Ciel Bleu Kitchen Apprentice - Ciel Bleu 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. We offer an apprenticeship in the Main Kitchen. Do you have passion for the hospitality industry, searching for a challenge and want to develop in one of The Leading hotels of the world? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable apprenticeship!

What to expect

The Ciel Bleu Restaurant located on the 23rd floor of the hotel, offers a panoramic view over the city of Amsterdam and is awarded with two Michelin stars. The ultimate Ciel Bleu experience entails exceeding guests’ expectations in regards to dishes as well as service.

As an apprentice you are jointly responsible for preparing a wide variety of dishes, carrying out mise and place activities and keeping the kitchen clean. Your main tasks will be:

  • Preparation of dishes according to standards, recipe and planning;
  • Contribute to the development of products and items for the menu;
  • Ensuring and guarding the quality of the end product;
  • Ensuring good quality and freshness of ingredients;
  • Ensuring good quality, taste, texture and color of food items and making adjustments when necessary;
  • Following hygiene instructions.

Don’t worry, you will not be working alone. Besides your own team, you will work closely with all other departments in the hotel. Only by working together can we achieve the best results. The apprenticeship shifts will be from Monday to Sunday, with different shifts throughout the week. You work 4 days a week, 8 hours a day. Shifts will depend on which department you work in and the events being held in the hotel; this can vary from morning shifts to evening shifts. You are also available to work on public holidays.  

What do we offer?

  • Contract: Apprenticeship contract, 12 months
  • Salary: Apprenticeship salary. Click here for the salary overview
  • Holidays: 21 days based on 0.8 FTE 
  • Bonus: 1 week salary when the hotel reaches the budgeted GOP (Gross Operating Profit);
  • 8% holiday pay (pro rata);
  • Compensation for National Holidays.
  • Horeca CAO applies;
  • General Pension Scheme of Catering and Catering;
  • 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 can do for you as an employer to provide you a great workplace. However, we expect you to:

  • You are a student at one of the ROC schools in the Netherlands;
  • You are eager to learn and open to feedback;
  • You have good communication skills;
  • You can express yourself in English and or Dutch (read and speak);
  • You are able to work accurately, organized and independently.

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.

Contact information

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

020 678 79 89