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Kitchen Assistant


Job title: Kitchen Assistant

Salary: £9.50 per hours (£10.00 after probation)

Contract: Full time, 45 hours a week, permanent

Work Location: Central London

Division/Department: Kitchen, Back of House

Reports to: Site Manager

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

Company Profile:

Japan Centre began life in 1976 with a suitcase full of Japanese books and an idea to cater for the community of Japanese people living in London. Japan Centre has since grown to become one of the largest and most influential Japanese retailers in London, adding a supermarket, bakery, deli, restaurants, home ware department and online services to its repertoire.

Job Purpose: We are looking for a Kitchen Assistant who will be assisting Chefs and in food preparations.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Kitchen Assistant you will prep, assemble the food and preparing the food pack ready for customers.

You will also assisting and support the team in packing and stocking fresh food products and

general cleaning.

Are you someone who loves people and is passionate about delicious food and Japanese Culture?

Are you friendly and outgoing?

Are you someone who is looking for a career progression within an expanding company?

If you think this is the role for you, apply now with your CV!

High Desirable

- Interest in Japanese Culture and Food is advantageous.

- Full training will be given on duty.

Education / Skills or Work Experience Requirements:

· A minimum of 1 year training in fish and meat cutting

· Experience in cutting fish needed ,cutting sashimi.

· Strength will be key, with the ability to lift heavy weights

· The ability to solve practical problems and effectively communicate with others

· A keen interest / knowledge of Japanese cuisine and other Japanese products

Desirable skills:

· English speaker with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate in spoken English

· Japanese language skills would be beneficial


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

Japan Centre Store

35b Panton St
SW1Y 4EA 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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