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Sous Chef at Makoto

Full Time
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Job Description

Affiliated with STARR Restaurants, colorful and contemporary Makoto offers bright and spacious indoor and outdoor dining on the third floor of the luxury boutiques Bal Harbour Shops. Designed by international designer India Mahdavi, Makoto is the perfect fusion of a French Brasserie, Japanese restaurant, and an American diner, all under one roof. Chef Makoto Okuwa, a master of Edomae-style sushi, continues to reshape tradition for a savvy audience eager for something new.

We are seeking a skilled Sous Chef with a progressive culinary background that has fundamental understanding of the diversity, fine touches, bold flavors and unique finesse of Asian cuisine.

This position offers a comprehensive package including:

  • A competitive base salary
  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Referral bonus programs
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits coverage
  • Dining discounts at over 25 affiliated STARR Restaurants
    - and more!

The ideal candidates will be:

  • Humble in their approach to learning and professional self-development
  • Passionate about using high-quality ingredients
  • Energetic and enthusiastic and possess strong communication and organizational skills


  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to inspire, teach, and coach restaurant employees
  • 2+ years of kitchen leadership experience as a sous chef in high-volume, well-rated restaurants
  • Ability to support the line during service while managing transition from prep to service
  • Excellent understanding of sushi, ramen, and other classic Asian & Japanese preparations
  • An Associate's degree from a culinary focused university highly preferred
  • Experience with Japanese cuisine along with classic cooking styles & preparations

Makoto is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Other job openings at Makoto

  • Bartender
  • Line Cook
  • Pastry Cook
  • Sushi Cook
  • Sushi Cook