Chef Kok (FT)

Job description

Do you want to work for a cool growing hospitality brand located in one of the top 25 best hotels in the Netherlands with an amazing rooftop terrace? And do you love working with people but also get a kick out of making sure things run smoothly, and do you love building an exciting brand? This could be your opportunity!

As Chef you are responsible for the optimal functioning of the kitchen of Papa's Loft House & Element by Westin (Amsterdam). For this kitchen you are operationally responsible and accountable to the Operational Manager. Your basic function is to organise, delegate and control all activities and products related to the kitchen. This also includes the great challenge of introducing the new restaurant in Amsterdam with us.

has been a proven concept since 1989, with a location in the Haarlemmermeer Woods in Hoofddorp on a beautiful lake. Papa's Loft House is our location within the Element Hotel located in shopping mall Gelderlandplein with a beautiful rooftop terrace. Our products are pure, fresh and local. A place that is great now, would have been great 20 years ago and will be just as great in the next 20 years. A place we are proud of and where we like to invite everyone to come and enjoy "your home away from home".

Besides that, Papa's also has various possibilities for organising private events, business drinks and weddings.

Element by Westin is part of Marriott International. The brand focuses on both business and leisure guests with a stay from one day to several months. The lifestyle hotel has 160 modern design rooms, multiple meeting rooms and an extensive roof terrace; all with smart design and inspired by nature.

Job requirements


  • As Chef you are responsible for the kitchen of Papa's Loft House & Element by Westin (Amsterdam);
  • You are responsible for managing and coaching the kitchen teams of Papa's Loft House and Element Hotel;
  • You are responsible for the operational management of the kitchens of Papa's Loft House and the Element Hotel on topics such as: staffing, team structure, control over storage, HACCP, recipes, composition of menus and stock management;
  • You will be accountable to the GM's of Papa's Loft House and the Element Hotel and work with them to ensure that the operation maximizes the product and guest experience;
  • In addition, you may be asked by the GM's of the locations to liaise with suppliers and advise on contract management.

For the position of head chef, we are looking for an enthusiastic team player. You like to show what you have got. You cook with passion and have a feeling for flavours.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a sous chef; minimum of 2 years managerial experience
  • Knowledge: knowledge of commodities, hygiene and HACCP regulations, cooking techniques, purchasing prices and general developments in the market;
  • Competencies: stress resistant, improvisational ability, positive attitude, collegial, friendly and flexible;
  • "Can do" mentality.


  • Part of a growing hospitality company with unique locations and concepts
  • Responsible for the kitchen and the quality of the kitchen product for Papa's Loft House and the Element Hotel
  • Managing the kitchen teams of Papa's Loft House & the Element Hotel
  • Very nice job with a great atmosphere
  • Activities with the team, such as workshops, workouts, BBQs and a sports tournament
  • Courses and training, including Marriott training and the opportunity to participate in the talent training programme; Focus on internal career opportunities

Especially for our heroes of the kitchen: Culinary Calendar! As a Chef you will bring experience to the kitchen of Papa's, but we will continue to invest in you to increase your knowledge! We have a culinary calendar in which we offer activities for employees from the kitchen team throughout the year. Think of workshops, courses, visits to trade fairs and a look behind the scenes at the fish and meat merchant.


  • Salary based on skills and experience (classification according to job scale VIII of the Hotel and Catering Industry CLA) with room for growth
  • Participation in a bonus scheme
  • Travel allowance
  • Bicycle plan through Lease a Bike
  • Discount on overnight stays and F&B at more than 7,000 Marriott hotels
  • Employee discount within the organisation
  • Collective discount for health insurance
  • Discount on a subscription to various gyms
  • Pension scheme through PH&C


Element and Papa's are part of Clay Hospitality, a hospitality & lifestyle brand focused on developing and managing brands that inspire you to enjoy life in a sustainable way. By gathering a great team of likeminded souls who share the same values, dreams, and passion we aim to provide unique experiences for our guests. We take tremendous pride in providing great atmospheres and good vibes. Join our adventure!