Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager
Sea-Tac Airport
$48k per year + union benefits

Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport

What: HMSHost is now hiring an Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport.

APPLY ONLINE:
https://hmshostrcext.peoplefluent.com/res_viewjob.html?erjob=120316

The Assistant F&B Operations Manager is an entry-level management position responsible for day-to-day supervision of non-management associates, assigning specified work, focusing on store level operation performance, coaching and developing subordinate Shift Supervisors and other non-management associates and performing all other responsibilities as directed by their manager. This position provides an opportunity for entry-level managers to learn important management skills and practice judgment and discretion skills. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to the F&B Multi Operations Manager and/or designee, depending on local requirements.

The Assistant Food & Beverage Operations Manager:
• Supervises the day-to-day activities of multiple non-exempt operations associates within a defined individual or group of restaurants, concepts or stores
• Assigns work tasks and activities, prepares schedules, and ensures that all shifts are covered
• Prepares daily orders, ensures units are stocked with appropriate levels of product and coaches Shift Supervisors on order procedures
• Conducts and coordinates on-the-job training for associates, and ensures all associates receive basic skills training to perform their jobs
• Maintains an awareness of all applicable brand standards, CBAs, Landlord lease agreements, and all procedures and protocols to maximize brand/landlord/labor relations
• Maintains an awareness of all federal, state, and local sanitary, safety, and health standards, and all procedures and protocols to comply with the law
• Uses judgment and discretion to resolves routine questions and problems and refers more complex issues to higher levels
• Monitors progress towards unit goals and assigns associates to meet those objectives
• Provides input and recommendations for hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other status change of associates within the store

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
• Requires up to 1 year of job-related experience in low volume and/or multi-unit Food and Beverage or Merchandise operations or other related experience as a supervisor, lead, or entry-level manager
• Demonstrates team management, delegation and issue resolution skills and the ability to multi-task
• Demonstrates knowledge of HMSHost policies and product, service, quality, equipment and operations standards
• Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with individuals

THE COMPANY
When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

•We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
•We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
•Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
•We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability initiative:www.hmshost.com/about-us/sustainability/
•Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
•We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader: www.hmshost.com/newsroom/industry-awards/

WITH A CAREER WITH HMSHOST, YOU REALLY BENEFIT
•Competitive compensation
•401(k) retirement savings plan
•Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision care, long term disability, short term disability, and life insurance
•Flexible spending account for health expenses
•Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
•Paid vacation
•Credit union membership

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

#HMSHost

Local filmmakers and historians Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer will be presenting ‘J. Edgar Hoover’s Flying Discs: The Maury Island Incident’ at the 40th Annual Norwescon from 3 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 at the Doubletree Inn in SeaTac.

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Summer of the Saucers, the filmmakers will provide a special lecture presentation, “J. Edgar Hoover’s flying discs: why the Maury Island Incident is the seminal event in modern popular culture relating to UFOs, conspiracies, and cover-ups,” followed by the screening of the multiple award-winning 30-minute film, ‘The Maury Island Incident,’ as well as an audience Q&A session.

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.

GET TICKETS NOW
The cost for a full-weekend (four day) adult membership is currently $65, in effect through March 31, 2017. As of April you will need to get your memberships at the con, where the at-door price will be $75, so register today for the best rate!

‘The Maury Island Incident’ tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947, UFO sighting near Maury Island. It explores the origins of the iconic “Men in Black” within a conspiratorial mythology set during the Summer of the Saucers in 1947, all leading directly to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

The film’s honors/awards include:

  • 2015 UFO Congress Best Short Film
  • Big Island Film Festival opening night gala
  • Washington Filmworks Innovation Lab Grant
  • Gig Harbor Film Festival Best Short
  • Seattle International Film Festival world premiere and more.

The short was Directed/Produced by three-time Emmy Award winner Scott Schaefer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t, The Arsenio Hall Show, Almost Live! and many others) from an original script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston (Crimes of the Past, A Relative Thing, The Day My Parents Became Cool, and others).

The film was Executive Produced by John White. Producers include Scott & Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

The film – which was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island – has also been turned into an “Original Series” and can be found on Hulu and Indieflix.

It can also be viewed on-demand here.

More info on the film available here: www.mauryislandincident.com

Here’s a trailer for the film:

The Des Moines Chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition will hold a Community Forum on Wednesday,  April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Mt. Rainier High School.

This free and open meeting will discuss new fight paths over the City and related noise, the status of NextGen flight procedures, and the overall impacts of Sea-Tac Airport operations on human health and the environment.

The group will provide a comprehensive half-hour overview presentation titled “Fight the Flight 101: everything you ever wanted to know about why those jets are flying low, new routes over our cities,” followed by several expert speakers to be announced.

