Oleana – Line Cook

At Oleana, vivid flavors, aromatic spices and a commitment to the freshest ingredients compose a menu that celebrates the cuisine of Turkey and the Middle East. Small plates with big flavor, locally sourced meats and fish, artisanal wines, produce from our own farm and desserts that honor but upend tradition have garnered national attention and awards. Led by Chef Ana Sortun, Oleana has been beloved in the city for 22 years.  

We care about each other and our customers. We build long-term relationships with our employees and support individuals who wish to further their career development within the food industry. We offer extensive educational and professional development opportunities, including wine and beverage training, Mediterranean diet education, community engagement, and guest speakers.
We will always believe in exceptional hospitality with warmth & professionalism, but not pretension. Our managers try to practice what they preach, not leading with aggression or negativity, but rather dedication, fairness, and desire to bring the best out in their team. We look for passionate, kind, committed and honest people who find joy in their profession and can transcend that message outward.

At the end of the day, we want our restaurant to be a representation of our values – the kind of place we would hang out on our day off. All of our businesses are funky, fun spots that appeal to people from all walks of life.

Oleana is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse workforce and support an environment that is inclusive and respectful.


We are seeking enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about food, are eager to learn and work hard, and bring good energy to work. We offer a structured training program as well as flexible schedules to support your other goals.  Qualified candidates will have at least one year of experience cooking in a restaurant kitchen and a working knowledge of kitchen basics, e.g. cleanliness, safety and organization.

Come stage with us and you’ll learn about all of our stations and sample our menu! 

At Oleana, you will—

  • Learn how to compose beautiful food across several stations
  • Cook with lots of high-quality ingredients, including vegetables from our own farm and many flavorful spices
  • Work on an incredible team to meet the challenge of high standards and high volume
  • Gain depth of knowledge about Middle Eastern / Turkish cuisine and different spices

Qualified candidates will –

  • Treat customers and co-workers with courtesy and respect
  • Work in a clean and organized fashion
  • Follow clearly documented food safety procedures
  • Work as a team and take direction from multiple managers
  • Be able to read and follow written recipes, deal successfully with multitasking and be comfortable in a fast-paced work environment
  • Exhibit a desire to learn and be challenged creatively
  • Have a strong attention to detail and a positive attitude
  • Have excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Have a desire for long-term employment
  • Be able to work 40+ hours per week every week
  • Be available nights, weekends, and some holidays


  • $23-27/hour that includes a percentage of our kitchen appreciation fee
  • Educational and professional development opportunities
  • Employee discounts at our sister businesses—Oleana, Sofra, Sarma and Siena Farms
  • Free meal per shift
  • Partially subsidized health insurance, and group rates on dental and vision insurances

Please consider joining our team! To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to the email address below.

Employment Type(s): Full-time, Part-time
Base Pay: $23-27 (which includes a percentage of our administrative fee)/hour

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How to apply

Email: jobs@oleanarestaurant.com

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