Demi Chef de Partie - Serre Kitchen

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. To make this happen, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Are you great at offering the best service to guests? Is hospitality in your blood and would you like to work in a restaurant with a Bib Gourmand? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

Serre Restaurant holds a Bib Gourmand due to its excellent price – quality ratio. Guests are welcome throughout the day; should it be for a business lunch, a well deserved glass of wine, a delicious dinner with friends or a family dinner get together. The menu is an international mix of classic and modern dishes.

As a Demi Chef de Partie, you are responsible for preparing the restaurant dishes at the highest level, conducting mise en place activities, cleaning of the kitchen, guiding the necessary areas of the kitchen and developing new items for the menu. Your main tasks will be: 

  • Preparation of dishes according to standards, recipe and planning;
  • Carrying out activities for the assigned area;
  • Providing suggestions to the Chef;
  • Contribute to the development of products and items for the menu;
  • Ensuring the best quality, taste, texture and colour of food items and making adjustments when necessary; 

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 4. 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!
  • After your probationary period, you will receive an overnight stay including breakfast and a drink in our 23rd bar so you can experience our hotel as a guest!


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 are an enthusiastic professional who wants to develop within the luxury segment;
  • You have completed a culinary education;
  • You are creative and like to come up with new ideas;
  • You are flexible;
  • You have relevant work experience within similar companies in the luxury segment.

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