Kitchen Team Member (Dishwasher)

Job Type: Full time

Location: West Adams Kitchen


  • Restaurants are fun (it’s like throwing a party everyday)!
  • Hourly starting at $17
  • Refer a friend, get $500*
  • Free meals – even on your days off.
  • Retirement savings option.
  • Stick around for a while – we have retention incentives.
  • Affordable health, dental & vision benefits*
  • 100% company paid life insurance*
  • We create an environment where everyone with respect and dignity.
  • We value honest, intentional and transparent communication.
  • We listen, learn and lead with compassion.
  • We encourage you to be yourself.
  • Advancement opportunities available.
  • Community engagement – HS plays a positive role in community.
  • Slip resistant shoe program.
  • Check out our Instagram!


You gotta be nice!


  • Work with other nice people
  • Make other people happy
  • Enjoy free tacos and queso
  • Relish in the flexibility that the hospitality industry provides…we encourage you to pursue your passion, with us or otherwise.


In 2013, native Texan Briana Valdez opened HomeState, an ode to Texas cuisine in Los Angeles with the mission of evoking community and creating a home for everyone, no matter where they are from. HomeState represents the integrity, history, and culture of Briana’s roots.

HomeState aims to create a dining experience that goes beyond the food. The way our guests feel at HomeState is the true mission of our efforts. HomeState exists for everyone. The price point, casual vibe and portability of the food allows the restaurant to flex to the needs of many. HomeState is a recipient of the KCRW “Best Tortilla in Southern California” award.

No matter where you’re from, HomeState is your home away from home. A space where every person feels welcomed and valued. We serve hospitality first and tacos second. And we’re hiring nice people!

HomeState is currently hiring for the position of:  Kitchen Team Member (Dishwasher)


We know there’s more to an individual than can be expressed on a resumé. See below for a sneak-peak at some of the responsibilities you’d hold as a service team member.

Hourly starting rate $17.


* Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of HomeState.
* Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, by operating a dish machine or washing by hand in a three compartment sink.
* Keep dishwasher clean and immediately report any functional or mechanical problems to the Kitchen Manager.
* Monitor dishwasher water temperature and approved dish chemicals to ensure sanitary wash cycle.
* Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
* Place clean dishes, utensils, or cooking equipment in storage areas.
* Maintain adequate levels of clean tableware for dining room and kitchen.
* Maintain adequate levels of dish detergents and cleaning supplies.
* Sort and remove trash, placing it in designated pickup areas.
* Sweep or scrub floors.
* Stock supplies, such as food or utensils, in serving stations, cupboards, refrigerators, or salad bars.
* Clean food preparation and production areas as required.
* Receive and store supplies.
* Clean garbage cans with water or steam.
* Transfer supplies or equipment between storage and work areas, by hand or using hand trucks.
* Handle tableware carefully to prevent breakage and loss.
* Attend all scheduled employee meetings and offers suggestions for improvement.
* Coordinate with and assist fellow employees to meet guests’ needs and support the operation of the restaurant.
* Fill-in for fellow employees where needed to ensure guest service standards and efficient operations.
* Work closely with other team members to support each other through daily tasks, promote teamwork and a healthy culture.
* Take pride in your work each day to make things a little better than they were yesterday.
* Fully understand and exhibit the HomeState culture, embodying our mission, visions and core values.


* 1-2 years in restaurant industry with guest facing role preferred.


* Food Safety Certification required.
* Personable and enjoys working with guests and leading a diverse team.
* Passion for food, hospitality, and providing an exemplary guest experience.


* Ability to stand for long periods of time (6 or more hours per shift)
* Ability to lift 25+ pounds

HomeState embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Please note that job duties are subject to change at the company’s discretion.

*Eligibility for some benefits may be dependent upon average hours worked or length of employment.