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Kato Restaurant
777 Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA
Kato Restaurant hiring Server in Los Angeles, CA

Kato Restaurant hiring Server in Los Angeles, CA

Kato RestaurantMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($17.28) plus tips
Expired: Jun 22, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Full Time/Part Time Captain

Kato Restaurant

Kato has become a destination for fine dining in Los Angeles. Since its inception nearly 6 years ago, chef/owner Jon Yao has offered a menu that pays homage to his roots and identity as a Taiwanese American born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. The flavors are familiar to many while presentation is unexpected, and hospitality is refreshingly sincere. The restaurant has earned and retained a Michelin Star since 2019, while Yao has recently received the distinction of this year’s Young Chef Award from Michelin. Notably in 2019, Kato also topped the Los Angeles Times’ 101 Best Restaurants list, and the year before Yao was selected as one of Food & Wine's Best New Chefs, among many other accolades.

Join the Kato Restaurant team in providing high quality service to our guests in a warm, accommodating and professional manner.  We are seeking hard working and passionate Line Cooks to join the team.

Job Summary: The server will be responsible for guiding guests through the dining experience. Since the food offerings are for the most part fixed on a nightly basis, a strong emphasis will be placed on helping diners select their beverages with a secondary focus on serving and describing the tasting menu.  The server will also be responsible for clearing and resetting tables, which will be taught to you by our experienced front of house management team.

Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain food handling procedures outlined by the front of house management team and SafeServe guidelines
  • Thorough knowledge of menu descriptions and ingredients of both the tasting menu 
  • An unwavering commitment to excellence and hospitality 
  • Established and maintain positive relationships with our building employees 
  • Using thoughtful creativity to enhance the guests’ experience 
  • Understanding of dining room and kitchen operations 
  • Implementation of service standards and systems
  • Ensure guest satisfaction upon the entrance of our restaurant to their exit
  • Checking identification to ensure customers are the legal age to purchase alcohol.
  • Handling cash, credit, and debit card transactions, ensuring charges are accurate and returning correct change to patrons, balancing the cash register.
  • Available to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Maintaining an incredibly organized work and storage areas with the ability to lift all required products at a minimum of 25lbs. 
  • Maintaining a safe and positive work environment 
  • Maintaining cleanly personal hygiene in and out of the workplace
  • Consistent and punctual attendance

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Experience: 

  • A passion for food, exceptional work ethic and dedication

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Conversational English vocabulary
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions and memos
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Strong team-minded approach to coworkers

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects, tools or controls, reach overhead and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. 


Work Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to cold.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The employee in this position may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. 

Kato Restaurant is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Compensation Details

Compensation: High Hourly + Tip Pool 

Benefits: Medical, Health, Dental, 401k 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($17.28) plus tips

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Dining Discounts


Required Skills

Wine Knowledge

Maintain Food Handling Procedures

Toast POS

Thorough Knowledge of Menu Descriptions and Ingredients

Verbal Communication

Commitment to Excellence and Hospitality

ServSafe Certified

Establish and Maintain Positive Relationships With Building Employees

Organizational Skills

Understanding of Dining Room and Kitchen Operations

High Energy Level

Implementation of Service Standards and Systems

Checking Identification for Legal Age to Purchase Alcohol

Handling Cash, Credit, and Debit Card Transactions Accurately

Maintaining Organized Work and Storage Areas

Maintaining Safe and Positive Work Environment

Maintaining Personal Hygiene in the Workplace

Consistent and Punctual Attendance

Conversational English Vocabulary

Ability to Read and Comprehend Instructions

Strong Team Minded Approach

Physical Ability to Stand, Walk, Lift Up to 25 Pounds

Close Vision, Distance Vision, Color Vision, Depth Perception

Ability to Focus in a Moderate to Loud Work Environment

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