Assistant Sommelier - Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international 5 star hotel. Step in our world and experience how Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined through our mix of Japanese and Dutch culture. All our colleagues ensure an authentic service and experience to all guests. In order to achieve this, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Are you the best in offering service to guests? Is catering in your blood and do you want to work Michelin starred restaurant? Then this vacancy is for you!

What can you expect

Restaurant Ciel Bleu offers a panoramic view of the city of Amsterdam from the hotel’s 23rd floor and has been awarded two Michelin stars. The ultimate Ciel Bleu experience is to exceed guests' expectations in of both food and service.

As an Assistant Sommelier you will work closely with the restaurant supervision and service team, in which 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 comments 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;

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. Work is carried out in shifts throughout a 7-day workweek. 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: 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 met
  • 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?

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 are fluent in Dutch and English (oral and written);
  • You have similar work experience in Luxury hotels and/or restaurants;
  • You posses excellent wine knowledge with certification;

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