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Corporate Headquarters
Address:

Advanced Fresh Concepts
Franchise Corp.

19700 Mariner Avenue
Torrance, CA 90503

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Inquires: 310-604-3200
1-866-Go-Sushi (467-8744)

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Careers at Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp.

We offer room for growth in your business career path.

“I enjoy working for AFC because the company is like home to me. My coworkers are like my siblings who provide me with daily inspiration to be better. We all share our goals to survive, enjoy life and accept the challenges for AFC.”

-Jane Vinzon

Job Opportunities

Advanced Fresh Concepts Franchise Corp. is continuously expanding and growing. We are seeking qualified people to join our dynamic team.

Following are current open positions:

Administrative Assistant (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)
Torrance, CA
Administrative Assistant (Food Safety and Quality Assurance)

Position Overview

The Administrative Assistant position under the Food Safety & Quality Assurance Dept. plays a vital role supporting the Food Safety & Quality Assurance group predominately in the area of food safety compliance data analysis. Position offers both daily/routine tasks and opportunities to take part in special projects and team developments.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

    • Respond to account, customer, and consumer requests via telephone and email in a timely manner
    • Document all inquiries, requests, resolutions, and follow-up tasks
    • Escalate inquiries and requests as necessary to the appropriate department, person, or external agency
    • Display a courteous and empathetic attitude to all customers
    • Compile, file, and record: customer and consumer claim reports, receiving logs data
    • Develop and trend claims data and provide monthly and/or quarterly reports
    • Receive, reconcile, and process customer and consumer claims
    • Review claim investigations for completeness
    • Record minutes during group and/or department meetings
    • Provide support to other members of management and department as requested
    • Perform other departmental tasks/projects as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

    • Associate’s degree preferred
    • At least one (1) year of customer service experience
    • 2+ years of experience in an administrative role
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
    • Typing minimum of 45 WPM
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Professional, articulate, and team oriented
    • Highly meticulous
    • Punctual and reliable

Physical Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Schedule: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm (On-Site)

Salary Range:  $19.00-$22.00 (DOE)

HR Assistant
Torrance, CA
HR Assistant

Position Overview

The Human Resources Assistant will mainly handle the administrative aspect of on-boarding and record keeping of our temporary employees as well as providing support to our other HR administrative tasks such as filing, scanning, etc. The position will process background checks, new hire data entries, and status changes. The role will compile and keep employment records related to personnel and compensation using human resources management system software. This position will also assist with other HR special projects as assigned.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

    • Onboarding (50%)

Collecting new hire packets, documents, and entering new hire information in the system; ensuring all forms are complete; handling E-Verify; preparing new employee files; providing system access to employees.

    • Status Changes (30%)

Updating compensation rate, location, schedule changes, etc. in the system for employees.

    • Recordkeeping (10%)

Maintaining current HR employee files; updating status changes and maintaining personnel related documentation, including recruitment, employment status, and schedules; employment verification; performing file audits to ensure all required documentations are collected and maintained.

    • HR Policy & Procedure – Education & Enforcement (5%)

Answering employee questions based on company policies and information; provide guidance as necessary

    • Other Duties (5%)

Other HR duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

    • Associate’s Degree in related field and/or equivalent experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field preferred
    • Bilingual in Burmese/English language required
    • At least 1 year of HR related experience
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
    • ADP Workforce Now experience highly preferred
    • Working understanding of human resources principles, practices, and procedures
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills

Physical Demands

    • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Salary: $19.00 – $22.00/per hour (DOE)

 

Food Deliver Driver and Prep (Chicago)
Chicago, Illinois
Food Deliver Driver and Prep (Chicago)

Position Overview

The Delivery Driver/Helper (Category 2) for the Central Kitchen (Chicago) will report to the Operations Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for delivery of goods from our Central Kitchen location. In addition, this position will assist with ingredient preparation, production, and packaging after delivery is made to all stores.

