LemonShark Poke & Makai Grill Columbus Columbus, Ohio $15.00 per hour

Compensation: $15+/hr

($250.00 Sign-on bonus after 90 days!)

From Hawaii to California to Ohio, Poké is sweeping the nation!  Would you like to be a part of one of the hottest new trends in food?  We are looking for crew members who want to show our customers what eating fresh Poké & Makai is all about!  Located in the brand New Easton Entertainment District our LemonShark Poké & Makai Grill is sure to have Columbus buzzing!

Lemonshark Poké and Makai Grill is an inviting, Hawaiian-themed establishment which offers sustainably sourced sushi-grade fish (“Poké”) and authentic hibachi-style grilled meats (“Makai”).  We also offer a full bar and feature island themed drinks.  We provide community-centered, table service and a counterpoint dining experience, which boasts the comfort of a sit-down restaurant and the convenience of fast-casual dining.  Serving lunch, dinner, and late-night cravings daily.

Purpose of the Position

Prepare and execute all food in a safe and timely manner. Execute prep, stocking, refilling, and order execution in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Kitchen Team is the heartbeat of the restaurant as the work of the kitchen team dictates pace of food service and guest perception of food overall. The Kitchen Team’s main focus is to prepare orders following the proper recipe & procedure to avoid critical mistakes such as under/over cooking, missing ingredients, and the need to “re-fire” any items which can negatively affect the guest experience. Our restaurant relies on the presentation, flavor, quality and consistency of our food as our reputation; therefore, the Kitchen Team must work as a well-oiled machine to impress our guests. The structure of the Kitchen Team is configured in Levels 1-5 based on skills, experience, and performance.

This is a non-exempt position that reports directly to the Restaurant Manager(s) and indirectly to others in management or supervisor roles on duty.


• At least 18 years of age

• Food Handler Safety Training Card

Ability to bend, stoop, and lift plates, utensils, racks, food products, and supplies on high and low shelves and work surfaces

Reading, writing and verbal communication skills required

Capable of using knives, cooking appliances, slicing equipment and other food preparation equipment

Mobility (walking, standing, stooping, bending, reaching, etc.) required during the entire shift

• Kitchen Experience will be an asset. Please review the various levels shown below and provide an estimate of your skill level. Preference will be given to those who are comfortable grilling in an open concept kitchen in front of guests.

Level 1 Dish, Prep, – 0-1 year+

Level 2 Dish, Prep, Salad/Apps – 2 years+

Level 3 Dish, Prep, Salad/Apps, Grill Assist – 3 years+

Level 4 Dish, Prep, Salad/Apps, Grill Master, Kitchen Lead – 3 years+

Level 5 Dish, Prep, Salad/Apps, Grill Master, Kitchen Lead, Asst KM/KM – 4 years+

Prepare all food items as directed in a sanitary and timely manner

Follow recipes and presentation specifications

Operate standard kitchen equipment safety and efficiently

Clean and maintain station in practicing good safety and sanitation

Assist with the cleaning and organization of kitchen and equipment

Restock items as needed throughout the shift

Adhere to all sanitation and food production codes

Essential Job Functions

• Regular attendance and compliance with employee handbook and training manuals

• Interact with co-workers in a friendly, enthusiastic and professional manner (i.e., a warm smile and sincere greeting)

• Understand and execute prep sheets and station production sheets

• Read and understand orders on a KDS (Kitchen Display System) screen and execute the order in a timely manner following specific procedures for how to prepare the item

• Perform cooking, chopping, cutting, knife use & safety skills

• Place and pick up cases of food, pots & pans, dishes, prepped food, cases of relevant delivery items, other misc. items on high and low shelves

• Execute all recipes to the letter in a timely manner according to LSMG standards

• Maintain and deliver all “backups” at proper temperature to appropriate area

• Operate kitchen equipment in a safe and efficient manner

• Practice proper food safety and food handling measures at all times

• Maintain safe & sanitary prep and work areas

• Clean and organize walk-in, dry storage and freezer on a regular basis

• Label, date and rotate all prepped items in accordance with Shelf Life specifications

• Maintain adequate product par levels

• Organize and put away daily deliveries in proper storage areas

• Clean and organize restaurant as directed by Management as per daily, weekly, and extra cleaning schedules and in accordance with local and state laws

• Dish Prep will also wash dishes for the entire restaurant (kitchen, dining, bar, poke bar, etc)

• Dish Prep will handle all glassware, plateware, silverware, and all equipment with care

• Dish Prep will be responsible for thoroughly cleaning and safely sanitizing all dishes

• All Kitchen Team Levels will assist with Expediter, Dish Prep job functions as necessary

Job Benefits


Competitive Pay

Flexible Hours

Extensive Training

Meal Discounts

Real Advancement Opportunities

Equipment Used

• Dish Machine, Triple Sink & Chemicals Associated

• Flat Top Grill, Gas Range Grill

• Gas Fryer

• Rice Cookers & Warmers

• Sous Vide Machine & Vacuum Sealer

• Robot Coup Food Processor & Slicer

• Knives/Knife Sharpener

• Immersion Blender/Mixer

• Hot & Cold Food Holding Units

• Walk-In Cooler & Freezer

• Undercounter Cooler & Freezer

• *Equipment used may vary as processes and recipes evolve

Physical Demands and Work Environment


Position requires prolonged standing, bending, stooping, twisting, lifting products and supplies, and repetitive hand and wrist motion; working with and around hot, cold, and hazardous equipment in a fast paced and congested environment that will occasionally be loud, hot and/or physically demanding.

LemonShark Poke & Makai Grill Columbus is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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