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Do you have a passion for cooking, food, and wine? Are you interested in being part of a world-class team committed to promoting from within? If so, Willamette Valley Vineyards is looking for an energetic team player and customer-focused individual to be part of our Vancouver Tasting Room and Restaurant. We are looking for someone who can start right away by training at our Lake Oswego location until this opening in July. This is your opportunity to join Willamette Valley Vineyards, the company that sets the standard for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and learn about our place in the Oregon wine story.


What We Offer:

The opportunity to learn about wine and food pairings. Predictable scheduling. $22/hr plus tip pool with a scheduled $1 raise every 6 months for a year and then $.50 every 6 months for their second year. A generous team member discount, competitive health, and vacation benefits, an inclusive work environment committed to diversity, structured career development, and growth opportunities within a fast-growing company.

What We Ask:


Come to work each shift with a great attitude and are ready to contribute to the success of the team. Be willing to learn how to excel at your job. 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.


Primary Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions


  • Assist Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef in preparing, costing, pricing, and acquiring appropriate amounts of product for all menu items.
  • Assist Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef in designing menus that best pair with and feature Willamette Valley Vineyards’ diverse wine selection. 
  • Oversees activities of the kitchen staff and monitors food production and presentation in the absence of the Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef. 
  • Closely manage and minimize waste.
  • Work in tandem with the front-of-house staff to expedite food and customer requests. 
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental, and safety regulatory considerations.
  • Prepare food items prior to and during mealtime periods. 
  • Prepare/butcher a wide variety of meats, cheese, produce, and other food products on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain service areas such as kitchen, dining room, and service stations during the entire shift. 
  • Assist in overseeing maintenance of all kitchen equipment.
  • Notify the Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef of all kitchen equipment needing repair or replacement.
  • Stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products to ensure smooth service. 
  • Ensure that all plates presented are consistently prepared through recipes, checklists, and pictures. 
  • Maintain invoice coding, purchase orders, and other pertinent administrative tasks as needed.
  • May serve as an expediter when needed.
  • Assume responsibility for the quality of products served. 
  • Inform the Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef of any and all unusual matters of significance. 
  • Resolve issues related to kitchen operations under the direction of the Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef. 
  • Ensure that all plates presented are consistently prepared through recipes, checklists, and pictures. 
  • Apply knowledge of safe kitchen operations. 
  • Operate all kitchen utensils to include, but not limited to, fryer, pots, pans, stove, oven, grill, dishwasher, broiler, griddle, slicer, mixers, blenders, graters, can openers, and knives. 
  • Assist with month-end inventories. 
  • Attend meetings as required by Management. 
  • Supports Company’s effort to create a more sustainable, cross-cultural, and “green” environment. 
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are followed. Assist in developing policies and procedures as needed. 
  • Collaborate with all department managers towards profitability and help drive the vision and mission of Willamette Valley Vineyards. 
  • Other tasks as assigned by Management.
  • Staffing & Staff Development 
  • Assist Tasting Room and Restaurant Chef in developing and maintaining an effective kitchen operation through selection, training, motivating, and review of the kitchen staff.
  • Directly manages location line cooks and dishwashers including timecard approvals and annual reviews.
  • Ensure all company policies and procedures are followed. 
  • Assist in developing policies and procedures as needed. 
  • Collaborate with all department managers towards profitability and help drive the vision and mission of WVV

Requirements


Must have:

  • A valid/current Food Handler’s Card, or be willing to get one prior to opening.
  • Three to five years of related experience, training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Ability to use standard CRM, POS systems, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Experience with menu development and implementation. 

 Must be able to: 

  • Lift 40lbs.
  • Able to stand for the majority of the workday.
  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Able to work in extreme heat, wet, cold, and humid conditions. 
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Multitask, work independently, and as part of a team. 
  • Build team dynamics and synergy across departments.

Must be

  • Independently motivated to identify and resolve issues, at the department level.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Thorough understanding or a genuine interest in luxury food and wine business, wine terminology, and Hospitality.
  • Ability to educate customers about food and wine with passion, not pretension.
  • 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


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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

Willamette Valley Vineyards - Vancouver

801 Waterfront Wy#206, Vancouver, WA 98660
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