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Current Openings

  • Chef

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    We’re looking for a chef who can develop recipes, train people, and implement new dishes across all our restaurants. You’ll be working with all of our brands and will have plenty of autonomy to innovate and experiment with new food. But it’s not a completely artistic endeavor: you’ll need to approach cooking with a solid understanding of both the science of cooking and what it takes to develop food in the context of a business.

    Since we’re a medium-sized restaurant company, recipe development will require some operational knowledge because each recipe will need to be rolled out to several branches. You need to be organized and systematic with your approach to cooking.

    Tasks & Responsibilities:

    • Develop new recipes.
    • Improve upon existing recipes.
    • Scale recipes to different batch sizes.
    • Train kitchen staff on technique and procedure.
    • Document procedures.
    • Improve kitchen efficiency.

    Work Qualifications:

    • Culinary graduate, preferable Enderun or a foreign school.
    • Has traveled to at least 3 different countries; understand different cuisines very well.
    • Appreciates a diverse variety of food. Loves fast casual food as opposed to fine dining.
    • Appreciates Asian cooking techniques as much as classic French-style training.
    • Up-to-date with current trends in food.
    • Appreciates experimentation.
    • Manages time very well.
    • Particular attention to plating and presentation.
    • Obsessed with getting food out hot and fresh.
    • Cannot stand mediocrity in all aspects of cooking.
    • Works very well with a team.
    • Insatiable curiosity and lifelong learning.

    Perks & Benefits

    • Work from home or anywhere you want.
    • Plenty of autonomy and freedom to do things your way.
    • No time tracking. (We care about your output, not how you spend your time.)
    • Unlimited vacations.
    • Competitive pay.
    • Plenty of food. (This gets old really fast, though.)
    • Work with a really young, dependable, and supportive team.

    How to Apply:

    Send us three things:

    • Your CV.
    • A short “About Me” essay in 300 words or less explaining your background and why you’d be a great fit for this job.
    • Your work, such as photos of food you’ve made yourself or recipes you’ve developed before.

    Send all the details over to hello@eatlowbrow.com. There is only one opening, so you’ll need to act quickly.

    If we like what we see, we’ll respond within 2 days to set an interview with you.

    In Lowbrow, we look after our people. In fact, we plan out the entire careers of our team together with the growth of our company so we take hiring very seriously. The catch: we set the bar really high. If you decide to apply, be prepared for a serious challenge, but also expect a terrific, supportive team who’ll help you succeed no matter what.

    For more information about our company and culture, you can read more below.

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  • Business Development Officer

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    Just a quick note: experience is not necessary! We’re more concerned with talent, learning speed, culture fit, and character. If what you read sounds like something you’d be good at, but you’re anxious about having no experience, just go ahead and try.

    We’re looking for someone who wants to build great relationships with our investors and external partners. Our current team is mostly made up of heads-down, awkward people so we need someone who can help us go out there and do the selling and people stuff for us.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Manage relationships with investors.
    • Seek out potential new investors and strategic partners who can help grow the business.
    • Nurture relationships with the media and influencers.
    • Negotiate and structure deals for the company as we grow.
    • Assist in the construction of new restaurants.

    Qualifications

    • Loves meeting people.
    • Loves presenting.
    • Enjoys negotiating and deal-making.
    • Has the rare ability to leave people feeling positive despite possibly tense or stressful discussions.
    • Doesn’t mind the traffic and can tolerate moving around the city.
    • Possesses a sharp business sense.
    • Can answer difficult questions with grace.
    • Genuinely believes in what Lowbrow is doing and can sell our company to others with 100% authenticity.
    • Enjoys the whole culture of food and restaurants; very in touch with the local and global food scene.
    • Relatively good with numbers.
    • Has deep insight and critical thinking to respond to difficult questions.
    • Self-aware.
    • Knows strengths and shortcomings.
    • Knows how to sell not by being loud and domineering, but by being thoughtful, empathic, and likable.
    • Does not get easily bullied or intimidated by different types of people of varying degrees of authority.
    • Comfortable with saying “no” without coming off as an asshole.

