PM Line Cook (Food and Drink Enthusiast)

  • Vaux
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Oct 02, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Every summer, North Americas largest concentration of Vaux Swifts graces Northwest Portland on their annual migration south to Central America. Since the 1980s, this flock of birds have roosted inside a chimney at Chapman Elementary School and thousands of revelers gather to take in this natural fleeting spectacle. Vaux restaurant is named for this special Portland phenomenon and draws culinary inspiration from their migration through the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of the vibrant Pearl District, Vaux features an all-day seasonal contemporary menu that highlights favorite local products.Led by Executive Chef Sara Woods and drawing on her diverse culinary experience at some of the countrys best restaurants, the menu draws heavily from flavors and products of the Pacific Northwest with Italian and French accents. Bartenders create signature cocktails from Portlands renowned Distillery Row, and serve world-class wines from Willamette Valley and beers from the countrys finest craft breweries. Vaux features flavorful contemporary Pacific Northwest fare that is indigenous, seasonal, and healthful, served on small plates for variety and large plates for sharing, combined with service that is engaging and informative at approachable prices in a warm, welcoming and modern environment.Vaux is a multi-occasion gathering place for: power breakfast, lunch with business associates or friends, a relaxing meal when visiting family, winding down after viewing the galleries of the Pearl, and socializing over drinks and dinner. Dinner features shareable dishes like Roast Half Chicken and Halibut with pistou. Vaux offers two daily happy hours, from 4 to 6pm, as well as late night happy hour from 9 to 11pm. The Culinary team at Vaux supports local farmers and sustainability efforts.Vaux is located inside the Canopy Portland | Pearl District set amidst an extensive collection of fine and local art curated by neighboring Elizabeth Leach Gallery, including an expansive sculpture inspired by Vaux Swifts from Portland-based artist Sean Healy. Vaux boasts an outdoor patio along NW Glisan, dining room seating, a comfortable lounge and a private dining room perfect for intimate groups up to 30 guests.Canopy by Hilton's culture is defined by who we are and how we interact with each other, our guests, our partners, and our neighbors. Our culture, "Positively Yours," is much more than a slogan. It's our underlying attitude, the story of who we are and how we approach everything.At the core of Canopy by
Hiltons culture is the Positive Stay Promise. An ideal Enthusiast sets the tone
for creating the Positively Yours culture at our hotel and is committed to
delivering the lifestyle experiences our guests want.Competitive Wage and Benefits:o $17 per houro Medical, Dental, Visiono Paid Time Offo Travel Discountso 401(k) Retirement Planningo Life & Disabilityo Will & Trust Preparation Serviceso Travel Assistance Serviceso Flexible Spending Account o Health Savings AccountWe Are Unique. We are OKAY with:Extreme/Unusual Hairstyles & ColorsMustaches and BeardsTattoo's & PiercingsJob Summary: Prepare food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe, sanitary work environment. Summary of Essential Job Functions:Prepare food of consistent quality following recipe cards and production and portion standards, per check from servers.Start food items that are prepared ahead of time, making sure not to over-prepare estimated needs.Date all food containers and rotate as per PM Hotel Group standards, making sure that all perishables are kept at proper temperatures.Check pars for shift use, determine necessary preparation, freezer pull and line set-up. Note any out-of-stock items or possible shortages. Assist in keeping buffet stocked, if applicable.Return all food items not used on next shift to designated storage areas, being sure to cover and date all perishables.Assist in setting up plans and actions to correct any food cost problems, and control food waste, loss and usage per PM Hotel Group standards.Operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron and flat top grill.Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.Perform any other job-related duties as assigned.Abilities Required:Self-starting personality with an even disposition. Maintain a professional appearance and manner at all times. Can communicate well with guests. Must be willing to pitch-in and help co-workers with their job duties and be a team player. Finger/hand dexterity in order to operate food machinery. Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry, or otherwise, move goods weighing a maximum of 100 lbs. on a continuous schedule. Customer Satisfaction:Our customers are what we are about. One of the keys to a positive guest experience is positive interaction with PM Hotel Group staff. It is essential that you remain professional at all times, and that you treat all guests and associates with courtesy and respect, under all circumstances. Every PM Hotel Group associate is a guest relations ambassador, every working minute of every day. Work Habits:In order to maintain a positive guest and associate experience, your work habits should always meet and strive to exceed hotel standards for work procedures, dress, grooming, punctuality and attendance. You should be adaptable to change in your work area and in hotel procedures with a willingness to learn new skills and/or improve existing ones, have the ability to solve routine problems that occur on the job, and ask for help whenever you are not sure how to do something. Safety & Security:The safety and security of our guests and associates is of utmost importance to PM Hotel Group. Every PM Hotel Group associate should adhere to the hotel security policies and procedures, particularly regarding key controls, lifting heavy objects, using chemicals, and effectively reporting safety hazards and safety concerns. Requirements/Qualifications:As Food & Drink Enthusiast (Cook), must be friendly, energizing, positive and caring in all core aspects of the Canopy culture as definedPrevious experience as a cook preferredExperience in a luxury lifestyle environment preferred, working in large, fast-paced, multi-outlet kitchens.Knowledge of food product, presentation, quality and preparationCreative, current on food and industry trends.Physical Aspects of Position (includes but are not limited to):Walking and standing throughout shiftOccasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.Frequently required to use handsNOTE: This description excludes non-essential and marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of the fundamental job duties. Furthermore, the specific examples in each section are not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, they represent the typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully. Other job-related duties may be a