ability to determine course of action based on these guidelines.
Supervision/management communication skills are required.
Requires ability to investigate and analyze current activities or information and make logical conclusions and recommendations.
Ability to make occasional decisions which are generally guided by established policy and procedures.
Excellent comprehension for assisting with guest and associate matters. Interpreting instructions from superiors.
Excellent vision required for seating guests, expediting food, cleaning equipment, reading floor plans, charts, schedules.
Must have excellent oral communication for communicating with guests and associates, issuing instructions and communicating policies.
Excellent comprehension required to read and implement policies and procedures; writing schedules and reading forecast and SOPs.
Must have knowledge of chemicals/agents for training purposes.
Ability to lift, push, pull and carry tables, chairs, trays, plates, and chaffing dishes on a daily basis, 20 -40 lbs.
Bending -Bend to pick up dropped items as needed. Bend to assist in serving food or getting supplies.
Mobility -95% of shift covering all areas of outlets supervising.
Continuous standing to assist at hostess station -minimal stationary standing.
Climbing stairs -varies by location. No driving required.
More than two years of post high school education.
Two to three full years of full employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Computerized order machine, basic writing materials, restaurant equipment including but not limited to coffee machines, ice machines, toasters and beverage dispensers.
Inside 95% of work day.
Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees if working at location with outside dining facilities and when assisting in kitchen
Full Time - Regular