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Kitchen Assistant

Role: Kitchen Assistant

Location: Shoryu Ramen, Manchester

Contract: Full Time or Part Time, Permanent

Rate of Pay: £8.25 per hour plus TRONC

Working Hours: Shifts are between 8AM - 11:30PM, Must be Fully Flexible!

Department: Back of House, Kitchen

Reporting to: Head Chef

Company Benefits:

  • Free lunch scheme
  • Perkbox
  • 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

Company Profile:

From the team behind Japan Centre, Shoryu Ramen launched in November 2012 and has been recommended in the Michelin Guide 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Shoryu Ramen specialises in Hakata tonkotsu ramen from the Hakata district of Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Hakata tonkotsu ramen is a style of ramen made with a thick, rich, white pork soup and thin, straight ramen noodles. Our Hakata tonkotsu ramen recipe has been specially created by our Executive Chef Kanji Furukawa who was born and raised in Hakata, to provide the UK with highly crafted, genuine tonkotsu rarely found outside Japan. Shoryu's owner Tak Tokumine is also a native of Fukuoka city and along with Kanji is dedicated to championing his hometown’s local speciality.

Job Purpose:We are looking for Kitchen Assistants who will be assisting the Head Chef and Sous Chef on all basic food preparation.

Key Responsibilities:

As Kitchen Assistant, you will be part of a busy food production kitchen, your role is essential in preparing the key components of all dishes such as our Tonkotsu Ramen, gyozas, hirata buns an so much more. You will work alongside the Head Chef in producing not only great tasting soups and sauces, but also fish & chicken base dishes. Your role will include cutting, frying, steaming, boiling and washing-up whilst you are expected to practice good personal hygiene and follow proper food handling procedure.

Your duties will include:

  • Maintaining kitchen cleanliness
  • Assisting the Chef in food preparation
  • Assisting in checking and monitoring of kitchen equipment and food storage
  • Other duties associated with this role and requested by line managers.

Skills Requested:

Essential Requirement

  • Must have working experience in kitchen environment
  • A candidate must have good English language skills and eligible to work in the UK
  • Displays initiative and can easily adapt in a fast pace work environment
  • Fully flexible


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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