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Company: Zuma

Celebrating 20 years since first opening its doors in London, Zuma is sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. Co-founded by Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney in 2002, Zuma has 15 venues globally and 9 seasonal locations.

Featuring modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional. The menu showcases a variety of dishes from its three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill.

Zuma, award-winning contemporary Japanese restaurant from creator and co-founder Rainer Becker, opened its doors in early 2017 for the first time in Las Vegas at the cosmopolitan. Enjoy expertly crafted sushi & izakaya style of informal dining on the west coast.

JOB SUMMARY:

Sushi Cook is responsible for preparing high-quality sushi and sashimi dishes to meet the standards of excellence expected by our guests. You will collaborate closely with the kitchen team to uphold Zuma’s standards of excellence and deliver an exceptional dining experience to our guests.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Prepare sushi and sashimi dishes according to established recipes and plating standards
  • Handle and portion seafood, including slicing, filleting, and cutting fish for sushi and sashimi
  • Ensure the freshness, quality, and proper storage of all seafood and ingredients used in sushi preparation
  • Follow recipes and plating guidelines to ensure consistency and accuracy in sushi preparation
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the sushi station, including equipment, tools, and work surfaces
  • Follow all food safety and sanitation protocols, including proper handling and storage of ingredients
  • Ensure all the products and prepared items are properly labeled, dated, initialed, covered, and rotated following FIFO (first in, first out)
  • Collaborate with other kitchen staff to ensure smooth and efficient operations during service
  • Follow opening and closing procedures as instructed by kitchen management
  • Uphold Zuma’s commitment to quality, excellence, and guest satisfaction in every aspect of food preparation
  • Operate ethically to protect the image of the company
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested

JOB KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Previous experience as a Sushi Cook or Sushi Chef in a high-volume restaurant environment or sushi bar
  • Proficiency in sushi preparation techniques, including knife skills, seafood handling, and sushi rolling
  • Knowledge of different types of fish, seafood, and sushi ingredients, as well as sushi terminology and presentation styles
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in a fast-paced kitchen environment
  • Excellent knife skills and culinary techniques
  • Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards of food quality and presentation
  • Culinary degree or relevant culinary training is a plus
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to perform the essential job functions consistent safely and successfully with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs; Ability to stand for prolong periods of time and climb steps regularly
  • Ability to physically maneuver through work areas; bend, lift, carry, reach/extend arms, and hands above shoulder height frequently, or otherwise move in a constantly changing environment

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Free family meal daily
  • 50% off dining discounts at Zuma
  • Referral bonus program
  • The opportunity to work on a team with global hospitality/culinary experience

Zuma is an equal opportunity employer.

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