Chef de partie - Pastry Department

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. Do you go the extra mile to offer guests a culinary experience at the highest level? Is hospitality in your blood and would you like to develop in THE F&B Hotel of the Netherlands? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

The Pastry department prepares all patisserie and desserts for the venues in the hotel such as: Breakfast, Room service, Banqueting and the restaurants.

As a Chef de Partie, you are responsible for preparing the greatly diverse dishes at the highest level, conducting mise en place activities, maintaining cleanliness in the kitchen. Your main tasks will be:

  • Preparation of dishes according to standards, recipes and planning;
  • Ensuring and maintaining the end product quality;
  • Providing any suggestions to the Chef;
  • Contribute to the development of products;
  • Ensuring good quality and freshness of ingredients;
  • Ensuring good quality, taste, texture and colour of food items and making adjustments when necessary;
  • Following hygiene instructions.

Don't worry, you will not be working alone! Besides working with your team, you will also work closely 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 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 5. Click here for the salary scale based on a full-time employment
  • Bonus:     1 month 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;
  • 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 possess a SVH or similar certification;
  • You are creative and enjoy coming up with new ideas;
  • You have relevant work experience (2 – 5 years) in a reputable learning based company;
  • You speak fluent English and Dutch (oral and written).
  • You are flexible and an independent worker;
  • You live in Amsterdam or surrounding area;
  • As part of the pre-employment screening, you will be asked for a minimum of two positive references.

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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What are you going to do?
As Chef de Partie you are jointly responsible for preparing a wide variety of dishes, carrying out mise and place activities and keeping the kitchen clean. Are you willing to go the extra mile to offer guests a true hospitality experience and do you want to develop yourself further in the largest F&B hotel of the Netherlands? Then please contact us!

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Preparation of dishes according to standards, recipe and planning
  • Ensuring the quality of the end product
  • Making suggestions to the Chef
  • Contribute to the development of products
  • Carrying out mise and place activities
  • Ensuring good quality and freshness of ingredients
  • Ensuring good quality, taste, texture and colour of food items and making adjustments when necessary
  • Following hygiene instructions

Working days & working hours:
Work is carried out in shifts during 7 days a week. 
You work 5 days a week, 7,6 hours a day. You are also available to work on public holidays. 

 

Who are you?
  • You have completed a SVH or comparable education;
  • You like to come up with new ideas;
  • You have relevant work experience (2-5 years) within reputable (learning) companies;
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English language (both spoken as written);
  • As part of the pre-employment screening, we will ask for a minimum of two positive references;
  • You have a flexible and independent working attitude;
  • You live in Amsterdam or the direct surroundings.
Competencies
To be able to execute this position well, we expect that you have at least developed the following competencies to a large extent.
  • Anticipate;
  • Communicate;
  • Creative;
  • Stress Management
  • Team Player

Pastry
Our Pastry Kitchen is responsible for the preparation of all pastries and desserts for several departments, such as the breakfast restaurant, Roomservice, Banqueting and our restaurants. 


Who are your colleagues?
The Pastry Kitchen consists of seven employees, under the supervision of one Executive Pastry Chef.

What do we offer?
Contract:                     1 year contract, possibility to extend
Salary:                        Group V, click here for the salary overview
Bonus:                        1 week salary if achieving SMART Goals 
Travel allowance:         As from 10 km commuting 
Holidays:                     25 vacation days and 7 days National Holiday compensation per year 
CAO:                           The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry
Training:                      Various possibilities
Discount:                     In our restaurants and overnight stays at Hotel Okura Amsterdam

A selection assessment is part of our recruitment process. 

Are you interested in this position? 
Do you also want to be part of Okura's experienced and enthusiastic team? Apply quickly via the button below!

Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89