Sous Chef

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we're an 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 Sous 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. 
 

ABOUT GENERATOR AMSTERDAM

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.
 

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

  • To support the Head Chef to ensure the smooth running of kitchen operations
  • To take full control of the Kitchen in Head Chef’s absence and to carry out all responsibilities
  • To help to maintain highest possible standard of food and help create ways of developing new concepts to maintain growth of business
  • Understand departmental forecasts and the importance of their contribution to the business success
  • To assist with menu compilation, costing, team building and rota compilation
  • Monitor stock and assist the Head Chef with stock control and ordering
  • To ensure all equipment is functional and properly maintained
  • Ensure all aspects of Health, Safety, Hygiene, Welfare, Guest Safety, Fire Regulations, Emergency procedures etc. are adhered to within the Kitchen Department
  • To maintain as best a working relationship with all staff, encourage and support work colleagues, keep team briefed at all times
  • Lead and motivate staff in order to encourage and obtain maximum commitment and encourage a flexible approach 
  • To be flexible and assist in other areas of the Kitchen if needed at short notice
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.
 

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA 

  • Love cooking
  • Be creative, innovative & love great food 
  • Always keep cool under pressure 
  • Show commerciality with a strong passion for driving revenue
  • Understand stock-control and keep costs to a minimum
  • Be a ‘people person’, social and always love our guests 
  • Like getting your hands dirty, wherever, whenever, because you will
  • Be an excellent communicator 
  • Available to work when needed
  • You must be eligible to work in the EU to be considered for this role
 

YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

  • Experience working within the hospitality/service industry in a similar capacity for at least 2 years  
  • A passion for your city, for travelling and for trending food and drinks concepts
  • Knowledge of contemporary interests and the city
  • Have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for service
 

OUR GLOBAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees  
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made  
  • Idea Generators Incentive - 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)
  • Online learning tools
  • Various employee recognition schemes
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
 

SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

That's cool. Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.staygenerator.com or our social media pages:
 
www.facebook.com/stayGENERATOR/
www.twitter.com/AskGenerator
www.instagram.com/staygenerator/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGeneratorHostels
https://www.linkedin.com/company/generator-hostels
  
Here you may well find the answers to life, the universe and everything, including why there are no penguins at the North Pole. We look forward to hearing from you.

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