The Kitchen Intern is passionate about creating innovative yet accessible dishes that taste and look incredible.

Their main responsibility is to assist the Kitchen team in the preparation of all food at our Amsterdam location.

You will be working in a team of creatives who are eager to bring people together through food. Our Living Kitchen is open, which means that you’ll often find yourself chatting to guests while cooking up a storm. You will be reporting to the Head Chef and work alongside our Operations team.

They say the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Want to take on the challenge?

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No day looks the same as a Kitchen Intern, but here is a glimpse of what you can expect: 

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Do the groundwork

You will help with the mise en place. As the chef's right hand man, you'll ensure that the day's tasks are planned and executed impeccably.

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Stock up soldier

You will assist in the ordering of food and other stock with fixed suppliers. Once received, you'll assess them for quality and store them.

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Go Ottolenghi

You will prepare dishes according to the principles of "cuisine du monde". You'll make sure that the plated food looks decorative, yet elegant.

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Wear your smile

Bring your best self to the kitchen. You'll regularly communicate with our guests, listen to their needs, deliver on their wishes and report back to the team.

A day in the life

Kitchen Intern

Cooking up a storm

Mise en Place

Socialising with Residents/Guests


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.

Being a part of Zoku is being a part of something bigger

We’re not just another workplace, but a second home. We believe in working hard, but playing harder. We never forget a birthday, we celebrate every milestone, and we believe in putting our people first. Join an international team of driven, proactive and fun-loving Zokus who all have one thing in common: a passion for connecting people across the globe.

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  • Love to cook healthy and creative dishes.
  • Take initiative, are proactive and reliable.
  • Are concerned with quality and have an eye for detail.
  • Actively seek out and implement guest feedback about food quality and service.
  • Are always focused on striving for the best product and services.
  • Can keep a cool head and warm smile even during the busy or stressful times.
  • Are genuinely friendly and open to helping others.
  • Are orderly, structured and clean.
  • Have basic knowledge about different food cultures.
  • Have knowledge about local products, as well as vegetable and herbs that grow on our rooftop garden.
  • Aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty – think cleaning kitchen cabinets or scrubbing the kitchen floor!
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  • You are a student looking for a life altering experience as an intern. You can be studying at either MBO+, HBO/university or master degree level in the fields of Hospitality
  • You are fluent in English, other languages would be a plus.
  • You are an EU resident or have a valid working and living permit for the Netherlands.
  • You are flexible, as you’ll have no fixed working days/hours.
  • You have past, demonstrable experience working in a kitchen.
  • You have experience with implementing HACCP guidelines.
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  • Internship allowance of €500 per month.
  • 6 months internship minimum.
  • 10 holiday days (per 6 months).
  • Exciting on-the-job training opportunities.
  • A cool & comfy uniform – say goodbye to looking like a log!
  • 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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