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Mermaids & Cowboys is an acclaimed Steak and Seafood restaurant in beautiful La Jolla. Pulling from a diverse range of food traditions and inspired by the energy of San Diego, Mermaids & Cowboys is built on the culinary history of Prospect Street. We provide a lively and engaging experience for our guests.

We’d love to have you join our team! Please use the form below to apply. Feel free to send in your resume even if you don't see the position you're looking for listed.

Experienced Line Cook

The Mermaids & Cowboys Line Cook will be at the front lines, carrying out recipes and menu items as set by the Chef. You will be responsible for presenting dishes with precision and quality that meet our Restaurant's standards. Tasked with mastering the stations, you will also be accountable for cleanliness and, food and equipment safety knowledge.


• Executing menu items from start to finish. This including but not limited to preparation of ingredients, butchery of proteins, cooking and plating of menu items.

• Working with seasonal ingredients

• Participating in the preparation and development of new menu items

• Honing your existing skills while learning new techniques and building your skill set

• Working collaboratively with BOH and FOH staff

• Maintaining cleanliness of any BOH work areas, including and not limited to refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas

• Participate in deep cleaning of BOH work areas, including and not limited to refrigeration, cooking equipment, and prep areas

Skills & Requirements

• At least 1 year of related experience required

• General knife handling, food safety & sanitation knowledge

• High volume restaurant experience required

• Comfortable working in a fast paced and high energy environment

• A passion for food, exceptional work ethic and dedication

• Able to take constructive criticism, learn quickly and constantly improve

Physical Demands

• The physical demands for this position are seeing, hearing, speaking, reaching, frequently lifting up to 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds, sitting, standing, for 4 to 8 hours, bending, and moving intermittently during working hours. These physical requirements may be accomplished with or without reasonable accommodations.

What's in it for you?

Mermaids & Cowboys features an ever-changing, evolving menu, with limitless opportunities for creativity.


Looking for new career opportunities in the hospitality industry? Mermaid & Cowboys is seeking passionate and dedicated Dishwashers to join our team. Must have a great team work spirit!

This will be a great job to get training in the hospitality industry, with opportunities to advance in the restaurant.

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