Assistant Sommelier - Sazanka 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 personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. To make this happen, we are looking for Waiter / Waitress 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 Teppanyaki restaurant? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

In Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka, we offer à la minute cooking with Japanese precision to our local as well as international guests. Our guests enjoy seeing Japanese Teppanyaki chefs at work showing their special cooking techniques. We also offer an extensive choice of sakes and wines.
Add to this unique experience, we are looking for colleagues who offer excellent service. We are international service team and working closely with our Japanese chef.

As Sommelier you work closely together with the Service Manager and 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 remarks from both guests and colleagues;
  • Partially responsible for keeping the restaurant wine list up-to-date;
  • Continuing maintaning a good relationship with the other departments;
  • Coaching and managing the team;
  • 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;
  • Instructing the team in regards to the service standards.

You are also available to work on public holidays. The shifts are from afternoon till closing of the restaurant.

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 week salary if SMART goals are achieved
  • 8% holiday allowance (pro rata);
  • 25 vacation days per year (pro rata).
  • Compensation for National Holidays.
  • Horeca CAO applies;
  • General Pension Scheme of Hospitality and Catering;
  • General Survivors pension;
  • Attractive family and friends rates on overnight stays at Hotel Okura Amsterdam;
  • Once a year staff discount in one of the restaurants (50%);
  • Staff discount in our restaurants (20%);
  • Contribution to travel expenses from 10 km (one way);
  • After obtaining the probationary period, you will receive an overnight stay with breakfast as a gift (2 people), so that you can experience the hotel as a guest!

    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 have 1 - 2 years of work experience in hotels and/or restaurants
    • You are fluent in either Dutch or English, speaking and understanding Japanese is an advantage
    • Open minded and interested to other cultures

    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.

    Contact information

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

    020 678 79 89