Chef de Partie - Main Kitchen

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five-star hotel. By stepping into our world, you will discover that Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined by our blend of Japanese and Dutch culture. Together, all employees make sure that every guest is being given the personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. To make this happen, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Do you make the extra step to offer guests a culinary experience at the highest level? Is hospitality in your blood and would you like to work in one of the Leading Hotels of the World? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

The Main Kitchen is responsible for the preparation of dishes and products for other departments in F&B such as: Le Camelia, Room service, Lobby Bar and Banquet Operations. The Banquet Operations department is the largest in scale out of all 5 star hotels in the Netherlands, whilst also being a market leader in quality and profitability. Preparation of dishes in the Main Kitchen elicits working at a very high level.

As a Chef de Partie, you are responsible for preparing the greatly diverse dishes at the highest level, conducting mise en place activities, maintaining cleanliness in the kitchen, ensuring that each section of the kitchen is operating well and developing new items for the menu. The Main Kitchen is responsible for the breakfast, room service, Banquetings department and staff cafeteria. This function provides a diverse range of dishes but also working times. Your main tasks will be:

  • Preparation of dishes according to standards, recipes and planning;
  • Ensuring and maintaining the end product quality;
  • Providing suggestions to the Chef;
  • Contribute to the development of products for the menu;
  • Being involved in the preparation for all dishes;
  • Ensuring good quality, taste, texture and colour of food items and making adjustments when necessary;
  • Instruct and advise colleagues and trainees;
  • Ensuring for a qualitatively end product.

Don't worry, you will not be working alone! Besides working with your team, you will also work closely with other departments in the hotel. Only by working together can we achieve the best results. Work is carried out in shifts throughout a 7-day workweek. You work 5 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. Shifts are dependent on the department in which you will work and the events in house. One week you may work the early shift, while the other week may be evening shifts. You are also available to work on public holidays.

What do we offer?

    • Contract: 1 year, with the possibility of extending. We want you to stay!
    • Salary: Group 5. Click here for the salary scale based on a full-time employment
    • Bonus: 1 week salary if SMART goals are met
    • Travel Costs: From 10 KM travelling distance
    • Holidays: 25 vacation days based on a full time contract with 7 day National holiday compensation.
    • CAO: The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry
    • Extensive development opportunities to improve day by day. We offer an online e-learning system with more than 300+ courses. Moreover, we offer specific courses from our Training Manager, such as: Lean White Belt Training and the Extraordinary Guest Experiences training;
    • Room to share initiatives, ideas and improvements, based on the Lean philosophy. Doesn’t matter if you have worked with us for a week, month or year: We want to hear your thoughts;
    • Once per year 50% staff discount in one of our restaurants (lucky you!);
    • The whole year round 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
    • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp);
    • Depending on your position, you will receive a uniform or dry-cleaning reimbursement;
    • Parking facilities for management positions;
    • Vitality days and monthly health days;
    • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments, for example, take a look at the Japanese kitchen;
    • Employee of the month: receive € 100, - net, a stay in the hotel with a dinner in Serre Restaurant;
    • Employee of the Year: Receive a complete trip to Japan!

    What are we asking?

    Of course, we are first and foremost interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you to provide a great workplace. Nevertheless, we expect from you that: 

    • You possess a SVH or similar certification;
    • You are creative and enjoy coming up with new ideas;
    • You have relevant work experience (2 – 5 years) in a reputable learning company;
    • You speak fluent English and Dutch (oral and written).
    • You are flexible and an independent worker;
    • You live in Amsterdam or surrounding area;
    • As part of the pre-employment screening, you will be asked for a minimum of two positive references.

    Enthusiastic? That’s great, please apply!

    Please apply via the button below; we will call you as soon as possible for a short introduction to get to know each other. A selection assessment is one component of our recruitment process.

    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