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The Azuma Group is looking to hire an experienced Executive Chef that has skill in both a sushi and kitchen environment. We are seeking a person with the ambition to help lead The Azuma Group with poise and precision.
We are one of Houston's most unique restaurant groups, boasting 5 Japanese concepts in varying demographics across town, including Kata Robata, Soma Sushi, Azuma on the Lake, Azuma Kirby, and Azuma Rice Lofts. This position provides an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a job with a company that is committed to quality of product and a positive workplace environment.
-Must have a minimum of 5 years experience as an Executive Chef or Chef de Cuisine in a high end Japanese restaurant, whether traditional or modern.
-Must be a strong leader, capable of training a staff and clearly communicating the standards and expectations that we seek.
-Must be very skill wise in one or all of the following: Traditional Japanese, Modern Japanese, Japanese fusion.
-Advanced Knife skills are required.
-Must be strong in both sushi and kitchen.
-Artistic plating ability is a must, particularly with high grade of nigiri and sashimi that we utilize. Style is crucial for this position.
-Must be creative and able to produce unique daily features 7 days a week.
-Must be fluent in inventory practices utilizing basic office skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, etc. Computer literacy is a must.
-Food costing and inventory control required.
-Must be a team player, willing to work closely with management and ownership to make a great restaurant.
-Presentation of quality product in a high-volume environment is required, but most importantly, the correct person for this position loves to cook and has a real passion for the restaurant business.
The Azuma Group offers 5 concepts, from business casual to fine dining! We have been privelaged enough to have 5 nominees for StarChefs "Rising Stars", with 2 being awarded the prestigious title. Restaurants include SOMA Sushi, Kata Robata, Azuma Lake Pointe, Azuma Rice Lofts, and Azuma Village.