SOUS CHEF

Kazoku is a brand-new authentic Pan Asian & Sushi Bar opening in the heart of Sevenoaks High Street (Kent).

‘Kazoku’ in Japanese means family and our mission is to share and serve fresh authentic Pan Asian foods delivered at the high standard with the most welcoming customer services.

Kazoku also means family to our team force as well as our customers. At Kazoku it is important our team are happy, motivated and passionate to grow and prosper together! Kazoku has many opportunities for growth within our organisation as we have large expansion plans to spread our passion of Asian food around the UK!

Responsible to the Head Chef and Restaurant Manager for the provision of Kazoku restaurant group menu items to brand standard and recipe specifications. Using your personality, you will enhance the customers experience tailoring your service to meet individual customer needs. Adhering to Kazoku restaurant’s standards /company policy and procedure in relation to food safety and hygiene.

 

Specifically, responsible for maintaining Kazoku restaurant ‘standards of operation in the areas of:

1. Food Quality

  • Ensure all food is prepared to brand specification in presentation and recipe;

  • Ensure all production sheets are followed and adhered to

  • Initiate periodic quality checks for all products, i.e., temperature and time checks using the materials provided;

  • Maintain proper rotation of food to ensure quality and freshness;

  • Maintain correct storage of all food items

  • Maintain acceptable food preparation times;

  • Ensure all stations are properly stocked and set up

2. Customer Service Our kitchens are open and we expect you as part of the team to be able to serve our customers from inside the open kitchen

  • KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER: Understanding the type of customer and serve them accordingly

  • Provide a friendly greeting to customers and explain our type of service

  • Ensure customers receive prompt, polite friendly and personalized service

  • Listen and respond to customers’ needs

  • Report any issues directly to a member of Management

  • Take special orders and requests and ensure they are followed through and delivered quickly

  • Check on the quality of all food

3. Cleanliness and Maintenance

  • Perform all assigned opening/running/closing duties during each shift

  • Efficiently clear excess debris and excess water from work stations maintaining a clean and safe environment at all times

  • Study safety and sanitation as outlined in your training manual and equipment operating manuals

  • Report all accidents immediately to a manager, no matter how small they may seem

  • Ensure rubbish bins are routinely emptied and cleaned

  • Be careful not to accidentally throw away cutlery or utensils

  • Ensure careful handling of all plate and glass ware so as to avoid breakage

4. Atmosphere

  • Customers relate to Kazoku restaurant through every employee. Using your outgoing character, you will help create a fun & funky atmosphere. You are expected to interact with customers on a regular basis.

  • The flow of the restaurant is dependent on your speed.

5. Equipment Use

  • Turn on and adjust to proper levels, all special machinery

  • Ensure proper use and cleanliness of all equipment following all company guidelines

  • Inform management of any missing or damaged equipment

  • Follow all company policy and procedure in relation to knife handling

  • Ensure the proper use of all chemicals in relation to cleanliness standards in accordance with company guidelines

6. Knowledge of and Adherence to all Policies and Procedures:

  • Never leave Kazoku restaurant premises without permission from a manager

  • Act as a role model to fellow workers by displaying a high level of professionalism and integrity

  • Act as role model for the managers and staff.

7. The Head Chef and Restaurant Managers May Assign Duties Not Specified in This Job Description in relation to any relevant current business needs.

REQUIREMENTS:


1. Proven experience in the catering/hospitality industry
2. Ability to perform duties which require standing and exerting fast pace mobility in a confined area for periods up to eight (8) hours or longer if needed.
3. Ability to perform duties which require bending, kneeling, stooping and reaching
4. Preference of Basic Knife skills
5. Ability to perform duties which require speed, efficiency and organisational skills
6. Positive Attitude and a great deal of energy
7. Ability to work in conditions exceeding standard room temperature for periods up to eight (8) hours or longer if needed.
8. Ability to perform duties which require the manipulation and transfer of items (i.e., boxes, cases of product, equipment, bins, weighing up to 35 kilos)
Please note that employment is subject to receiving satisfactory references.

Benefits:

  • Ability to work your way up within the company as we have large growth expansion plans

  • Birthday benefit scheme – we believe in celebrating your special day your way and you get paid for it!

  • 100% of the tips goes to the team

  • Attractive bonus scheme

  • We love to invest in our team by allowing you to attend courses or obtain qualifications surrounding your growth and career development

If you think you have what to takes to be part of our team, please apply for this position with an up to date CV and cover letter.

Benefits:

  • Bonus scheme

  • Discounted/free food

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £24,000.00 to £26,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Sous Chef: 2 years (Preferred)

  • line cook: 2 years (Required)

Location:

  • Sevenoaks, Kent (Preferred)