Primary Job Functions (85%)

    • Minimum 5 days of deliveries of products to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.
    • Familiarize yourself with store names, recognize and communicate clearly with store managers, receivers, and other client’s staff members.
    • Perform checks to ensure finished products meet the temperature, labeling, and quality standard requirements.
    • Load packages in delivery bags and ensure cooling procedures are completed prior to and at delivery.
    • Record completed delivery orders and shrink quantities accurately.
    • Receiving of food and supplies while ensuring delivery parameters are met – fill receiving logs accordingly.
    • Collaborate with team members to ensure ingredients and supplies are stocked and set up for production.
    • Maintain a supportive and professional work environment with the team.

Secondary Job Functions (15%)

    • Preparation of wasabi, ginger, vegetables, and imitation crab meat.
    • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
    • Making of sushi products as per AFC’s recipes and food safety standards.
    • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
    • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.

Other Job Functions (5%)

    • Additional tasks, meetings, or events as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills:

    • High school diploma/GED preferred
    • At least 1 year of delivery driving experience
    • At least 1 year of safe handling of food experience, sushi or Asian cuisine preferred
    • Entry level to basic knowledge of food delivery and food preparation.
    • Maintain a good driving record for 5 years.
    • Professional demeanor.
    • Served Safe certified required.
    • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, reliable, and in a client-facing setting.
    • Available for early morning shifts.
    • Fluency in English.
    • Basic recordkeeping.
    • Basic culinary background.
    • Able to organize and prioritize tasks and complete under time constraints.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
    • Familiar with deliver routes assigned, downtown Chicago buildings and routes.
    • Food Handlers Card required.
    • Non essential: inventory control, basic cutting skills, basic sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation.

Physical Requirements:

    • Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs
    • Able to stand for long period of time

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits, basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $21.00-22.00/hour

Sushi Production Chef (Level 2)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 2)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 2) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of all vegetables, sauces, and frozen ingredients.
  • Cutting, slicing, and filleting different types of fish per AFC’s standard.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 60 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Food Safety: Comply with all AFC Food Safety requirements and regulations.
  • Receiving; food materials and supplies (frozen/chilled/dry), able to identify the quality and quantity of product.
  • Record keeping; GMP, sanitation, production records must be entered properly in a timely manner.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred.
  • Experience—
      • 3 – 5 years Sushi Chef experience.
      • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; knowledge of sushi making, advanced cutting skills, advanced sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time; basic record keeping; inventory control.

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Food Delivery Driver and Preparer
Chicago, IL
Food Delivery Driver and Preparer

Position Overview

The Food Delivery Driver and Preparer for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for delivery of goods from our Central Kitchen location. In addition, this position will assist with ingredient preparation, production, and packaging after delivery is made to all stores.

Primary Job Functions (70%)

  • Minimum 5 days of deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.
  • Learn the store names and recognize store managers, receivers, and employees.
  • Ensure finished product meets the requirements for temperature, labeling, and quality standards.
  • Complete packaging in delivery bags and ensure cooling procedures are completed prior to delivery.
  • Record completed delivery orders accurately and immediately. Help with DPR recording and waste.
  • Receiving; food materials and supplies (frozen/chilled/dry), able to identify the quality and quantity of product.
  • Work with the team to ensure proper set-up and stocking of stations with all necessary supplies.
  • Work with the team to portion prep work for other shifts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with the team.

Secondary Job Functions (25%)

  • Preparation of wasabi, ginger, vegetables, and imitation crab meat.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 30 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.

Other Job Functions (5%)

Additional tasks, meetings, or events as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • Entry level to 3 years Sushi Chef experience and safe handling of food.
      • Maintain a good driving record for 5 years.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, reliable, and a quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— available for overnight shifts; fluency in English; ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs; time management; familiar with deliver routes assigned, basic record keeping; inventory control; basic cutting skills, basic sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time.

