Sous Chef (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 Sous Chef you will be responsible for coordinating a close-knit kitchen team and creating a great experience for the guests of Papa's Loft House & Element by Westin (Amsterdam). This includes the great challenge of introducing the new restaurant in Amsterdam with us.


is a proven concept since 1989, with a location in the Haarlemmermeer Woods in Hoofddorp at a beautiful lake. Soon also with a location in the Element Hotel located in shopping mall Gelderlandplein with a beautiful rooftop; called Papa's Loft House. 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 Sous Chef you are responsible for coordinating a close-knit kitchen team and creating a great experience for the guests of Papa's Loft House & Element by Westin (Amsterdam).
  • You will be accountable to the Head Chef of Papa's Loft House and Element Hotel and work with the Head Chef to ensure that the operation maximizes the product and guest experience.
  • You will participate operationally and be the hub of the team.
  • You will organise work, delegate tasks and control according to brand standards.
  • You ensure the efficient management of food budgets and storage percentages.
  • Share your ideas! You contribute to the development of our menus.


We are looking for an enthusiastic sous chef who likes to roll up his sleeves. We can confidently entrust you with the ins and outs of the kitchen. And is the head chef absent? Then you like to take charge.


  • Completed kitchen education.
  • Several years of experience as an independent working cook/sous chef.
  • Experience with a charcoal grill/BBQ is an advantage.
  • Preferably you are a teacher or willing to follow this training.
  • Flexibility and "can do" mentality.


  • Part of a growing hospitality company with unique locations and concepts.
  • Crucial role in the new restaurant/event venue at Gelderlandplein near the Zuidas and the RAI, how cool is that!
  • 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 sous 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 in accordance with job scale VII of the Hotel and Catering Industry CLA) with room for growth.
  • Participation in a bonus scheme.
  • Travel allowance.
  • 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!