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Kitchen Porter
Kaiseki Room by Yamada
145 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States
Kaiseki Room by Yamada hiring Kitchen Porter in New York, NY

Kaiseki Room by Yamada hiring Kitchen Porter in New York, NY

Kaiseki Room by YamadaMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Sep 11, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details
We are looking for hardworking and detail-oriented Kitchen Porters to join our new restaurant, Kaiseki Room by Yamada, in Midtown NYC to prepare delicious and intricately composed Japanese dishes for our guests.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience cleaning and organizing all kitchen and dining room dishware, cookware, glassware, utensils...etc.  You should have extreme attention to detail and be available to work during our opening hours.  

Kaiseki Room by Yamada is a new restaurant opening in a modest 600-square- foot Midtown space at 145 West 53rd Street, near 6 ½ Avenue, Yamada will focus on a more wholly Japanese menu with some high-end touches. His dedication to Japan’s highest form of culinary art is to be featured in an 11-course, hyper-seasonal kaiseki omakase that he expects to price around $300.


  • Able to lift 30+ pounds
  • Maintain a friendly, helpful, and positive attitude at all times
  • Polished personal presentation; Grooming meets Company standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • Communicates information effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays, and variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • Ability to walk, stand, and/or bend continuously and for extended periods as required to perform essential job functions
  • Ability to perform essential job functions under pressure, maintains professionalism when working under stress
  • Adherence to company, state, and county sanitation standards
  • Strict adherence to posted schedule and clock in/out at times
  • Unpack, stock, & organize all items in and around the restaurant to maintain the highest level of cleanliness possible
  • Perform all other related and compatible duties as assigned by the Management Team
  • Adhere to all HR policies and procedures

We're a growing company with a lot of job opportunities and now is the right time to join us!

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The Group is a collection of restaurants based in New York City, embodying passion, integrity, and excellence. The Group provides an authentic dining experience by celebrating tradition and invoking the modern.

Inspired by contemporary tendencies and a passion for timeless traditions, The Group restaurants are unifying the neighborhood character with authentic cuisine and lively local culture.

We strive to build long-term relationships within the community creating a sense of intimacy amidst the pace of the city.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, […], family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We encourage applicants of all ages.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Cleaning and Sanitizing


Attention to Detail

Food Safety Knowledge

Team Player

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Kaiseki Room immerses guests in a fully sensory dining experience - from the design of the intimate room, to the gracious style of service, and the thoughtful progression of the visually mesmerizing, meticulously prepared tasting menu, inspired by the traditional zen tea ceremony.

Yamada quote:
“While people may be familiar with the concept of kaiseki cuisine, I feel there is an even greater opportunity to illustrate the essential meaning and true spirit of kaiseki, which I aim to do for the guests at Kaiseki Room.”

The design of Kaiseki Room is inspired by the calm, thoughtful nature of the zen Japanese tea ceremony. Upon entering, guests are immediately transported to another place, far from the bustle of the busy midtown neighborhood. Undulating carved woods hug the edges of the room, at once gently sloping and soaring, making guests feel protected and welcomed in this highly unique space.

Chef Yamada calls on his many years of experience preparing traditional kaiseki cuisine to constantly reinvent his seasonal dishes with contemporary preparations, presentations and techniques, ensuring that guests always have a most unique experience. His signature dishes - donabe rice and hassun - constantly undergo exciting evolution as he seeks to source and showcase the finest ingredients at the peak of their freshness. He derives joy from always presenting something new to his guests, who frequently return to try his latest creations.

While the Japanese zen tea ceremony inspires a certain tone of reverence and seriousness, Chef Yamada’s style of presentation and service is good-natured, friendly and approachable. Guests feel engaged in the meal, which melds tradition and modern day. The experience is inviting and hospitable, never austere.