IHG Executive Chef - Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Executive Chef - Kimpton De Witt Amsterdam

Job Number EMEAA03589

Hotel Brand: Kimpton outside the Americas

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Netherlands - Noord-Holland - Amsterdam


About us

Our mission is to be the best loved Boutique Hotel & Restaurant Company so regardless of position, we look for individuals who are passionate about providing genuine heartfelt care to our guests and employees.For the Kimpton De Witt Hotel we are looking for an Executive Chef to join our Kitchen team! A CENTRUM HIDEAWAY: AMSTERDAM’S KIMPTON DE WITT HOTELNestled in the heart of Amsterdam's thriving City Centre, our hotel inspires our guests to imagine, explore, create and find a comfortable place to relax. They can unwind in our leafy garden conservatory, savour a meal at our local restaurant, cradle a nightcap in our cosy House Bar, which dates back to the Dutch Renaissance. With our unique personality and heartfelt service (without the attitude), we consider our intimate boutique hotel as our guests’personal sanctuary. WYERS BAR • RESTAURANTAmerican Comfort Food with a Dutch Influence Conveniently located in Amsterdam City Centre, Wyers presents classic American cuisine interpreted through a European lens. By fostering relationships with Dutch farmers and purveyors, our Kitchen infuses Amsterdam flavor into every dish. Highlights from the menu include lollipop chicken wings and a simply delicious burger. Paired with a local craft beer, wine or classic cocktail, it’s a recipe for fun and relaxed satisfaction. HOUSE BARStrong Pours, Warm Vibes At House Bar, we believe that cocktails should facilitate experiences. Sure, we’re passionate about researching classic recipes, discovering new spirits and using the finest local ingredients. But a well-executed drink is but a means to an end: making connections, fostering conversation, having a good time. Our bartenders are experts at creating the right drink to match your mood, and House Bar’s modern ambience exudes Dutch hospitality. Housed in a 1645 family home, House Bar’s cheeky drink list is complemented by a well thought out menu of shareable, cocktail-friendly bites. MISS LOUISA COFFEE Amsterdam Grab and Go When in Amsterdam, start your day the Miss Louisa way: with a hot delicious cup of strong coffee. Miss Louisa Coffee is integrated in Kimpton De Witt’s Living Room, so it’s easy for our guests and neighbors to grab a little something on their way out to see the sights. The beans we use in our espresso drinks are roasted and blended locally just for us and the pastries made by our own pastry team.

Your day to day

WHAT WILL YOU ACTUALLY BE DOING?You’re passionate, focused and driven about making every guest’s experience ‘ridiculously personal’, making their visit unforgettable, in all the right ways.You can succeed in a fast-paced, guest-focused, no two days the same environment, and we will offer you plenty of opportunities to find your niche and grow. You’ll be working with a friendly, motivated team who you will recruit and lead with your distinctive style and work with them to develop their full potential and ensure everyone provides genuine heartfelt care to our guests. You will also work alongside our Food & Beverage Director and its team, and we know that between you all we will really make a name for ourselves. Regarding the role, it’s as the job title says really, you are responsible for providing the best quality food in the restaurant, bars and In Room Dining within the hotel, leading your team to success. Supporting the Food & Beverage Director you also need to input into the budget, produce the strategy, manage the payroll, drive revenues, and in general making sure the kitchen runs to perfection for every one of your employees and guests. HOW DO YOU WOW OUR GUESTS?You are responsible for knowing your guests and their preferences. You need to ensure you and your team provide the ‘wow’ factor to all of them when they are eating with us. You need to ensure that everything is just right and exceeds their expectations. You’ll make sure the kitchen is in pristine condition and their food is mouth-watering. Yes we have standards and procedures that everyone in the team has to follow, but it’s down to you to make our guests visit special and memorable. HOW DO YOU SHOW YOU GENUINELY CARE ABOUT YOUR COLLEAGUES?Success comes from teamwork so you need to ensure you have the best team. Your brigade consists of around 20 people, including; an Executive Sous Chef, two Sous Chefs, Chefs de Partie, Demi Chefs de Partie, Patissiers and Stewards. You will recruit people that display the qualities you pride yourself in. They too will be passionate, have great personalities, show their individuality and creativity. You need to foster a positive work environment for all your team and ensure they display their personalities and creativity, whilst adhering to the standards. You will provide clear communication with all your team and respect them all as individuals. Image and cleanliness are key in this area so we will make sure you look the part too, supplying you and your team with smart uniforms so you can be really proud to work with us. You need to ensure these are all kept looking clean and fresh. Your team are your biggest and best asset so you need to look after them. You need to know them and understand them individually. You need to provide the development opportunities for them to excel in their role and their careers. HOW DO YOU DRIVE FINANCIAL RETURNS FOR OUR OWNERS?Our owners invest and trust in us and we keep them happy by providing positive returns on their investment and reputations. You will maximize the financial performance of the operation by providing the highest possible quality of guest service and product. As everything in the Kitchen is your responsibility, you need to ensure it’s all in working order by protecting and enhancing the value of all our assets through appropriate programs in maintenance. We have a capital budgeting process to help you with this. You will work with the Finance team to ensure all financial processes are secure and accurate. You need to work with them to review the forecasting and operational planning of the payroll and expenditure, as you need to deliver in line with your forecasting and budgets.

What we need from you

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?A focused individual with passion, personality, individuality, integrity, creativity and drive for continuous improvement. Sound familiar? It should do – it’s you! We expect that you have relevant previous work experience in a similar work environment.Please note that you must be able to prove your eligibility to work in The Netherlands.

What we offer

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?- IHG employee rate in over 5500 hotels- Lots of attention to personal development and training- Fun, kind and motivated colleagues- Multiple staff events throughout the year- And much more!DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?Call us on 020-5211746 or send an e-mail to careers@kimptondewitthotel.com