Sushi Chef - Part-Time
Company: Benihana National Corp
Posted on: December 5, 2019
Location: US-CA-CarlsbadID: 2018-13754Category: OperationsStore
Number: 1050Doing Business As: Benihana CarlsbadBusiness Unit:
Benihana Carlsbad Corp.Position Type: Part-TimeOverview
Responsible for preparing side and sushi items for our guests in
accordance with Benihana's portioning, recipe and service
guidelines. Primarily works in front of guests while preparing
foods at the sushi bar. Monitors and ensures the portioning of
foods prepared at the sushi bar and maintains the cleanliness and
sanitation of the sushi bar and equipment.
In accordance with Benihana's service and cooking procedures:
- Greets and welcomes guests upon arrival to the sushi lounge
- Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and
other food items for cooking using a variety of kitchen equipment
(including but not limited to broilers, ovens, grills, and
- Responds promptly and courteously to guest requests and
provides guests with information about Benihana foods. Ensures
guests are satisfied with food quality and service.
- Performs shift opening and closing duties as assigned by
manager on duty (MOD) such as cleaning the neta cases, cutting
boards, fryers, grills and floors.
- Is knowledgeable about and complies with the Company's
standards on food portioning, cooking methods, quality standards,
kitchen recipes, policies and procedures.
- Maintains kitchen, cooking areas, sushi counters, neta cases,
kitchen equipment, knives and food storage areas clean, sanitary
and organized. Reports any kitchen/sushi equipment or maintenance
issues to the manager on duty (MOD).
- Prepares foods in accordance with the Company's portions
standards and recipe specifications prior to cooking, including
battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating foods. Properly
handles ready to eat food that is served raw.
- Adheres to the Company's guidelines on proper food presentation
and garnishes for all dishes.
- Handles, stores, labels, and rotates foods properly and in
accordance with public health safety, state and local laws.
- Uses knives, hand tools, utensils, and equipment to portion,
cut, slice, julienne, whip, beat, maintain holding temperature,
chill, freeze or otherwise produce food for the dining room, sushi
lounge and bar.
- Adheres to Company guidelines on alcoholic beverage
- Presents a clean and neat appearance and uses a courteous
manner with all guests.
- Immediately notifies MOD when guests are not satisfied with
their experience or if an accident occurs.
- Participates and joins restaurant staff in ensuring guest
special occasion celebrations are memorable. Upon request or at the
direction of the company, may be asked to photograph and/or be
photographed with guests.
- Performs other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
- Must successfully pass Benihana's sushi chef training
- Previous experience as sushi chef highly desirable
Competencies, Knowledge and Skills:
Customer Service: Must possess excellent customer service skills.
Ability to maintain a high degree of professionalism when
interacting with guests and dealing with guest complaints. Ability
to monitor and anticipate guests' needs and respond accordingly in
an effort to maintain a positive and enjoyable Benihana dining
experience. Ability to entertain and perform in front of guests is
Communication: Must possess excellent verbal and nonverbal
communication skills. Must be able to communicate and understand
guests' and colleagues' instructions, read and understand written
directives, and be able to clearly communicate if s/he requires
further direction. Must be able to interpret nonverbal cues in an
effort to identify and correct potential problems. Must be able to
clearly speak in English.
Interpersonal Relationships: Ability to adapt and interact with a
diverse group of people. Ability to maintain a professional and
courteous demeanor during stressful and/or busy times. Must be able
to work as part of a team and recognize the importance of each team
member's role in the guest dining experience.
Physical Demands: Must be able to perform a variety of physical
activities including, but not limited to, standing for long periods
of time, climbing, walking, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 55
lbs. Ability to carry and lift cookware (pots, pans, etc.)
containing hot or cool foods and liquids.
Food Knowledge, Preparation, Production and Safety: Ability to
prepare food for consumption with background knowledge of proper
techniques and equipment to be used. Must be able to clearly
explain how food is prepared, cooked, and served to guests.
Knowledge of industry standards on food storage and handling
techniques is highly desirable. Where applicable, holds a state
and/or local food handlers card. Knowledge of hibachi and beverages
is a plus.
Problem Solving and Conflict Management: Must exercise sound
judgment and possess good problem solving skills. Must have the
ability to recognize and resolve problems in an appropriate
Shift Flexibility: Must be able to work different shifts, include
holidays, nights and weekends. Must be able to work overtime as
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