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Takibi Sous Chef

Takibi is an innovative forthcoming restaurant and bar created by Snow Peak in partnership with Submarine Hospitality. Takibi means bonfire in Japanese and the entire experience centers around the concept of time by the fire. From the ceramic tile on the walls to the open soapstone hearth where the food is prepared, bonfire is the central inspiration of the restaurant.

Snow Peak partnered with the award-winning restaurant experts at Submarine Hospitality to open Takibi. Led by Joshua McFadden, Submarine Hospitality operates three renowned restaurants in Portland, Oregon: Ava Genes, Tusk and Cicoria. Additionally, the Takibi Bar program will be led by world-famous bar director Jim Meehan.

When the restaurant opens in 2021, it will offer hyper-seasonal, Japanese-inspired cuisine – with all ingredients sourced from the Pacific Northwest region. We’re building an incredible team from the ground up and are looking for innovative and experienced members to launch with us.

Sous Chef

The Sous Chef works closely with and supports the Executive Chef in the daily operations of the kitchen including menu development, monitoring inventory, ordering products, and cost control. This position is responsible for training and coaching the kitchen team, shepherding quality control of food production and presentation, and ensuring adherence to all regulatory guidelines set by the health department.

This position is a full time exempt salary position with benefit eligibility, and reports to the Takibi Executive Chef. Takibi will be open 7 days a week and while the schedule will vary, we expect a 5 day a week commitment.


  • Demonstrate hospitality in every interaction and cultivate positive experiences that matter
  • Share a passion for the outdoors and the beneficial role it plays in people’s lives
  • Express curiosity and creativity by taking initiative and be resourceful
  • Understand your effect on business targets
  • Make a memorable impact by being approachable, respectful, responsible, and joyful
  • Value all people for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives



  • Assist in ordering all product based on par systems and inventory management
  • Oversee all ordering, inventory, and cost analysis to ensure a preset percent food cost
  • Oversee quality control of all food production and execution
  • Ensure all health department standards are upheld by enforcing high sanitation standards
  • Assists in the planning and coordination of special events
  • Engage creatively to ensure the production of a dynamic and exciting menu program
  • Lead a robust training program for front of house on policies, procedures; recognize and suggest additional trainings
  • Lead with poise and confidence, especially during busy, high pressure situations, setting an example for the team
  • Demonstrate the ability and be available to work all stations when needed, including covering for hourly team members whenever necessary
  • Create and manage shift schedules, verify hours worked for payroll, and closely monitor labor hours in order to meet goals and benchmarks
  • Leverage individual team members’ strengths, encouraging employee development and motivation
  • Proactively monitor and diffuse conflicts as they arise, coach team members to ensure solutions-oriented and positive communication, and provide in-the-moment feedback to support and develop the team’s performance
  • Supervise team members for productivity and adherence to restaurant regulations; ensure that health, safety, and security rules are followed; notice and promptly correct any negative behavior; escalate discipline to General Manager
  • Maintain a welcoming, inclusive and equitable workplace and hold all team members accountable
  • Build, adapt, and maintain tools and reports
  • Suggest strategies for process improvements
  • Develop and maintain documentation and standards
  • Support change management processes
  • Provide support and advice on cross-functional projects
  • Participate in team meetings; provide knowledge, support, and advice for interdepartmental process improvements, projects, or policy revisions


  • High School Degree
  • 5 years working in a restaurant kitchen environment
  • Experience leading a team; enforcing and maintaining company policies and procedures and maintaining employee scheduling
  • Ability to learn new computer programs and software
  • Proficient understanding of the financial and business acumen to drive profitability
  • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly; creatively solve new problems
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Proficient interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to motivate team members
  • Understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to efficiently manage multiple, concurrent, time-sensitive projects and priorities


  • Higher Education degree
  • Extended experience with Japanese cuisine, culture, and/or language


  • Lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Stand and walk for an entire shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven and slick surfaces
  • Ability to bear exposure to hot and cold environments


Please submit your resume and cover letter to in pdf format and let us know how you would be a unique fit for our team.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.