Sage Restaurant Group Restaurant Server in Portland, Oregon

Req #: 5719BR

Job Title: Restaurant Server

Position Type: Full Time - Regular

Location Name: Departure

City: Portland

State: OR

Why Us: 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 from Sage Restaurant Group was recognized as Top Workplaces in Oregon in 2016. 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.

Posting Overview:

Under general supervision, provides prompt and courteous food service to restaurant customers.

Requirements:

Competencies

Strategic Skills

Proficient in position required job skills and knowledge. Intelligent in grasping and integrating new information. Is an active learner with a strong sense of curiosity. Has natural instincts and insight for finding the best solution to unclear situations, issues and problems. Considers multiples resources and methods for analyzing problems.

Makes great decisions.

Operating Skills

Is effective in prioritizing work; consistently manages time and processes to create maximum efficiency with minimum disruption or redundancy. Is time sensitive, understands how work and processes fit in with other departmental or business priorities and objectives. Is able to adjust work to accommodate expected and unexpected changes. Is able to gauge progress with respect to overall impact and results.

Courage

Can think and act independently with confidence. Has personal fortitude and integrity when faced with challenges.

Energy & Drive

Energetic and takes initiative. Is pro-active and persistent in pursuing and completing tasks. Strives to exceed expectations and goals.

Personal & Interpersonal Skills

Welcoming and warm personality. Able to engage easily and actively connect with others. Is genuinely caring and compassionate; visibly demonstrates desire to understand others. Creates confidence and trust with others, is socially aware of self and others and is known for communicating the right message at the right time. Utilizes a variety of approaches and communication techniques tailored to each situation. Is comfortable in conversing with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and at all organizational levels. Is direct yet tactful and considerate of audience. Positively accepts and provides feedback.

Knowledge/Skills

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.

Abilities

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.

Education/Formal Training

High school education or equivalent.

Experience

Previous experience in similar position of 3 months or longer.

Material/Equipment Used

Computerized order machine, basic writing materials, restaurant equipment including but not limited to coffee machines, ice machines, toasters and beverage dispensers.

Environment

Physically strenuous -prolonged standing, walking, lifting and carrying throughout entire shift in indoor environment.

EEO Statement:

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.