Head Sushi Chef

Recruiting Partner: Steven Fusaro

New York, New York | Food & Beverage & Lodging | Not Remote | $100,000 to $120,000 | Job ID: 137336

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Join The Team at One of New York City's Premier Japanese Restaurants!

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Head Sushi Chef to join an esteemed Japanese restaurant in New York City. With owners who have a proven track record of excellence in the industry, this is a unique opportunity to grow your career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: Minimum of 4 years as a fine-dining Sushi Chef and over 5 years in high-volume, fine-dining kitchens in NYC.
  • Passion for Cuisine: Genuine love for food and culinary craftsmanship, especially in Japanese cuisine.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong ability to lead, inspire, and manage a team.
  • Cost Management: Familiarity with labor and food cost management principles.
  • Hands-On Expertise: Proven experience in leading a sushi team and creating exceptional sushi and omakase dishes.
  • Brand Integration: Ability to integrate seamlessly into an established brand and contribute to its growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with restaurant staff to ensure smooth daily operations.
  • Leadership & Supervision: Oversee back-of-house managers, ensuring cleanliness, organization, and efficiency.
  • Staffing & Training: Assess staffing needs, lead hiring processes, provide training, manage scheduling, and conduct performance evaluations.
  • Administrative Management: Handle inventory, ordering, and purchasing to maintain optimal stock levels.
  • Performance Standards: Establish and uphold high performance standards for the kitchen team.
  • Operational Efficiency: Collaborate with executive management and ownership to optimize restaurant operations.
  • Guest Satisfaction: Ensure exceptional guest experiences by delivering consistent, high-quality dishes.
  • Quality Control: Monitor food quality and freshness, adhering to standard recipes.
  • Menu Development: Contribute to menu planning and creation of daily specials.
  • Hands-On Operations: Assist in day-to-day kitchen tasks, ensuring smooth and efficient service.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Comprehensive Health, Vision, and Dental benefits package

If you are ready to embark on an exciting culinary journey and contribute to a top-tier dining experience, we invite you to apply!

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

 

JOB ID: 137336

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At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Steven Fusaro

Senior Recruiting Partner

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Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person’s age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Steven Fusaro

Senior Recruiting Partner