Careers

Careers

Our Benefits

  • Full-Time & Part-Time Positions Available
  • Paid Training
  • Flexible Evening Schedules
  • In-House Training Provided
  • Employee Meal Provided Each Shift
  • Opportunities To Grow Within the Company
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Employee Loan Program
  • Employee Discount
  • Scholarship Opportunity
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COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE

At Kobé, we understand the importance of a well-rounded benefits program and are dedicated to providing employees with unique benefits that meet the needs of their families. We are proud to offer all full-time eligible employees with medical, dental and vision plans that help protect employees in the case of illness or injury.

401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN

Kobé offers eligible employees with a robust 401(K) plan through Empower Retirement to help employees save for their retirement. Participating in your company 401(K) plan lowers your tax bill and makes monthly savings automatic.

Kobé offers 401(K) matching, which is free money for enrolled employees. Kobé will match 50% of what an eligible employee contributes up to 6% of an employee’s paycheck.

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

Employees that refer a friend or family member can earn up to a $1,000 bonus because we know that a personal recommendation is the best compliment we can receive! Half the cash referral bonus is issued to the employee when their referee is employed for 6 months, and the other half at one year.

HIRING BONUS

Kobé is looking for qualified candidates for select positions. New employees hired full-time in these positions can receive a $600 Hiring Bonus! The new hire must complete 3 and 6 months of full-time employment at Kobé to receive the full bonus. Full-time employees average 30+ hours per week. Our Hiring Bonus promotion can be combined with Kobé’s regular Employee Referral Program.

OUR MISSION

We ignite happiness by bringing fun and flare to every dining experience at our restaurants and beyond.


CORE VALUES

Honest, Integrity, Reliability, Positive Attitude, Hard Work, & Teamwork.

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Employee Spotlight

"I love working for Kobe and have been here for almost 14 years. I am still looking forward to continue my employment for many more years to come. I would like to thank the Upper Management for giving me many opportunities to move up within the company. I started as a Hostess and have been able to move my way up to a Manger position. This has helped me to be able to support my family with a stable income along the way. I have been able to make fond memories with and old and new friends. I have learned a lot along the way as well and I would like to thank Kobe for this amazing journey so far."

Supervisor Okie L.

Kobe Kissimmee

14 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-06-15T13:41:57-04:00

Supervisor Okie L.

Kobe Kissimmee

14 years at Kobe

"I love working for Kobe and have been here for almost 14 years. I am still looking forward to continue my employment for many more years to come. I would like to thank the Upper Management for giving me many opportunities to move up within the company. I started as a Hostess and have been able to move my way up to a Manger position. This has helped me to be able to support my family with a stable income along the way. I have been able to make fond memories with and old and new friends. I have learned a lot along the way as well and I would like to thank Kobe for this amazing journey so far."
"Working at Kobe has helped me provide for my family. I have made a lot of new connections that make coming to work very enjoyable and exciting."

Teppanyaki Chef Thanh (Tony) Tu

Kobe New Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2024-05-21T12:20:18-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Thanh (Tony) Tu

Kobe New Tampa

                                                                                                                                                                      

"Working at Kobe has helped me provide for my family. I have made a lot of new connections that make coming to work very enjoyable and exciting."
"I love working at a place where everyone visits to have a good time. I love bringing fun and flair to every dining experience in my unique way and working with an awesome team. I knew that from my first interview that Kobe would be special and that could not be truer to this day. Thank you Kobe, Mr. Chau, and Houston."

Gillian Musselle - Teppanyaki Server, Bartender & Hostess

Kobe Longwood

7 years

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2024-05-21T12:52:21-04:00

Gillian Musselle - Teppanyaki Server, Bartender & Hostess

Kobe Longwood

7 years

                                                                                                                                                                      

"I love working at a place where everyone visits to have a good time. I love bringing fun and flair to every dining experience in my unique way and working with an awesome team. I knew that from my first interview that Kobe would be special and that could not be truer to this day. Thank you Kobe, Mr. Chau, and Houston."
"I love working at Kobe because every day I meet new people and learn new experiences. Working at Kobe has impacted my life because it forced me to be more social in a great way."

