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Winter Season - Chef de Partie

Chef de Partie will provide excellent hospitality service by preparing dishes to the highest of standards for Kumo Restaurant Guests.

Start Date: 22 November, 2023

Job Description

  • Hands on food preparation and cooking at a workstation for breakfast/lunch, dinner service or at our FoodWork central kitchen.
  • Maintaining communication with other Chefs on food orders.
  • Maintaining a sanitary and neatly arranged workstation.
  • Assisting with special orders and requests from Guests.
  • Communicating with the service team regarding orders and issues.
  • Maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Occasional washing up and other general kitchen tasks.


  • Passionate about hospitality service.
  • Experience working as a Chef de Partie.
  • Understands how a successful kitchen operates.
  • Professional attitude with courteous and friendly manner.
  • Punctual and reliable individual.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Intermediate level English or Japanese.
  • High level of attention to detail.

Job Particulars

Pay Rate

  • ¥1,600 - ¥1,700 per hour.
  • 25% overtime allowance for hours worked above prescribed working hours for the month.
  • 25% late night allowance for work between 10pm and 5am.

Employment Period

  • 22 Nov, 2023 - 24 Mar OR 7 Apr, 2024.
  • Fully paid training at the start of the season.


  • Generally 5 days per week, around 40 hours per week.
  • Hours will vary through the season depending on business levels with less hours at the start and end of the season (more riding time!) and occasional overtime work during peak periods

Job Benefits

Free Meals

  • Free meal and coffee provided while on shift.

Lift Passes

  • Your own Free Grand Hirafu season pass with an option of upgrading to All Mountain at an additional cost.
  • If you do not need a pass, you will be offered a bonus payment of ¥20,000.

Subsidised Accommodation and Staff Shuttle

  • Subsidised staff accommodation available in Hirafu starting from ¥5,000 per month quad share, ¥15,000 twin share (or double for couples) with all utilities and WiFi included.
  • Free Staff shuttle available to Kutchan Town for shopping.

Free Ski & Snowboard Lessons

  • Great for first-timers and beginners - free ski/snowboard group lessons with GoSnow (dependent on availability.)

Discounts on HTM's services

  • Discounts on stays, restaurants, rentals, massages and more with HTM operated businesses.

Future opportunities in Niseko with the company

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, we will want you back and can potentially sponsor a working visa for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria). Full-time career options are also available.

Ready for a season of a lifetime? Submit your application now using the form below:

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