Chef de Rang - Ciel Bleu

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five-star hotel. By stepping into our world, you will discover how 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. In order to achieve this, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Are you great at offering the best service to guests? Are you open to new challenges and would you like to develop at one of The Leading hotels of the world in a restaurant that has been awarded no less than two Michelin stars? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

The Ciel Bleu Restaurant located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, offers a panoramic view over the city of Amsterdam and is awarded with two Michelin stars. The ultimate Ciel Bleu experience entails exceeding guests’ expectations in regards to dishes as well as service.

As Chef de Rang you are responsible for offering excellent service in Ciel Bleu Restaurant. Your tasks consist of welcoming and guiding our guests, making reservations, serving dishes and ensuring direct communication between kitchen and service staff. Your main tasks will be: 

  • Operational tasks in the restaurant;
  • Pro-actively selling our products;
  • Working in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Maintaining excellent contact with guests in different languages;
  • Mise and Place activities within the restaurant;
  • Keeping track of restaurant reservations;
  • Following guidelines with regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP.

Don’t worry, you will not work alone. Besides your own team, you will also work closely with other departments in the hotel. Only by working together can we achieve the best results. There will be rotating shifts throughout the week. You will work 5 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. 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 
  • Bonus:             1 month salary if SMART goals are achieved
  • Travel Costs:    From 10 KM travelling distance
  • Holidays:         25 vacation days and 7 days national holiday compensation based on a full time contract.
  • 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 discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!);
  • The whole year round 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Free meal in the canteen;
  • 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?

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 have experience within restaurants in the luxury segment;
  • You are flexible with regards to working hours;
  • You are enthusiastic, willing to learn and a real team player;
  • You have an eye for detail;
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch (oral and written).

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.



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