For the event’s final segment, the group has invited each member of the Des Moines City Council to attend the meeting to participate in a question and answer session.

“Given the importance of these issues to the quality of life in our cities, we believe a larger community forum format is the best way to provide information and allow for some give and take with our community leaders,” said Quiet Skies member and Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston. “We appreciated that the City posted a statement on its website last week, but that statement also raised many more questions. Because our Council does not discuss these issues during Council meetings, we believe this is a great way to find out the positions and thinking of each of our City leaders on the issues.”

A copy of the letter from Quiet Skies Puget Sound to the Des Moines City Council is here (PDF file).

A copy of the event flyer is here (PDF file).

Quiet Skies Puget Sound is the 29th chapter of the National Quiet Skies Coalition https://nqsc.org/.  The Des Moines group works with citizen groups all over the Puget Sound region, including the Burien Quiet Skies Coalition.

COOKS NEEDED
SeaTac Airport
*union benefits*

Who: HMSHost at Sea-Tac Airport

What: HMSHost is now hiring COOKS for restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport, including Anthony’s and Dungeness Bay.

APPLY ONLINE:

The Cook is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cooking eggs; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performing all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management. This is a non-exempt position and typically reports to Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, or General Manager depending upon local requirements.

The Cook:
• Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products
• Tastes products, follow menus, estimate food requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment as needed
• Cleans and sanitizes work stations and equipment
• Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards
• Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables
• Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of product
• Completes any assigned side work

Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Work Environment:
• Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
• Requires a minimum of 1 year of closely related cooking experience, work experience in high volume and casual dining restaurant environment preferred
• Requires food knowledge pertaining to Soups, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
• Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with customers
• Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
• Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
• Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
• Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
• Frequently works in hot environment

THE COMPANY
When travelers make their way through over 200+ airports, motorways, malls and specialty destinations across the U.S. and Canada, HMSHost Associates are waiting with a warm welcome. A subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage to the traveling public, HMSHost offers a world of opportunities that help our Associates develop rewarding and satisfying careers. Are you ready to join a world leader? Come discover who we are, what we’re doing and where we’re going. Then come along with us.

•We’ve been making travelers (and our Associates!) smile for over 100 years.
•We’re the largest Global Franchise with 37,000 Associates and annual sales in excess of $2.8 Billion, operating in more than 100 airports around the globe including the 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America.
•Autogrill S.p.A offers career opportunities in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people.
•We’re where “Green” starts. Check out our sustainability initiative:www.hmshost.com/about-us/sustainability/
•Between financial contributions and job creation, HMSHost is proud to help support such worthwhile organizations as Feeding America, the Children’s Miracle Network, the USO, and many more.
•We are honored to be recognized by our peers as an industry leader: www.hmshost.com/newsroom/industry-awards/

WITH A CAREER WITH HMSHOST, YOU REALLY BENEFIT
•Competitive compensation
•401(k) retirement savings plan
•Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision care, long term disability, short term disability, and life insurance
•Flexible spending account for health expenses
•Family member benefits include: medical, dental, vision care and life insurance
•Paid vacation
•Credit union membership

HMSHost benefits vary by location and some associates may not be eligible for certain benefits. Associates covered by a collective bargaining agreement may be eligible for different benefits. HMSHost reserves the right to amend and/or terminate a benefit plan at any time.

EOE | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity | DFWP | Background checks will be required prior to beginning employment.

#HMSHost

STB Real Estate Sponsor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate’s Open House will be a Mid-Century Modern 3-bedroom home with sweeping views in a great Shorewood on the Sound location!

It’s open both this Saturday and Sunday from Noon – 3 p.m.:

Captivating design!

Breath-taking panoramic views of the Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and shipping traffic.

Each room faces viewward.

Home of the month in 1963, Jerry Gropp Architect.

Contemporary style features massive view windows, spacious angled deck, Columbia River basalt stone fireplace, Shoji Screens,bidet and natural wood finishes throughout.

Umbrella roof and band of windows allows for ideal natural light.

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 & Sunday, March 26: Noon – 3 p.m.

WHERE: 1820 SW Shoreview Lane, Burien, WA 98146 (MAP, or see below)

INFO:

  • List Price: $1,175,000
  • MLS Number: 1093486
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.25
  • Year Built: 1963
  • Approximate House SqFt: 2,850 s.f.
  • Approximate Lot SqFt: 9,750 s.f.

Here are photos (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Site Features:

  • Views: Mountain, Sound, Territorial!
  • Bath Off Master
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • Deck
  • Fenced-Partially
  • Gas Available
  • Patio
  • Sprinkler System

Click here to see the full, detailed listing.

