We are looking for an experienced Chef to join our Ichiba store in White City!

Location: London- White City 

£9.50/ hour, increasing to £10 after six months probationary review.

20-45 hours per week (including weekends).

Shifts will be scheduled on a rota basis between 10am- 10:00pm

Job purpose: 

Food preparation and service, 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;
  • Food service;
  • Serving a customers behind the counter in friendly and professional manner, quickly and efficiently;
  • Remembering multiple orders;
  • Always make sure customer paid fully for their meal;
  • Being a strong team player and friendly to your colleagues and management;
  • Timely communication on outstanding tasks; 
  • Being attentive to customer needs.
  • Being tidy, clean and hygienic, follow hygiene rules and regulations as per Company’s policies; 
  • Taking and following verbal and written instructions;
  • 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

At Japan Centre, we believe in investing in our people and making a difference. As a Chef, you are at the heart of our operation and we are looking for individuals who share our energy and passion and will contribute to our ongoing success.

Your role is to ensure that you deliver great standards so that our customers have the best experience possible when shopping/dining with us. We expect a lot from our colleagues, and you’ll get a lot back in return from us.

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


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


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Employee Benefits

Join us and you get all these amazing benefits!

  • We’re a fun place to work ~ !!

    Challenging targets - but rewarding benefits
    Fast paced
    Dynamic team

    We want you to be able to talk to our customers with confidence about our menu - that’s why large amounts of our dishes are available as colleague meals - So you can experience the delicious food for yourself and then wax lyrical to our guests.

    At JCG/Shoryu etc - we work hard - but we want you to be able to play hard too - We have some great social events & parties - we even give you a paid day off for your your birthday - so you can go out & enjoy with your family & friends

    Takoyaki Tuesday - Wings Wednesday - many of our best ideas come from our colleagues - You’ll always be listened to if you have ideas that you want to share with us…

  • 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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