Careers

Careers

Core Values

Honesty, integrity, reliability, positive attitude, hard work and teamwork.

Kobe Teppanyaki Chefs

Our Mission

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

Teppanyaki Cooking

Service Standards

Excellent customer service, quality & delicious food, clean & safe environment, consistent & on time.

Kobe Teppanyaki Dining

Our Purpose

To help people celebrate and create great memories. 

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Contact our recruiter today to learn more about job opportunities at Kobé!

Email us at: career@kobesteakhouseusa.com

Employee Spotlight

"Kobe has give my whole family the opportunity to have a stable income since we moved from Vietnam. I enjoy working in multiple departments and to help whenever I can."

Sushi Chef Giang P.
Kobe Altamonte
3 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-04-18T20:27:30-04:00

Sushi Chef Giang P.
Kobe Altamonte
3 years at Kobe

"Kobe has give my whole family the opportunity to have a stable income since we moved from Vietnam. I enjoy working in multiple departments and to help whenever I can."
"I love working at Kobe as it is a fun place for me. I enjoy cooking and giving a great memory for all Guests"

Teppanyaki Chef Kevin P.
Kobe Longwood
5 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-04-18T20:31:19-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Kevin P.
Kobe Longwood
5 years at Kobe

"I love working at Kobe as it is a fun place for me. I enjoy cooking and giving a great memory for all Guests"
"I love working at Kobe as I consider it my second home. I've been working here for 28 years and I love to be around my regular customers. I enjoy giving them all an amazing experience with fun and flare!"

Teppanyaki Chef Fuji
Kobe Longwood
28 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-04-18T20:34:59-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Fuji
Kobe Longwood
28 years at Kobe

"I love working at Kobe as I consider it my second home. I've been working here for 28 years and I love to be around my regular customers. I enjoy giving them all an amazing experience with fun and flare!"
"Working at Kobe has brought new experiences and new friendships which has impacted my life in a positive way. Helping Guests has taught me to be outgoing and a patient person. I will always remember Kobe for the positive memories it has brought and I look forward to making even more new memories here at Kobe. "

Sushi Chef Erik N.
Kobe Longwood
4 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-01-21T16:15:59-05:00

Sushi Chef Erik N.
Kobe Longwood
4 years at Kobe

"Working at Kobe has brought new experiences and new friendships which has impacted my life in a positive way. Helping Guests has taught me to be outgoing and a patient person. I will always remember Kobe for the positive memories it has brought and I look forward to making even more new memories here at Kobe. "
"I have worked at Kobe for almost 4 years now. I started off as a busser and I am now trained to be a Teppanyaki Chef. My Management Team always treats me well and give me the flexible schedule that I sometimes need. Kobe is like my second family. "

Traditional & Teppanyaki Chef Estivens L.
Kobe International Drive
4 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-01-21T16:21:00-05:00

Traditional & Teppanyaki Chef Estivens L.
Kobe International Drive
4 years at Kobe

"I have worked at Kobe for almost 4 years now. I started off as a busser and I am now trained to be a Teppanyaki Chef. My Management Team always treats me well and give me the flexible schedule that I sometimes need. Kobe is like my second family. "
"Our CEO is so generous. We are a Kobe Team! Kobe takes good of us. Even though I am older they assure I am making a very good income to support both my Daughters through college. From the GM to the Dishwasher we all work together as a Team."

Teppanyaki Chef Eddie T.
Kobe Kirkman
14 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-03-23T15:17:27-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Eddie T.
Kobe Kirkman
14 years at Kobe

"Our CEO is so generous. We are a Kobe Team! Kobe takes good of us. Even though I am older they assure I am making a very good income to support both my Daughters through college. From the GM to the Dishwasher we all work together as a Team."
"I like working at Kobe. What I have learned at Kobe is to be adaptive. If life throws you a lemon, make lemonade."

Teppanyaki Chef Tai N.
Kobe Alafaya
13 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-03-23T15:40:18-04:00

Teppanyaki Chef Tai N.
Kobe Alafaya
13 years at Kobe

"I like working at Kobe. What I have learned at Kobe is to be adaptive. If life throws you a lemon, make lemonade."
"I work at Kobe because I enjoy entertaining my Guests and establishing good relations with my fellow peers. Working here helps me learn the basic foundation of Teamwork which will help me in any future careers. "

Server Soulin C,
Kobe Clearwater
5 1/2 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-02-23T17:10:34-05:00

Server Soulin C,
Kobe Clearwater
5 1/2 years at Kobe

"I work at Kobe because I enjoy entertaining my Guests and establishing good relations with my fellow peers. Working here helps me learn the basic foundation of Teamwork which will help me in any future careers. "
"Kobe is a place of multicultural ethnicity. Everyone works together and gets along with one another. I love the money I can make here as Kobe has created a place where I am able to have a career with a steady income. This helps me to take care of my family. I want to take the time to say thank you for the opportunity. "

Teppanyaki Chef Thong L. (Chef Murano)
Kobe Alafaya
12 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2022-02-23T17:21:23-05:00

Teppanyaki Chef Thong L. (Chef Murano)
Kobe Alafaya
12 years at Kobe

"Kobe is a place of multicultural ethnicity. Everyone works together and gets along with one another. I love the money I can make here as Kobe has created a place where I am able to have a career with a steady income. This helps me to take care of my family. I want to take the time to say thank you for the opportunity. "
"Kobe has a welcoming, family-like environment. They offer flexible schedules, and I feel very comfortable working here. The work is challenging but it motivates me and I have found many opportunities that have fit me well here."