    Perks & Benefits

    • Work from anywhere you want. (For this role, it will depend on where your meetings will be.)
    • Plenty of autonomy and freedom to do things your way without a micro-manager looking over your shoulder.
    • No time-tracking. (We care about the value you’re bringing to the company, not how you spend your time.)
    • Unlimited vacations and leaves! (For real and no guilt-tripping.)
    • Plenty of food. (This gets old really fast, though.)
    • Free books for learning. (Just make a request and we’ll buy it for you.)
    • Work with a really young, dependable, and supportive team.
    • Work is never boring.

    Expectations

    • Our culture values trust and freedom so our policies and rules are extremely loose compared to most companies. This also means that conversely, our standards are very high.
    • We will give you the space to perform, but you’ll have to make use of that space. Of course you’ll get plenty of help along the way and we’ll train you as best as we can. You won’t be alone on this journey.
    • We care about preserving a culture of high-performing, kind, dependable, and trustworthy people. As soon as we see individuals who don’t fit the mold, we part ways as fast as possible. We don’t wait for toxic people to ruin our culture. We have zero office politics.
    • We prefer hiring young people. The vast majority of our hires are people 25 years old and below. We do this because we don’t want to hire people with bad habits from bureaucratic companies and we want to learn from you (because we’re not getting any younger.)
    • We generally give new people 3 months as a trial period to test for fit. More than half of new hires do not last beyond 3 months because we want to keep our standards high. However, for those who did get through, the overwhelming majority don’t leave.
    • Pay range for this position is from 20k–30k monthly. It’s a range because your expectations will depend on what you ask for. The lower your ask, the more room you have for error. (The reverse is also true.) If you’re a top performer with a great track record, we can also offer more than that if you make a strong case for yourself.

    How to Apply:

    • Submit a short “About Me” essay in 300 words or less. What you write entirely depends on what you think is important.
    • Optional but helpful: Your public social media accounts. We check these for culture fit: to see your values, hobbies, and personality.

    Send all the details over to hello@eatlowbrow.com. There is only one opening, so you’ll need to act quickly.

    If we like what we see, we’ll respond within 2 days to set an interview with you.

    In Lowbrow, we look after our people and we don’t just say that because we’re luring you into a trap. In fact, we plan out the entire careers of our team together with the growth of our company so we take hiring very seriously. The catch: we set the bar really high. If you decide to apply, be prepared for a serious challenge, but also expect a terrific, supportive team who’ll help you succeed no matter what.

    For more information about our company and culture, you can read more below.

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  • Internal Operations Manager

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    We’re looking for an Internal Operations Manager who can oversee our core team’s daily tasks encompassing accounting, HR, and project management.

    Tasks & Responsibilities

    • Manage special projects such as building new restaurants.
    • Process paperwork and develop policies related to hiring and firing for all new employees of Lowbrow.
    • Record, manage, and report our finances together with our accounting department.
    • Serve as the hub of information within the core team making sure everything is communicated well to the proper departments.
    • Manage our relationships and database of suppliers.

    Qualifications

    • Experience is helpful, but not required. Curiosity, quickness to learn, and culture fit are more important to us.
    • Fresh grads are very much welcome!
    • A personality that’s entirely focused on getting things done. You have to  have that “itch” to make sure projects get closed as quickly as possible.
    • Attention-to-detail, bordering on unhealthy obsession.
    • Dependability. You don’t want to let people down.
    • You have to enjoy taking notes, managing projects, and working with spreadsheets.
    • Great writing skills: perfect grammar is the bare minimum. You have to be able to communicate clearly and quickly.
    • You have to like dealing with people because you’re gonna do that a lot.
    • Self-awareness and introspection are imperative to us. You have to have an accurate grasp of your strengths and weaknesses and you need to be able to constructively respond when criticism hits you.