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $22.00 per hour

Temporary Sushi Chef (Canada)
Parksville, BC
Temporary Sushi Chef (Canada)

Position Overview

Temporary Sushi Chefs’ assignments are in various AFCFC sushi bars around the nation. Responsibilities include operating sushi bar and/or hot foods service counters under AFC corporate management (AFC Mgmt.) until assignment ends. Training will be provided during a 2-week orientation at AFC Headquarters.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Open sushi bar and/or hot food service counter i.e. Sizzling Wok, Steam Table or Hot Bowl
  • Make sushi items and/or hot foods
  • Post applicable promotional displays (posters, banners, etc.)
  • Promote food product by demonstration/sampling
  • Close sushi bar and/or hot food service counter
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a sushi chef
  • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must take initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
Hot Food Field Supervisor (3 Positions)
Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina
Hot Food Field Supervisor (3 Positions)

Position Overview

Hot Food Field Supervisor will directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in preparing and serving food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Be an inspiration and motivate daily excellence
  • Supervise and coordinate all culinary activities
  • Oversee guest services and resolve issues
  • Ensure a high quality of ingredients and food preparation
  • Building sales and executing promotional programs
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Recruit and interview potential prospective Franchisee
  • Interview, hire and train all field employees
  • Oversee the daily operation of food service staff
  • Monitor quality of products and services produced
  • Adjust daily schedules for shift personnel to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Manage inventory of ingredients and supplies
  • Maintain health standards for raw and finished products
  • Must be able to travel 95%+ of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification required
  • Previous experience in food service or other related fields (3+ years of Multi-Unit Management experience preferred)
  • Knowledge of common food safety practices
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Must be dependable, reliable and motivated
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Shift flexibility (must be able to work closing shifts, holidays, and evenings as needed)
  • Able to grasp, reach overhead, push, lift and carry up to 50 pounds

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Salary Range: $47,840 – $50,232.00 annually

Field Supervisor
Field Supervisor

Position Overview

Field Supervisor is responsible with managing AFCFC Corporate management food service counters and collaborating with the respective Assistant Regional Manager and Regional Manager. The position includes supervising, coordinating, and analyzing the operation of the assigned food service counter to function efficiently. These will include but not limited to the following:  Sushi, Sizzling Wok, Steam Table, Noodle Bars and Hot Bowl operations.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Food Service Counter Coordination (50%)

  • Manage operation task and hours
  • Build sales and execute promotions/program
  • Supervise opening/closing
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle customer’s complaints and feedback
  • Communicate with store management daily
  • Handle troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Find potential prospective franchisee

Employee Oversight (30%)

  • Coordinate employee schedule and hours
  • Coordinate employee tasks
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise employees
  • Evaluate employees’ efficiency and productivity

Administrative Functions (20%)

  • Submit assignments (schedules, pays, etc.) for employees
  • Submit weekly data reports and business reports within company policy
  • Send/receive data reports from the store

Qualifications & Skills

  • Education: 4-year degree preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in the food service industry as a chef
  • Language: Fluent in English and computer skills
  • Travel: Business travel up to 80%+ of the time
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills/self motivated

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Regional Manager
California, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Washington, Washington, D.C.
Regional Manager

