Willamette Valley Vineyards is looking for a Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager for our Tasting Room in beautiful downtown Bend. Learn more about the Oregon luxury food and wine business, while preparing a Pacific Northwest-inspired menu that complements the perfect wine pairing. This is your opportunity to join the company that sets the standard for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and learn about our place in the Oregon wine story.

What We Offer:

- Competitive health, dental and vacation benefits

- An inclusive work environment committed to diversity

- Career development and growth opportunities within a fast-growing company

- Generous team member discounts

- 401(k) retirement plan with company match

What We Ask:

- Come to work each shift with a great attitude, and ready to contribute to the success of the team.

- Work with us to create an environment where everyone feels safe and welcome.

- Be focused and committed to serving Willamette Valley Vineyards guests and providing Oregon’s best food and wine tasting experience.

We are looking forward to talking with you more about this opportunity!

Primary Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Responsible for overseeing the kitchen operations, including maintenance of all kitchen equipment, and maintaining sufficient levels of food products and staffing.
  • Actively manage and work the line with staff during peak business times; ensure that all plates presented are consistently prepared.
  • Manage kitchen controllables, such as food waste and food cost, weekly financials, kitchen labor, monthly inventory, and reports finding to the General Manager.
  • Maintain invoice coding, purchase orders, and other pertinent administrative tasks as needed.
  • Apply knowledge of safe kitchen operations.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining an effective kitchen operation through selection, training, motivating, and staff development.
  • Assist in event planning, such as Pairing Dinners, company events, and private events with Management.
  • Directly manages location line cooks and dishwashers, including timecard approvals and annual reviews.
  • Ability to educate customers about food and wine with passion.
  • Collaborate with all department managers towards profitability and help drive the vision and mission of Willamette Valley Vineyards.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Management
  • Supports Company’s effort to create a more sustainable, cross-cultural, and “green” environment.


Our Sous Chef/ Kitchen Manager would be required to have:

  • A valid/current Food Handler’s Card
  • Three to five years of Sous chef or equivalent related experience.
  • Ability to use standard CRM, POS systems, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Foresee problems and effectively create solutions to better the company

Must be able to:

  • Lift 40lbs.
  • Stand for the majority of the workday.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Multitask, work independently, and as part of a team.
  • Build team dynamics and synergy across departments.

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Willamette Valley Vineyards is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status