Sushi Sous Chef
at Sushi AzabuNew York, NY
New York, NY
posted 01/25/2018 in
  • Employment Type
  • Compensation
    compensation depends on experience + Tips
  • Perks / Benefits
    Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement, Employee Discounts, Meal Plan / Free Food


The right candidate for this exceptional opportunity will be able to exhibit passion for excellence, culinary vision, understanding of quality food ingredients, interest in Sushi and Japanese culinary culture. This candidate will lead a culinary vision for a Japanese F&B operation located in Tribeca.

The Sushi Sous chef will ensure that the quality of food and service is the best of the best during their shift and ensure a seamless transition throughout the day. Mise en place, ordering, butchering, inventory and working in the line will be an integral part of the daily tasks. 


  • Under      the guidance of the Head Sushi Chef, establish goals for the kitchens/restaurants,      anticipate and resolve relevant problems, anticipate trends, and enact      approved profit-oriented and cost saving ideas/activities.
  • Provide      leadership when Head Sushi Chef is absent, assists the culinary team on      the line during service.
  • Demonstrates      hands on approach to all food items insuring quality, presentation and      consistency standards meet company standards. 
  • Work      in the line ensuring the quality and consistency of all food items      produced and served.
  • Assist      in ordering, inventory and prep work as needed.
  • Monitor      guests, partners and internal feedback and propose corrective action to      management ensuring the highest level of guest satisfaction.
  • Support      the Head Sushi Chef in creative direction of restaurant.
  • To      communicate all guest requests to an appropriate cook in a timely and      professional manner.

· Ensures that all kitchen employees consistently adhere to uniform, grooming and appearance standards.

· Maintain effective communication within the kitchen, be responsive to staff suggestions and concerns, and work to resolve problems.

  • Work with the purchasing department to ensure      that necessary      food items and supplies are      ordered in a timely manner. 

· Maintain effective working relationship with food & beverage management and other departments.

  • Operate,      clean and maintain all equipment required in job functions.

· Conduct regular inspections of the entire kitchen/dishwashing areas and coolers and promptly act to correct deficiencies found during inspection.

· Ensure strict adherence to health department and food handling guidelines.

· To immediately report all suspicious occurrence and hazardous conditions.

· To follow all company/kitchen safety rules, policies, and procedures.

· Other duties as assigned.

· Job description may be changed at any time.


  • Three      (3) years of experience as Sushi Chef
  • New      York Food Handlers card (within 30 days of hire).
  • Advanced      understanding of professional cooking and knife handling skills.
  • Must      be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Able      to speak, read, write, and understand the English language
  • A      general knowledge and understanding of New York current events, cultural      and culinary happenings.
  • Understanding      and knowledge of safety, sanitation and food handling procedures.
  • Knowledge      of health department rules and regulations, liquor laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge      of kitchen operations and production.


· Two (2) years of experience in a similar position at a four or five-star style hotel or restaurant.

· Certification of Culinary training or apprenticeship.

· Understanding/Knowledge of the budgeting and forecasting process.

· Previously worked with multi-unit operations from fine dining to casual.

· Experience of expanding and condensing recipes.

· Thorough knowledge of Japanese cuisine technique.

  • Knowledge      of food cost controls.


  • Strong guest service      orientation.
  • Excellent communication skills      (verbally interacts with management, servers, team members and guests.)
  • Possess excellent knife skills      and be able to operate kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to work in a team      environment exercising adequate leadership.
  • Ability to accept constructive      criticism and work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Guest service orientation and      commitment to quality service.
  • Have problem solving abilities,      be self-motivated and organized.
  • General computer skills including      but not limited to email, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

· Must have proven leadership skills and teambuilding skills.

· Effectively motivate associates and to maintain cohesive teams.

· Be able to work with and understand financial information, data and basic arithmetic functions.

· Ability to take initiative and get creative in resolving challenges and involve management members when previous methods have been unsuccessful.


· Ability to speak and hear, vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

· Constant standing with some walking.

· Be able to work in a standing position for extended periods of time.

· Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 50 pounds.

· Continual use of manual dexterity and gross motor skills with frequent use of bi-manual dexterity and fine motor skills.


  • Generally,      in an indoor setting.
  • Work      is performed in the kitchen area with exposure to heat, cold, fumes, and      steam. 
  • Will      be using a computer occasionally.
  • Varying      schedule to include evenings, holidays and extended hours as business      dictates.
  • The      work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Work      flexible hours that may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights      and/or holidays.
About Sushi Azabu


Plan Do See is a global hospitality company founded on the Japanese principal of Omotenashi – selfless service with a spirit of warmth and respect. Plan Do See was established in 1993 and has developed and operates 25 properties worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Plan Do See America Inc. is leading the effort to bring the pride of Omotenashi to the United States.

To find out more about Plan Do See please visit: http://plandosee-global.com.

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