Position Overview

The Regional Manager will promote the sushi and other Japanese/Asian cuisines offered to customers/clients through the company’s values and missions with integrity, confidence, and knowledge. This position will also promote, develop, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of operations of an assigned region. The role will be working closely with Assistant Regional Managers, Field Supervisors, and franchisees in the business operations and will report to the Division Manager and General Manager. Essential functions of the position are listed below and must be performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • To protect AFC brand by all division members in stringent compliance with AFC system standard.
  • To build strong and loyal account base by offering only approved products and services.
  • Review business operations of all concepts for all accounts. Discuss business operations, procedures, and strategies to franchisees and field management.
  • Manage and review scheduling for all field staff and Assistant Regional Managers.
  • Coordinate with Assistant Regional Managers and marketing department with opening locations and new concepts possibilities.
  • Organize and communicate effectively with all departments as necessary to ensure completion of all assigned tasks and projects.
  • Ensure Assistant Regional Managers and field staff training needs are met.
  • Maximize sales and profitability.
  • Communicate closely with Assistant Regional Managers and Field Supervisors on all aspects of operations.
  • Follow-up on training with technique learned and food safety guidelines.
  • Ensure all Assistant Regional Managers and Field Supervisors are fully competent on Hot Foods Operations.
  • Manage scheduling and maintaining of proper inventory for operations.
  • Make plans and set regional goals.
  • Develop training program for prospective franchisees and Field staff to master the “Art of Cooking.”
  • Manage and resolve operation’s critical issues even after hours, weekends, and holidays as necessary.
  • Occasionally oversee and evaluate the operations after hours and as necessary.
  • Represent the company in the field at all times by dressing and appearing in a neat, orderly, and well-groomed manner.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum of 4 – 6 years’ experience managing/supervising staff in a multi- unit environment
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged food is a plus
  • Must be able to travel out-of-state for extended periods of time
  • Must have an excellent customer/client service skill
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills
  • Excellent time management, scheduling, managerial, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with a variety of personalities and under pressure.

Physical Demands

  • Prolonged periods standing and walking up to 8 hours or more
  • Frequent bending, lifting, pushing, pulling of products, material, etc.
  • Must be able to move/lift up to 50 pounds at times

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $62,400.00 – $72,072.00 per year
Work Location: Multiple Locations Open

Marketing Project Coordinator
Torrance, CA
Marketing Project Coordinator

Position Overview

The Marketing Project Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and execution of marketing activities, as assigned.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

    • Project Coordinate: Working with cross-functional teams on the development of creative projects, ensuring the proper completion of project intake forms, and the ability to take a project from concept through print/ digital completion.
    • Sales tools and Presentations: Create presentations and sales tools for client and internal meetings.
    • Photoshoots: Support all photoshoots, planning, development, prop sourcing, day-of needs, managing designers with post image editing.
    • Events: Assists in the planning and execution of company sponsored events including store openings and tradeshows. Includes pre-event coordination, on-site event execution, and post-event evaluation and recap reporting.
    • Ecommerce: Tracks our ecommerce sites, ensures all information is kept updating including images, product descriptions, and UPCs.
    • Manage vendor setup and invoices.
    • Maintain and manage bulk creative orders and inventory levels.
    • Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills

    • Solid understanding of marketing and consumer communication principles and practices.
    • Ability to lead creative projects with experience developing and executing marketing concepts and designs, and a thorough understanding of what makes content engaging and successful across platforms and audiences.
    • An understanding of graphic design, typography, photography, motion, and illustration.
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to work on and manage multiple projects at the same time with tight timelines, while remaining detail oriented with a positive attitude.
    • Enjoys writing and coming up with product descriptions and tag lines that align with strategic goals.
    • Thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
    • Team player
    • Collaborates well with cross-functional teams, many different personalities, and non-native English-speaking individuals, including Creatives, Project Managers, vendors, clients, and Executives.
    • Has a passion for cultivating relationships, managing, and mentoring creatives, and can use that rapport to align teams around a vision.
    • Proven history of developing and implementing strategic marketing/communications plans with clear goals and metrics.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.

Education & Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related area, or equivalent work experience preferred.
    • 2+ years of experience in marketing/events
    • Proficiency in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
    • Experience with project management tools, including Trello.
    • Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
    • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and projects.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • An understanding or interest in Japanese culture, bilingual in Japanese and/or Burmese a plus, but not a requirement.
    • Able manage all e-mails received to info@afcsushi.com and Marketing_support@afcsushi.com
    • Analysis & Reporting: Assist in developing marketing/merchandising program KPIs and tools to analyze program effectiveness.

Physical Demands:

    • Will be required to spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. Some travel and overnight stays from time to time. Also, light lifting of supplies and materials.
    • Must be willing to work, morning, nights, weekends, and holidays based on business necessity and coordinated through the reporting supervisor.

