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We’re always on the lookout for incredible individuals to join our team and to join our journey as we expand within the emerging Japanese premium casual dining sector.

At KIBOU we like to do things differently, and we want our business and our team members to stand out from the crowd. If you’ve got a genuine desire to succeed, a thirst for knowledge and learning and a spirit that’s individual, fun and caring, then we could go far together.

Our team members are all team players, and as such, we value the ideas and personalities they bring to the table. We’re a like-minded bunch who are all passionate about delivering exceptional food and service to our guests, fun and forever moments and a restaurant offering that’s independent in feel and community in spirit.

Join us and you’ll be joining a company that cares about your development, giving you the support, opportunity and tools to grow, in an environment that’s fun, fast-paced and as individual as you are.

Sound interesting? Then drop us a note telling us a bit about yourself, where you want to work and the type of position that you are after.

Don’t forget to attach your CV and we’ll get back to you really quickly.

Positions available at KIBOU:

KIBOU is an ambitious independent restaurant business operating a premium casual dining Japanese restaurant.

At KIBOU we strive to deliver a diverse and extensive menu through our sushi and hot food menu. We offer a true and authentic flavour of the region taking our guests on a culinary and sensory journey to discover the true taste of Japan.

All of our food is handmade or hand-rolled fresh in the kitchen daily, and our stringent sourcing policy ensures that we only every use the freshest, best quality and most authentic ingredients so our customers can enjoy a premium dining experience each visit.

We have a dedicated sushi kitchen offering an extensive selection of handmade to order sushi and sashimi.

Your role as Head Chef will be to manage the day to day running of the kitchen operations and the team, with motivation and commitment to deliver outstanding service. To lead a dedicated and enthusiastic kitchen team from the front to create a fun, authentic and original dining experience that will support the core values of KIBOU.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills we need:

Extensive experience in Japanese cuisine

Ability to recruit, train and develop effective and passionate teams

Proven track record of delivering sales growth through consistent food quality and service

Effective labour cost management

Track record of delivering budgeted food margins

Flare for creative and authentic menu development

Experience in running large teams of chefs

Ensure legal compliance and health & safety managed as required.

 

At KIBOU we strive to deliver a diverse and extensive menu. Featuring a range of hot and cold dishes, we offer a true and authentic flavour of the region taking our guests on a culinary and sensory journey to discover the true taste of Japan.

All of our food is handmade fresh in the kitchen daily, and our stringent sourcing policy ensures that we only ever use the freshest, best quality and most authentic ingredients so our customers can enjoy a premium dining experience each visit.

We have a dedicated sushi kitchen offering an extensive selection of handmade to order sushi and sashimi.

At KIBOU we are looking for incredible individuals to come on a journey with us helping to grow our small family of restaurants whilst delivering exceptional food and service to all of our guests. Being part of a small growing business, you will have the opportunity work on menu development bringing your own ideas to the table and helping us grow our offering.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills we need:

Extensive experience in Japanese cuisine

Ability to recruit, train and develop effective and passionate teams

Proven track record of delivering sales growth through consistent food quality and service

Effective labour cost management

Track record of delivering budgeted food margins

Flare for creative and authentic menu development

Experience in running large teams of chefs

Ensure legal compliance and health & safety managed as required

About KIBOU Cheltenham:

90-cover restaurant

150 capacity bar with 2am late licence

Theatrical 10-seater teppanyaki grill

Sunken Japanese style horigotatsu dining area

10-seater private dining room, with a range of other private dining areas available to book within the restaurant