Sage Restaurant Group Sous Chef in Portland, Oregon
Join our kitchen management team! One of Portland's most popular restaurants seeks dynamic, creative, organized, dedicated, and ambitious Sous Chef to help us take things to the next level. We are a very busy restaurant doing 200-600 covers nightly. Kitchen team consists of 30 amazing prep cooks, line cooks, sushi cooks, stewards, runners and managers, yes all in one kitchen at the same time.
We are looking for someone who wants to grow their career and skills. Responsibilities include all aspects of line management, cooking, executing our cuisine standard, working with the best ingredients both local and from afar. Working very closely with cooks, managing food costs, labor costs, guest's expectations and making the best food we possibly can!
Must have reliable transportation late at night and be willing to travel for work. Work week is 5, sometimes 6 days and 10-12 hours
This job is challenging and rewarding. The career opportunities that come with joining our team are endless. . .
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.
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.
Two year minimum Sous Chef experience is required.
We are a constantly growing brand working with the best ingredients, hiring the best people, pushing innovation and creativity.
Come be a part of the team that makes this magic happen!
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and criminal background checks.
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.
Manage the kitchen staff in the daily production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel's restaurant(s) and room service in a safe, sanitary work environment which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable, competitive, quality products. Responsible for managing the daily operations of the kitchen. Monitors food and labor costs. Assists Executive Chef in creating and implementing menu and production changes.
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.
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.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession. This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or complex problems and food and beverage management. Requires oral and written communication skills.
Requires moderate hearing to communicate with employees and to hear machinery for safety reasons. Requires excellent vision for safety reasons. Requires moderate speech communications to communicate with other employees. Requires excellent comprehension and literacy to be able to read and write as well as analyze to fulfill budget.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying: All of these functions are essential primarily because of the heavy production associated with Banquets. Items include food, small equipment -75% of the time. Bending of the knees does become necessary when using the lower oven for cooking, 5-10 times a day. Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel 30-50 feet on a regular basis throughout the day. Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting, usually all day. Must have moderate hearing to hear equipment timers and communicate with other staff. Must have excellent vision to see that product is prepared appropriately. Must have moderate comprehension and literacy to read use records and all special requests.
High school education or equivalent.
Experience required by position is from one to two full years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.
Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.
Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.
Inside 100% of 8 hour shift. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.
Full Time - Regular