Full Time Fish and Meat Assistant

We are looking for an experienced Fish and Meat Assistant for our Japan Centre in Leicester square!

Location : Central London - Leicester Square 

£10/ hour

Full- time 45 hours a week

This role involves working early mornings, late nights and weekends.

Shifts will be scheduled on a rota basis between 6am - 8:30pm.

Job purpose:   We are looking for Fish and Meat Assistants who will be preparing fish and meat products for our customers in traditional Japanese styles. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Cut, slice and prepare meat and fish in traditional Japanese styles.
  • Assemble the food and prepare the food packs ready for customers.
  • Assist and support the team in packing and stocking fresh food products and general cleaning.
  • Serving customers in friendly and professional manner, quickly and efficiently;
  • Fulfil any other reasonable duties requested by line managers. Full training will be given on duty.
  • Be tidy, clean and hygienic at all times, follow hygiene rules and regulations as per Company’s policies;
  • Timely communication on outstanding tasks; 
  • Having a positive attitude 
  • Being a strong team player and friendly to your colleagues and management.
  • We will provide training commensurate with the tasks you are asked to complete.
  • This role requires you to stand for your whole shift (excluding breaks)
  • Lifting, bending, carrying and stretching on a regular basis

Essential skills:

  • Excellent knife skills.
  • Have proven kitchen experience in the fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Passion for working in the kitchen and delivering excellent food quality.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Excellent communication with colleagues of all levels.
  • Great customer service skills.
  • An understanding of Food Safety standards.
  • Ability to multitask with a "hands on" approach to work.

Desirable/ beneficial skills:

  • Experience of cutting and preparing meat and fish in traditional Japanese styles - Sushi/ sashimi
  • Experience within a Japanese restaurant/ production is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Japanese food and culture
  • Understanding of spoken/written Japanese language.

A two hour trial shift will be required before employment is considered.


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Japan Centre Store

35b Panton St
SW1Y 4EA London Directions people@japancentre.com 0203 405 6281 View page

Employee Benefits

Join us and you get all these amazing benefits!

  • Employee discount across Shoryu Ramen, Heddon Yokocho, Ichiba and Japan Centre

  • Free staff meal on duty for restaurant colleagues

  • Auto-enrollment pensions scheme

    3% contribution from Now Pensions

  • Perkbox

    Employees get discount from big brand retailers, and enter weekly competitions!

  • Enjoy Benefits

    Salary Sacrifice benefits. E.g. Save money on gym membership, nursery fees, Cycle to work scheme and more!


I am excited to welcome you to the Japan Centre family and share with you my passion for Japanese foods, traditions and heritage from my hometown Fukuoka. 

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