Our Philosophy:

āina is a Hawaiian word meaning
the land which feeds us.

Aloha! ‘āina is a modern Hawaiian food concept that serves food with a distinct Hawaiian influence with a breath of the classics. Everything we serve is from the land and rooted in what the land has given to us. We cook with the seasons and with love, using fine dining techniques and local ingredients from the Bay Area as well as specially imported ingredients from Hawai'i. The ‘āina concept strives to be a love letter to the islands, by merging the attraction of Hawaiian-inspired cuisine, the warmth and hospitality of the island spirit with a refined sensibility and great service in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. 

 

THE TEAM

  JORDAN KEAO  CHEF/OWNER

JORDAN KEAO
CHEF/OWNER

  CHERYL LIEW   CFO/OWNER

CHERYL LIEW
CFO/OWNER

  CHRIS YANG  CHEF DE CUISINE

CHRIS YANG
CHEF DE CUISINE

 
  KELLY LENNON  SOUS CHEF

KELLY LENNON
SOUS CHEF

  RAI CALMA  GENERAL MANAGER

RAI CALMA
GENERAL MANAGER

 
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'āina is proud to partner with the following providers:

JOIN OUR TEAM

Currently hiring for a Lead Pastry Cook and Line Cook.

We are also hiring an Operations Manager and Admin Managers for a new separate concept we are launching.  Please send us a resume and a few words about yourself to: info@ainasf.com if you are interested to meet.

'āina looks for motivated and genuine people to join our team, who can support the vision and direction of our brand by providing excellent hospitality and a friendly positive attitude to coworkers and customers alike. We serve food inspired by Hawaii. We provide competitive salaries and staff meals, as well as health, dental and vision benefits.

POSITIONS

Lead Pastry Cook for 'āina restaurant
Looking for someone with good work ethic and attitudes, who are looking to grow and expand their knowledge base. They will have exciting opportunities to work on an innovative bread, pastries and dessert program, focused on fresh seasonal and local ingredients.

We seek team players who can communicate well with co-workers & customers. Strong emphasis on food quality and presentation, great knife skills, cleanliness, organization, and attention to detail are a must, Also responsible for setting up, organizing, cleaning & sanitizing stations and the kitchen.

Operations Manager & AM Line Cook for new 'āina concept

Please refer to our Craigs List posting for more info:

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/fbh/d/aina-modern-hawaiian-new/6612839770.html

Front of House Positions for 'āina restaurant
Looking for genuine and friendly front of house staff that are passionate about food and hospitality. We want a team that works well together to help each other realize a wonderful dining experience for our guests. Knowledge of food and wine; and willingness to understand ingredients, and where they come from, is very important to our concept. Servers should be hospitable, organized, a sense of humor, and a willingness to learn and grow. This will be a fast paced environment so keeping calm under pressure and multi-tasking is key.