Now hiring: Food and Beverage Director


Hama Hama is looking for a Food and Beverage Director to join our Lilliwaup-based operations team.

We need someone to help ensure that people who come to Hama Hama have a fantastic tide-to-table experience. Ideal candidates will be great with food, people, and numbers; love working in a job where they can have a net positive impact on people and the environment; and be able to navigate the dynamics of a closely held family business with poise and humor.

The Food & Beverage Director adds value to the ingredients we grow, forage, and source locally; prepares meals to serve through our brick and mortar operations; maintains Hama Hama brand standards;  and consults on new business development. This is a high level position, with responsibility for staff, budget, sanitation, food safety, and regulatory compliance. However, the person in this role also is expected to do what it takes to keep our small business humming, whether that’s sweeping the floors, moving picnic tables around, or spending a saturday afternoon cooking on the line in the Oyster Saloon. This position also requires navigating competing and sometimes conflicting opinions about the best way forward for our food and beverage program with good humor, patience, and as little ego as possible. Excellent communication, cooperation and collaboration skills are key to the success of this role, as is adopting and working within the core values of the company.  

About Hama Hama

Family owned and operated for five 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. 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. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing front and back of house for the Oyster Saloon
  • Overseeing our deli program for the farm store 
  • Collaborating on a wide variety of projects throughout our business operations. 

Requirements include:

  • Proven experience managing people, budgets, menus, and kitchens. 
  • Must be highly professional, personable, collaborative, and open to feedback. 
  • Must be able to plan, implement, evaluate (and then improve upon) a wide variety of projects. 

This is a full-time position. Expected hours of work are 40 hours per week. Must be able to work weekends.  Compensation range DOE. If necessary, we can provide housing to help with relocation. 

Benefits include health insurance with vision, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) with employer matching up to 3% of gross income, paid time off,  paid volunteer time, charitable donation matching, access to Employee Assistance Program, beautiful views, discounts on great food + Hama Hama gear

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

Hama Hama Oyster Co

35846 N US Highway 101

Lilliwaup, WA 98555 

Equal Opportunity Employment—Hama Hama Company is an 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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