Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're a hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Chef for Generator Amsterdam.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you - that's what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city's heart.
BEING YOURSELF is the key to bringing the Generator story and brand to life.

Winner of the Hospitality Design Best Economy Hotel Award. Ride your bicycle along café-lined waterways, visit the most creative shops around De Pijp or just kick back by the canal and try a few cold Dutch beers. It’s pretty hard to get stressed in Amsterdam, but having a good time is easy.

Generator Amsterdam is located in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark. This former zoological university building can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with incredible views on the surrounding and en-suite bathrooms. There is also one luxury apartment for six people with views of the park and a self-catered kitchen. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a raised café and an outdoor terrace. We’ve turned the former lecture hall into an impressive chill-out lounge and bar, while the old library is now a relaxation and private events room. The basement and café are now dining destinations and the original boiler room has become a secret late-night bar.

  • Work well independently or with the team and take full ownership of our food offering
  • Give input to the Head Chef on menu creativity with the courage to try something different and deliver innovative, locally inspired food & beverage offerings appropriate to the guest community
  • Keep up to date with local food trends
  • Carry out all preparatory tasks ensuring good quality produce at all times
  • Know your city, its cafes/bars and restaurants
  • Assist the Head Chef to exceed the budgeted departmental P&L
  • Operate a clean hygienic kitchen at all times
  • Ensure that you remain compliant with all local food hygiene legislation
  • Make sure kitchen records are always ready and up to date such as temperature record, cleaning record etc.
  • Know all statutory legislation and ensure H&S and Fire Safety compliance
Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.

  • Have a passion for food and people and love cooking
  • Understand the food business and be passionate about maximising revenue
  • Keep cool when the pressure hits
  • Be really organised
  • Have a flexible attitude towards working hours
  • Knowledge of current food trends e.g. local trends
  • Excellent communication & people skills
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role
  • Experience working within the food industry in a similar role
  • A passion for your city, for travelling and for trending food concepts
  • Knowledge of contemporary interests and the city

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 15 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Online learning tools

That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check or our social media pages:
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