No-Wuss LINE COOK @ Starry Kitchen (aka not-yo'-normal Asian Rest.)
@1 year ago
#job posting #line cook #salad station #team sk's craaaaaaazy job postings #no subway rule
And here’s the LATEST iteration of the SK-style job posting. Similar to the last with a FEW specific revisions. Enjoy (and APPLY if you’re down!)
*Note: this is STILL LONG, but it’s STILL worth it.. unless you STILL have stick up yo’ ass, then this will be more painful for you (bring out the Preparation H stick-up-your-butt-folks!) than it is for us ;p
POSITION: SALAD STATION!!!!
Can you put together a SOLID SALAD together during a crazy rush multiple times over, and are interested in being around other stuff to learn and grow??? Well READ ON my friends (if you CANNOT please go watch some YouTube videos of cats or donkeys or whatever floats your boat. you’ll have more fun that way ;D)
So you wanna be around “interesting” happenings too?? WTH we do a SH-TLOAD of “interesting” happenings so come on over foo’s!(like a Weed+Chinese Herb Dinner - it’s no joke foo’s, check it out here: http://la.eater.com/archives/2012/03/23/would_you_eat_this_lqsks_cannabisspiked_monkfish.php )
DESCRIPTION:Starry Kitchen (a casual Pan-Asian Comfort Food eatery w/ an owner that’s known to drop F*Bomb to customers on a friendly and regular basis!) in Downtown Los Angeles, is looking to hire some no-wuss (male or female, doesn’t matter to us), enthusiastic, motivated, not-scared-to-roll-up-your-sleeves and/or get-really-plastered-with-staff-after-a-hard-days-work-sometimes (and hopefully hilarious) LINE COOKS to join our band of culinary misfits as we try to rule the world, the city or at least our local PTA as we try to eventually grow beyond one restaurant.
It may (still) sound like a joke posting, but it’s not (but we do joke around a WHOLE lot). If you don’t get the humor, think this is “stupid” or don’t like to joke around (please remove the stick from up your ass one day and…) please don’t apply. I already know we won’t get along (but thanks for reading anyway ;p)
And if it helps, this is now our THIRD job posting ever, so if you still don’t believe this is serious… here’s an actual article about our first job posting including a picture of me in my Lederhosen (true story ^_^):
OUR STORY:(SKIP THIS if you already know about our shenanigans)
If you don’t know anything about our food-foolery, you can read about our ILLEGAL+UNDERGROUND beginnings here or hit the website’s below for a LIL bit more on us:
About 3 years ago my wife and I started an illegal+underground restaurant out of our apartment that eventually became the #1 Asian Fusion restaurant listing on Yelp in all of LA. Over 2 years ago we legitimized and opened a restaurant serving our our Pan-Asian “wares” (Malaysian, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean & etc) that we make fresh everyday trying to embody at least 1 goal in mind: doing it OUR way and F’ING SH-T UP in the process (when at all possible). And we have also been invited to & participated in events like the Gold Standard, Taste of the Nation, Plate by Plate, LA Street Food Fest & even MORE events coming up.
You still around? WOW! WELL, read on my friend(s)!
REQUIREMENTS (btw, apply anyway if you’re REALLY interested):
First, The “Subway Rule”
-If you previously worked at Subway and no where else, please DO NOT apply (we now have a rule NEVER to hire someone that’s worked at Subway.. but don’t worry, I still love me a Spicy Italian Sub)
-making SALADS+salad DRESSINGS (it’s kinda the most important part of this job posting outside of the “Subway Rule”
-FULL+CONSISTENT prep for the salad station-Sense of humor (incl. the ability to deal w/ curse words in daily language for humor, frustration and/or a nice way to cut the stress of working in a kitchen)
-The want+need to grow spiritually+eventually financially w/ an up-and-coming concept on the ground floor still, and understanding that YOU could grow with us as we grow this mo’fo’
-LOVE of food
-LOVE of cooking
-The WANT to learn
-Ability to have fun while working your ass off-Someone that doesn’t bitch-and-moan (we dun like that one bit)
-Someone that doesn’t feel they are a CHEF yet (but may want to be later) or feels like they should be a celeb chef (for us that’s kind of the same as someone that bitches-and-moans)
-Ability to take orders without thinking too much (if you have to ask, you’re already thinking too much ^_^)
-Basic knife skills
-Cleanliness and someone that doesn’t bitch (see how that comes up again?!?!) about cleaning. We all clean together
-Someone that can work in a team that is like a dysfunctionally fun family, not just that corporate “team player” BS.
-Strong ACTUAL communication (don’t be a wussy) in the kitchen before, during & after service (we’re a VOCAL kitchen & we don’t tolerate no silent treatment BS ‘cause that’s no fun)
-Simple arithmetic (aka math) is always nice for recipes-English… yup, English
-Knowledge and love for Asian food is a PLUS-An understanding that while we make the rules, we also break the rules. For instance, we’re a fast-casual restaurant, but we also have a fancy French Chef friend (Laurent Quenioux) serving upscale dinners when we’re closed!
Extra bonus points (as dictated by a loyal Starry Kitchen Facebook fan):
-Tofu box collage skills (we have a wall of Tofu box art at SK)
-Penchant for obscure sodas (we have a collection that is a variety of 32+ bottles of Black Cherry sodas behind the counter)
HOURS/WHAT WE NEED:We’re mainly a M-F lunch place (11-3p), with dinner only Thurs+Fri nights (and Sat just during the summer), but we do a LOT of prep since we make almost everything fresh (OH YES!) We also do special events+caterings on the weekends every now and then too.
We have a need for a part-time employee, so apply if you’re down (unless you don’t have a sense of humor and/or worked at Subway of course)
If you’re still around and interested, please email resume and/or a short reason, poetry, a fun YouTube video that embodies you or anything you think is relevant on why we should reply/call back. :)
More links about us (if you’re still on the fence and don’t believe anything I wrote above):