Ciel Bleu Sommelier Trainee - Ciel Bleu 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 the personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. We offer different traineeships and therefore have a vacancy for Ciel Blue Restaurant trainee. Do you have passion for the hospitality industry, looking for a dynamic workplace and want to develop at one of The Leading hotels of the world? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable internship!

What can you expect

Restaurant Ciel Bleu offers a panoramic view of the city of Amsterdam from the hotel’s 23rd floor and has been awarded two Michelin stars. The ultimate Ciel Bleu experience is to exceed guests' expectations in of both food and service.

As an Trainee Sommelier you will work closely with the restaurant supervision and service team, in which you are to assist and learn serving and pairing matching wines to the dishes; sharing your knowledge to the team. Your main tasks will be:

  • Assist in proactive sale of wine;
  • Assist in 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 comments from both guests and colleagues;
  • Assist in keeping the restaurant wine list up-to-date;
  • 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;

What do we offer
Contract: Trainee contract, minimum of 6 months starting from April 2024
Salary: We offer a trainee compensation of €750 euros 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 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 an enrolled student at one of the (hotel) schools in the Netherlands;
  • You have a passion for hospitality;
  • You are guest oriented;
  • You have an eye for detail;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (English only oral required);
  • You are flexible in regards to your work schedule.

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