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Sushi Cook
Chicago, IL
Itoko hiring Sushi Cook in Chicago, IL

Itoko hiring Sushi Cook in Chicago, IL

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Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Apr 2, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details

Boka Restaurant Group and ‘Jean Banchet Award of Culinary Excellence’ winner, Chef Gene Kato, are excited to announce their newest concept, ITOKO! ITOKO will be opening soon in Southport Corridor and is currently seeking Sushi Cooks to join their team! 


BENEFITS & PERKS: Health, Dental, and Voluntary Benefits Package (available after 90 days), employer-sponsored mental health and resource program, paid sick leave, 401(k) program, career mentorship and growth potential, and dining incentives across our 20+ establishments!   


ABOUT BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP: Boka Restaurant Group is a James Beard Award-winning group, anchored by partnerships with some of American’s greatest chefs. With a firm belief that genuine hospitality makes the world a more human place, we strive beyond convention to believe in and support each other, care for our communities, and work together to build the world we want to live in. View our restaurants here: 
ABOUT ITOKO: ITOKO is a sushi and robata house located in Chicago’s historic Southport Lanes building. The menu features Kato’s high level of ingredients and technique, but brings a relaxed environment curated for the Southport neighborhood.   



  • Cook and prepare sushi items while maintaining all safety and sanitation standards
  • Responsible for properly prepping for, stocking, and maintaining the sushi station.
  • Responsible for the quality and pars of prepared fish
  • Stores, labels and dates all fish products according to policy.
  • Maintains consistency in fish portioning.
  • Displays knife, fileting, cooking and prepping skills.
  • Displays professional guest service and interaction at the sushi bar.
  • Safely operate & maintain all kitchen equipment.
  • Communicates equipment needs/maintenance requests to management.
  • Assists in properly storing ingredients and deliveries according to sanitation guidelines. 
  • Uphold all standards of quality in food production for prep and service by following standardized recipes.
  • Ensures proper sanitation standards are upheld by maintaining a clean and organized workstation, following proper FIFO procedures, & maintaining good personal hygiene.



  • 1 year prior experience in the same role 
  • Ability to work nights and weekends  
  • Polished, professional, warm, and hospitable   


This is an ideal position for someone who is dedicated to providing great service and is seeking to become a member of a hard-working and fun team! 



  • Ability to lift 10- 30lbs if necessary. 
  • Safely and effectively use all necessary tools and equipment. 
  • Stand and walk for the entirety of an eight-hour shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant. 


If you feel you meet the requirements, are a team player, experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your craft, we want to hear from you!  Please reply with a copy of your resume AND a cover letter detailing why you'd be a great addition to our team! 

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Fish Butchery

Advanced Knife Skills

Sushi Making

Food Safety Knowledge

Cleaning / Sanitation

Sushi Knowledge

Plating and Presentation

Slicing Fish

Attention to Detail



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