Experienced Cook & Baker Wanted in Japan for Winter 2019/20

Experienced Cook & Baker Wanted in Japan for Winter 2019/20

Winter Job
  • Location Japan
  • Accommodation Yes
  • Company FoodWork
  • Type of job Hospitality, Ski & Winter Resorts
  • Salary ¥1,250 - 1,350 per hour.

Dreaming of taking your culinary skills worldwide? Experience the winter of a lifetime working as a Cook & Baker in Japan with FoodWork. 

Cooks & Bakers will be responsible for preparing and cooking food to the highest of standards in FoodWork, the production kitchen for Kumo Restaurant.

Start Date: 11 November 2019

Job Description

  • Hands on food preparation and cooking at a workstation.
  • Preparing meals and prep supplies for Kumo Restaurant and Skye Cafe Deli
  • Preparing baked goods and pastries for the FoodWork Bakery
  • Maintaining communication with Chef
  • Prepare dishes according to our concept
  • Creating ‘specials’ with Chef
  • Maintaining a sanitary and neatly arranged workstation
  • Maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness


  • Passionate about hospitality service.
  • Experience working as a cook or baker.
  • Understands how a successfully kitchen operates.
  • Professional attitude with courteous and friendly manner.
  • Punctual individual.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Fluent English or Japanese
  • Shows high levels of attention to detail.

Employment Period

  • 11 November 2019 to 31 March or 12 April 2020, with the potential to extend, availability of work dependent.

Working Hours

  • Around 40 hours per week.
  • Roster will be made based on hotel occupancy, and we may ask you to work more or less hours and days.

Pay Rate

  • ¥1,250 - 1,350 per hour.
  • 25% overtime rate
  • 25% late night work rate for work between 10pm and 5am.


Free Meal

  • Free meal and coffee provided while on shift


  • Accommodation is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.

Bi-monthly Pay

  • Receive your pay every 2 weeks.
  • Most local employers pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Cost Price & Discounts on HTM's services

  • Please see HTM's website for more details on what they book, but this could include things like snowmobiling, back country tours, transfers and car rental.
  • Discounts available on bookings made by staff at HTM managed properties and SkyExpress Transfers. Have your friends and family experience Niseko at a discount price!

Potential Sponsorship in the Future

  • For the best performing seasonal staff, Kumo will want you back and would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).

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