Service Team Member

Job Type: Full time

Location: Culver City


  • Restaurants are fun (it’s like throwing a party everyday)!
  • With base rate plus tip share, it’s reasonable to expect to earn $25-$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 member.

Base rate is currently projected to be $17.50 per hour,

with tip share it is reasonable to expect to earn $25-$28 per hour.



* Guest Focus: Build guest relationships and deliver hospitality-centric solutions. Welcome guests, execute service roles (front door, beverage, expo, runner, busser, packer) with care and effectiveness. Be an expert of the menu to guide guest experience, ensure order accuracy and communicate known allergies. Provide hospitality during the guest experience until the moment they depart.
* Action Oriented: Take on new opportunities and challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy and enthusiasm. Manage time efficiently by taking initiative and working with a sense of urgency to fulfill job duties and/or checklists, find opportunities to engage in hospitality or complete other tasks assigned by the leader of the shift.
* Resilient: Rebound from setbacks when faced with difficult situations. Calmly identify and troubleshoot issues that occur during the shift to ensure efficient operations. Constantly communicate with honesty, integrity and transparency.
* Collaborative: Build partnerships and work collaboratively to meet shared objectives. Work closely with team to support each other through daily tasks, promote teamwork and assist with training. Think boldly and bravely to shape a positive impact on one's self, family, neighbors and team members.
* Follow all HomeState standards, sanitation guidelines, policies or procedures to ensure that you are serving guests the highest quality, delivering caring hospitality, and that you are embodying the HomeState mission and core values.
* Maintain regular, predictable attendance, which includes attendance at all scheduled shifts, training and meetings.
* Ensure storefront, service, bathroom and kitchen areas are clean, organized and appealing to guests.
* Take pride in your work each day to make things a little better than they were yesterday.
* Serve as an ambassador, both internally and externally in the community.


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


* Personable and enjoys working with people and a diverse team.
* Availability to work weekends, day shifts and evening shifts.
* Passion for food & hospitality.

Physical Requirements

* Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time (6 or more hours per shift, excluding break times).
* Ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 40 pounds (examples include beverage cambros, ice buckets, tray of food & drinks, and taking out the trash).
* Ability to frequently bend and reach overhead (examples include stocking to-go supplies and dusting retail shelves).
* Ability to recognize, perceive, communicate and/or comprehend directions and spatial cues as expected in a restaurant (examples include“behind” and “corner”).
* Must possess dexterity to to reach for, grasp and manipulate objects (examples include mopping, scooping ics, using a stapler or squeeze bottle).
* Ability to regularly move around the restaurant from guests areas to kitchen areas while carrying items (such as beverage racks and food trays).
* Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
* May be required to occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions or fluctuating temperatures (such as in the patio dining areas).

Please note that this job description is not meant to cover or include all the tasks, duties, and responsibilities the employee may be required to perform, and any assigned tasks, duties, and responsibilities are subject to change at the company’s discretion, with or without notice or contemporaneous update to this document. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities and sincerely-held religious beliefs to perform the essential functions of this position, to the extent required by and in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law; contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation. Nothing in this job description modifies the at-will nature of employment.

HomeState embraces diversity and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any classification protected by law. 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.

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