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Oregon’s leading winery seeks a customer service-minded food and wine lover to take a position as backwaiter in its elegant on-site restaurant. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in a career in hospitality to gain the necessary experience and expand their background in fine dining at King Estate Winery, one of the state’s most beautiful settings, located in Eugene, Oregon. The successful candidate will have speed, efficiency, and initiative. Experience is preferred but we will train the right individual who is hard-working, takes direction well, and has a great attitude. Many restaurant careers start with this first step on the ladder.

Essential Job Functions:

• Great communication skills and a willingness to engage with guests and co-workers in a professional manner
• Be prepared to participate in food knowledge training
• Fulfill duties with precision, finesse, meticulous attention to detail
• Understand the steps of service, execute them with efficiency and grace in a high-volume setting
• Possess proficient tray service skills or ability to learn quickly
• Assist server to ensure all guests have their expectations exceeded
• Assist server in supporting guest needs and requests including but not limited to water, coffee, tea, bread and beverage service
• Set, clear and reset table throughout service per assigned server’s instructions; ensure that all tables are ready prior to the food arriving
• Respond appropriately to guest requests; communicate such requests to servers/managers immediately
• Support other sections and staff members as needed to ensure all restaurant patrons have their needs met
• Complete side-work and stocking before, during or after shift
• Perform all other duties assigned by managers as needed

Requirements/Competencies:

• Knowledge and understanding of fine-dining etiquette
• Classic food and wine service experience
• Warm and engaging personality
• Strong organizational skills, ability to manage priorities and workflow
• Reasoning ability skills: can carry out written or oral instructions without problems
• Interact and communicate well with others at all levels and departments
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude and gracious behavior when environment becomes stressful and fast-paced, and when priorities change
• Maintain professional demeanor and dress
• Have or ability to obtain a valid OLCC and food handlers card
• Flexible schedule required: evenings, weekends, holidays as needed

Physical Requirements:

• Ability to lift 50+ pounds repeatedly
• Stand, sit, walk for extended periods of time
• Stoop, reach, kneel, or crouch, use hands for duration of shift
• Working environment has exposure to both indoors and outdoors



To apply, email careers@kingestate.com