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Head Chef The 51

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
The 51

Job description

If you are looking for a career that rewards leadership and responsibility, this is it! As we from team The 51, are looking for a multi-tasking, hands-on Head Chef.

You can describe our menu as high quality comfort food. With a good mix of friends from the neighbourhood and hotel guests from Amsterdam ID Aparthotel, we make sure to serve good quality dishes. Next to the lunch menu and the dinner menu we also have a large selection of bites and bar food.

The job

Our The 51 Head Chef is responsible for ensuring that the standard and quality of the food production and the hygiene within the department is maintained at the highest level at all times. This role is very much hands-on, requiring attention to detail and a positive work attitude.

You will lead by example, in a diverse, high energy and professional restaurant environment, you will have the freedom to create dishes that hit The 51 standards and your own signature dishes that you can be proud of.

Job requirements


  • Direct all kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and cleanup

  • Supervise cooks

  • Resolve issues as they arise to ensure the continuation of foodservice

  • Maintain control of the kitchen to ensure efficiency

  • Create menus and set prices

  • Make sure that all staff adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations to ensure a clean and sanitary kitchen

  • Inspect raw and cooked food to guarantee quality

  • Direct monthly inventory

  • Maintain vender relationships

  • Train kitchen staff


  • Energetic and inspiring attitude

  • Leader by example

  • Humble and empathetic

  • Experience in managing a kitchen

  • Ability to oversee and manage kitchen operations

  • Good understanding of useful computer programs

  • Up to date knowledge of culinary trends

What’s in it for you?

In our flat organisation, within an informal working atmosphere, your ideas are highly valued:

  • Personal Growth: In our company we want to invest in your personal and professional growth by personalised training opportunities, to unleash your professional potential!

  • 25 Vacation Days: Take well-deserved breaks with 25 days of vacation time

  • Me-Time/Community Day: Enjoy a dedicated day for self-care and another day of community engagement

  • OpenUp: An online platform with all sorts of resources to enhance your mental well-being both at work and at home

  • Boost your Health with Padel, Personal trainer sessions, Free Gym & sauna access, sport events & workshops – We've got it all covered!

  • An attractive bonus scheme yearly determined depends on how well you perform and meet your goals.

  • Hotel & restaurant perks: Enjoy daily closing drinks, exclusive employee rates for stays at hotels and a Friends & Family Rate, so you can share the joy with your loved ones. Besides our own locations we also offer the "Hotel Employee Rate", where you can explore the world with discount rates for other hotels

  • Team drinks, events & outings to (never) forget!

Share your culinary journey and come and tell us your story!!

We’re part of The July

The July is a premium hospitality brand that’s bringing the human touch to the way people travel. We build beautifully designed spaces in different locations around the world.

From Amsterdam to the world! Our teams have the ambitious goal to develop multiple new apartment-hotels across prime European cities like London, Dublin, Paris, Lisbon and Barcelona. Each location has the local stories and spirit interwoven throughout the apartment-hotel’s distinctive design. The aim? For guests to completely relax, go on new adventures, and create interesting connections. In short, to stay their way.