Click here to view all of Berkshire Hathaway’s Open Houses, and click here to “Like” them on Facebook.

LulaRoe full-time consultant Christina will be bringing her entire LuLaRoe Inventory for you to shop in the comfort and relaxing aromas of Emily’s Handmade Soaps in downtown Des Moines.

The event will take place from 12-2:00pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017 and promises to offer an amazing selection.

Christina carries Kids and Adult sizes 00-3x – perfect for all!

She can’t wait to show you the best looks in leggings, dresses, skirts and shirts for you to browse. In her words:

“Hanging out for a couple hours and helping all of you try on and look for something you love, is what I love doing!”

While you’re there you can check out the nature-inspired artisan bath products that Emily’s is famous for. Offering the best in vegetable oil based soaps, Emily’s Soaps feature intoxicating fragrances derived from essential oils rather than synthesized perfumes. You will love them and so will your skin, whether you are sensitive or not. You will appreciate the hand made beauty of her products, which are made using the cold process method of soap making; differing greatly from mass produced commercial soaps rife with harsh chemicals and detergents. In fact these soaps are so enticing, they look good enough to eat.

Ready to check it out? Be sure and print this colorful coupon and enjoy a 10% discount on your next visit:

Click image to print Coupon.

Emily’s Handmade Soaps:

709 S. 219th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198

Phone: (253) 237-2480

Web: https://www.emilyshandmadesoaps.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmilysHandmadeSoaps/

Email: [email protected]

By Pam Fernald
Special to the SeaTac Blog

As SeaTac Deputy Mayor, I recently attended the Jet Motel demolition along with fellow Councilmembers and took a whack at a pillar with the sledgehammer – and I saved a “souvenir” brick. 

The Jet Motel at 17300 international Blvd. (map below) has been in SeaTac a long time.

My personal part of the story is that as the demo began, a scared mama squirrel darted out of the building where she had been residing with her six babies in a warm nest.

Work stopped right away and one of the crew scooped up the six babies and their bedding and put them in a shallow box under the work trailer so that if mama decided to come back, she would be able to find her babies.

Have you ever heard baby squirrels crying? They are very loud, so we figured mama would find her babies if she were able to come back.

At that point, I called a wildlife rescue service that gave me advice on what to do – I monitored the babies all afternoon.

The second time I went back, Mark, the construction group president and I moved the babies closer to where the work crew thought they had seen the mama squirrel head. We built a lean-to – it was pouring down rain – tucked them all in and then, as the rescue people said, waited to see if the mama would come back.

By 5:30, no mama.

My daughter had put together a nesting box with jars of hot water and we scooped up the babies and their original bedding, arranged them in the ‘incubator’ and took them to the wildlife rescue in Kent. One of the babies was very stiff and we thought he might be a goner already, but my daughter kept him under her sweater on the trip to the rescue and by the time we arrived, we had six wiggly little babies again.

Rescue volunteers figure the babies are about three weeks old – their eyes were still closed. Right away they were weighed, measured and given an IV to hydrate them.

They will be kept until they are three months and then released back in SeaTac. They usually release critters back in the area where they were found, but in this case that is not feasible because of the demolition and construction.

I discussed this with rescue staff and my plan is to have them released in North SeaTac Park and then let nature take its course. I’ll post again when I know when the release will occur.

Oh yes, I left them a very robust contribution to ensure that our SeaTac six squatters get as much good care as possible. As many of us already know, animal rescuers are not ‘rich.’

Detectives are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint last Monday night in SeaTac.

Police said the woman was in her parked car when the suspect approached her, pulled a gun and demanded her “stuff.” The suspect took an iPhone from her and fled the scene in a vehicle.

The incident happened last Monday (March 13) around 8:30 p.m. in the 21200 block of 40 Ave S. (map below).

The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 30’s, 5’6” to 5’8” tall with a skinny build. He had a thin mustache and was described as having a “small mouth and chin.” He was last seen wearing a Brixton baseball cap, dark colored zip-up jacket and dark jeans. When fleeing he got into the passenger side of a newer white SUV.

If you recognize this suspect please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 or you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) (case # C17012597).

Batman the cat.

Lisa Rousseau, a Port of Seattle employee who flew with Batman the cat back to DC.

The reunited cat – Batman – with its owner, Jessica Brown, at Washington Reagan National Airport this past Tuesday.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has a highly-regarded wildlife biology program to keep birds and other critters away from aircraft, but recently, the team had a far different task – round up a cat that had gotten into the ceiling of the airport.

It all started earlier this month when a young woman was moving from Seattle to the Washington, D.C. area and came to the airport with her cat, Batman.

Somehow at the checkpoint, the cat got out of its carrier and escaped from its owner. (TSA inspects all animal carriers like any other piece of luggage, pet owners are instructed to hold their animals and when possible, have them on a leash.)

