Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm

Hiring a dishwasher to join our farm-to-table restaurant in beautiful Southern Utah!

On the edge of the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, surrounded by Southern Utah's Parks.

Boulder, Utah
$16.00 / hour
No experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm, now in its 23rd season, is a James Beard nominated farm-to-table restaurant in Southern Utah. We believe deeply in the importance of organic, locally produced, regionally, and seasonally appropriate cuisine. On our 6.5 acre farm, we grow vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, and raise hens for eggs, all of which is lovingly cooked and served (or pickled & jammed!) in our restaurant. We rely largely on local ranchers for the grass-fed and finished meat we serve. Our commitments to sustainability and environmental ethics are central to our restaurant and farm.

Being a restaurant on the edge of wilderness, we must be stewards of the land that provides for us. Boulder is a town of 250 people, surrounded by the vast Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, and on a scenic road connecting Southern Utah's National Parks. We are public lands advocates who take seriously our role as environmental and social activists. We have the good fortune to nourish people as they experience this wild and important landscape, so we are committed to using our voice to protect it.

Though we are located in a remote town, Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm is bustling during the season (April to November). The restaurant is a fun and fast-paced work environment, with an emphasis on quality and connection. With a restaurant staff of around 30 people, and a farm team of 4-5, the Hell's Backbone Grill & Farm community is tight-knit and diverse. Our staff works very much as a team, so a willingness to pitch in and good communication skills are a must! Even if you work in the restaurant, we invite and encourage everyone to help out on the farm as much as you want. This can be a great opportunity to learn about growing food, which are skills we believe everyone should have!

Job Description

We are hiring for a dishwasher at our James Beard Nominated, Farm-to-Table Restaurant! Working as a dishwasher in our restaurant is a great way to gain experience and learn more about working in a kitchen. In addition to a their main responsibilities, dishwashers in our restaurant often help the cooks when time allows. Particularly when the farm is in its height of production, our dishwashers participate food/produce prep side projects. In a small yet busy kitchen, everyone pitches in!

Dishwasher Specifics:

  • Shift is generally 2 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Main responsibilities include: washing all wares both by hand and/or in dishwasher/sanitizer; carefully and efficiently returning all equipment to proper storage areas; cleaning dish station and other assigned areas; assisting in food preparation when directed
  • Dishwashers must have an attention to detail, strong organization and communication skills, and a positive relationship to adrenaline (the restaurant gets BUSY!)
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to stand/walk for most of an 8-9 hr shift
  • Wage of $16-18/hr, depending on experience

Things to Note:

  • We require our staff to be fully vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19
  • We are looking to hire full-time staff (40 hrs/week)
  • We prioritize applicants who can commit to the entirety of our season (starting immediately, through early November)
  • There is housing available for rent - please ask for details
  • As we are in a remote location with no public transportation, you MUST have a car or motorcycle
  • All restaurant staff are welcome to visit or volunteer on the farm as much as they'd like, as we know many are interested in learning more about farming while they're here

We are unable to sponsor H2B visas.

How to Apply

Please apply through our website via the link below and email a copy of your resume to We look forward to hearing from you!

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