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Executive Chef to Yasuragi


Sweden, Stockholm


Sweden, Stockholm

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We are looking for an Executive Chef to Yasuragi
Yasuragi is located in an area close to nature just 20 minutes from Stockholm's inner city. At this well renowned resort you will find a Japanese bath house with hot springs outside as well as inside, relaxing treatments and energizing activities. There are 191 hotel rooms and suites in Japanese style as well as 23 meeting rooms and three restaurants with food inspired by Japanese cuisine.

Food and drinks are an important part of the experience at Yasuragi. We want to offer our guests an experience where they can enjoy incredibly good food and delicious drinks, but also be inspired and learn from the Japanese gastronomic culture and heritage. We are inspired by Japanese hospitality and constantly strive to develop and refine the experience.

In the role of Executive Chef you are ultimately responsible for that culinary and gastronomic journey. You are the visionary leader who supports your team with a warm heart and inspires creativity that leads to constant development. You possess great knowledge in leadership and are driven not only by developing experiences, but people as well.

In addition to managing three kitchens, you are a part of the Food & Beverage senior leadership team and together with the Food & Beverage Manager responsible constantly develop yourself, inspire your team and develop gastronomy at Yasuragi. It is extremely important to us that you have a natural drive to develop and see opportunities where others see challenges.

Below, we have summarized some of the responsibilities for the role and some personal characteristics that are important to succeed in the role: 

The main responsibilities in the role as Executive Chef:

  • Responsible for the full operation in the kitchen 
  • Responsible for ensuring that the kitchen delivers the highest quality of food
  • Responsible for the development of new menus
  • Responsible for consistency of food production and service performance. 
  • Responsible for cost control and food stock
  • Point of Contact with all Food suppliers.  

Important personal characteristics in the role as Executive Chef:

  • You are a leader that inspire your team
  • You are passionate about leadership and believe success is a team effort
  • Honesty and trust are fundamental values for you
  • You see challenges as positive and develop from them
  • You are driven by developing your team
  • Equality and that everyone is treated equally is important to you
  • Humble, respectful and clear communication is a strong characteristic of yours

Needed qualifications to apply for the role as a Executive Chef: 

  • Completed studies in a culinary school or similar education
  • Minimum of 3 years of working as Executive Chef or similar positions 
  • You have an extensive knowledge of gastronomy
  • You work structured and organized
  • Experience from high volume restaurants and hotels
  • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing English

 Competences and qualities that are meritorious:

  • Knowledge of Japanese and gastronomy
  • Large contact network in the hospitality industry
  • Kitchen Financial education through a certified school
  • Food & Beverage revenue management 
  • Leadership training of any kind

The position is a full time 100% contract and the working hours for the role will be daytime, evenings and weekends based on the operations, but Yasuragi values a good and healthy work environment. Your working hours may vary in order to maintain a good life balance.

As a full time employee at Yasuragi you are also a member of Nordic Hotels & Resort, which gives you a lot of benefits. Here are some of them:

  • Health and wellness benefits where all employees can enjoy the Japanese Bath on request. You also receive benefits such as health care allowance
  • Four free nights of a hotel of your choice in our Hotel Chain per year
  • Staff prices in all the chain restaurants. (Strawberry Hospitality Group) 
  • Staff prices in all the chain hotels. (Strawberry Hospitality Group)  
  • Inspirational dinners in other restaurants that help us get better
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for career growth within the Hotel chain

We Care for you
Yasuragi works actively to be a sustainable and equal workplace. The goal is that all employees experience the employee promise "We have a permissive work environment where safety, well-being and happiness are our focus. We cooperate and support each other and take a joint responsibility for everyone's well-being at work." As an employee at Yasuragi, you are part of the team that creates environments and experiences for people to feel good and do good.

We are proud members of Nordic Hotels & Resorts; a collection of  hotels and resorts for the guest who is looking for a unique experience - whether it is for business or pleasure. Each hotel strives for a clear independent brand and a strong, recognizable identity. Our hotels can offer everything from striking design and contemporary art in the middle of the city to fresh air and total relaxation up in the mountains. Today, Nordic Hotels & Resorts consists of a total of 40 hotels and resorts and we continue to grow. Common to all our hotels is that we offer guests new, extraordinary hotel experiences. Always out of the ordinary. Read more at

Interviews will be held on an ongoing basis and the position can be filled before the last application date. We will only accept online applications. We look forward to receiving your application

What’s in it for you?

As part of of Strawberry, you will get the best employee benefits of the industry.

A culture to cherish

A culture to cherish

Our people always make guests their top priority! Our warm and welcoming atmosphere creates the right setting for you to flourish and work your magic. You will get the freedom you need to perform your tasks and solve problems as they arise in the best way you see fit. A strong team spirit and family-feeling foster a culture of collaboration. And when there’s something to celebrate, we make sure to have some fun! In larger cities, we also regularly host after-work events to allow colleagues to mingle. How do we achieve all this you may wonder? We believe it’s down to the fact that we’re a diverse crowd full of energy, courage and enthusiasm. That’s how we create extraordinary experiences every single day!

A culture to cherish

Job security for peace of mind

Job security for peace of mind

When you work with us, we’ll take your whole life situation into consideration. We offer good job security through collective agreements and insurances, as well as paid parental leave, holiday leave, wellness allowance, attractive pension plans and competitive salaries. We’re there for you.

Job security for peace of mind

Room to grow

Room to grow

With more than 200 hotels across the Nordics, we offer you endless opportunities for career progression! Would you like to work full-time, part-time, a few hours here and there, or perhaps only a season? We have room for you, no matter where you’re at. We encourage creativity and curiosity, and we make every effort to foster a culture of learning for professional development. Ready to take your next career leap within the company? We applaud you and will help you achieve this! An academic degree isn't the most important thing for us. If you have the right mindset, we can certainly promise you a bright future!

Room to grow

Explore more

Explore more

We encourage you to get out and explore all that life has to offer! So, we always give numerous discounts to you and your friends and family at our hotels, bars and restaurants. As part of Strawberry, you get four FREE nights at our hotels each year* To remind you just how important you are, we’ll always do our best to offer you an upgrade! And on top of that, we’ve also partnered with other companies to give you sweet deals on air travel, charter holidays, car rental and lots more. 

*If you are employed on a contract for at least 20% of full-time working hours.

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Open mind, open hearts

Open mind, open hearts

Our heart beats for the world around us. To meet global challenges, we support the transition to clean energy, and we recently opened the first zero-energy hotel in the Nordics. We seek to use organic produce and have championed the elimination of unsustainable palm oil. We promote equal rights above all and are proud sponsors of Pride. Regardless of your ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, disabilities or age - our doors are always open.

Open mind, open hearts


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