Hotel Okura Kitchen Apprentice - Hotel Okura 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 an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Do you make the extra step to offer guests a culinary experience at the highest level? Is hospitality in your blood and would you like to work in one of the Leading Hotels of the World? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect

The Hotel Okura Kitchen is responsible for the preparation of dishes and products for other departments in F&B such as: Le Camelia, Room service, Lobby Bar and Banquet Operations. The Banquet Operations department is the largest in scale out of all 5 star hotels in the Netherlands, whilst also being a market leader in quality and profitability. Preparation of dishes in the Hotel Okura Kitchen elicits working at a very high level.

As a apprentice you are responsible in offering the excellent service in Hotel Okura Kitchen. Your responsibilities include advising and guiding the guest as well as providing the service at a high level!  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 vary throughout the week, with shifts rotating between 12:00 to 22:00. You will work 4 days a week, 8 hours a day. You are also available to work on public holidays.  

What do we offer?

  • Contract: Apprentice contract, 12 months
  • Salary: Apprentice Salary, click HERE for the salary overview
  • Bonus: 1 Week additional salary if all SMART goals are met
  • Holidays: 21 days for a 0.8 FTE
  • 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 as an employer can do for you to provide a great workplace. Nevertheless we expect from you that:

  • You are an enrolled ROC student in the Netherlands;
  • You are eager to learn and open to receiving feedback;
  • You have good communication skills;
  • You are able to express yourself in English (written and orally);
  • You are prepared to work in a precise, organised and independent way. 

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