Location:  On-Site

Salary Range:  $21.00- $24.00/hour (DOE)

Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)
Victoria, Canada
Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)

Position Overview

The Assistant Regional Manager will assist with the business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

      • Assist with opening new locations
      • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
      • Recruit for prospective franchisees
      • Conduct market research
      • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
      • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
      • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
      • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

      • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
      • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
      • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
      • Asian cuisine facility experience
      • Sushi experience
      • Japanese restaurant experience
      • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
      • Must be a team player
      • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills

Physical Requirements:

      • Prolonged periods standing and walking up to 8 hours or more
      • Frequent bending, lifting, pushing, pulling of products, material, etc.
      • Must be able to move/lift up to 25 pounds at times.
Sushi Production Chef (Level 3)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 3)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 3) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of all vegetables, sauces, and frozen ingredients.
  • Cutting, slicing, and filleting different types of fish per AFC’s standards.
  • Preparing various types of products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of up to 80 sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Food Safety: Comply with all AFC Food Safety requirements and regulations.
  • Production planning; Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
  • Inventory management; Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas, product storage procedures, standard recipes, and waste control procedures.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

  • Additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • 5 years or more of Sushi Chef experience with operational experience at the store level.
      • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; expert in sushi making, expert cutting skills, expert sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to stand for a long period of time; advanced record keeping; inventory management; production planning; basic computer knowledge.

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $22.00 per hour

Sushi Production Chef (Level 1)
Chicago, IL
Sushi Production Chef (Level 1)

Position Overview

The Sushi Production Chef (Level 1) for the Central Kitchen will report to the Production Manager of the Central Kitchen. This position will be responsible for production, preparing and making sushi packages from our Central Kitchen location.

Primary Job Functions (90%)

  • Preparation of produce and seafood ingredients as needed for daily operations.
  • Preparing finished sushi products according to AFC’s guidelines and recipes on quality, portion size, presentation, labeling and food safety.
  • Production of 30 minimum sushi packages per hour.
  • Ensure that all AFC’s recipes are maintained at the highest level of quality and consistency.
  • Ensure that all products are prepared in high quality and timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all preparation work is completed fully for personnel on the next shift.
  • Coordinate with team members to ensure that ingredients and supplies are stocked for daily operations.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitized work environment by performing daily cleaning routines.
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach with the team.
  • Fully support and assist the Central Kitchen team as instructed by the Production Manager.

Travel (5%)

  • Assist in deliveries of product to our delivery locations from our Central Kitchen.

Other Job Functions (5%)

Additional tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Education— High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Experience—
      • 1 to 3 years Sushi Chef experience.
      • Basic knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food.
      • Served Safe certified required.
      • Working in a fast-paced environment.
      • Great communicator in a multicultural environment, and quick learner.
  • Skills/abilities— fluency in English; knowledge of sushi making, basic cutting skills, basic sushi ingredient preparation, and roll preparation; time management; ability to work standing for long periods of time.

Employee Offered Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $19.00 per hour

Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)
Victoria, BC
Assistant Regional Manager (Canada)

Position Overview

Assistant Regional Manager will assist with business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with opening new location
  • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
  • Recruit for prospective franchisees
  • Conduct market research
  • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
  • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
  • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
  • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Field Supervisor (Canada)
Victoria, BC
Field Supervisor (Canada)

Position Overview

Field Supervisor is responsible with managing AFCFC Corporate management food service counters and collaborating with the respective Assistant Regional Manager and Regional Manager. The position includes supervising, coordinating, and analyzing the operation of the assigned food service counter to function efficiently. These will include but not limited to the following:  Sushi, Sizzling Wok, Steam Table, Noodle Bars and Hot Bowl operations.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

Food Service Counter Coordination (50%)

  • Manage operation task and hours
  • Build sales and execute promotions/program
  • Supervise opening/closing
  • Manage inventory
  • Handle customer’s complaints and feedback
  • Communicate with store management daily
  • Handle troubleshooting equipment problems
  • Analyze sales trend and labor control
  • Find potential prospective franchisee

