Apprentice Cook

Cafe Americain

Do you get more excited from combining flavours than the last Netflix production? Then your career might start in Amsterdam’s famous Art Deco restaurant Café Americain. 

Position summary

In the fifties, Café Americain had already established itself as a meeting place for Amsterdam locals; today, it has acquired iconic status in our beautiful city,  which offers a truly phenomenal view on Leidseplein. This well-known Art Deco restaurant is a modern brasserie that is breaking new ground with a blend of ‘Class’ & ‘Classics’. From early morning till late at night. Café Americain represents historic allure - according to the 21st century. Excellent quality, an accessible style, and brimming with personality. In addition to Amsterdam items on the All Day menu, we also offer Dutch ingredients.

Eden Hotels has built a compelling collection of city centre hotels over two generations. Our hands-on approach combines decades of industry expertise with business insight, enabling each and every colleague to reach their full potential. We take great pleasure in creating local experiences and lasting memories for our guests. With our 13 hotels, we are located in all the great cities and surprising places in the Netherlands. We know everything about our cities and ensure that the guest feels like part of our family. With our ambition to grow internationally, our mission is to start providing that same excellent service and experience across Europe. We have exciting times ahead with major projects on the horizon, so it's a great time to get on board!

Get ready for an exciting learning period in which no day is the same! As an apprentice cook, you perform an important function in ensuring the success of Café Americain. Under the guidance of your teacher you carefully prepare the mise-en-place, because a good cook knows that preparation is everything! You’re always ‘on’, because along with your kitchen colleagues you make sure each dish is of high quality. You enjoy working hard, replenishing stocks and supporting your colleagues in operational tasks. You thereby jointly contribute to ensuring that Café Americain continues to deliver the highest quality to its guests.

Primary Responsibilities

This job description reflects the position’s essential functions; it does not encompass all of the tasks that may be assigned.

  • Maintain cleanliness continually by throwing away trash, wiping down work area, cleaning equipment, and returning utensils.
  • Report safety, sanitation, and other similar violations to the chef.
  • Receive and store food according to standards, ensuring all product is rotated and items are stored at proper temperatures.
  • Set up stations, including utensils, equipment, and other needed items.
  • Prepare sauces, dressings, salads, and cold plated items.
  • Ensure all items are prepared according to recipe cards, plating guides, and photographs and or according to chef’s orders.
  • Follow kitchen safety procedures at all times.
  • Check the fridges and freezer for products and stock (THT, FIFO, HACCP).
  • Produce following recipes and checks.


What do we expect from you

  • You follow a course through apprenticeship level III or level IV.
  • You are enthusiastic and flexible - because each day is different in the kitchen.
  • You are a good team player but can also work independently.
  • You have the ability to cope with stress, handle time pressure well and always take the initiative.
  • You are creative and are good at working collaboratively.
  • You have a genuine affinity for the kitchen.
  • You live in the Amsterdam area.

Handy to have

  • Not averse to rotating and weekend shift and working on public holidays.

What can you expect from us?

  • A fulltime contract.
  • A good salary.
  • Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is part of Eden Hotel Group.
  • The Eden Basics are in good hands with us. Think good collective insurances and a travel allowance.
  • Two free nights per year in an Eden Hotel of your choice.
  • Substantial discount on even more nights, also for Family & Friends.
  • Team member and family room rate discount at Hard Rock Hotels.
  • Inhouse experience at Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American.
  • 25 days of holiday (based on fulltime contract) and the option to buy 5 extra days of holiday.
  • Continued self-development at the School of Hard Rock.
  • Bicycle scheme via the company scheme.
  • Have your online orders conveniently delivered to the hotel.
  • A nice colleague bonus scheme.
  • Great colleagues and lots of (creative) freedom.
  • Cosy events and of course a nice gift for all the great moments in life.
  • At Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, we value equality and diversity. Your gender, ethnicity, age or orientation make no difference during the application process. We are a company where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves. Whether you are young, slightly older, a student or a returnee.

Questions about this vacancy?

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020 556 3000

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