    Culture

    • We have a high trust, high freedom culture. Nobody will check on you day-to-day, but you’re expected to run your own race with minimum assistance. Self-learning is incredibly important.
    • We are incredibly proud of our team and we do not tolerate any form of toxicity. That means: no gossip, no social climbing, no discrimination, no mansplaining, no ass-kissing. We have always believed that we should only work with people we like, and we want to keep it that way.
    • We’re still a very young team with our average somewhere in the mid 20’s. Oldest person in the room is 31.
    • We speak our mind. We don’t beat around the bush and say things “in a professional manner” so we’ll tell you if we have a problem with you. It will seem harsh at the start, but once you get used to it, it’s the fastest way to learn and everyone benefits from it.
    • Reaching our goals is more important than having fun. But we always strive to have both.
    • We care about the impact of our work to all kinds of people and the environment. While we don’t really engage in any social or charitable organizations, we are very mindful of this.
    • Most communication is done via Slack (our work chat app) so it can get lonely if you’re always at home typing away at your keyboard. This will need some getting used to at the start.
    • We’re in this together for the long-term. We don’t like replacing people, and if someone just fits well, we do our best to keep everyone.

    Perks & Benefits

    • 100% Work from wherever you want. (with around 1-3 meetings per week depending on your role.)
    • Unlimited leaves and vacations. We don’t bother counting and we trust everyone to use them properly.
    • All learning materials including books, and short courses can be charged to the company.
    • No office politics. It’s just a great feeling to be able to work with people who genuinely care about everyone in the team.

    Things to Consider

    • Take this job only if you want a challenge. It’s not going to be easy, but it will make you learn and grow fast.
    • Take this job if restaurants genuinely excite you. You have to like at least some level of cooking and eating out, because you’ll be exposed to a lot of it.
    • Do some research about Lowbrow if you’ll join us. Eat in our restaurants and have a clear picture of what kind of company we are so you come in with an accurate view of what we do.

    How to Apply:

    • Submit a short essay about you. Tell us what we need to know about you. Your call. (500 words or less)
    • Optional, but helpful: Links to your public social media accounts. (We do this to get a glimpse of your personality and interests.)
    • Your CV, in PDF form. No other file format.
    • If you’ve produced any exceptional work (in any form, not necessarily related to the job) that you’re proud of, please send that over too.

    Send everything over to hello@eatlowbrow.com by January 9, 2018. We’ll reach out for an interview within one week if we’re interested!

    Good luck and we’re looking forward to meeting you!

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  • What is Lowbrow?

    If you’re not familiar with Lowbrow, the best way to learn is to take time to eat in our restaurants. Make sure to do this before sending your application so you understand what we're doing and what we want to do.

  • How do you hire people?

    We look for drive, curiosity, self-awareness, self-learning, talent, kindness, accountability, and the hunger to be the best—all of the above.

  • Do I need great credentials?

    It helps, but it’s not very important. Both of our founders are college dropouts.

  • Where’s your office?

    We don’t have one. We meet when we need to and we communicate and manage our projects mostly online via apps.

  • What’s it like working at Lowbrow?

    It’s a high-pressure, low-stress work environment. Everyone is expected to perform at their peak, but we don’t like ad-agency culture where people literally die from exhaustion. We manage this by making sure that everyone gets plenty of rest, works smart (not hard), and takes control of their own schedules.

    We want work to be meaningful and energizing for everyone in our team.

  • Wow your site is so colorful, you guys must be so fun!

    We’re just dropping a trail of candies to lure unsuspecting children to a boiling pot. Our work is really fun, but it's also really challenging.

  • What’s difficult mean?

    It means you’ll never reach whatever ceiling it is you’re trying to hit. You’ll always feel inadequate and you’ll have to find ways to keep on clawing your way up. That’s how we all learn.

  • Wow, you’re horrible people!

    On the contrary, we don't like horrible people. There's a saying that goes "You're the average of the five people you spend most of your time with," and we believe that's true. We really make sure we're surrounded with the nicest and most talented people we can find. This way, we can keep on raising the bar and making sure everyone's happy and productive.

Lowbrow Culture

L is for Loser

Our name Lowbrow is a daily reminder that we’re uncultured losers, so we always have to keep on trying.

We Want Plates

No mason jars, no donut burgers, no salted egg ube cake on a chopping board. While we’re always trying out new things, we don’t want to ride the next big fad.

High-Performance Naps

Napping is a vital part of everyone’s job. So is performing at your peak and pushing the bar higher for everyone.

Dumb Food, Done Smart

We like cooking food that most people eat—but we obsess over getting it perfect. Otherwise, we’re no better than Mcdonald’s.

Friends Fries

Work feels incredible when you like hanging out with your coworkers. We make sure we get the right people for the right friendships.

Meet Our Team

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