Delicious food is the result of ” connection ” Cocone Deli Chef
※This article is machine translated.
Hello everyone, this is Haru, a recruiting and public relations intern.
The pollen season has finally arrived. ……
I am battling with an itchy throat. I hope those of you reading this article are safe!
Now, this is the ninth in our series of interviews with Cocone employees!
In this first article of early spring, we spoke with Mr. Yamauchi, the deli cook behind the food at Cocone~!
What is the nature of your work?
The job is to prepare food for lunch, dinner and dinners for the people who work at Cocone.
Currently, I am entrusted with lunch mainly on Tuesdays and Thursdays!
What led you to join Cocone?
Most company cafeterias at large companies are basically outsourced, but at Cocone, the cooks are directly employed and treated as part of the company. That was the deciding factor.
In the outsourcing process, the employees are basically very distant from each other. When you go through an intermediary, everything from the recipe to the budget is already decided, so it is impossible to respond directly to the desires and requests of each individual eater. For me, this is very frustrating. ……
With direct employment, there are considerably fewer restrictions, so we can freely pay attention to details, ” serving a regular hamburger steak instead of a cheese hamburger steak to those who do not like cheese ” I personally feel that it is a great place to be able to serve meals with a direct connection as a colleague of the company in this way.
I would like to ask each of you about the most rewarding and difficult aspects of your work!
I find it rewarding when I am standing at the deli serving counter and I see people looking happy and enjoying their food. I am always thinking about how to make people happy.
The hard part is that I have to keep to a strict schedule. Time ” the most important thing in this job. I have to be very careful, especially during lunch time, because I don’t want to disrupt the precious time of my employees. If I run overtime, even by a little bit, it is really frustrating!
What do you value in your work?
Make delicious food!” is a natural part of the job, but I think it is the most important thing.
Another consideration is the size of the food cuts, since there are many women at Cocone. Partly so that it is not too difficult to eat, but also because I think many people are embarrassed to open their big mouths to eat.
We are constantly researching and devising new ways to create dishes that will be the source of smiles for everyone and the driving force behind our work!
Cocone values “sensitivity.” What does “sensitivity” mean to you?
I guess it’s like ” what I myself value when I cook.
We don’t treat the recipes for the food we serve at the Coconnel Deli as something that is so cut and dry that you are not allowed to stray from it. It’s more like the process is outlined to a certain degree, and there is not a lot of measuring of ingredients.
But that is very important to me, and it makes me happy. Rather than being bound by a recipe, I feel that it is better to trust my “sensibility” and create a flavor that I think ” everyone will enjoy ” on the spot, rather than being bound by a recipe.
Do you have any advice or message for those who are currently considering joining the company?
Living alone, it may be difficult to cook and eat many foods that are too complicated to eat, but Cocone Deli serves meals that can cover such biases.
The amount of work we do is quite substantial, so we sometimes get comments like, ” I’ve gained weight since I joined the company! I have a gym, so I hope you will do your best to keep a good balance there. …… (lol)
We will continue to make food that will allow everyone to work in good health and good spirits, and we hope you will consider becoming a member of Cocone.
A delicious meal will be waiting for you!
I remember the first time I went to eat at the deli and was amazed at how friendly the cooks were with the people in line.
I had a strong image of a university cafeteria, so I imagined that everyone would just say a word or two to each other and pass by, but at Coconedeli I was ” How’s your work going? I think you’ll like today’s menu! I was surprised to see such friendly conversation going on at Kokonedeli. ……
Looking back, that was also a spectacle because the cooks at Cocone were directly employed!
I was also really surprised by the quantity of food, the beautiful colors, the variety and stylishness of the menu, and above all, the deliciousness of the food. ……
First of all, if you are interested in Cocone, even if it is because ” are curious about the deli food ……, please check out the URL below for employment information~!