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Winter Season - Senior Chef de Partie

Senior Chef de Partie will provide excellent hospitality service by leading shifts to prepare and cook food to the highest of standards for Kumo Restaurant Guests.

Start Date: 18 November 2024

Job Description

  • Overseeing of the food preparation and cooking at all workstations in Kumo Restaurant or our FoodWork central kitchen, throughout each rostered shift.
  • Leading and directing Chef de Partie staff on shift.
  • Maintaining communication with other Chefs on food orders.
  • Preparing dishes according to our concept.
  • Maintaining a sanitary and neatly arranged workstation.
  • Assisting with special orders and requests from Guests.
  • Creating ‘specials’ with the Head Chef.
  • Communicating with the service team regarding orders and issues.
  • Maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness.
  • Assisting with ordering and stocktaking.
  • Occasional washing up and other general kitchen tasks.


  • Over 3 years experience working as a Chef de Partie.
  • Experience in a leadership role.
  • Passionate about hospitality service.
  • Understands how a successful kitchen operates.
  • Professional attitude with courteous and friendly manner.
  • Punctual and reliable individual.
  • Excellent communication skills and a cohesive team player.
  • Intermediate level English or Japanese.
  • High level of attention to detail.

Job Particulars

Pay Rate

  • ¥2,000 - ¥2,150 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

  • 18 Nov 2024 - 31 Mar OR 7 Apr 2025.
  • 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 ¥45,000.

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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