Job Post: Line Cook / Culinary Staff

Come work near the beach! Hama Hama is looking for reliable and hardworking folks to join our Oyster Saloon team in  Lilliwaup, WA.

Family owned and operated for six generations, we’re a shellfish and timber farm located on the eastern slopes of the Olympic Peninsula. Our reputation for quality is built on hard work and clean water and our mission is pretty simple: use low impact farming methods to grow world-class oysters and trees, have fun, and leave something good for those who will come after us.

The Oyster Saloon is located a stone’s throw from our oyster farm, and showcases our oysters and clams alongside other seasonal PNW seafood. Our goal is to offer thoughtful preparations for world-class ingredients in a one-of-a-kind dining environment. It’s a busy and physical job, but one with no late nights (we usually close at 5 pm) and plenty of fresh air and happy people. Seasonal hires start in the spring and work through the fall - exact start / stop dates can be flexible. Decisions about year-round work will be made mid-summer.

We’re hiring:

  • Cooks - experience preferred but not required. If you want to cook professionally we will train you. 
  • Oyster Shuckers - we can train you!

Requirements include:

  • Ability to stand for hours at a time, work in an outdoor environment, work around common kitchen chemicals and allergens such as wheat and shellfish, ability to perform tasks that involve bending/stooping, lifting and handling up to 50 lb without difficulty. See physical requirements below.
  • Reliable attendance and willingness to work weekends and holidays
  • Communicate positively with customers and team members
  • WA state Food Handler’s certification
  • Individuals must adhere to all safety standards, including proper care and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

For more info, check out our website at

Compensation range is $17 - $18 per hour, depending on experience and role, plus a generous tip share.

Benefits include paid time off, access to Hama Hama’s Employee Assistance Program, beautiful views, free weekly shellfish, and discounts on great food + Hama Hama gear.

Folks hired for year round employment are eligible for health insurance (including vision and dental) and retirement program. 

To apply please submit a resume to, or apply in person at:

Hama Hama Oyster Company
35846 N US Highway 101
Lilliwaup, WA 98555

Physical demands / work environment: Light to moderate work (exerting up to 40 or 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.) Movement includes climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Work environment includes exposure to heat and cold of indoor and outdoor environments and exposure to allergens including wheat, shellfish, and kitchen cleaning chemicals. Work may include risk associated with forklift, motor vehicles and water craft; sharp knives and commercial kitchen equipment such as meat slicers (cut risk) and deep fryers (burn risk); risk associated with lifting; slip or fall risk associated with standing and walking on wet and uneven surfaces, ladders, and ledges.

Equal Opportunity Employment—Hama Hama Company is a proud equal opportunity employer and it is our policy that employees and applicants will not be subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran’s status, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal or local laws.

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