Serre Restaurant Trainee - Serre 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 traineeships and therefore have a vacancy for a trainee in our Serre Restaurant. Are you ambitious, do you have passion for hospitality and would you like a unique experience in one of The Leading Hotels of the world? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable traineeship experience!

What to expect

Serre Restaurant opened in 2011 and is a Bib Gourmand recognized venue due to its excellent price – quality ratio. Guests are welcome the whole day, should it be for a business lunch, well deserved glass of wine, great dinner with friends or a celebratory family get together. The menu is an international mix, with both a classical and modern influence. 

As a trainee you are responsible in offering the excellent service in Serre Restaurant. Your responsibilities include advising and guiding the guest as well as providing the service at a high level!  Your main tasks will be:

  • Offering service to guests;
  • Having good knowledge of the menu;
  • Carrying out mise en place activities in the restaurant and pantry;
  • Conforming reservations;
  • Having good knowledge of coffee and tea;
  • Welcoming and guiding guests;

You traineeship will be carried out in shifts throughout a 7 day workweek. The working time shifts will be from 12:00 to 24:00. You will work 5 days per week, 7.6 hours per day. You are available to work on public holidays. It is possible to work on your thesis or school projects once per week.

What do we offer

  • Contract: Trainee contract of a 6 month period starting from September 2022
  • Salary: Trainee compensation of €500 euros (gross) per month based on a full time traineeship
  • Holidays: With an internship agreement of minimum of 6 months, you will receive 1 day off per month
  • 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.

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 with regards to your work schedule; 
  • You are a student at one of the (hotel)schools in the Netherlands.

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