Our YOU FIRST Philosophy
In addition to no night shifts, ever and our fully chef-curated menu, our #1 priority has always been our people. We care about our customers, and we care about you! That’s where our YOU FIRST culture begins – each day, we put our employees first and strive to make them happy. They are empowered with an independence to make decisions that will help provide an exceptional breakfast, brunch, or lunch experience for their customers. In fact, we like to say, we love our employees more than bacon. And that says a lot.
A Few of The Perks (and not just the coffee!)
All employees are eligible for the following:
- One Shift - No Night Shifts. Ever.
- Opportunity to grow your career with a great company and great people!
- 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
- Meal Discount
- Tuition Reimbursement & High School Diploma Program
- Dental & Vision*
- Health Insurance (eligibility for employees who work 30+ hours a week) *
- Total Pet Plan*
- Supplemental Insurance (accident, critical illness, indemnity) *
- Perks at Work (over 30,000 discounts on purchases for travel, fitness, auto event tickets & more)
- Childcare Discount Program
- Paid Time Off (PTO)
- 401(K) Retirement Savings Program**
*Employees are eligible the first of the month after 60 days of employment
**Employees are eligible after one year with our First Watch family
About The Position
Our Back-of-the-House team members have a mutual respect for quality food, and they perform their responsibilities as if placing a personal signature on every plate. Newly hired cooks will train in a specific station based on their comfort level & innate skill. In other words, you don’t need to master the art of flipping an egg to work at First Watch (unless you want to!).
Does this sound like you? Our Cooks (just to name a few):
- Communicate well with others and believe in the importance of teamwork
- Are responsible for delivering high-quality, safe food in a fast-paced kitchen
- Follow our amazing recipes (yep - our Chef is an award winner!) & Use only the freshest ingredients
- Maintain a clean, sanitized, and organized station
First Watch is an award-winning Daytime Dining concept serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch using fresh ingredients. A recipient of hundreds of local “Best Breakfast” and “Best Brunch” accolades, First Watch’s award-winning chef-driven menu includes elevated executions of classic favorites for breakfast, lunch and brunch along with First Watch-specific specialties such as our protein-packed Quinoa Power Bowl®, Farmstand Breakfast Tacos, Avocado Toast, Morning Meditation (juiced in-house daily), our Vodka Kale Tonic, Chickichangas and our famous Million Dollar Bacon. In 2022, First Watch was the recipient of the “ADP Culture at Work Award”; and in 2021, was recognized as FSR Magazine’s Best Menu and as the fastest-growing full-service restaurant company based on unit growth. There are more than 425 First Watch restaurants in 28 states, and the restaurant concept is publicly traded on the Nasdaq and majority owned by Advent International, one of the world’s largest private-equity firms. For more information, visit www.firstwatch.com.
First Watch is an Equal Opportunity Employer