Assistant Sommelier Sazanka Restaurant

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 personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. To make this happen, we are looking for Waiter / Waitress in our team. Do you strive to offer the best service to guests? Do you know how to inspire people and would you like to work in our Teppanyaki restaurant? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

In Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, we offer à la minute cooking with Japanese precision to our local as well as international guests. Our guests enjoy seeing Japanese Teppanyaki chefs at work showing their special cooking techniques. We also offer an extensive choice of sakes and wines.
Add to this unique experience, we are looking for colleagues who offer excellent service. We are international service team and working closely with our Japanese chef.

As Assistant Sommelier you work closely together with the Sommelier and the Service Manager and you are responsible for serving and pairing matching wines to the dishes, sharing your knowledge and directing the team. Your main tasks will be:

  • Proactive sale of wine;
  • Operational tasks in the restaurant, such as taking orders and servicing guests;
  • Assist in developing excellent guest contact and caring for the correct handling of requests and remarks from both guests and colleagues;
  • Partially responsible for keeping the restaurant wine list up-to-date;
  • 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;

Work is carried out in shifts during 7 days a week. You work minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 5 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. You are also available to work on public holidays. The shifts are from afternoon till closing of the restaurant.

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 achieved
  • Travel Costs                   From 10 KM travelling distance
  • Holidays:                       25 vacation days based on a fulltime contract with the 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)
  • You will receive a uniform at work
  • Vitality days and monthly health days
  • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments
  • 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 have 1 - 2 years of work experience in hotels and/or restaurants
  • You are fluent in either Dutch or English, speaking and understanding Japanese is an advantage
  • Open minded and interested to other cultures

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