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If you're passionate about Japanese food & culture, fun loving and thrive to produce amazing Japanese dishes then this is the role for you!

Job title: Chef

Work Location: Manchester

Division/Department: Kitchen 

Rate of Pay: £8.25 PLUS Tronc (£9.00 after probation)

Reporting To: Head Chef

Job Purpose: Assist the head chef in the preparation of meals and be efficient and effective in washing pots and plates during service while at the same time assisting with the plating of meals to an exceptionally high standard.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Responsibilities:

Customer Service

  • To delight our customers with friendly, helpful service.
  • Always look for ways to satisfy our customer and try to exceed their expectations
  • To assist customers while they are in our sites with any questions or queries they may have
  • To Follow & promote the 6 Shoryu Service Steps

Food/Drink Preparation & Service

  • To prepare/garnish food & Drinks for our customers
  • To follow all food safety training & ensure safe food
  • To advise our customers about our food & drink products
  • To serve food & drinks to our customers


  • All our colleagues are required to help keep our sites clean & hygienic
  • Clearing and cleaning of work surfaces, tables and preparation areas
  • Using authorised chemicals to clean all our equipment along with work surfaces and backstage areas
  • To remove refuse & dispose of it when necessary


  • Refill relevant products or condiments
  • Check & rotate date codes to ensure we provide our customers with quality products
  • Complete stocktaking activities on a periodic basis
  • Manual Handling - lifting, bending, stretching and carrying

Stock Room & Warehouse Duties

  • Organise and rotate products within the store room
  • Collect stock from the store room
  • Transport stock to the kitchen or restaurant floor or other work area

Administration & Computer Work

  • Check & complete department paperwork on a daily/weekly basis
  • Ensure legal checks are completed accurately and on time
  • Complete stock taking paperwork on a periodic basis
  • To clock in and out for shifts in line with company policy
  • To check online payment system weekly for updates or queries

Any Other Duties

  • This job description is not exhaustive
  • You may be required to carry out other safe and reasonable requests from your Manager or Supervisor.
  • We will provide training commensurate with the tasks you are asked to complete

Skills Requested:

Essential Requirement

  • Previous experience in a similar role in a fast paced environment
  • Passionate about delivering excellent customer service
  • Relevant experience in a retail and food environment

High Desirable

  • Knowledge in Food Hygiene and Health & Safety and ensuring the compliance of safety standards.
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Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Shoryu Manchester

Men Media
M1 1RG Manchester Directions angela.abalos@japancentre.com 0203 405 6281

Employee Benefits

Join us and you get all these amazing benefits!

  • 20% employee discount

    Employees get 20% off across all our sites including Shoryu, Sakagura, Japan Centre, and Ichiba

  • Free Lunch Meal

    Tasty rice and noodle dishes. Yum!

  • Perkbox

    Employees get discount from big brand retailers.

  • Auto-enrollment pensions scheme

    3% contribution from Now Pensions


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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