Luxury Cook Yamazato Kitchen

We are looking for a fulltime Luxury Cook for our traditional Japanese Kaiseki restaurant Yamazato. The Yamazato restaurant is awarded with a Michelin star and ranks amongst the top Japanese restaurants in Europe.

As a Luxury Cook you are demonstrating your skilful cooking techniques in traditional Japanese cuisine and are therefore an ambassador of Japanese culture. You have a thorough knowledge of the unique preparation, cooking and presentation methods of the Kaiseki style and are able to explain the meaning of these dishes and ways of presentation as well. Working in a team of enthusiastic colleagues where you can develop yourself further is one of your goals. 

Yamazato Restaurant is opened daily, except on Mondays, for lunch from 12:00 until 14:00 and for dinner from 18:00 until 21:30. The team of our Yamazato Kitchen consists of approximately 25 colleagues, with most of them being Japanese. The Yamazato Restaurant team is comprised of about 30 Japanese members. Your working times are flexible within a 38 hour week, during 5 days a week.

Are you interested in working in an international team and developing yourself in the largest F&B hotel of the Netherlands? 
Then please contact us!

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Carry out (preparatory) activities for all different sections of a Japanese kitchen
  • Execute meal preparations in line with traditional and cultural guidelines
  • Monitor and check the quality, readiness, taste, texture, colour of food items
  • Judge the used ingredients on quality, freshness and preservability
  • Guide, advise and lead up to assigned staff members / trainees
  • Plan and assign activities, including giving instructions
  • Guard the quality of the work output
  • Watch over the hygiene and cleaning instructions
  • Receive, check and store the ordered food items and other supplies
  • Notice details and shortcomings and where necessary pass this on to the (Executive) Chef
  • Make suggestions to the Chef
  • Contribute to the development of products and items for the menu
  • Execution of all other occurring relevant activities
  • 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

Profile - Who are you?

Experience

You have strong Japanese cooking skills ▪ You have at least 2 years of experience in a Japanese Restaurant and therefore sufficient knowledge of Japanese dishes and menus ▪ You have a job related education

Profile

You have a passion for Japanese cooking ▪ You are creative and like to come up with new ideas ▪ You are guest oriented ▪ You have the ability to work in a fast paced work environment ▪ Flexible and a team player

Language
You are fluent in English, both orally and written ▪ Japanese language skills are not 

Competences
Anticipate ▪ Collegial ▪ Cultural Awareness ▪ Customer/Guest Focus ▪ Creativity ▪ Innovation

What do we offer?

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is part of the Okura Hotels & Resorts and exclusive member of The Leading Hotel of the World. Working at the Okura means working in a large, diverse and international team. Personal development and growth are key elements. A training manager and training programs are implemented to accomplish personal development.

Are you interested?
Would you like to be part of Okura’s experienced and enthusiastic team? Then please fill out the form below!

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