Sushi Chef

We have sushi chef openings at our East Hampton and Water Mill locations. To apply, send your resume to with ‘Sushi Chef’ in the subject line. You can also reach out to our recruitment team with any questions.

Job Title  Sushi Chef
Department BOH
Reports to Head Sushi Chef 
General Description: Responsible for preparing sushi and other dishes according to the exact specifications of the restaurant’s recipes and procedures, interacting with guests at the omakase bar, and complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards.
Type of position:



  Exempt       Non-exempt


  • Ensure the omakase prep stations are set up and properly stocked before and during service
  • Maintain appropriate portion control
  • Clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation; maintain a sanitary workstation throughout shift
  • Ensure proper storing temperatures according to DOH regulations 
  • Follow proper rotation procedures according to DOH regulations
  • Report necessary equipment repair and maintenance to Head Sushi Chef
  • Inform manager on duty immediately of any DOH or OSHA/workplace safety violations
  • Provide friendly, gracious, detail-oriented service to create a memorable dining experience 
  • Help guests to make selections from food and beverage menus, suggest courses and pairings, explain any off-menu dishes, answering all food preparation questions
  • Ensure that all food products are made to perfection per Kissaki’s recipes and standards, with careful attention to any special dietary restrictions or approved special requests
  • Collaborate with front of house management to effectively troubleshoot mistakes and problems 
  • Oversee breakdown and cleaning of station at the end of the shift
  • Update knowledge and skills by participating in staff training opportunities
  • Be a team player—support and assist your fellow team members whenever possible
  • Complete other duties as assigned by Head Sushi Chef

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 2+ years in a similar position 
  • EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or GED preferred. NY DOH Food Handlers Certificate