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Minimum USD hourly rate: 17.00
Maximum USD hourly rate: 25.00

Industry: Food / Beverage

Company: Tender Mercy

Come work with Dayton’s premier independent hospitality group!

SUSHI HELPER / APPRENTICE to eventually become a 2nd Chef for an elevated sushi dining concept in Downtown Dayton, OH.

Concept is Traditional / Modern Omakase, and extensive training will be provided as needed. Culinary / Sushi / fish and seafood knowledge and experience is a plus. Otherwise steady and nimble hands, willingness to learn, and ability to follow instructions/recipes is highly preferred.

Starting pay range $17-25/hr full-time, based on experience and capability. Salary compensation available to qualifying applicants.


  • Prep for service
  • Set up the sushi-bar with cooking utensils and equipment.
  • Study each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients
  • Prepare food in a timely manner
  • Ensure appealing plate presentation
  • Slightly modify recipes to meet guest’s needs.
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area
  • Service guests at the chef’s counter
  • Break down station and follow closing procedures.


  • Serve Safe certificate or will have (not required but preferred)
  • Passion for awesome food and hospitality
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Good knife skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to maintain clean work space
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to pronounce Korean and Japanese words correctly
  • General enthusiasm for the business
  • Demonstrate respect for individuals and appreciation of diversity
  • Work well under pressure, upholding high personal standards of conduct and professionalism
  • Able to multitask with a smile in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms, legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

For serious applicants, please send a video recording of a 1 minute introduction, chiffonade, julienne, large/medium/small dice, brunoise, and anything else you think will support your application.

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