Executive Chef

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 neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic programme 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 and Williamsburg in 2018 with Portland, 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 neighbourhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighbourhood 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 lobby & rooftop restaurant and basement bar.


A vibrant public area is at the heart of The Hoxton.  Open spaces, designed in a way that feels inclusive and puts you at ease to just hang out.  The Hoxton, Portland will have a strong focus on local food and drinks done exceptionally well, with provisions for over 220 covers across 2 restaurants and 3 bars including a rooftop patio, a speakeasy, lobby coffee stand and relaxed dining in the lobby restaurant.

The details

Here’s an idea of how we see the role…

The role will initially be based at the Wework building on the Custom House on the North Park Blocks, our temporary office located in Portland, then moving on site to The Hoxton, Portland.  You’ll report to the Director of Restaurants & Bars for The Hoxton, Portland, and will have a close working relationship with the property’s Hotel Manager.


You’ll be responsible for setting up The Hoxton, Portland restaurant operations. This will initially involve helping to develop the systems that ensure a successful opening of the restaurant and bar spaces at The Hoxton, Portland, and managing the day to day kitchen related activities for the hotel.


Overview – Pre Opening Phase:

  • Set up the operation of the kitchen to maximize profitability, minimize legal liability, and conform to food safety regulations
  • Directly work with vendors to secure best pricing possible and put together a tip top food vendor list
  • Work with our culinary partners to develop recipes, prepare tastings, and design menus for all outlets
  • Recruit and hire a top-notch heart of house team to guide operations through the hotel and restaurant openings
  • Set up systems that ensure a successful initial inspection by the Multnomah County Health Department
  • Work with the Vice President of Restaurants & Bars – North America, Director of Restaurant & Bars Portland, and our culinary partners to set appropriate pricing levels with respect to both food cost and the competitive set
  • Set up recipe books, item order lists, prep lists, and inventory systems
  • Properly and adequately train team while focusing on maintaining a high team morale in keeping with The Hoxton culture


Overview - Post Opening Functions:

  • Create, execute, and produce top-notch food with a constant eye on the highest quality standards, presentation, and flavor, with an eye on industry trends and neighborhood demands
  • Supervise operations of kitchens to maximize profitability, minimize legal liability, and conform to alcoholic beverage regulations
  • Ensure budget goals are achieved with industry leading metrics, with a specific focus on food and labor costs
  • On board and create training programs for new team members
  • You’ll take ownership of the restaurant operations and make decisions based on the good of the guest, the company and the people that are part of it
  • Ensure statutory compliance in all food and drink related areas
  • You will keep well-organized store rooms and inventories that allow for smooth running kitchens
  • Oversee any kitchen related issues relating to kitchen team and facilities maintenance
  • 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
  • Train, Coach, Develop, and repeat. Consistently build a pipeline of people in which growth is encouraged and we strive to promote from within
  • Investigate and resolve any food-related concerns, including foodborne illness and foreign object complaints
  • Consistently evaluate sales trends to revise and update menus. Make updates based on seasons, industry trends, and cost savings
  • Hold team accountable for proper set up and breakdown procedures
  • Oversee a maintenance program that protects and extends the life of our equipment
  • Build and sustain relationships with vendors and distributors


What’s in it for you…

  • To play a lead role in opening the next 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 work and collaborate with a world class team
  • You’ll be responsible for food and drink at The Hoxton, Portland.
  • You’ll work directly with the Director of Restaurants & Bars for The Hoxton, Portland and Submarine Hospitality, our culinary partners.
  • 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 chef, with leadership experience 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 in order 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 behaviours
  • 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 https://recruiting.ultipro.com/ENN1000ENUSA/JobBoard/36c3bbb4-bfb0-49b9-acd5-dcde72188eae/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=83d88f8b-1fc3-46f2-8bdc-14522edac1e0 with your resume, and anything else you want to share.

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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  • Location: Portland, Oregon
  • Hours: Full Time
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