Sage Restaurant Group Cheese Steward in Portland, Oregon
Req #: 5787BR
Job Title: Cheese Steward
Position Type: Part Time - Regular
Location Name: Urban Farmer Portland
Why Us: Urban Farmer is seeking Cheese Stewards to join our culinary team. Portland's most sophisticated Farmer-to-Table steakhouse, located on the 8 th floor of the Nines Hotel. We take advantage of Oregon’s bounty and use locally sourced ingredients and meats to distinguish our food as the best in the city. As part of the 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. It’s a chefs’ playground.
Urban Farmer is certified Gold for Sustainability at Work in addition to being recognized in 2016 as Top Workplaces in Oregon. As one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers, Urban Farmer 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.
Oversee the chees program and deliver and sell cheese to guests. Educate internal and external guets on cheese varieties.
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
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 basic knowledge of customer service principles, the food server function and restaurant and kitchen operations. Must know standard cash-handling procedures. Must be fluent in oral and written English. Must have vision ability to clearly see detailed guest checks, computer print outs, written instructions and to observe entire restaurant in dimly lit conditions.
Must have manual coordination to punch buttons, grasp items in hand, and to balance and carry trays loaded with food and beverages.
Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 50 lbs to include serving trays, carts, tables, chairs, and small equipment up to 75% of the time.
Balancing, stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching handling, fingering throughout the shift.
Mobility -full range of mobility and the ability to travel up to 300 feet on a regular basis throughout the shift.
Continuous standing -during preparation, during service hours or during expediting.
Must have moderate hearing to hear customers, supervisors, 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.
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.
High school education or equivalent.
Previous experience in similar position of 3 months or longer.
Computerized order machine, basic writing materials, restaurant equipment including but not limited to coffee machines, ice machines, toasters and beverage dispensers.
Physically strenuous -prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in indoor environment.
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.