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Catering Event and Production Chefs
Left Coast Catering

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Catering Event and Production Chefs
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Left Coast Catering
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Job Summary

$20-25 per hour + Tips/Bonus
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 29 days ago
Job Role
Event Staff, Cook
Employer's Industry
Food & Hospitality

Job Description

Left Coast Catering is hiring on-call cooks for our production kitchen and for on-site events in and around San Francisco. 

We are looking for chefs and cooks that know food, how to show up on time ready to work, and have the natural ability to work well with other people without complaining all shift about how their feet hurt, because they just worked a double. We all just worked a double – suck it up, cupcake.

Question-do you keep your knives sharp? We need ninjas with Hattori Hanzo samurai swords not major leaguers with baseball bats.

If you feel at home in a kitchen, when all of life’s problems seem to disappear because you’re doing what you love, are passionate about collaborating, executing, and learning with like-minded individuals then we want to hear from you. 

If you think your way is the best way, and you have trouble adapting, and then when your way turns out to not be the best way, and you throw a temper tantrum or try and pass the buck onto someone else, please seek elsewhere. It’s not personal, seriously, it’s just that we have a great crew here, take care of our own, and are looking to improve on that. We don’t just need bodies, we need cooks and chefs with quirks and personalities and knowledge and work-ethic, a sense of humor, and an appreciation for the grind.

Our culinary team has, like, a combined total of 200 years of experience, and there’s only ten of us (let me see if that checks out, 10x20 = yup, checks out). Our current team of misfits shows up on time, knocks out prep lists and events with the fire of a thousand suns, cracks jokes and listens to good music, and then goes home. We are focused and passionate about what we do, which is prepare great food, execute service, and make clients happy. For that, we get paid. 

We have chefs whose specialties are classic French and Italian cuisine, Japanese, Central American, Chinese, and even one idiot from Michigan who makes a really good (we’re actually not sure what his specialty is) something. We are a business and a family.

If you have a good sense of humor, are dedicated to the culinary arts, and know a thing or two, please apply.


  1. Good knife skills – let's start basic, like knowing the difference between dice and julienne. Can understand and follow direction, know the difference between asking a dumb-sounding question for the sake of consistency and ruining a batch of whatever, and work independently.
  2. Two years culinary experience and strong cooking foundation
  3. TEAM PLAYER as in, “Hey, your sauce was burning so I turned it down,” or, “Hey, that’s a huge project, that sucks, let me help you blast through it.”
  4. POSITIVE ATTITUDE Life is hell, thank God I’m in the kitchen today. Hard working – self-explanatory.
  5. HARD WORKING know how to set up, work clean and efficiently
  6. PUNCTUAL/RELIABLE This is an on-call position. We don’t play that no-call, no-show BS. We are adults, and everybody has a cell phone. If you said you were going to be there, we expect you to be.
  7. Must be available for weekday morning prep shifts (usually 8am-4pm) Have availability during weekday and weekend afternoons and evenings for events.
  8. We have an average of 2-5 shifts available per week.

Benefits include:

  1. Compensation based on experience $ 18-$25/hr
  2. Gratuity for EVERY event you work at a minimum of $50 per event
  3. Flexible schedule
  4. Growth opportunity
  5. We pay you for 5 hours on site even if the shift is shorter
  6. Free meals– delicious staff meals

Additional requirements:

  1. Reliable transportation
  2. Ability to stand for more than 8 hours
  3. Lift 40# on occasion
  4. Climb stairs
  5. Valid food handlers card

Check out our website:

Please send your resume and tell us about your food experience.

Business Overview

Our Story

Left Coast Catering believes that “sustainable” is not just a catchword but also a way of doing business – sustainability in everything we do, from our buying practices to our employees and long-term relationships with our valued clients. We strive to source ingredients locally, paying close attention to what we buy, from whom we buy, and the distance products have travelled. It is this same ethic that explains why many members of the Left Coast Team have been with the company for over a decade, and we guarantee that our commitment to quality and consistency is something that you will not only taste in our dishes, but also see in every detail of your event, party, or luncheon. Most importantly, our pervasive attitude that “this is fun” allows the Left Coast Family to throw you the kind of party that you’ll remember year after year.


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