Location: Los Angeles, CA

Department: Retail/ Robertson

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor



Lead by example and drive kitchen performance and growth through seamless operational execution. Assure the quality and standards of the brand is kept. Reports directly to the Chef, and works in close collaboration with the Store Manager along with supporting front of house.


  • Leads by example by providing the highest level of cooking expertise and preparing meals
  • Drives kitchen performance by oversee the Food Cost, Kitchen Budget and managing food waste
  • Ensures that all employees comply with company policies, practices, procedures and operations;
  • Displays a strong level of brand awareness and participates in necessary product knowledge training sessions;
  • Resumes responsibility of handling employee and customer concerns in order to create a positive and professional environment;
  • Takes ownership of business performance problems and seeks possible solutions to get a better result;
  • Aids in the development of a diverse and professional team through constant recruitment and training;


  • Provide leadership in the kitchen, acting as a brand ambassador and role modelling company behaviors;
  • Resolve difficult customer issues and escalate to upper management when necessary;
  • Implement all company training programs effectively in order to develop staff to prepare dishes ordered to high standards  
  • Evaluate employees on a daily basis through coaching in the moment and analyzing individual successes and opportunities to ensure kitchen sanitation, cooking and preparation of dishes standards are met;
  • Always work efficiently and in a timely manner
  • Maintain a hygienic work area which includes the equipment and/or utensils, floor, and counters etc.
  • Assist the cooks as to be ready for service (9:00-16:00)
  • Assure that the necessary kitchen prep is accomplished every day
  • Organize the kitchen as to keep everything stocked and fresh
  • Keep the kitchen areas and fridges organized and clean
  • Prioritize your day with the task list and maximize your time
  • Help with the Dishwashing when needed
  • Assist the chef with the orders and organization of food and produce
  • Downsize and label everything with the correct date and name.
  • Assure a constant rotation of product.
  • Assist the front of house towards meeting the customers need and expectations.
  • Communicate with the front of house of any changes during the day
  • Assist with the cleaning duties
  • Keep track of the prep and produces by updating the prep and order lists
  • Closing the Kitchen at the end of the day.
  • Assist the Chef in the creation, development and fine tuning of the dishes and workflow.
  • Ensure that all HR policies and procedures are carried out, communicated to and adhered to by all staff members;
  • Effectively communicate needs and ideas to Chef in order to elevate the business;
  • Adhere to and enforce waste management
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Chef;
  • Responsible for the opening and closing of the store, including securing doors, windows and merchandise, successful alarming of store and POS procedures;


  • 5 years relevant experience
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate people in order to achieve objectives;
  • Reliable, hardworking and eager to learn
  • Culinary school diploma
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • High organizational and planning skills with the ability to adapt quickly to strategic change;
  • Foster a team oriented environment;
  • Familiarity with the brand
  • Physical requirements: able to bend, stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, lift and move boxes up to 35 lb.



The salary for this position is $65,000 annually.

JAMES PERSE was founded over 20 years ago in Los Angeles, California by its eponymous designer. James’ signature design philosophy and aesthetic – the pairing of elegance and sophistication with simplicity and comfort – is borne from his passion for minimalist architecture and (as a Los Angeles native) his intimate familiarity with west coast indoor / outdoor living and the casual clothing inspired by it. This approach has been applied to each step in developing the JAMES PERSE brand, which has become synonymous with Southern California life and style.

At the Company’s inception, James’ mission was to bring an elevated look and feel to unique baseball caps and basic tees. Two decades later, the Company has expanded to producing full lines of its famously soft and meticulously constructed modern classics for men and women, as well as home furnishings, accessories, and limited edition goods.  Our collections are sold in over 40 JAMES PERSE boutiques, as well as in fine department and specialty stores around the world.

Our employees are smart, creative, passionate, and service-driven individuals who meet the same superior standards we set for our products. We embrace talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and support policies and practices that prohibit discrimination against any person because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

JAMES PERSE offers competitive benefits packages, including health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, an employee assistance program, paid vacation, paid sick time, a retirement savings plan with company match, and a generous employee discount.

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We appreciate your interest in our company and look forward to hearing from you.

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.

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