We have Kitchen Porter openings at our East Hampton and Water Mill locations. To apply, send your resume to recruiting@explorekissaki.com with ‘Kitchen Porter’ in the subject line. You can also reach out to our recruitment team with any questions.

Job Title  Kitchen Porter
Department BOH
Reports to Head Sushi Chef & Sous Chef
General Description: Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the BOH and FOH areas.  Clean all pots, pans, utensils and small cooking equipment as required during restaurant operation. Deep clean large cooking equipment and refrigeration boxes. Maintain cleanliness of guest restrooms.  Maintain cleanliness of other FOH and BOH areas as needed.
Type of position:



  Exempt       Non-exempt


  • Load and unload the dish-washing machine according to proper guidelines throughout shift
  • · Ensure that pots, pans, silverware, plates, & glassware are loaded correctly for an efficient service
  • · Take out the trash and make sure they are inside the dumpsters
  • · Sweep floors, mop, and make sure the dish washing area and bathrooms are organized, neat and sanitized
  • · Responsible for cleaning and maintain all front and back of the house areas

Essential Functions:

  • The ability to proficiently speak, understand, read and write in English
  • The ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal direction
  • The ability to understand basic math
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • The ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • The ability to bend, stoop, stand and perform extensive walking for 8 to 10 hours a day
  • The ability to adapt to a fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • The ability to approach their work with a sense of ownership and work with a sense of urgency
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, and a variable schedule, per the needs of the business
  • The ability to perform essential job functions under pressure and maintain professionalism when under stress
  • The ability to consistently meet Kissaki’s hygiene and grooming standards, as outlined by Employee Handbook
  • The ability to adhere to posted schedule and clock in/out at times

The ability to adhere to all HR policies and guidelines

  • WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS  >1 years in a similar position 
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or GED preferred. NY DOH Food Handlers Certificate