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Chef Wes Whitsell (Gjelina, Manuela) has named his soon-to-open West Hollywood restaurant, Soulmate. The Design District eatery, “inspired by the bold Texas flavors of Whitsell’s upbringing in Texas and his brand of seasonal, sustainable sourcing cultivated as a California chef,” is nearing its opening after starting construction more than a year ago.
Soulmate this week is hiring for its opening team with two “resume drop-off” events going on this week in the restaurant, at 631 North Robertson Boulevard — Monday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (line cooks, dishwashers) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (baristas, hosts); and Tuesday, October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (line cooks, dishwashers) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (baristas, hosts).
The menu will feature a “diverse and creative range of dishes with a special focus on vegetables,” according to an advert for the resume drop off events. General manager Nick Shultz (Wolfgang Puck, Lukshon) will oversee front-of-house operations including the wine list “celebrating indie California and Old World producers” including XXX. Designed by Sean Leffers, Soulmate boasts a “sleek aesthetic with casual touches and expansive” outdoor seating with its own bar.
It’s unclear when Soulmate will open as reps for the restaurant on Monday did not immediately respond to a request for comment by What Now Los Angeles, but the debut is likely right around the corner.