Sushi Chef

Urban Radish Los Angeles, CA
  • $16.00 Hourly
    + Tips
  • Part Time / Full Time
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

We are currently looking for candidates for Sushi Chef.   Urban Radish is a gourmet marketplace and eatery.  We offer made-to-order sushi and poke bowls to our lunch customers as well as pre-packaged grab-and-go sushi samplers in our deli case for customers who patron our store throughout the evening.  This position requires exceptional knife skills and specific know-how in the sourcing of sushi-grade fish, as well expertise in sushi preparation and plating.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Filleting fish, and preparing sushi and poke bowls to fill sushi case and customer orders
  • Preparing basic and premium sushi rolls, and poke bowls
  • Selecting fish purveyors and receiving of all sushi
  • Managing inventory of sushi and other ingredients
  • Maintaining the sushi station with respect to safety, hygiene and sanitation.
  • Creating new dishes and assisting with menu creation


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  We are currently envisioning a part-time schedule Mon-Fri.  However, flexibility to work more hours is helpful as our sushi program gets built out and implemented  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Experience / Knowledge:

  • Ability to take direction and provide direction when necessary.
  • Ability to interact positively with the public.
  • Knowledgeable in Asian and/or Japanese cuisine.
  • Experienced with traditional sushi preparation and various forms (rolls, temaki, nigiri, sashimi, futomaki, etc), including choice of ingredients, design, and presentation.
  • Expert knife skills
  • Innovative and elegant presentation of dishes
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable in health department standards – food handlers permit required

Others Skills / Aptitude:

  • Strong work ethic and stable work history
  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to take direction as well as constructive criticism
  • Highly organized with excellent follow up skills and extreme attention to detail 
  • Understanding of a "sense of urgency" attitude for the completion of responsibilities/tasks 
  • Ability to follow all kitchen safety requirements
  • Dedicated and willing to go above and beyond 
  • Committed to long-term employment and professional development

Shift Information:  Full and Part-Time shifts available.  Must be able to work weekdays (morning or afternoon shift) and at least one weekend mornging shift

Compensation:  $14-$16/hr.  Contingent on experience

Urban Radish is a unique food market and eatery in the east side of Downtown Los Angeles in the Arts District.  In addition to being a premium quality, full-range grocery store, we run a busy, high volume prepared foods, deli and restaurant operation.   We are looking for candidates who have a passion for high quality, delicious food, and can thrive in a fast paced environment and bring experience and precision in sushi preparation.  All candidates must have an exceptional personality, team spirit, professionalism and a hospitality driven attitude.

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