Teppanyaki Chef - Sazanka Kitchen

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international 5 star hotel. Step in our world and experience how Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined through our mix of Japanese and Dutch culture. All our colleagues ensure an authentic service and experience to all guests. In order to achieve this, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our Sazanka Restaurant. Are you great support to a team, stress resistant and structured in your work? Then this vacancy is for you!

What can you expect

Sazanka Restaurant is a Japanese Teppanyaki Restaurant where Chefs prepare the best quality fish, meats and vegetarian dishes on a hot iron griddle. Sazanka Restaurant is open from 18:30 until 22:00 and closed on Wednesdays. Guests can also book for group lunches with a minimum group size of 10 people.

As a Teppanyaki Chef, you demonstrate the cooking technique of grilling dishes on the iron griddle at a disciplined high quality manner. You are familiar with Japanese cuisine and therefore an ambassador of the Japanese culture. You possess thorough knowledge of the unique preparation, cooking and presentation methods of the Japanese kitchen and you are able to explain the background information and meaning when needed. One of the goals is to be able to work in a team of enthusiastic colleagues where you can further develop yourself.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Cook in front of guests using the Teppanyaki style of cooking
  • Monitor and check the quality, readiness, taste, texture, colour of food items;
  • Judge the used ingredients on quality, freshness and preservation;
  • Guard the quality of the work output;
  • Oversee the hygiene and cleaning instructions;
  • Mise en place duties; washing, cutting, cooking;
  • Cleaning of materials, machines and equipment;
  • Cleaning of the kitchen according to HACCP;
  • Storing of fresh food items according to HACCP;

What do we offer?

  • Contract: 1 year contract with the possibility of extending
  • Salary: Group IV. Click HERE for the salary scale 
  • Bonus: 1 week salary if the budgeted GOP (Gross Operating Profit) level is reached
  • Travel Costs: From 10 KM travelling distance
  • Holidays: 25 vacation days and 7 days national holiday compensation based on a full time contract
  • 8% holiday allowance (pro rata);
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • The whole year round 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Free meals everyday
  • 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 abundant interest to learn Japanese cooking skills and Japanese culture
  • You have at least have 2-3 years experience in the kitchen
  • You are creative and like to come up with new ideas;
  • You are fluent in English, both orally and written;
  • Japanese language skills are not a requirement, but is an advantage;
  • You have an interest in working in a multicultural environment

 

 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. 

 

Application Procedure

Below is a brief overview of our application process.

Confirmation email

Confirmation email

Introduction via phone

Introduction via phone

Interview

Interview

Reference check

Reference check

Offer

Offer

Your first working day!

Your first working day!

Contact information

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

020 678 79 89