Food & Beverage Trainee - Food & Beverage 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. We offer different traineeships and therefore have a vacancy for an eager all-round F&B trainee. Are you great at solving problems? Are you alert and quick with your hands? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable internship!

What to expect

The F&B team is responsible for exceeding guest wishes and working together in professional teams. The hotel has five restaurants, of which “Ciel Bleu” holds two Michelin stars and “Yamazato” with one Michelin star. Restaurant “Teppanyaki Sazanka” is known in Amsterdam and further. “Le Camelia” is open daily for breakfast and can also be booked for lunches and dinner. Restaurant “Serre” is inspired by Ciel Bleu and is open daily from 10:00 to 22:00. Besides our restaurants, Hotel Okura Amsterdam also has two hotel bars and 19 banquet rooms.

As a F&B All - round trainee, you will get the chance to work backstage in the largest F&B hotel of the Netherlands. Based on your experience and preferences, we will make a program to best fir your personality. These are the following departments part of your traineeship:

  • Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka;
  • Serre Restaurant;
  • Le Camelia / Roomservice;
  • Banqueting;
  • Stewarding;
  • Kitchen.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Operational tasks, such as advising guest with regards to menu’s, serving dishes and serving our guests during their stay in Hotel Okura Amsterdam based on the standards set by the hotel (aligning with Standards of Leading Hotels of the World);
  • Maintaining contact with guests in foreign languages;
  • Performing Mise and Place activities;
  • Following guidelines in regards to safety, Arbo, hygiene and HACCP;

The rest of the tasks will be dependent on your knowledge, skills and interests you have. You will work 7.6 hours per day. The shifts are dependent on the department you have been assigned to. The number of days per week is upon discussion. You are available to work on public holidays. It is possible to work one day a week on your thesis or school projects.

What do we offer

  • Contract: Trainee contract, minimum of 6 months starting from September 2022
  • Salary: We offer a trainee compensation of €500 (net) per month, based on a fulltime traineeship
  • Holidays: With an internship agreement 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 a student at one of the (hotel)schools in the Netherlands;
  • You are guest oriented;
  • You have an eye for detail;
  • You are flexible in regards to your work schedule;
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English language (both spoken and written);

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