Breakfast Cook

Café Americain

Café Americain
Fulltime / Parttime

You are a true Early Bird and you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day. An opportunity to work in Amsterdam’s famous Art Deco restaurant Café Americain.

What will you be doing? 

You will prepare a la carte dishes and the buffet for the breakfast. Your job will be to ensure that the dishes leave the kitchen if they not only taste good, but look good as well. Guests will start their day with a sunshine after your breakfast. As a Breakfast Cook, you are of course fully familiar with the latest cooking techniques, food trends and ingredients. Eggs do not have any secrets for you! After the breakfast you make sure the mice en place for the next day and the orders are done accordingly.

Who are we?

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 14 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!

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.
  • 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.
  • Carry out interim quality checks (taste, color, fluidity, etc.) and, where necessary, carry out adjustments.
  • Providing cold and warm breakfast buffet.
  • Check the fridges and freezer for products and stock (THT, FIFO, HACCP).
  • Bake breads on the oven program to ensure continuity.
  • Apply various egg preparations at the request of the guests.
  • Responsible for the cleaning activities of the department, fridges, buffet.

Who are you? 

Experience, Education and Certifications

  • MBO level 2 or 3 working and thinking level.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of basic cooking techniques.
  • Knowledge of products and ingredients.


  • You are enthusiastic and flexible.
  • 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.

Additional Requirements

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

What can you expect from us?

  • A fulltime | parttime contract (with an intention to extend).
  • A gross salary starting at €2.100,00* per month (based on fulltime employment).
  • Café Americain 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.
  • 25 days of holiday and the option to buy 5 extra days of holiday.
  • Inhouse experience.
  • 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.
  • Our Sjoerd Dijkstra Foundation dedicates itself on your behalf to beautiful social projects in the hospitality industry for vulnerable groups in society.
  • At Eden Hotels, 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.

*Salary is based on the Hospitality Collective Labour Agreement wage scale when the candidate is 21 years of age or older.

Questions about this vacancy?

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020 556 3000

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