Cook Luxury - Yamazato 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 Luxury Cook 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 Yamazato restaurant? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

We are looking for a fulltime Luxury Cook for our traditional Japanese Kaiseki restaurant Yamazato. The Yamazato restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star and ranks amongst the top Japanese restaurants in Europe.

As a Luxury Cook you are demonstrating your skilful cooking techniques in traditional Japanese cuisine and are therefore an ambassador of Japanese culture. You have a thorough knowledge of the unique preparation, cooking and presentation methods of the Kaiseki style and are able to explain the meaning of these dishes and ways of presentation as well. Working in a team of enthusiastic colleagues where you can develop yourself further is one of your goals. There is a great opportunity to learn authentic Japanese cooking skills from Executive chef Masanori Tomikawa.

Yamazato Restaurant is opened daily, except on Monday and Tuesday (Possibility to change in the future), for dinner from 18:00 until 21:30. The team of our Yamazato Kitchen consists of approximately 25 colleagues, with most of them being Japanese. Your working times are flexible within a 38 hour week, during 5 days a week.

Are you interested in working in an international team and developing yourself in the largest F&B hotel of the Netherlands?

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Carry out (preparatory) activities for all different sections of a Japanese kitchen
  • Execute meal preparations in line with traditional and cultural guidelines
  • Monitor and check the quality, readiness, taste, texture, colour of food items
  • Judge the used ingredients on quality, freshness and preservability
  • Guide, advise and lead up to assigned staff members / trainees
  • Plan and assign activities, including giving instructions
  • Guard the quality of the work output
  • Watch over the hygiene and cleaning instructions
  • Receive, check and store the ordered food items and other supplies
  • Notice details and shortcomings and where necessary pass this on to the Executive Chef
  • Make suggestions to the Chef
  • Contribute to the development of products and items for the menu
  • Execution of all other occurring relevant activities
  • Mise and place duties; washing, cutting, cooking
  • Cleaning of materials, machines and equipment
  • Cleaning of the kitchen according to HACCP
  • Storing of fresh food items according to HACCP

Working days & working hours
Your working times are flexible within a 38 hour week, during 5 days a week. Some overtime work is also to be expected.

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 based on a full-time employment
  • Bonus:     1 week salary if SMART goals are met
  • Travel Costs:  From 10 KM travelling distance
  • Holidays: 25 vacation days based on a full time contract with 7 day 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);
  • Depending on your position, you will receive a uniform or dry-cleaning reimbursement;
  • 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!
  • 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!

Who are you?

  • You have a job related education
  • You have a passion for Japanese cooking
  • You are creative and like to come up with new ideas
  • You have the ability to work in a fast paced work environment
  • You are guest oriented
  • You are flexible and a team player
  • You can cope with stress and pressure from work
  • You are both physically and mentally strong
  • Japanese language skills are not a requirement, but is an advantage

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