Internship waiter/waitress 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 the personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. We offer different apprenticeships and therefore have a vacancy for an apprentice in Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka. Do you have passion for hospitality, in which you go the extra step and are you looking to apply this at one of the Leading Hotels of the World? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable apprenticeship!

What to expect

Sazanka Restaurant is a Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant where the Chefs prepare the tastiest fish, meats and vegetable dish on a hot iron griddle. The restaurant is located on the ground floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam and is led by Chef de Cuisine Kazuki Onodera. The intimate setting of shared tables creates an atmosphere of close contact between the Chefs and guests. At Sazanka you will work with colleagues from different cultures; Japanese but also Dutch colleagues all work together as a team. Ingredients are of top quality, combined with the broad selection of sakes and wines. Delivered all together with the world class Japanese style service.

As an apprentice, you are responsible for offering the highest level of service in Sazanka Restaurant. You are also responsible for assisting guests with the menu and serving dishes. Your main tasks will be:

  • Operational tasks in the restaurant, such as advising guests with the menu’s and serving dishes;
  • Maintaining contact with guests in foreign languages;
  • Performing Mise en Place activities in the restaurant;
  • Following guidelines with regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP;
  • Working in a multicultural environment.

Don't worry you will not be working alone. Besides working in your own team, you will also work with other departments in the hotel. Only by working together can we achieve the best results. You will work shifts throughout Monday to Sunday. You will work 5 days per week, 7.6 hours a day. You are available to work on public holidays.

What do we offer

  • Contract: Apprentice contract, 12 months
  • Salary: Apprentice salary. Click HERE for the salary scale.
  • Holidays: 21 days based on a 0.8 FTE
  • Bonus: 1 week salary if SMART goals are met
  • Travel Costs: From 10 km travel distance
  • 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;
  • Vitality weeks and monthly health days;
  • Daily free lunch;
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!);
  • The whole year around 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp);
  • 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 do we ask? 

We are primarily interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you. Nevertheless we expect from you that:

  • You are guest oriented; 
  • You have eye for detail; 
  • You are flexible in regards to your work schedule; 
  • You are a student at one of the (hotel) schools in the Netherlands; 
  • You live in Amsterdam or surrounding area.

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. 

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Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five star hotel. We provide exquisite, authentic service, cuisine and experience for each and every guest, underpinned by a deep-rooted, proud cultural heritage. By stepping into our world, you will discover that Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined by our blend of Japanese and Dutch culture. A pursuit of perfection drives us: every detail, every action, is rooted in achieving unsurpassable guest satisfaction. Together, all 380 employees make sure that every guest, on average 1000 guests per day, are being given the personal attention to create the most extraordinary experience. In order to be able to guarantee this, Hotel Okura Amsterdam is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to reinforce their team. Are you good at providing the best service to guests? Is catering in your blood and would you like to work in a restaurant with two Michelin Stars? Then this vacancy might be something for you!

 

Sazanka Restaurant Apprentice

The Sazanka Restaurant is a Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant where the Chefs will prepare the most delicious fish, meat and vegetarian dishes on a hot iron griddle at your table. Sazanka Restaurant is opened from 6.30 PM until 10 PM and can be booked for lunches for groups with a minimum group size of ten people.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone! The Sazanka team consists of fifteen Chefs, one Senior Service Manager, one Assistant Service Manager, one Supervisor, one Sommelier, one Assistant Sommelier, ten Waiters & Waitresses and our trainees & apprentice. 

Work is carried out in shifts during 7 days a week. You work 7 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. You are also available to work on public holidays. The shifts are from 16:00 till closing of the restaurant.

 

What are you going to do?

As trainee/apprentice you are responsible for offering excellent service in our Sazanka Restaurant. Amongst other tasks, you are responsible for advising guests with regards to menu's and serving dishes. Your main tasks are:

  • Operational tasks in the restaurant, such as advising guest with regards to menu’s and serving dishes
  • Maintaining contact with guests in foreign languages
  • Performing Mise en Place activities in the restaurant
  • Following guidelines with regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP
  • Working in a multicultural environment

    What can you expect as a Sazanka Restaurant Apprentince?

    Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka is located on the ground floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam and is managed by chef de cuisine, Kazuki Onodera. Due to the intimate setting with shared tables, there is close contact between the chefs and the guests. In Sazanka you work with colleagues from different cultures; Japanese, but also Dutch colleagues work together in a team here. Top quality ingredients are combined with an extensive selection of sakes and wines, while you deliver world-class Japanese service.

    What are we asking?

    Of course we are primarily interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you. Nevertheless we expect from you that:

  • You are guest oriented 
  • You have eye for detail 
  • You are flexible with regards to your work schedule 
  • You are a student at one of the (hotel)schools in the Netherlands 
  • You live in Amsterdam or surroundings

    This is what we offer you

  • Extensive development opportunities for example Lean White Belt Training, Extraordinary Guest Experiences training, Personal Leadership training;
  • Support by a training manager and E-learning system to learn more about your profession;
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!)
  • The whole year around 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants
  • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp)
  • Vitality weeks
  • Monthly health days for employees
  • Annual bonus scheme for everyone
  • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments, for example, take a look at the Japanese kitchen or get to know a whole new aspect of the hotel;
  • Employee of the month: receives €100,- net, an overnight stay and a dinner in our Serre restaurant
  • Employee of the year: receives a complete trip to Japan!

    Contract:                      1 year, possibility to extend, we want you to stay!

    Salary:                          Apprentice Salary,

    Bonus:                         1 week salary if achieving your SMART Goals

    Travel allowance:           As from 10 km commuting

    Holidays:                      25 vacation days and 7 National Holidays compensations per year

    CAO:                           Horeca CAO

    Training:                       Various possibilities

    Are you interested in this position?

    If this vacancy appeals to you, we would like to schedule an appointment with you, to discuss why you would like this job and what you find important in a future job. 

    Hotel Okura Amsterdam – A great placet o work:

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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