Chef & Bar Manager

** Chef & Bar Manager  **

 Position: Full-time Casual Winter Season. The positions are offered to female / male or a couple.

Location: Drop Off Bar – Madarao Mountain Resort, Nagano Prefecture, Japan

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Chef / Bar Manager is responsible for maintaining the smooth operation of the bar restaurant. To provide leadership to staff, maintain cleanliness of kitchen & facilities to provide a high level of hospitality  and to exceeds patrons expectations.


Reports to the General Manager (Owner) works closely with GM and operations team and staff.

Authority Level:

This position has purchasing authority to order Food and Beverage supplies to restock the bar

Key achievements:   

  • Provide a welcoming bar restaurant experience for our customers, providing quality meals and exceeding patrons’ expectations.
  • Maintain the smooth operation of the restaurant bookings, its facilities, infrastructure, services and functions.
  • Manage all staff reporting to the position so as to effectively assist, train, develop, motivate and monitor their activities.
  •  Maintain a safe, harmonious, enjoyable work place environment for all staff and guests.
  • To lead by example in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
  • Work closely with the GM and staff to create a strong and enthusiatic team
  • Communicate and report to senior management on a regular basis in line with company requirements.
  • Gain a clear understanding of the manager’s duties and ensure that these are carried out to or above company standards.
  • Above all – honesty and integrity are paramount

Skills required:

  • Quality culinary skills
  • Customer Service Skills
  • An enjoyment of dealing with customers, being friendly, helpful and providing an excellent level of service and communication to our customers
  • A complete understanding of the POS system and typical accounts and bookkeeping

People Management:

Can motivate, train, direct and work alongside staff to achieve required goals

Communication Skills:

Can assess if a staff member or customer does not understand an instruction, policy or requirement, and can explain to them in different ways, to make sure they understand.

Team Player:

Will help out and do other duties if required, not afraid to get their hands dirty and will go the extra mile.

Decision-making skills:

Must be able to think on your feet and adapt to changing conditions.

Technical Skills:

Must be able to pick up practical skills easily and become proficient in using them.

Problem Solving:

Can assess operational issues and take the best course of action to get them resolved.

Experience required:

  • Staff management experience
  • Hospitality experience
  • Experience working in mountain resort areas or locations would be an advantage
  • Computer skills are definitely desirable
  • Have a good understand of POS system, standard accounts and bookkeeping


  • All qualifications, certificates or references of abilities


  • English is a must. Some Japanese / Chinese language skills would be a huge bonus, but not totally necessary

 Position offered to:

  • Single person or couple


  • Dependant on Qualifications and experience, and will be discussed at the time of the interview.

 This job includes:

  • Madarao lift pass ( you will purchase a discounted pass through us. Providing you do a good job throughout the season, we will refund the cost of a Madara area pass)

 We can help you with:

  • Staff accommodation, rent of equipment if needed & visa


English is our main language, however, Japanese would definitely be an advantage.


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