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Kitchen Porter


Job Role: Kitchen Porter

Salary: £8.25 per hour + tronc

Location: Central London

Contract: 30-40 hours a week, permanent

Working hours: Shifts are between 10AM - Midnight, must be fully flexible - able to work late shifts and weekends. 

Company Benefits:

  • Free lunch scheme
  • Perkbox access after successful probation period completion
  • Auto-Enrolment Pension scheme provided by Now Pensions
  • 20% staff discount in Japan Centre, Online, Shoryu Ramen, Sakagura and Ichiba stores part of the Japan Centre Group
  • Annual leave of 20 days after completion of probation period
  • Additional day of annual leave for each calendar year worked after completion of probation

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Role: Reporting to the Kitchen Management, you will be helping with anything behind the scenes in the restaurant. Although not directly in the public eye, you will be a part of the ‘back of house team’ and you are vital to our operation and make the operation flow smoothly. Differing levels of skill are required and full training will be given for these roles.

You will be responsible for:

  • You will be based in the kitchens of our restaurant; operating dishwashers and ensuring that all cutlery, crockery are cleaned and ready for use by our staff and customers.
  • You will collect stock from the chillers and back rooms ensuring that the catering teams have all they need to operate effectively
  • This role may also involve rubbish removal.
  • You must be able and willing to work as part of a team and ready to follow instructions.
  • You must also be ready to work in a busy environment.
  • This is a demanding role
  • Unloading stock deliveries from delivery vehicles.
  • Unloading food and liquor deliveries as required and distribute as directed
  • Storing food, liquor and disposables in a safe, secure manner once unloaded.
  • Distributing kitchen and other catering related equipment around the restaurant as requested.
  • Cleaning and tiding up at the end of the day.
  • Co-operating with the Front of House staff and assist them where possible to provide great customer service.
  • Carrying out any other reasonable tasks asked of you from within your team.

Education and/or Work Experience:

No specific qualifications or experience are required, however there are key expectations for this role

  • Arrive at work on time and in the correct uniform.
  • Take instructions from the Management team.
  • Have a confident and outgoing personality with a sense of humour
  • Be flexible, hard working and someone who enjoys a challenge.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Operate in an honest, helpful and friendly manner towards colleagues and guests
  • Always work in a clean and tidy manner, leaving work areas clean and tidy at the end of the day.
  • Adhere to all relevant Heath and Safety regulations at all times.

Desirable skills:

  • A proven great can do attitude
  • An energetic approach to daily routines
  • An organised and polite way of working is essential


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

5 Kingly St
W1B 5PF London Directions angela.abalos@japancentre.com 0203 405 6281

Shoryu Denman Street

W1D 7HA London Directions angela.abalos@japancentre.com 0203 405 6281

Shoyu Liverpoool Street

33 Broadgate Cir
EC2M 2BN London 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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