People Culture at KIBOU

Our goal at KIBOU is simple: to create the best workplace for our team. For over a decade, our vision has grown from the dedication of those who call KIBOU their home. We cherish the unique environments our founding members crafted, fostering spaces where authenticity thrives.
Our priority is a supportive culture, valuing genuine care and placing the team’s needs above all. As a restaurant-driven business, we empower each location’s team to lead the evolution of our offerings. Our commitment to the team remains strong: we stay grounded to daily operations and continue to evolve to enhance our work environment by listening and adapting.

At KIBOU, we seek compassionate minds to challenge and enrich our journey toward crafting the best careers in hospitality.

Why work with us?

At our core, we prioritize our people – valuing both individuality and teamwork. As a team-led business, we celebrate operational independence, offering freedom to flourish and actively contribute to our growth.
Join us to shape the future of our business, where your voice matters and opportunities abound.

Flexible contracts
100% equal and transparent service charge policy
Personalised training programmes
Be informed of the training that’s available to you
Japanese culture & cuisine 101
Fun socials and events
Employee discount
Free meals cooked by our chefs when you work
Professional confidential support
Financial wellbeing with Hastee

KIBOU Hall of Fame

Back in 2021 we held our first KIBOU Awards Show at the annual Summer party, showcasing the outstanding MVPs of the Year from each restaurant and we haven’t looked back since.

What makes this extra special is that these superstars are voted for and championed by their teams.

Now every summer we recognise all the winners from every restaurant across the business, celebrating what they’ve achieved both personally and professionally.

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Important KIBOU Stats

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29 internal promotions in 2023

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93.9% staff retention rate to Nov'23

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Back of House turnover rate of 6.3% in 2023

Word from our team

It is down to every team member in creating the environment that we find ourselves in, day in and day out, which for me makes KIBOU the best job I have ever had!

Cheltenham, front of house team member

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