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Mama Lamees

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Job Summary

$17 per hour + Tips/Bonus
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 1 day ago
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Job Description

Prep/Line cook needed for a new kiosk at Emeryville marketplace

Mama Lamees Cuisine is a catering company that serves authentic traditional Palestinian food. She currently works out of a shared commercial kitchen space but will soon be opening a kiosk at the Emeryville Public Market.

Come and learn the authentic food of Mama Lamees, who has lived and cooked in several Middle Eastern countries including Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar and Palestine. Her passion for food and cooking was a driving force in her journey through life, eventually bringing her here to San Francisco. Mama Lamees has developed a solid following in the Bay Area through her work with La Cocina, where she built her catering business from the ground up. She now has the opportunity to bring her delicious cuisine to the diverse marketplace in Emeryville.


We are looking for a talented prep/line cook to join our team. We are searching for someone who is passionate about food and hungry to learn. We are a small family team and it's really important for us to continue to create a place that is full of love, acceptance, and understanding. If what you've heard makes you want to be part of the team and the family, please email your resume today! Pay to be determined based on skills and experience.

  • Perform many basic tasks of food preparation and organization in the kitchen.
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the staff.
  • Gracefully receive constructive criticism as well as effectively carry out orders.
  • Remain calm while multi-tasking.
  • Arrive on time, with clean and appropriate attire.
  • Able to follow direction
  • Assist in preparation of all menu items
  • Exceptional time management
  • Able to keep an organized station
  • Flexibility to work different stations within the business
  • Excellent knife skills
  • Well spoken and warm (with team and customers)
  • Maintain a safe working environment by observing proper food handling and food safety guidelines.
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained.
  • A self starter with a good eye for detail.

Must have and be able to do all of the following:

• At least 18 years of age.

• Two or more years of kitchen experience.

• Good communication skills.

  • Sufficient math skills to work with recipes, ingredients, and figuring portion size.
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds.
  • Able to stand for long periods of time.
  • Flexible schedule and available for nights, weekends and holidays.

• Valid food handlers card.

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Business Overview

Our Story

Mama Lamees cuisine is owned by Lamees Dahabour. She is Palestinian, born and lived in Kuwait in 1965. In January 1991 she decided to moved to the United States of America . She served UNRWA more than 16 years in the Kingdom of Jordan. She was involved in her mom’s Kitchen since she was 10 years old. Her experience contributed strongly into her culinary skills and being creative to have her own unique recipes and flavor that insure the deliciousness of the Middle Eastern food that she makes. Due to certain circumstances Mama Lamees was a subject of travelling to different countries among her life that impacted her creativity in preparing yummy unique Middle Eastern authentic traditional dishes. She puts her talent, love and passion to cook her flavorful fresh food from scratch. She was a battered wife and a domestic violence victim for 14 years. She has survived a very challenging life while raising her three kids. These circumstances taught her how to be fully independent, self-reliant, and always keen to find different resources of income. She plans to run her own catering small successful business and pass it down to her kids in the future.

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