Are you looking for meaningful work that makes a real difference, every day, for people’s health, animals, and the planet — working with a passionate vegan team?

We are a fast growing company offering you better compensation, with more benefits, than most other food service workplaces. (see below for details)

Are you organized and self-motivated, and looking to grow within a fast-paced mission-driven organization? If so, we have a great opportunity for you!

We’re looking for fellow vegans, vegetarians, and people transitioning to join our dedicated team in Tempe, Arizona: LeafSide is a fast-growing company, offering innovative 100% whole-food plant-based (WFPB) meal packs. Our mission is to make healthy, nutritionally-optimal, whole-food plant-based eating so easy and enjoyable, that it becomes a societal norm.

Work experience that suits this role includes restaurant work (line cook, prep cook, barista), food service (catering, kitchen prep), food manufacturing and food production, or general light manufacturing (assembly) work. Please see the Qualifications list below for more details.

Salary & Benefits

-The role is full-time on a predictable schedule, Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week, 7am-4pm.

-Starting pay is $15.00 per hour. Daily performance bonuses can increase pay to $18 per hour within 2-4 months of your starting date, depending on individual proficiency.

-Raises, promotions, cross-training, and bonuses, along with more responsibilities, are offered as soon as you’re ready, based on performance, your skills development, and your initiative and drive.

Total Time Off per year is up to 3 weeks (4 paid holidays, 5 sick days, and 7 vacation days) which are accrued per fully employed pay period.

-Health, dental, and vision insurance plans are offered, with full or partial coverage depending on plan chosen.

-Employee Assistance Program (EAP)100% covered by company, provides 24/7 access to confidential emotional and psychological support services (access to clinicians with master’s level training), work-life solutions counseling, and even things like assistance with financial and legal advice.

-Monthly team events: i.e. volunteering at local animal sanctuaries, community gardens; pizza parties; birthday treats.

-Complimentary LeafSide meals every shift (a $2,000+ yearly value), and employee discount on LeafSide products. Unlike most food companies, we eat our own products every day, and high quality food drives us to perform our best!

-A say in the workplace: Regular, frequent reviews and anonymous surveys are collected, to make sure your opinion is heard, and that you have a say in helping to shape our company culture and policies.


-Food service or similar food production or assembly experience, emphasizing accurate and speedy execution, and cleanliness.

-Those with line cook, kitchen prep, catering, prep cook, barista, restaurant, or food manufacturing experience are all welcomed and encouraged to apply!

-Good attention to detail: e.g. reading and following instructions carefully.

-You enjoy working with your hands in general, and you have above-average hand-eye coordination.

-Your stamina should be above-average: you’ll be on your feet doing light movements, for much of the time at work (with breaks).

-Self-motivated & proactive approach: You ask questions and do whatever is needed to ensure work you’re proud of.

-Positive attitude and willingness to learn in a fast-paced environment: we move and change a lot faster than traditional food service companies, and expect all teammates to adopt the growth-mindset.

-Interest in plant-based nutrition; it’s great if you’re a health nut or rapidly becoming one, and (want to) know how powerful whole foods plant-based nutrition can be, in maximizing health and performance.


-Meal production: Follow detailed recipe cards to assemble meal packs in large batches.

-Cleaning of tools, food production line, food manufacturing, & food assembler spaces.

-Cross-training and other responsibilities: Depends on your background, motivation, and commitment to growth. : -) We have a clear structure of increasing skills, responsibilities, and pay for teammates who prove themselves and want to grow.

You’ll be working with a dedicated team of high-energy, like-minded, mission-focused people, who know they’re making a real difference every day. If that sounds like you and how you want to work, get in touch! Please apply via our job post on Indeed:


Pssst…If you’ve read this far and want to stand out from the majority of candidates: Be sure to tell us very clearly where you are in your vegan/vegetarian journey, why you want to work with us, AND be sure to pay attention to detail by doing the assessment and audio questions, so that your application is as strong as possible. : -)

Also, we use Indeed messaging for all initial communications. To ensure receiving important messages about interviews and on-site visits, turn on SMS alerts for Indeed, and/or for this particular job. Due to many applications, if we message you and don’t hear back, we’ll assume you’re no longer interested, which could be unfortunate if Indeed messages are just sitting in your junk folder. Thanks!

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About LeafSide

LeafSide is a fast growing company, offering innovative, 100% whole-food plant-based meal packs. Our mission: make healthy, optimal-nutrition food so simple and easy, that it becomes the societal norm. Visit us at www.goleafside.com.

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