Head Chef Koji

District Head Chef Koji
Kobe Alafaya
15 years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-03-04T10:14:38-05:00

District Head Chef Koji
Kobe Alafaya
15 years at Kobe

Head Chef Koji
"Kobe has a welcoming, family-like environment. They offer flexible schedules, and I feel very comfortable working here. The work is challenging but it motivates me and I have found many opportunities that have fit me well here."
"My time a t Kobe has been a fantastic experience. I enjoy my coworkers and each day is something to look forward to. "

Prep Cook/Dishwasher Noah L.
Kobe St. Pete
3 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-11-17T15:50:17-05:00

Prep Cook/Dishwasher Noah L.
Kobe St. Pete
3 Months at Kobe

"My time a t Kobe has been a fantastic experience. I enjoy my coworkers and each day is something to look forward to. "
"I have been with Kobe for 3 1/2 years now and I like that I am able to go around and gain experiences at different places. I don't stay in one place all the time, but move around to each location as needed. I like the challenges, being able to learn and fix things everyday. "

Repair/Maintenance Bang D.
Kobe Orlando
3 1/2 Years at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-12-28T16:37:34-05:00

Repair/Maintenance Bang D.
Kobe Orlando
3 1/2 Years at Kobe

"I have been with Kobe for 3 1/2 years now and I like that I am able to go around and gain experiences at different places. I don't stay in one place all the time, but move around to each location as needed. I like the challenges, being able to learn and fix things everyday. "
"I love working with the group of people at my Kobe location. Everyone has been very nice, helps one another and treat each other they way they would like to be treated. I really appreciate everyone here and what they do. I enjoy coming in to work. Thanks and much love to my Kobe Family. "

Dishwasher Thomas D.
Kobe St. Pete
8 Months at Kobe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse | Voted #1 Japanese Restaurant
2021-12-28T16:45:38-05:00

Dishwasher Thomas D.
Kobe St. Pete
8 Months at Kobe

"I love working with the group of people at my Kobe location. Everyone has been very nice, helps one another and treat each other they way they would like to be treated. I really appreciate everyone here and what they do. I enjoy coming in to work. Thanks and much love to my Kobe Family. "
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Employee Benefits

EMPLOYEE REFERRAL PROGRAM

Employees that refer a friend or family can earn up to $1,000 bonus because we know that a personal recommendation is the best compliment we can receive! Cash referral bonus will be issued to the employee if the referred employee stays with us for 6 months and one year.

EMPLOYEE LOAN PROGRAM

Financial stress is suffered by millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck and is impacting workplace productivity and employee retention. At Kobe, we offer employees with temporary financial support with personal loans in times of extreme need.

401(K) RETIREMENT PLAN

Kobe not only cares for our employees in the present but for their future as well. For the years to come, Kobe offers a 401(k) retirement benefits program for full-time employees with one year of service.

PAID TRAINING

Kobe offers paid training and continued learning and development for those interested in working in the restaurant industry. No experience needed!

EMPLOYEE MEALS

Team members can enjoy a complimentary employee meal prepared by our chefs during each work shift. Enjoy a variety of meals as our chefs showcase some of their unique cultural dishes with their colleagues.

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTHCARE

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

Hourly Opportunities

We are constantly expanding, and each of our restaurants has vital hourly roles which exist to provide harmony and success within our restaurants. From the Greeter and Host to the Chefs, they all play a vital role in our Kobe restaurants.

Excellent Hourly Benefits

  • Flexible Evening Schedules
  • Full-time and Part-time Positions Available
  • In-house Training Provided
  • Health Benefits
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Employee meal provided each shift
  • Opportunities to grow within the company

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.

Salary: Kobe’s salary structure is very competitive and highly regarded in the restaurant industry.

Bonuses: Managers/Assistant Managers/Head Chefs earn bonuses based on their home location’s monthly profitability and based on their performance.

Paid Vacation: Ten days of paid vacation per calendar year is provided to all Managers. The number of vacation days increases with seniority.

Life and AD&D Insurance: We offer eligible Management staff Life and AD&D Insurance at no cost. Life insurance will provide your family members or other beneficiaries with financial protection and security in the event of a death.

Kobe Corporate Phone Plan: Save some money on your phone plan with Kobe’s T-Mobile Corporate phone plan discounted rate.

Semi-Annual Meeting

Kobe Semi Annual Meeting

Year-End Annual Party

Year End Party

Kobe Anniversary

Kobe 34th Anniversary

Bonus Meeting

Kobe Year End Party 2018

Kobe Dream Team

Kobe Team

Team Building

Kobe Office Team Building
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.

 

 

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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