Part Time Kitchen/ Counter Assistant

We are looking for an experienced Kitchen/ Counter Assistant for our Japan Centre in Leicester square!

Location: London - Leicester Square 

£9.00/ hour, 

Part-time minimum 20 hours a week. 

This job involves working early mornings, late nights and weekends. Shifts will be scheduled between 6am and 10pm on a rota basis.

Job purpose: 

Food preparation and dealing directly with customers greeting and offering a great customer service, suggesting and upselling our products.  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 for customers and for staff;
  • Providing excellent customer service;
  • Serving customers behind the counter in friendly and professional manner, quickly and efficiently;
  • Being attentive to customer needs.
  • Remembering multiple orders;
  • Handling cash and always make sure customer paid fully for their meal;
  • Complete stock taking paperwork on a periodic basis
  • Minimise wastage of the food and products;
  • Check & complete department paperwork on a daily/weekly basis
  • Responsible for checking and recording of the food safety management system;
  • Ensure legal checks are completed accurately and on time
  • To clock in and out for shifts in line with company policy
  • To check online payment system weekly for updates or queries
  • 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; 
  • 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 1 year experience in the hospitality sector
  • Have proven kitchen/counter experience in the fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a busy environment.
  • Passion for working in the kitchen/counter 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
  • Knowledge in Food Hygiene and Health & Safety and ensuring the compliance of safety standards.

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 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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