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Chef Assistant J-Sei

  • Date Posted January 30, 2023
  • Location Emeryville, CA
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description J-Sei is a multi-generational and multi-cultural organization with its roots in Nikkei values and culture. We are proud of our history of providing care and assistance to older adults, senior assisted living, and have expanded our services and programs to include families and younger generations. Our commitment to serving seniors is unwavering, but we are broadening our impact by serving our multi-generational and multi-ethnic community. Job description J-Sei seeks a prep cook to assist with the preparation of Japanese lunches for our fast-growing senior congregate and home-delivered meal program.  Duties include assisting the chef with the preparation of ingredients and helping to maintain a clean and orderly kitchen. This position requires the ability to work in a face paced environment under the direct supervision of the chef. This is a non-exempt position that does include vacation/sick time benefits and a 75% employer contribution towards your health care insurance premium if you select a health plan within J-Sei's benefits package. This 30 hours per week position is located at J-Sei, Inc.

  1. Days/times of shifts may vary, must be flexible.
  2. Works to prepare ingredients for lunch service and maintain a clean, orderly, and sanitized kitchen.
  3. Must have general understanding of food preparation fundamentals and have proficient knife-handling skills.
  4. Must be able to work independently and follow a prep list.
  5. Must be able to wash, peel, and chop fruits and vegetables according to the specifications of the chef.
  6. Know and comply consistently with food safety and sanitation guidelines.
  7. Must have, or will attain within the first month of hire ServSafe Food Handlers Card. Training is provided.
  8. Other duties as requested by the Chef.


  1. Maintain kitchen in a safe and clean manner consistent with county health standards
  2. Notify supervisor of any supply, equipment or maintenance needs.
Seeking applicant who has:
  1. Strong communication, listening and people skills necessary to project and promote the J-Sei mission to seniors, volunteers, and general community.
  2. Experience working independently.
  3. Ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions and maintain composure in a fast-paced unpredictable environment.
  4. Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple day-to-day operations in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Ability to stand and walk for an extended period of time.
  6. Ability to reach, bend, and frequently lift up to 50 pounds.
  7. Regularly required to use hands and frequent washing of hands.
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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