Chef de Parties wanted in Japan this Winter Season

Chef de Parties wanted in Japan this Winter Season 2019/20

Take your passion for food global working as a Chef de Parties in the Kumo Restaurant Kitchen in a stunning ski resort in Japan! Enjoy your days in the kitchen and spend your free time on the slopes, in an amazing environment that is unlike anywhere else! You will have the chance to soak up the innovative Japanese culture, brush up on your skills in the snow and have the winter of a lifetime. The Chef de Parties will provide excellent hospitality service by preparing and cooking food to the highest of standards for Kumo Restaurant Guests.

About the position:

  • Company: Kumo Cafe
  • Function: Chef de Partie
  • Location: Japan

What’s included?:

  • Accommodation: Yes, subsidised
  • Salary: Competitive hourly salary

Job Description

Hands on food preparation and cooking at a workstation.

Together with the team cooking an ‘a la carte’ menu for 200 covers.

Maintaining communication with Chef on food orders.

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 Chef de Partie

Understands how a successful 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

18 November 2019 to 12 April or 30 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.


Lift Passes

Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.

Most companies will give their staff access to shared Grand Hirafu passes; these are usually kept at work so it may stop you getting first lifts on powder days. Shared passes also cannot be upgraded to All Mountain passes (unless everyone sharing the pass agrees to it). Working for Kumo means your pass can live in your riding jacket and gives you the opportunity to pay the difference to upgrade to an All Mountain pass.

For those of you who do not require a lift pass you will be offered instead a payment of ¥20,000.

Free Meal

Free meal and coffee provided while on shift


Each of our accommodations 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 our website for more details on what we 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 we would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).