Sushi Chef – Kinka Izakaya Annex

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Ontario


*About KINKA IZAKAYA*Known for its bustling atmosphere, lively staff and unique menu of Japanese tapas, KINKA IZAKAYA is a favourite among the diverse crowd of both locals and tourists in Toronto and Montreal. A pioneer of the izakaya dining experience in Canada, KINKA IZAKAYA first opened in the winter of 2009, introducing Toronto to the world of Japanese pubs. Featuring an extensive drink menu, dishes at KINKA IZAKAYA can be paired with a selection of refreshing beers, premium sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails.We are currently looking for a *Sushi ChefLOCATION*559 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S 1Y6*SALARY*$20.00 – 24.00/hours + tips (if applicable)*BENEFITS*Aside from working at the best Japanese Ramen spot in Canada, you can participate in our:* Staff discount across all Kinka Family group restaurants globally (KINKA IZAKAYA, KINTON RAMEN, JaBistro, NEO COFFEE BAR, KINKA SUSHI BAR IZAKAYA)* Staff meals* Referral Program* Flexible shift schedules available*Job Overview*The Sushi Chef is responsible for the preparation and execution of various sushi rolls, nigiri, oshizushi and sashimi using a variety of techniques, specialized equipment and advanced knife cutting skills. They work with the Head Chef and General Manager in managing back-of-house operations and ensuring the guest experience from beginning to end is exceptional and memorable.*Job responsibilities Exhibits culinary talents by performing day-to-day tasks and producing menu items.* Utilize various kitchen skills and cooking methods to meet brand standards.* Clean and prepare ingredients such as whole fish, shellfish, and other seafood for both the sushi bar and kitchen.* Order fresh seafood daily for food menu items in collaboration with the Sous Chef/Head Chef.* Communicate with multiple vendors to find seasonal fish for Japanese-inspired special food menu items.* Prepare sushi rice by following the standard recipe given.* Prepare crafted rolls, sashimi, oshizushi and nigiri sushi with decorative plate presentations.* Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality and rotating stock.* Complete opening and closing duties efficiently and safely, using the correct procedures. *Complete all assigned daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning duties. Comply and action on all health, food safety and hygiene standards and policies.* Trains new employees to the proper company standards.* Other duties as assigned in the scope of this role.*Qualifications Minimum 2 years of culinary experience as a Sushi Chef.* Experience in a high-volume restaurant setting.* Japanese culinary experience is an asset.* Post-Secondary Education or equivalent proven and related work experience.* Knowledge of current restaurant industry and food trends.* Food Safety and Responsible Alcohol Service certifications are required.* Strong communication skills in English; Japanese or French are considered an asset.* Strong leadership skills with an entrepreneurial spirit.* Driver of sales, profitability, and operational efficiency.* Proven history of hiring, coaching, and training.* Proven history of successfully motivating and managing people.* Positive attitude and a consistent display of professionalism.* Effective conflict management skills.* High level of attention to detail.*PHYSICAL DEMANDS*The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires standing for up to 8 hours per shift, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and climbing all day. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position also requires lifting up to 25lbs from floor to waist, waist to shoulder and shoulder to above head. This position also required twisting, turning, and reaching.*About KINKA FAMILY*Founded in 2009, KINKA FAMILY was born from our passion to revolutionize Japanese hospitality experiences and to bring original and flavourful Japanese food to the world. Today, we’re recognized as Canada’s largest Japanese restaurant brand, operating a diverse portfolio of restaurants and cafés around the world.We have several brands under our umbrella and each brand is unique in its concept to bring guests on a unique culinary journey unlike any other. As we look ahead, our standards for excellence in our food and service continue to be our guiding vision so that we can give our guests the best Japanese food experience.*Diversity & Inclusion*KINKA FAMILY invites applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.*Accommodation*Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation for interviews or other meetings, please feel welcome to note your needs in your application.Job Types: Full-time, PermanentSalary: $20.00-$24.00 per hourBenefits:* Discounted or free food* Flexible schedule* On-site parking* Store discountSchedule:* Evening shift* Holidays* Night shift* OvertimeSupplemental pay types:* Overtime pay* TipsExperience:* Sushi Chef: 2 years (required)* Leadership: 1 year (required)Licence/Certification:* Food Safe, SafeCheck, Food Handler or equivalent (required)* Smart Serve (required)Work Location: In person