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Line Cook

Botanica Restaurant and Market

This is a Contract position in Los Angeles, CA posted July 29, 2022.

Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Botanica restaurant is seeking an experienced line cook to join our team! Botanica is an ambitious, critically lauded, modern Californian restaurant in Silver Lake with an extensive natural wine program, a provisions market and a seasonal, farmer s market-driven menu.

We believe that healthful cooking can be vibrant, creative and wildly satisfying. We see the future of food as delicious, balanced and fulfilling, emphasizing vegetables, fruit and grains. We source exceptional products from local farmers and producers; as such, an obsession with quality and a deep respect for seasonal produce are requisites. Botanica is not merely a restaurant but a community gathering space focused on nourishment. Remember, your energy is always transmitting to others, let it be positive, warm and kind!

What We Offer:

Competitive compensation, including health benefits. A work environment based on the non-negotiable core values of nourishment, respect, equality, sustainability, positivity and professionalism. Management who cares deeply about your well being, satisfaction and success. Opportunities for long-term growth and evolution.

The ideal candidate must:

  • Open and close the line nightly, keeping stations stocked and tidy.
  • Work as part of a team, communicate effectively and with respect.
  • Demonstrate excellent work ethic, knife skills, cleanliness, and professional attitude.
  • Exhibit stellar organizational habits pertaining to all areas of the kitchen and storage.
  • Assist in keeping track of daily and weekly inventory of all food products in order to assist Chef and Sous Chef in ordering.
  • Treat equipment and facilities with the utmost respect on an ongoing basis.
  • Follow proper sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness of kitchen areas, and ensure compliance with operational standards.
  • Gain familiarity with farmer s market produce, vendors, and fresh seasonal cooking.
  • Always strive to improve efficiency, working with speed, cleanliness and logic.
  • Plate dishes according to Chef s stipulations, with breath, ease and beauty.

Physical Requirements:

  • This is a role that requires physical stamina carrying up to 50 pounds of items such as: unloading and organizing heavy bags of dry goods and produce, and maintaining an energized presence in the kitchen during multiple hours of service. Stairs!

Botanica is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Safety Procedures Knowledge

Food Handler Certificate

Cleaning / Sanitation

Meat Cookery



100 Covers Per Night

Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Prepping Ingredients

Vegetable Cookery