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Executive Sous Chef
Nami Nori
33 Carmine Street, New York, NY
Nami Nori hiring Executive Sous Chef in New York, NY

Nami Nori hiring Executive Sous Chef in New York, NY

Nami NoriMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jul 29, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Nami Nori is a casual yet elegant temaki bar offering guests a unique sushi dining experience in New York City. Coming from the rarified Japanese restaurants in which they trained, partners Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee and Lisa Limb envisioned Nami Nori to be a more inclusive place that balances accessibility with a dedication to quality and creativity with a respect for traditional techniques.  

Nami Nori is committed to creating great experiences for both guests and employees alike.  We have plans for expansion and are looking for dynamic employees to help our company grow!

Responsible for managing and organizing the activities of the Sous Chef, the Back of House (BOH) team and the Temaki Chefs to maintain the highest standards of food quality, cost control and consistency. 

  • Promote, work and act in a manner consistent with the mission, vision and values of the company 
  • Oversee the Sous Chef 
  • Supervise the training, managing, coaching, counseling and performance evaluation of the BOH team and Temaki Chefs done by the Sous Chef
  • Work with Chef Owner and DoHR on recruiting and hiring BOH staff and Temaki Chefs
  • Manage labor and food cost daily; Maintain awareness of budgetary goals and investigate  causes in budgetary misses  
  • Oversee methods of preparation, portion sizes and timeliness of food preparation; control food and usage to minimize waste 
  • Ensure that all items are prepared properly and timely for service daily  
  • Complete weekly product orders, ensure proper product amounts are maintained to limit  waste/spoilage
  • Inspect delivery of food to ensure product is of the highest level of quality; Does not receive sub par product 
  • Prepare the BOH, Temaki Chef and Sous Chef weekly schedule 
  • Conduct line checks multiple times per shift to ensure DOH compliance; Address all DOH violations immediately; Ensure that the kitchen is adequately stocked, organized and labeled per Department of Health standards  
  • Promote and practice safe work habits through trainings, education and day-to-day  management; Identify potential safety hazards; Follow the proper reporting procedure, conduct initial investigation and determinate the root cause of safety incidents in the interest of maintaining a safe work environment  
  • Assist the Chef Owner with costing all recipes regularly to ensure consistent profitability is achieved 
  • Participate in training of Front of House staff as it pertains to menu and food knowledge  
  • Collaborate with the Chef Owner for menu development, holiday items, special events and  promotions   
  • Inspect supplies, equipment and work areas as well as observe workers and work procedures to ensure compliance to established standards
  • Maintain kitchen equipment; schedule repairs and additional maintenance as needed 
  • Able to execute Temaki Chef duties and responsibilities as needed
  • Strong culinary skills which include:
    • Advanced palate
    • Strong spatial reasoning
    • Solid sense of timing
    • Speed and efficiency 
    • Finely tuned sensory skills
    • Expert knife skills 
  • Experience costing recipes and recipe input 
  • Strong understanding of menu performance to drive profitability
  • Extensive knowledge of culinary techniques, procedures and equipment
  • Expert knowledge of DOH Guidelines
  • Highly motivated leader who leads with empathy and inspires their team to achieve a high level of performance:
    • Able to seamlessly work with different personalities and temperaments
  • High attention to detail and maintains high standards for quality, cleanliness, presentation, food safety and efficiency
  • Exceptional skill with streamlining processes and procedures from a macro and micro level
  • Self-starter who takes complete ownership of their work performance 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines 
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Ability to solve problems independently and delegate as needed 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically excel
  • 3+ years of culinary experience required, as a Sous Chef or higher within a similar caliber concept

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

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