Employee Oversight (30%)

  • Coordinate employee schedule and hours
  • Coordinate employee tasks
  • Interview, hire, train and supervise employees
  • Evaluate employees’ efficiency and productivity

Administrative Functions (20%)

  • Submit assignments (schedules, pays, etc.) for employees
  • Submit weekly data reports and business reports within company policy
  • Send/receive data reports from the store

Qualifications & Skills

  • Education: 4-year degree preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 3 years’ experience in the food service industry as a chef
  • Language: Fluent in English and computer skills
  • Travel: Business travel up to 80%+ of the time
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills/self motivated

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Assistant Regional Manager
Portland, OR
Assistant Regional Manager

Position Overview

Assistant Regional Manager will assist with business operations of franchised and corporate sushi bars. Some may include multiple concepts including hot food.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Assist with opening new location
  • Visit, inspect and evaluate sushi bars to determine whether operation meets AFC standards
  • Recruit for prospective franchisees
  • Conduct market research
  • Operate sushi bar until managed by franchisee
  • Assist the Regional Manager in all aspects of the AFC business
  • Conduct schedules for chefs and/or Field Supervisors
  • Must be able to travel 50% of the time

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years experience managing/supervising staff
  • Must have previous experience in restaurant management and multi-line, preferably in sushi industry
  • Experience in prepared packaged foods a plus
  • Must be able to travel out of state for extended periods of time
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have good communication, oral, and written skills

Employee Offered Benefits

AFCFC’s benefit package includes group medical, dental, and vision health benefits; basic life and AD&D, flexible PTO, paid holiday, and 401k retirement plan with company match provision

Temporary Sushi Chef
Temporary Sushi Chef

Position Overview

Temporary Sushi Chefs’ assignments are in various AFCFC sushi bars around the nation. Responsibilities include operating sushi bar and/or hot foods service counters under AFC corporate management (AFC Mgmt.) until assignment ends. Training will be provided during a 2-week orientation at AFC Headquarters.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

  • Open sushi bar and/or hot food service counter i.e. Sizzling Wok, Steam Table or Hot Bowl
  • Make sushi items and/or hot foods
  • Post applicable promotional displays (posters, banners, etc.)
  • Promote food product by demonstration/sampling
  • Close sushi bar and/or hot food service counter
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills

  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a sushi chef
  • Knowledge of sushi making and safe handling of food
  • Served Safe certified preferred
  • Must have excellent customer service skills
  • Must take initiative and be able to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail oriented
Food Safety Specialist
California, Washington, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida
Food Safety Specialist

Position Overview

The Food Safety Specialist will oversee and routinely conduct inspections of franchise locations to ensure safety and sanitation procedures and regulations are maintained and compliant to SSOP, store requirements, and the state and local laws.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

    • Oversee food safety and sanitation procedures for retail food service establishments
    • Conduct routine inspections of franchise locations to determine compliance with SSOP, store requirements, and state and local laws
    • Educate operators during routine visits on food safety, internal policies, and operational procedures
    • Conduct investigations on reported matters of product quality, food service operation compliance and related categories
    • Lead Food Safety Training/Discussion sessions with operators and partners
    • Establish, develop, and maintain alliances with regulatory and industry partners

Qualifications & Skills

    • BA/BS Degree in Biology, Food Science, Environmental Health, Microbiology, or related field
    • A minimum of two years of food safety experience
    • Knowledge in food safety (Retail Food Code) is required
    • REHS/RS or CP-FS credential is a plus
    • Experience in retail food service is a plus
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an excellent Motor Vehicle Record
    • Overnight travel per month—extensive
    • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
    • Ability to manage time efficiently and execute projects diligently
    • Fluent in Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills; be able to converse calmly and effectively during crisis situations

Employee Offered Benefits

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Voluntary Long-Term Disability
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Paid Holidays
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match
    • Annual Bonus (Discretionary)

Salary: $47,840.00 – $67,262.00 per year
Work Location: Multiple Locations Open