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We are looking for a true food artist. Someone who loves plating beautiful dishes and making creative buffets that look great and taste even better.
As food is one of the world’s common social connector, we are looking for someone with a passion for not only what’s on the plate but the people ordering it. Someone who can create those warm vibes and good atmosphere where tasty dishes are happily shared on long communal tables.
Despite working closely with the head chef and the rest of the kitchen team, each chef runs the kitchen during their own shifts.
They will need to a be multitasking octopus, chatting with guests, managing the kitchen and cooking up a storm all the same time.
The objective of the Chef is to put a smile on every face that comes through the Living Kitchen with mouth-watering dishes and good conversation.

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WHAT IS THE LIVING KITCHEN LIKE? WHAT IS OUR FOOD PHILOSOPHY?
  • A professional kitchen with a large central island, residential/homely concept and 25 seats
  • A hub of good vibes, new connections and great food, serving breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner 7 days a week
  • There is no traditional service, guests order for themselves and can approach you with any questions
  • There is no place to hide so get ready to chat away with guests, tell a few jokes and cook up a storm all at the same time
  • Honest, fresh and simple is what we are all about
  • We offer a simple selection that we shake up regularly
  • That perfect balance between quality and cost. Top seasonal ingredients, organically grown and locally sourced when possible
  • Minimal prep, maximum flavour
  • Offering flavours as international as our residents
  • Finding local talent and letting them take over the Living Kitchen to bring new tastes and experiences to the table

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Mise en place (cleaning, cutting, cooking)
  • Quality control, freshness and flavour are paramount. Maximise produce, taste, space and shelf life
  • Get creative with plating. You’ll create amazing looking buffets and dishes (think Ottolenghi, we love him)
  • Daily cleaning, stock management and ordering
  • Cook, converse and connect with guests

WHAT WILL YOUR DAY LOOK LIKE?

Chef

Cooking up a storm

Mise en Place

Socialising with residents/guests

Cleaning

WE LOVE PEOPLE WHO... MUST HAVES WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
  • Love to cook healthy, honest food
  • Be the bus driver, take initiative and be proactive
  • Are forward thinkers and ready to action
  • Are all about that good quality, homely feel
  • Feed off feedback
  • Strive for the best. Product, service and personal growth
  • Can handle the heat of the kitchen and keep a cool head even during those busy moments
  • Operate a clean, organised kitchen that be happily handed over to the next Chef
  • Loves exploring new flavours and cultures
  • Have some knowledge of local produce. Including the herbs and greens growing on our rooftop
  • You are fluent in English, other languages are a plus
  • You are an EU resident or you have a valid working and living permit for the Netherlands
  • You are fully flexible/no fixed working days/hours
  • You have a social hygiene certificate
  • You have provable knowledge of cooking techniques
  • You have experience with implementing HACCP guidelines
  • 2.150 – 2.300€ gross per month (for full time)
  • Full time position (40 hours a week)
  • 25 holiday days
  • Enrolled in retirement fund
  • A cool and comfy uniform
  • Loads of trainings on the job
  • Cool Benefits
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