Part Time Kitchen Assistant/ Chef

Do you have experience working in a busy kitchen? Join the Japan Centre Group family as a Kitchen Assistant/Chef.

Location: London - Kentish Town 

£9/ hour, Part-time, minimum 20 hours a week.

This job role involves working late nights up until midnight and weekends.

Job purpose: Food preparation and help with all aspects of the kitchen operation. The role involves extensive food preparation such as ingredients preps, assembling dishes, helping with deliveries, ensuring enough stock, and keeping all working areas organised and clean. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Food preparation and cooking;
  • Making sure that kitchen is clean and tidy at all times;
  • Being a strong team player and friendly to your colleagues and management;
  • Timely communication on outstanding tasks; 
  • Being tidy, clean and hygienic, follow hygiene rules and regulations as per Company’s policies; 
  • Working under food safety standards to deliver great quality dishes;
  • Minimise wastage of the food and products;
  • Other tasks that might be associated with your role.
  • This role requires you to stand for your whole shift (excluding breaks)
  • Lifting, bending, carrying and stretching on a regular basis

Essential 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.
  • An understanding of Food Safety standards.
  • Ability to multitask with a "hands on" approach to work.

Desirable/ beneficial skills:

  • 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.


excellent meals on duty, paid holidays, annual review increase, discount across all Japan Centre stores and restaurants.

Full training and development program.


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

Shoryu Dark Kitchen Kentish Town

Regis Road
NW5 London Directions

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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