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Kitchen Manager

Hood River, Oregon

Want to be an important part of an award winning kitchen staff, and work for a company with a great culture and above-market pay and benefits?

Who we are

pFriem (pronounced “freem”) artisanal beers are symphonies of flavor and balance, influenced by the great brewers of Europe, but unmistakably true to our homegrown roots in the Pacific Northwest. We are guided by a religious commitment to quality and the never-ending pursuit of innovation. Although they are served humbly, each glass is overflowing with pride and a relentless aspiration to brew the best beer in the world.

pFriem Family Brewers has experienced incredible growth in the past nine years and has earned prestigious awards, including being named GABF® 2018 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year, Three-Time Brewery of the Year by the Beer Connoisseur, Best Brewpub Experience by Oregon Beer Awards, and numerous medals in national and international brewing competitions.

Our team is made up of 80+ multi-talented individuals from Tasting Room to Brewery who are committed to giving craft beer lovers the best beer, food, and service experience possible.

About the role

This is a full time, salaried role and reports to our Head Chef. You will play a key part in the day to day success of the kitchen team, making sure only great, high quality food leaves the kitchen, and that all our employees are on task and feel supported in their roles.

A breakdown of your tasks:

  • Oversee all aspects of kitchen operations as defined by Head Chef.
  • Maintain personal professionalism, and professionalism of the kitchen as defined by Head Chef
  • Assist in cultivating the desired workplace culture and atmosphere as defined by the Head Chef.
  • Consistently use and enforce use of all operating procedures as defined through Head Chef.
  • Monitor, demonstrate, and enforce appropriate sanitation practices.
  • Monitor plating, flavor and quality actively throughout service, and coach in the moment to immediately correct any discrepancy.
  • Enforce the use of portion control tools and practices to assist in food cost.
  • Ensure consistent productivity from all hourly employees, and delegate tasks as appropriate.
  • Ensure product deliveries are placed in the appropriate storage area upon delivery.
  • Taste preparations as they are completed and adjust as needed
  • Monitor cooling, and methods of cooling for safety and DOH adherence.\
  • Monitor proper arrangement of food storage
  • As necessary, provide coaching and guidance to hourly employees.
  • Create a daily report for the Head Chef.
  • Place timely, daily orders based on the guidelines set by the Head Chef.
  • Monitor waste and record waste actively to report to Head Chef.
  • Enthusiastically fill any role in the kitchen as needed.
  • Remain positive and approachable during stressful situations.
More about you

You are highly organized, you work clean, and you want to grow your skills and career. You remain calm under pressure and have great written and verbal communication skills. You are hard-working, love food and culinary culture, and want to grow your own leadership and grow others. You are flexible and ready and willing to positively and enthusiastically fill any role in the kitchen as needed based on staffing and business levels.

You work well with others
You enjoy working with others who share a passion for beer, food and teamwork. Let’s be honest, you spend a lot of time with your colleagues, and you deserve to work with great people. You like to grab a shift beer with the people you work with and care about your co-workers.

You are a juggling master
Work in the kitchen can be hectic, no matter how well we plan, and how good our team is. You don’t get fired up under pressure and know how to deal with personnel issues to maintain a positive attitude. You know how to ask for help and how to manage tasks and emotions when it’s go-time.

Your qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience in a culinary environment
  • Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite competency required
  • Ability to communicate effectively and punctually
  • Self-motivated and able to maintain a fast pace of work
  • Solid references are a must
  • Open schedule availability
  • Servsafe Manager Certification or equivalent
  • Alcohol Service Permit or ability to obtain
Why you should be part of the pFriem Team

The people

We are a passionate group who takes our work seriously but ourselves not too seriously. Our team is made up of highly talented individuals not only in their jobs but also their hobbies and personal pursuits. Whether it’s enjoying shift beers with the crew or experiencing the Columbia River outdoor scene with co-workers, the pFriem team is warm and welcoming with a strong bond over beer. We promote from within so there is opportunity for career advancement.

The location

You get to work in one of the most stunning locations in the PNW! pFriem is located at the Hood River Waterfront park with epic views of the Columbia River Gorge. Mt. Hood is a short drive from town where you can recreate all year long. You’ll be surrounded by a Gorge community that thrives with local purveyors and people passionate about beer, food, the outdoors and its people.

The benefits

  • You’ll receive above market compensation with great benefits and bi-annual bonuses.
  • 3 weeks of Paid Time Off.
  • You’ll also receive a monthly beer benefit of at least $250
  • Big discounts in our tasting room for meals, beer, and merchandise
  • Great health, dental, and vision insurance coverage.
  • Basic life insurance.
  • Sabbaticals after 5 years of employment
  • You will have access to short-term disability insurance coverage, paid paternity/maternity leave and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Participate in our retirement savings plan (401k)
  • Company-wide outings.
  • Paid time off to volunteer for local charities and non-profits.

If this sounds like a good fit, please send a cover-letter, resume to jobs@pfriembeer.com. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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