Director of Restaurants and Bars

The Hoxton, Portland, Oregon

Our story

Just like our doors, our minds are open too. Since we opened our first hotel in Shoreditch, London in 2006, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that, providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighborhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic program of monthly events where we bring the outside in, working with local creatives to curate events unique to each location.

We proved that style didn’t need to be sacrificed for value and honest pricing is still very much at the heart of everything we do. We opened our second London hotel in 2014, followed by Amsterdam in 2015, Paris in 2017, Williamsburg and Portland in 2018, with Los Angeles, and Chicago all coming soon. Each hotel has its own character; however you’ll find the familiar Hoxton Hustle, incorporating the uniqueness of their neighborhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighborhood guides.

The Hoxton, Portland will be situated in an iconic building with an incredible history dating back to 1906. Located in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown, The Hoxton, Portland will have vibrant, welcoming public spaces providing a place where guests can hangout alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighborhood, 119 bedrooms, a rooftop restaurant and basement bar.

We don't go for long-winded job descriptions, but here's an idea of how we see the role...

The details

  • Oversee the day to day restaurant & bar operations
  • Ensure budget goals are achieved with industry leading metrics, with a specific focus on food cost, payroll and beverage cost
  • Lead and inspire your team to ensure a high level of engagement and exceptional individual service style
  • You’ll take ownership of the bar spaces and make decisions based on keeping the guests happy, as well as the company and the people that are part of it.
  • Ensure statutory compliance in all food and drink related areas
  • Monitor food, beverage and drink quality in a systemic manner
  • Create ongoing training programs that allow our staff to grow their knowledge and develop a sense of pride and ownership in their roles
  • Develop one-on-one rapport with guests, recognize frequent diners, and take great efforts to ensure return visitors through genuine hospitality and clever problem-solving.
  • Welcome neighbors into the Hox family through community engagement
  • Continuously monitor and gauge the morale of the team, find creative ways to encourage staff retention, and through example, instill a passion to learn and grow

What’s in it for you…

  • To play a lead role in opening the first chapter in The Hoxton’s North American story
  • The chance to play a key role in crafting exciting new food and drink concepts in some beautifully designed spaces
  • You’ll be responsible for food & drink at The Hoxton, Portland
  • You’ll work directly with the VP of Restaurants & Bars – North America and our culinary partners at The Hoxton, Portland
  • The chance to embark on an exciting career trajectory in a fast-growing environment
  • You’ll be able to be yourself and the best you can be in a relaxed innovative culture
  • You’ll work for an organization committed to not just building new hotels but also a global brand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding

About you

  • You will be an experienced food and drink operator, possibly from the individual restaurant field or from an innovative hotel environment
  • Have experience of restaurant openings
  • You’ll live and breathe food and drink, knowing what’s hot, what’s not and who’s who
  • You’ll be a stickler for quality
  • You make people feel good - your team, guests and colleagues alike
  • Methodical and process-driven approach to tasks, but also able to work flexibly and calmly to meet deadlines
  • You love the creativity of food and drink, and enjoy finding new ways to innovate
  • Ability to take ownership of important issues, solve problems and make effective decisions
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to The Hoxton’s unique culture
  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of delivery at work
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way
  • Oversee the day to day restaurant & bar operations
  • Ensure budget goals are achieved with industry leading metrics, with a specific focus on food cost, payroll and beverage cost
  • Lead and inspire your team to ensure a high level of engagement and exceptional individual service style
  • You’ll take ownership of the bar spaces and make decisions based on keeping the guests happy, as well as the company and the people that are part of it.
  • Ensure statutory compliance in all food and drink related areas
  • Monitor food, beverage and drink quality in a systemic manner
  • Create ongoing training programs that allow our staff to grow their knowledge and develop a sense of pride and ownership in their roles
  • Develop one-on-one rapport with guests, recognize frequent diners, and take great efforts to ensure return visitors through genuine hospitality and clever problem-solving.
  • Welcome neighbors into the Hox family through community engagement
  • Continuously monitor and gauge the morale of the team, find creative ways to encourage staff retention, and through example, instill a passion to learn and grow

What’s in it for you…

  • To play a lead role in opening the first chapter in The Hoxton’s North American story
  • The chance to play a key role in crafting exciting new food and drink concepts in some beautifully designed spaces
  • The opportunity to assemble a world class team
  • You’ll be responsible for food & drink at The Hoxton, LA.
  • You’ll work directly with the VP of Restaurants & Bars – North America and our culinary partners at The Hoxton, LA
  • The chance to embark on an exciting career trajectory in a fast-growing environment
  • You’ll be able to be yourself and the best you can be in a relaxed innovative culture
  • You’ll work for an organization committed to not just building new hotels but also a global brand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding

About you

  • You will be an experienced food and drink operator, possibly from the individual restaurant field or from an innovative hotel environment
  • Have experience of restaurant openings
  • You’ll live and breathe food and drink, knowing what’s hot, what’s not and who’s who
  • You’ll be a stickler for quality
  • You make people feel good - your team, guests and colleagues alike
  • Methodical and process-driven approach to tasks, but also able to work flexibly and calmly to meet deadlines
  • You love the creativity of food and drink, and enjoy finding new ways to innovate
  • Ability to take ownership of important issues, solve problems and make effective decisions
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to The Hoxton’s unique culture
  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of delivery at work
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way

What’s next…

  • Drop us a line at hoxstarportland@thehox.com with your resume, and anything else you want to share. Or apply via the link below. 

The Hoxton, Portland is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. True Facts.

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