Sushi Chef Yamazato Kitchen

We are looking for a fulltime Sushi Chef for our traditional Japanese restaurant Yamazato. Yamazato Restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star and ranks amongst the top Japanese restaurants in Europe.

We are looking for an experienced Sushi Chef with excellent knowledge of the Japanese kitchen. You will be working at the Sushi counter under the supervision of the Executive Chef. You will also have intensive guest contact and willing to offer our guests excellent service. You have a thorough knowledge of the unique preparation and presentation methods of sushi and are able to explain the meaning of these dishes and ways of presentation as well. Working in a team of enthusiastic colleagues where you can develop yourself further is one of your goals. 

Yamazato Restaurant is opened daily for dinner from 6.00 until 9.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday it is also open for lunch from noon to 2.00 pm. The team of our Yamazato Kitchen consists of approximately 25 colleagues, with most of them being Japanese. The Yamazato Restaurant team is comprised of about 30 Japanese members. Your working times are flexible within a 38 hour week, during 5 days a week.

Are you interested in working in a tradtional and authentic Japanese restaurant? 
Then please contact us!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Exclusively preparing sushi and sashimi dishes at sushi counter
  • Responsible for the production and have knowledge and competency of maki sushi, nigiri sushi and sashimi.
  • Follow standard recipes as directed by the Executive Chef in order to ensure consistency of food
  • Create a positive atmosphere together with service staff for guests
  • The ability to provide the guests at the sushi counter with information about the menu or ingredients.
  • Maintain good communication between the restaurant and kitchen.
  • Be part of a disciplined, well harmonizing team
  • With ideas and suggestions he/she contributes to a continuous improvement of the entire operation
  • Ensure that the restaurant’s guidelines, standards and procedures are followed
  • Need to be familiar with local food hygiene and HACCP guidelines

Profile - Who are you?

You are familiar with Japanese culture and habits ▪ More than 5 years experience within distinguished companies in a similar position ▪ Job related education

Excellent sushi cooking skills ▪ Passion for sushi cooking ▪ Guest oriented ▪ The ability to work in a fast paced work environment ▪ Flexible and a team player

You are fluent in English, both orally and written ▪ Japanese language skills are not a requirement, but of great advantage

Flexibility ▪ Collegial ▪ Communication ▪ Team work ▪ Results oriented

What do we offer?

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is part of the Okura Hotels & Resorts and exclusive member of The Leading Hotel of the World. Working at the Okura means working in a large, diverse and international team. Personal development and growth are key elements. A training manager and training programs are implemented to accomplish personal development.

Are you interested?
Would you like to be part of Okura’s experienced and enthusiastic team? Then please fill out the form below!

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