Assistant Sommelier - Ciel Bleu Restaurant

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 team. Are you the best in offering service to guests? Is catering in your blood and do you want to work Michelin starred restaurant? Then this vacancy is for you!

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 Assistant Sommelier you will work closely with the restaurant supervision and service team, in which you are responsible for serving and pairing matching wines to the dishes; sharing your knowledge and directing the team. Your main tasks will be:

  • Proactive sale of wine;
  • 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;
  • Partially responsible for 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;

Don't worry you will not be working alone. Besides working in your own team, you will also work with other departments in the hotel. Only by working together can we achieve the best results. You will work 5 days per week, 7.6 hours a day. You are available to work on public holidays.

What do we offer?

  • Contract: 1 year with the possibility of extending. We want you to stay!
  • Salary: Group 5.Click HERE for the salary scale
  • Bonus: 1 week salary if SMART goals are met
  • 8% holiday allowance (pro rata);
  • 25 vacation days per year (pro rata).
  • Compensation for National Holidays.
  • Horeca CAO applies;
  • General Pension Scheme of Hospitality and Catering;
  • General Survivors pension;
  • Personal training budget of up to 1000 euros
  • 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 fluent in Dutch and/or English (oral and written);
    • You have similar work experience in Luxury hotels and/or restaurants;
    • You posses excellent wine knowledge with certification;

    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

    020-6787984