2023 Summer Saloon Hires


Come join our team!

Hama Hama is looking for reliable and hardworking folks to work in our restaurant and farm store in Lilliwaup, WA. We've got multiple openings, both front of house and back of house, from now until October. This is a great opportunity for students on summer break, or for anyone looking to spend the summer working outdoors in a gorgeous setting, with a fun team and happy customers. You’ll learn a ton about oysters and make good money. No previous experience required, but if you can cook or shuck, we wanna know about it!

About Hama Hama: 

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. 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.

Our Oyster Saloon is an outdoor dining experience located on the shores of Hood Canal, just a stone’s throw from our oyster farm. We serve raw and grilled oysters, steamed clams, and a variety of other seafood and non seafood dishes. We keep our menu simple and farm-focused while leaving ourselves room to experiment and grow. In January, the Oyster Saloon made Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s list of Best Restaurants in Washington State outside of Seattle.

The Saloon is open Friday - Sunday from 11 to 6, and we have live music and a simplified menu Thursday nights from 2 to 7. 

Job Duties May Involve:

  • Running food to tables and /or picking empty plates back up
  • Taking orders and pouring drinks
  • Shucking oysters, steaming clams, cooking crab cakes, etc
  • Working in the farm store
  • Hosting or working the expo station.

Requirements include:

  • Positive attitude
  • Treat others with respect & communicate well with customers and team members
  • Show up on time, are able to follow instructions and are comfortable asking questions when you need more clarification.
  • Able to handle a fast paced restaurant environment - we're busy!
  • Willing to work weekends and holidays.
  • WA state Food Handler’s certification and MAST card - which we can help you get.
  • This is an outside job in a busy restaurant kitchen, please see list of physical requirements below.
  • Individuals must adhere to all safety standards, including proper care and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Compensation range starts at $16.00 - $18 per hour, depending on experience and the tasks you're willing to take on, plus tips, which can be anywhere from $8 to $12 additional per hour. Benefits include access to Hama Hama’s Employee Assistance Program, beautiful views, free weekly shellfish, and discounts on great food + Hama Hama gear.

To apply please submit a resume to jobs@hamahamaoysters.com, or apply online or in person at:

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

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.

Physical Demands Include: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force regularly and 40 pounds of force occasionally, and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly, to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Must be able to sit, stand, navigate stairs, work on a step ladder, duck, stoop, reach, and carry. Food runners and bussers spend hours walking on uneven surfaces, carrying platters or bus tubs. Other jobs involves standing for hours at a time, repetitive motion of the wrist, hands, and fingers and exposure to the heat and cold of indoor and outdoor environments, including a chilled production room. Job involves walking over uneven surfaces. Job involves exposure to crustacean shellfish and other allergens. Vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to read and write. Must be able to speak and hear well enough to communicate with co-workers, supervisors and managers.

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