Head Chef FT (m/w/d)

Job description

Do you have a genuine passion for the hospitality? Do you lead by example and motivate your team to deliver quality day in day out for our different F&B outlets in the hotel ? Are you an accurate and structured chef, which also have a talent in administration? If so, you could be our Head Chef at Park Centraal Amsterdam!

 As Head Chef, you are part of the management team and report to the hotel manager. The kitchen is responsible for the breakfast, six meetings rooms, room service and Bar Claes. The kitchen team consist of one breakfast chef, four chef de partie and three stewarding employees and works closely with the F&B department.

Our team members characterized by their grounded and optimistic mentality. Our common goal is to be a solid team and join forces to aim for the best guest engagement. We aim to help each other and inspire all travelers to create happiness through balance.

About you

  • You are an experienced and hands on chef and ensure appropriate professional work standards, productivity and practices;
  • You will be accountable for the overall success of the daily kitchen operations with a focus on banquets;
  • Creative and highly organized with a career that demonstrates a good track record of progression and stability within the roles you have held;
  • You are a natural leader, with good communication skills and is able to work under pressure;
  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English; both oral and written.


  • Managing and train the team by coordinating the activities of the kitchen;
  • Plan and implement departmental goals to achieve shortfalls and prepare and develop new banqueting menus and menu for Bar Claes;
  • Experience managing food costs (forecasting supply needs and estimating costs);
  • Securing the kitchen meets all regulations, including sanitary and safety guidelines;
  • You will need extensive knowledge of best practice in regards to food hygiene standards;
  • Interview & selection and training & development of employees;
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations.

Job requirements

  • Mbo or hbo degree in Hotel management;
  •  At least have been working for the last two years in a similar role in a banquet hotel;
  • Have an operational mind-set and who drives innovative ideas to increase guest satisfaction and revenue;
  • Flexibility in working morning and evening if necessary.

About Park Centraal Amsterdam 

Park Centraal is part of Sircle Collection; an independent hotel company based in Amsterdam and founded by entrepreneur Liran Wizman. Sircle Collection has been transforming the boutique hospitality scene across Europe by creating locally inspired concepts and brands in dynamic locations, bringing an artful touch and fresh energy to the neighborhoods in which they operate. Sircle Collection manages a portfolio of individually designed hotels including the contemporary design-led lifestyle brand Sir hotels with hotels.

About Sircle Collection
Sircle Collection is an independent group of creative hospitality brands founded in 2011 by award-winning industry expert Liran Wizman. Over the past 10 years, our Amsterdam-based company has grown to include three hotel brands in 13 locations, three restaurants, a design concept store and three landmarks–all located in some of Europe's most inspiring neighborhoods. Our brands include Sir Hotels, Max Brown Hotels, Park Centraal Hotels, X BANK, Seven North, The Rooftop at Sir Victor, Bar Claes, Miznon, as well as the properties of the W Amsterdam, the Edition Milan and many more. In everything we do, we are focused on creating special and surprising experiences for our guests.

Our company values

  • We offer genuine service: we believe in the importance of hospitality, and we respect and cherish the communities around us;
  • Creativity is our backbone: every member of our company is creative, and we use that to create customized, one-of-a-kind experiences;
  • We are ambitious: we are always looking for the new, next and different, and we believe in growing ourselves;
  • We are surprising: we are changeable, we don't settle, and we embrace uncertainty.

Benefits & Fun

  • Primary conditions of employment (market-based Horeca CLA);
  • Travel Allowance;
  • Discount Hotels: Employee rate (50%) and Family & Friends rate (30%) (Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Austria);
  • A great team & leading hotel company;
  • Discount at XBANK (10%): a unique concept store with Dutch art, fashion and design;
  • Paid moving day;
  • Fun & wellbeing activities like weekly Bootcamp @ Sir Adam;
  • Personal training and development programs.

How to apply?
Send us your CV and motivation using the apply button below.