Since the first Benihana restaurant opened in 1964, Benihana has become the leading Japanese restaurant in the dining industry. The key to our success is simple – it’s our ability to hire the right people, train and develop them properly, and keep them happy. How we accomplish this is what we believe sets us apart — we recognize that growth and development is a process that never ends, that relationships need constant nurturing, and that improvement is always possible.
We are always looking for individuals who have what it takes to grow with us and share in our success.
OUR SIZZLING BENEFITS
Medical, Dental, Vision
Live life well by enrolling in our array of comprehensive and flexible health care choices for you and your family. We have you covered!
Paid Time Off
Taking time off for yourself and family is essential to your health and productivity. We offer paid time off to help balance your work and life.
Whether or not you have experience in the restaurant industry, we are looking to hire persons with who are hospitality minded. We offer free training and continued learning and development.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Take advantage of our flexible savings accounts by setting aside pre-tax deductions to be used for certain eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses.
Whether you’re just entering the workforce or a mid-careerist, it’s important to start taking care of your financial future by saving now through our retirement plan.
Dining Discount Privileges
Team members can enjoy our delicious food when using their discount on food purchases.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to help our team members with family, legal or financial issues, substance abuse or other stressful life changes.
We are keen on our referral program and encourage you to assist us in catching a rising star!
WHAT’S OUR SECRET SAUCE?
Melvin Branham joined Benihana in August 2015 as our General Manager of Benihana Atlanta. He demonstrated warm personality and strong managerial skills. His restaurant quickly became the official Training Restaurant for the Atlanta market.
In 2016, Melvin was named the General Manager for our brand new Benihana restaurant in Boca Raton, FL where he successfully launched the Benihana brand to a new community. While in his position, he also debuted our Benihana concession in Hard Rock stadium in Miami, home of the Miami Dolphins. Melvin’s leadership and passion made him the perfect candidate for promotion and in 2021, he was named Regional Manager for the East Coast.
Melvin believes his success is due to his love for people and being able to positively affect lives through practicing our mission of treating our guests, employees and partners with grace, dignity, respect and integrity. His greatest pleasure is making our guests happy and creating great guest memories!
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Pornnida “Dadar” Poolaor started as a server at Benihana in Orlando in 2013. Just a year later, she was called to set up the Server training Program at Benihana’s International Drive restaurant and soon after, was promoted to Shift Supervisor. She continued to shine in her service and dedication, becoming a manager, and finally a General Manager in 2017.
Dadar’s steady growth came as a result of putting her heart and soul into her work, leading her team to create a thriving, top-performing restaurant. Dadar attributes our Benihana company culture that treats employees with grace, dignity, respect, and integrity, and values the contributions they make across the board, to Benihana’s continued success.
Meeting and exceeding our guests’ expectations is one of Dadar’s long-held standards. “We’re well-known as a delightful place. I hear a birthday or celebration song at least 20 times a day. Everyone thinks about Benihana as a happy place for their important celebration or special occasion!” We pride ourselves on creating great guest memories, and Dadar and her team excel at this mission.
Please meet Sandra Luis, our celebrated teppan chef in Benihana Dulles! Sandra began her career at Benihana in 2017 as a prep cook where her talents were quickly recognized, and she was promoted just after six months.
Sandra is inspired by her tenured chef colleagues and is focused on developing her craft to create great guest memories and she embraces our Benihana mission to treat our guests, employees and partners with grace, dignity, respect, and integrity. She deeply connects with this purpose because she feels it is the most important attribute that each person can offer, apart from providing delicious food and excellent service.
Benihana honored Sandra this past week during International Women’s Day and we continue to applaud her dedication every day. Sandra has a brilliant future with Benihana.
Benihana is a proud partner of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership
Equal Opportunity Employer
Benihana considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.