Sushi Chef- JOEY DTLA

This is about YOU. Your passion, purpose, and potential. In you, we seek humility, drive, confidence, and curiosity. When you join the JOEY team, you can expect a warm, welcoming, exciting, and dynamic environment. We are committed to training, educating, and empowering our People, and we live by our culture of People Development. Our success is directly attributable to our exceptional, team-oriented, and performance-driven partners (employees).

Our sushi chefs are a key component to our success, they are detail-oriented, and have a passion for creating iconic culinary experiences through a consistent and world-class product. In this role, you will produce all sushi menu items while rolling under the pressure of a demanding and fast-paced environment.


  • Exude professionalism and genuine warmth and care towards guests and fellow partners.
  • Prep all ingredients and food products to fulfill prep lists, par levels, and recipe standards.
  • Utilize various prep and cooking methods to ensure the quick, precise creation of our menu items in accordance with JOEY recipes. Wash, chop, cut, grill, roast, sauté, fry, etc. Coordinate with other stations.
  • Maintain prep and cooking areas in a clean, sanitary, and safe manner.
  • Clean, organize, and maintain refrigerators, cooler drawers, ovens, prep and dry storage areas, etc.
  • Complete assigned side work and closing duties to set your team up for success. Stock, clean, and organize line stations.
  • Comply with all required food handling and workplace safety procedures.
  • Follow all instructions and guidelines for safe usage of kitchen equipment and cleaning compounds. Report equipment problems and maintenance issues to leadership immediately.


  • 1-3+ years of culinary experience (If you have high potential but less experience, we still want to meet you!).
  • Must have or be able to obtain valid local and/or state Food Handler permits.
  • Possess a passion for hospitality and a proven track record of creating world-class hospitality experiences.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment.


  • Successful employees at JOEY are genuine, warm, and caring.
  • They value honesty and conduct themselves with integrity.
  • They are comfortable providing and receiving feedback to achieve personal growth and performance excellence.
  • They are natural problem solvers with an insatiable desire to positively impact individual and team execution.
  • They are passionate about quality and professionalism.
  • They possess exceptional relationship building and communication skills.
  • They encourage healthy and supportive competition within their team.
  • They exude confidence, humility, and respect.
  • They take pride in presenting a professional appearance and demeanor.

Pay Scale:

$16.78/hour + tips


  • Career development, education, and growth opportunities.
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, medical reimbursement plan, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for benefit-eligible partners.
  • Discounted employee shift meals.
  • 10% discount for self and guests on all food and beverages when visiting any JOEY location.
  • Discounted clothing retailer partnership.
  • Referral bonus program.
  • Sales competitions and rewards.

JOEY Restaurants is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

JOEY Restaurants provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees, including due to disabilities, medical conditions, and religious beliefs and practices.

JOEY Restaurant Group has an internal recruitment department and will not accept unsolicited resumes from employment agencies. Unsolicited resumes sent to JOEY, its employees, and databases, will be considered the property of JOEY Restaurant Group. External recruitment agencies must establish a fully executed service agreement with JOEY’s Human Resources department to submit resumes. JOEY will not pay fees to employment agencies who do not have an agreement in place. For contract inquiries please submit your request to

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