Life doesn’t become more social than through sharing food. That’s our founding food philosophy and it can be yours too.

The food that comes out of the Living Kitchen is fresh, simple, honest, healthy and local. With short-end preparation times, simple ingredients and limited preparation steps, our assortment is incredibly intelligent and facilitates fast service.

Reflecting the belief that we are what we eat, our kitchen aims to physically energize, appeal to the senses and nourish the soul. Our food is prepared in an open kitchen and served on long communal tables – ideal for salt passing and idea swapping.

Does this sound like your ideal work environment? Then keep reading!

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"Amazing place, great interior, great kitchen. Nice for business dinners/lunches. Highly recommended. We loved it with my team. Nice view as well!"
Katalin G.
Guest at Living Kitchen Amsterdam


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Take the lead in the kitchen

You run the kitchen by yourself during your shift, and ensure that any food that comes out of the Living Kitchen is cooked well and presented in a beautiful way and following our food philosophy. Whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner - the kitchen is your playground.

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Become an all-around kitchen guru

You will work closely together with the Head Chef and other Chefs to develop menu offerings and forecast supply needs. You will also ensure that the Living Kitchen meets all local regulations, including HACCP and safety guidelines.

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Show your creative outlet on a plate

You will plate beautiful dishes and make creative buffets, which do not only look good, but also taste amazing. This includes making sure the kitchen looks amazing too (think Ottolenghi). You can also swing by our rooftop garden for a fresh herb or garnish whenever you want to!

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Chat up
a storm

You'll chat with an international mix of residents and locals. As you are cooking in an open kitchen, you will get to know and chat with guests while cooking up a storm. You'll be sure to meet some interesting people along the way!

Working at a "good company" company

If you haven’t met us before, we’re Zoku. A home base for holiday and business travelers who want to live and work in a city anywhere from a few days to a few months. We’re a home-office hybrid with hotel services, which offer a relaxed place to live, work and socialize with like-minded people while getting wired into the city.

Some things we’re proud of…

  • We’re “one of the 25 coolest hotels in the world” as quoted by Forbes.
  • We have 3 locations across Europe: in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Vienna – with more future locations to come!
  • Our employees come from 29 different nationalities and speak a total of 20 languages.
  • We believe in an equal workforce with a team of 51% women.
  • We’re a certified BCorp and being socially responsible is at our core.
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What makes our kitchen unique?

  • You won’t hide in the background. You get to work in an open kitchen environment with plenty of space and natural sunlight.
  • You get the ultimate flexibility. You can come up with your own dishes and let your creativity run wild.
  • You can have good conversations with visitors. You’re the face of the kitchen and get to directly chat with guests.
  • You get to be independent in your work. You like doing your own thing and can cook solo when you need to.
  • You can get to know the entire team. You are in close contact with our front of house and entire Zoku team in general.
  • You can work in a unique kitchen setup. We’re not like your average kitchen (feel free to stop by our rooftop to see for yourself!)
  • You are encouraged to work with fresh and seasonal ingredients. We have strong emphasis on incorporating vegetables into your dishes.

It’s all about the people and location.

The lively Living Kitchen is located on the rooftop of Zoku Amsterdam, in the Weesperstraat. This means you have the opportunity to cook for a mix of international residents and local visitors – all while overlooking an amazing view of the city and having access to a rooftop garden.

Cook with a view
  • Show their creativity through their passion for food.
  • Have a hands-on and proactive mentality when it comes to problem solving, both inside and outside of the kitchen.
  • Are fully flexible and not stuck to fixed working days and hours.
  • Have experience in healthy homestyle cooking – vegan cooking skills are a plus.
  • Have provable knowledge of various cooking techniques.
  • Have a social hygiene certificate.
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  • You have a minimum of 1 year working experience in a Chef de Partie position.
  • You have experience with implementing the local HACCP guidelines.
  • You are fluent in English – other languages are a plus.
  • You are an EU resident or have a working and living permit valid in The Netherlands.
  • You love to work, as we need you full time.
  • You are based in or around Amsterdam, or are willing to relocate.
  • You are comfortable and enjoy working in an open kitchen.
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  • A market conform salary package, in accordance with experience and know-how. 
  • 25 holiday days to relax & rewind.
  • Exciting on-the-job training opportunities.
  • A fun, young, multi-national company with colleagues from across the globe to meet, learn, and grow from.
  • A friends and family rate at all of our locations in Amsterdam, Copenhagen & Vienna.
  • Fun events throughout the year to celebrate achievements and milestones.
  • An honorary drinking name that you can get at one of our legendary Zoku parties.
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