Service Team Lead

Job Type: Full time

Location: Sherman Oaks


  • Restaurants are fun (it’s like throwing a party everyday)!
  • With base rate plus tip share, it’s reasonable to expect to earn $24-$28 per hour.
  • Refer a friend, get $500*
  • Free tacos – 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 kind!


  • Work with other kind people
  • Make other people happy
  • Enjoy free tacos
  • 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 kind people!


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 lead.

Base rate is currently projected to be $19 per hour,

with tip share it is reasonable to expect to earn $24-$28 per hour.


* Team Lead will be responsible for leading, overseeing and training the service staff of in collaboration with members of Management.
* Team Lead will be charged with maintaining our standard of hospitality and execution at all times, and elevating it wherever and whenever possible.
* Team Lead will be responsible, in collaboration with members of the Management, to support and help ongoing development of training programs to implement the standards laid out in service training, and reinforce those standards into the culture as a whole.
* Team Lead will be responsible, in collaboration with members of the Management, to maintain and support cleanliness, sanitation standards, and a safe, healthy working environment.
* Team Lead will be responsible, in collaboration with members of the Management, to support and help ongoing development of the beverage programs to implement the standards laid out in beverage training, maintain product pars and quality, and manage equipment usage and performance pertaining to the service team.
* Team Lead will be expected to attend weekly meetings with management and lead shift pre-shift as needed.
* Team Lead will occasionally be responsible for ordering and receiving.
* Team Lead will occasionally be responsible for opening or closing the shift for which they work. This can include cash handling, shift reports, or other tasks assigned by members of the Management.
* Team Lead will not be responsible for progressive counseling, disciplinary actions, or terminations as it would pertain to the service team.
* Team Leads will not be responsible for calculating tips, but will be responsible ensuring that roster information on tip sheets are accurate.


* 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.

Physical Requirements

* Availability to work weekends, day shifts and evening shifts.
* 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.