4 Jun 2014

Experienced Cooks – Head Chef/Catering & Daytime Chef

Cerulean Wine Full-Time

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Job Description

Experienced Cooks With Catering Experience for Head Chef Position and Another for Lunch/Brunch Shift

Cerulean Wine Bar located in the Pearl seeks a new head chef and separate lunch/brunch chef, both to start immediately. The positions involve menu development with an eye towards perfect wine pairings, catering menu development, and daily/nightly execution. You will be a team of one working in a kitchen developed mainly for catering. Creativity, cost consciousness, local food purveyor knowledge, wine pairing knowledge, and a great attitude are key elements for the positions. This is a great opportunity for the right people to really make their own mark in menu development.

We often host private events and the ideal candidates would also be able to cater small intimate gatherings, cocktail parties, and business meetings and lunches.

About us: Cerulean Skies is a family owned winery based in Hood River with an urban wine bar/event space/art gallery in the Pearl district of Portland. Cerulean Wine Bar is open 6 days a week from 2-10 (to midnight on weekends and First Thursdays), providing wine, beer, and wine cocktails with small plates to accompany. With the addition of a daytime chef, we would alter our hours to open earlier. We book many high profile events of various sizes from 10-100 providing as much in house catering as possible. Our in-house art gallery (White Space) also makes us a popular destination for First Thursdays in the Pearl.

The ideal candidate will have:
-3+ years of experience, with special consideration towards catering experience
-Knowledge of basic wine pairing rules
-Local food purveyor knowledge
-Menu planning and costing experience
-Great organization and sanitation
-A willingness to do all kitchen jobs from dish pit to nightly execution
-A positive team-building attitude that fosters good will with front of house and customers
-Immediate availability

We expect a friendly attitude with a hard-working mentality and the ability to get things done. You would be required to work long hours, evenings, and weekends.

If interested please reply with your resume, a cover letter, and your current salary.

Markets: Portland. Job Categories: Kitchen. Job Types: Full-Time.

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