Batman ran off and was not able to be captured on the day the owner was traveling. A day later, it was discovered Batman had gotten up into a ceiling area which had been partly exposed due to work on a stairs project near a security checkpoint. It was suspected the cat was in the ceiling due to noises heard by travelers and staff below.

Fortunately for Batman and her owner (yes, this Batman is a female) Sea-Tac’s wildlife biologists came to the rescue. The airport’s team of biologists usually works to keep birds and other critters away from the runways, but now, they got to do some work inside the building!

“It’s very rare that an animal gets out of a carrier and escapes from an owner for any long period of time,” said Sea-Tac wildlife biologist Mikki Viehoever. “In this instance, we knew the cat was in the ceiling because people at the TSA checkpoint reported hearing it meow from above. Having experience with animals we tend to know where they hide. They usually don’t go too far from where they escape.”

Wildlife biologists noticed paw prints on dust on the pipes in the ceiling, so they knew Batman was near. Bowls of food put out had also been eaten, but a first trap failed to trigger. Two traps with more sensitive triggers were brought in, finally, at 3 a.m. on March 7th, success! Overall, the search for Batman lasted five days

After an exam and a few days stay with a friend in Seattle, Batman left Sea-Tac with Port of Seattle employee Lisa Rousseau, who had a previously scheduled business trip to Washington, D.C. to drop off the cat with its owner who lives in the D.C. area.

The lesson here is that airports can be a busy and unsettling place for some humans, no less animals. The TSA reminds travelers to know the temperament of pets when bringing them to the airport and to have a leash handy when removing a pet from a carrier for security inspection.

Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) – the official destination marketing organization for the cities of Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines – reported this week that tourists spent $693 million locally in 2016 — an increase of 4 percent over 2015.

The annual study, compiled by research firm Dean Runyan Associates, shows the economic significance of the travel industry to the Seattle Southside area, local and state tax receipts and tourism employment. This is the sixth consecutive year of strong growth in the Seattle Southside travel industry.

“We have a strong track record of demonstrating positive economic impact in Seattle Southside through a strategic investment in tourism,” said Katherine Kertzman, president and CEO of Seattle Southside. “The increased funding that is delivered through our RTA allows us to significantly develop our investments in marketing the destination, and Seattle Southside continues to thrive by every economic measure.”

With 4,940 people employed by the tourism industry in Seattle Southside and $35 million generated in local tax receipts, this report shows how the travel industry is a key contributor to the economic well-being of the region.

As the fourth-largest industry in Washington state, tourism supports small businesses, strengthens local economies, creates jobs and brings in additional tax revenues.

The complete Dean Runyan Travel Impacts report is available here. Highlights from the report include:

  • Travel spending in Seattle Southside increased by 4 percent from 2015 to 2016 (preliminary).
  • Earnings and travel-generated tax receipts continue to increase.
  • The overall trend in visitor volume corresponds to the trends in travel spending.
  • Lodging sales continue to increase, and were $250 million in 2016.
  • More than 80 percent of all visitor nights in Seattle Southside are attributable to hotel/motel stays. This percentage is much greater than for hotel/motel stays in King County and Washington state, overall.
  • Tukwila has the greatest estimated visitor spending and SeaTac has almost 70 percent of all lodging sales, making the regional partnership key to the economic well-being of the region.
  • Visitor air arrivals (domestic only) to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport have also increased for the sixth year in a row.
  • An industry outlook shows more hotels coming to the region, which has the potential of lowering occupancy rates within the next few years due to the increase in supply.
  • In 2016, Seattle Southside RTA experienced $40.13 in visitor spending for each dollar spent. The 2016 ROI will be reported at the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce Hospitality and Tourism Luncheon. See below for details.

The industry will gather on Friday, April 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tukwila. As the chamber civic sponsor and partner, the Seattle Southside RTA will present on the progress the region has made in the tourism industry over the past year as well as a sneak peek into future projects. Registration is now open.

The Seattle Southside Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) was established in October 2014 along with the Seattle Southside RTA, a public corporation and separate legal entity, which manages increased funding and tourism promotion activities for the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila. The boundaries of the three cities make up the TPA.

About Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority
Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority (RTA) is the official destination marketing organization for South Seattle. The organization is responsible for competitively marketing the area as an ideal travel destination for leisure and business travelers who wish to explore Western Washington and an idyllic place for meeting and event planners to hold their events. The Seattle Southside RTA is funded by a self-assessed hotel fund and supported by a lodging tax from the cities of SeaTac, Tukwila and Des Moines. For more information, please visit www.seattlesouthside.com or call 877-885-9452.