Assistant Sommelier Yamazato Restaurant

What are you going to do?

As Assistant Sommelier you work closely together with the restaurant supervisors and service team and are responsible for serving matching wines whilst sharing your knowledge and where needed assisting managing the team. 

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Pro-actively selling wines
  • Ensure that wines are stored in good condition
  • Partially responsible for keeping the wine menu in the restaurant up-to-date
  • Assist in the development of excellent guest contact and taking care of the correct handling of requests and remarks of both guests and colleagues
  • Operational tasks in the restaurant, such as taking orders and serving the guests 
  • Serving our guests during their stay in Hotel Okura Amsterdam according to standards that are set up by the hotel (align with standards of The Leading Hotels of the World) and Michelin
  • Coaching and guiding the team
  • Giving instructions with regards to standards and work procedures

Working days & working hours
Work is carried out in shifts during 7 days a week. The shifts are flexible within a 38 hour week, during 5 days a week. You are also available to work on public holidays.

Who are you?

  • You show similar work experience in luxury hotels and/or restaurants 
  • You have an excellent knowledge of wine and can prove your knowledge with a certification 
  • You are flexible and able to coach and motivate a team
  • You are representative
  • You are service minded
  • You have an eye for detail
  • You are flexible with regards to working hours
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (oral and written)
  • You live in Amsterdam or its surroundings

To be able to execute this position well, we expect that you have at least developed the following competencies to a large extent.

  • Anticipate
  • Guest focus
  • Financial awareness
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork

Yamazato Restaurant

Yamazato Restaurant is a traditional Japanese Kaiseki Restaurant. The Restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star and ranks amongst the top Japanese restaurants in Europe. Yamazato Restaurant is opened daily for dinner from 6.00 until 9.30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday it is also open for lunch from noon to 2.00 pm. 

Who are your colleagues?

The team of Yamazato Restaurant consists of approximately 30 colleagues, including 25 Japanese colleagues. The Yamazato kitchen team is comprised of 25 Japanese members. You work together with the Assistant Service Manager and four Supervisors.

What do we offer?
Contract: 1 year contract, possibility to extend

Salary: Group V, click here for the salary overview

Bonus: 1 week salary if achieving SMART Goals

Travel allowance: As from 10 km commuting

Holidays:  25 vacation days and 7 days National Holiday compensation per year 

CAO:  The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry

Training:  Various possibilities

Discount:  In our restaurants and overnight stays at Hotel Okura Amsterdam


Are you interested in this position?
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About Okura

Since our opening in 1971 we have only one goal: creating an unforgettable stay for our guests. We do our utmost best to deliver the best quality and to fulfill every wish of our guests. Together we work hard to amaze our guests!

Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89