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Cook Trainee (Leerling Kok)

Are you creative in the kitchen and enjoy preparing the most delicious Mexican dishes for our guests? Then we are looking for you as our Cook Trainee for our Rotterdam location.

Who are we?

Hotel Not Hotel has been a unique appearance in the market from the beginning on, due to its quirky concept and collaboration with various artists and designers. As the name suggests, Hotel Not Hotel is more than just an overnight stay. Forget anonymous hotel corridors and room numbers; we do everything differently to give our guests a unique experience.

Spread across different locations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, you’ll find rooms in the most unique places. As an example, you can sleep in a restored Tram Cart, which was still running in Amsterdam in the 60s, or search for your room door in our Secret Bookcases. Could it get any crazier? Sure, you can sleep in a Vertical Swimming Pool or a Volkswagen Van, which was sourced all the way from Brazil.

In addition to the unique hotel concept, you’ll find exciting Food and Beverage options at both hotels. “Kevin Bacon,” our Thai restaurant known for its delicious curries and cocktails, has become the star of Amsterdam West. With the same passion and drive, “Jesús Malverde” is making inroads as the hotspot of Rotterdam. With his ambition, tacos, and dangerous Margaritas, he conquers the hearts of our guests and locals from the neighborhood.

What does your working day look like?

As Kitchen Employee of Jesús Malverde we will train you to learn all the ins and outs of our Mexican kitchen. Your main tasks are to prepare all dishes and ensure that the kitchen runs smoothly during lunch and dinner. The restaurant will mainly focus on serving the best Mexican taco. Still, you will also be able to create culinary delights and provide multiple courses or group menus on special evenings and during events. Towards the evening, you ensure a perfect mise en place, and in the afternoon, you prepare various products according to our recipes. At the end of the night, you clean and stock the kitchen to make sure your colleagues can start well-prepared the next day.

What are we looking for?

  • You take an interest in Mexican cuisine;
  • You have some basic cooking experience and would like to develop it further;
  • You are a real team player, have humor and boundless energy;
  • You are a star at communicating and can finish work perfectly;
  • You have an eye for detail and are always looking to improve things;
  • You speak Dutch and preferably English.

What can you expect from us?

  • A challenging position at a unique and memorable hotel concept;
  • A trainee contract with a matching salary;
  • A creative environment with young, friendly, and motivated colleagues;
  • Not to mention the most fun staff outings on Amsterdam’s canals with all colleagues from the Hotel Not Hotel group!

Want to be part of this?

Have you become enthusiastic after reading about this vacancy? Then apply quickly by sending your CV to Do you have any questions about the vacancy first? Then please get in touch with Mike van Beek, HR Manager, via 010 268 8092 or

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