Line Cook Holding Resume Spotted in Urban Area

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August 26th 2015 (Portland, Ore) – Rumors swirled about the latest sighting of a Line Cook holding a resume. Line Cooks have long been known to live in and around the city, but the encroachment of luxury condominiums on their natural […]

North Bank Depot building at 1029-1035 NW Hoyt St., Portland, in March 2000, after conversion to housing. Photo by Steve Morgan.

A Natural History of the Chef’s Hat

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Look up. Don’t see it? Look to the cook standing next to you. What the hell is that white bulbous growth coming out of the top of his head? And who thought that fire hazard would be a good idea? […]


I was a Teenage No Call/No Show

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Ok, so I was in my 20’s, but I was living the Spartan day-to-day of a teenager. I had just returned from an extended stay in Alaska and just wasn’t feeling like getting back to work. I was wishing for […]


Why your restaurant needs a newsletter (as if you need another thing to do…)

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Marketing is not cheap. Newspaper ads, PR teams and off-site events all cost a lot more money than they should. What’s worse is the results are always difficult to measure. There is an affordable way to reach our guests, however: […]


1st Job Stories: The Dish Pit

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Everyone in the industry has a first job story – and I thought I’d share mine. If you want to tell your first job story we’d love to hear it. Write in to blog@poachedjobs to share your first steps into […]


Change Your Email Settings

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We want you to be in control, so we added Email Notifications to your Settings tab. To set your email notification preferences: 1)   Click My Dashboard 2)   Click on your Settings tab 3)   Scroll down to Email Notifications 4)   Select […]


App Review: ChefsFeed

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Yelp hasn’t made many friends in the industry. In fact, it’s been an easy target around the Poached offices. So when we saw what ChefsFeed was up to, we jumped at the chance to review their redesigned app. Billing themselves as “Your […]


Gigawatts 2015 – Brooklyn’s Best Damn Music Festival

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Deeming yourself “probably Brooklyn’s best music festival” is a demure proclamation from the folks over at the Gigawatts Festival. But over at Poached we felt they were selling themselves short. Clearly this is Brooklyn’s Best Damn Music Festival. The organizers […]


Don’t forget the coffee!

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As a sommelier I used to make the joke ‘if you can spill it, I probably sell it.’ In that vein I was just as obsessed with my guests’ coffee as I was their wine choice. I often worried that […]