Hostess Vanessa Gerard

Kobe West 192

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2024-05-21T13:03:37-04:00

Hostess Vanessa Gerard

Kobe West 192

                                                                                                                                                                      

"I love working at Kobe because every day I meet new people and learn new experiences. Working at Kobe has impacted my life because it forced me to be more social in a great way."
"I love working at Kobe because of the environment, how we support and help each other, and how we are considerate of each other. Working here has impacted my life by learning how to be more patient and understanding of everyone's point of view."

Hostess Natalia Montegranario

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

10 Months

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2024-05-21T13:16:54-04:00

Hostess Natalia Montegranario

Kobe Lake Buena Vista

10 Months

                                                                                                                                                                      

"I love working at Kobe because of the environment, how we support and help each other, and how we are considerate of each other. Working here has impacted my life by learning how to be more patient and understanding of everyone's point of view."
"Working at Kobe has benefited my life by teaching me how to become accountable. I love working at Kobe because it has helped put food on the table and Kobe has helped mold me into a great young adult."

Bartender Sean Lovan

Kobe Clearwater

7 Years

                                                                                                                                                                      

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2024-05-21T13:25:38-04:00

Bartender Sean Lovan

Kobe Clearwater

7 Years

                                                                                                                                                                      

"Working at Kobe has benefited my life by teaching me how to become accountable. I love working at Kobe because it has helped put food on the table and Kobe has helped mold me into a great young adult."
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Email our recruiter today to learn more about job opportunities at Kobé!

career@kobesteakhouseusa.com

BECOME A TEPPANYAKI CHEF

Teppanyaki is a traditional Japanese style of grilling on a large hotplate. Our Teppanyaki chefs combine their advanced culinary skills and showmanship to provide our guests with unique and memorable experiences. If you have a passion for cooking and entertaining, Kobé will train you to be our next star Teppanyaki Chef!

ASPIRING CHEFS

Regardless of your experience level, Kobé will set you on the path to becoming a great Teppanyaki Chef. Your training experience will start as a Prep Cook to learn the basics and then you will receive one-on-one training from a master chef to learn how to cook quality food on a hibachi grill and entertain your guests the Kobé Way. Our specialized Teppanyaki Chef Training program will teach you everything your need to know!

EXPERIENCED CHEFS

If you are looking to expand your culinary skills, our Teppanyaki Chef Training program will enhance your knowledge and expertise in knife techniques, performance mastery, and teppanyaki style cooking. Dedicating time to training our chefs is the key to the Kobé Way!

BENEFITS

Our Chefs have a prominent role in creating memorable experiences for guests. Our Chefs receive an hourly wage, making them eligible for shared service charge, tips and overtime. Our Chef’s dedication and strong work ethic are directly reflected in their earnings. Currently, our full-time Teppanyaki Chefs are expected to earn a gross average of $80k this year.

MANAGEMENT POSITIONS

GREAT MANAGEMENT COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
More than half of our managers are promoted from within. Whether you start in our front of house as a host or back of house as a sushi chef, we’ll help you develop your skills and advance your career.

Competitive Manager Salary

Manager Bonuses

Manager Paid Vacation

Provided Life and AD&D Insurance

Discounted Corporate Phone Plan

OUR STORY

Kobé is a family run business, where everyone including our employees and our guests are treated like family.

Our story began in 1984 when Doi Tan Nguyen, along with his son Chau left Montreal, Canada. They came to Altamonte Springs and launched Kobé, Florida’s Premier Japanese Steakhouse. Nguyen had big ideas for his restaurant concept in the Orlando market. He wanted to deliver a unique dining experience that would offer an exciting and vibrant environment for guests to gather and celebrate over delicious food and drinks.

In 1996, with the passing of his father and joined by his sister and uncle, Chau Nguyen took over the company and remains the principal owner of the Florida native brand.

Over the years, Kobé has grown to become a big family business that includes his children, nieces and numerous dedicated employees that have been with the company through the decades.

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Year-End Annual Party

Year End Party

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Bonus Meeting

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Kobe Dream Team

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Team Building

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Kobe is an equal opportunity employer. Kobe does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit & business need.
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Food Handler Booklet

Employment GuideSome New Hire Kobe Employees will require a Food Handler Certificate. Current Employees must renew every 3 years. Employees can process their payment for their Food Handler booklet here. The booklets are distributed by managers. Please contact your manager or HR before purchasing HR@kobesteakhouseusa.com

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