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(Assistant) Sommelier

Restaurant Ciel Bleu ** in het Okura hotel

Type horeca
Restaurant in Hotel




As an (assistant) sommelier, you, together with the (assistant) sommelier and Maître' D, are responsible for devising wine-food combinations and primarily responsible for serving the wines. You share your knowledge and expertise with the service team and our guests.

You will work within the Ciel Bleu team. This two-star Michelin restaurant is located on the 23rd floor of Hotel Okura Amsterdam, where guests can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of Amsterdam. At Ciel Bleu it is about that ultimate experience. Exceeding expectations with our dishes but also with the knowledge and service we strive for perfection.

Already excited?

Apply directly for Sommelier at Sazanka or Sommelier at Ciel Bleu**

Or ask your question to our recruiter Amanuel Van Dijke 0620133933 call, app or email

+31 20 6787 985  |  +31 62 0133 933 06 20 13 39 3

What we offer

• Contract: 1 year, possibility of extension, we want you to stay!

• Salary: Group 5. Click HERE for the salary overview

• Bonus: 1 week salary for achieving your SMART goals

• 8% holiday allowance (pro rata);

• 25 vacation days per year (pro rata).

• Compensation for National Holidays.

• Horeca Collective Labor Agreement applies;

• General Pension scheme of Horeca and Catering

• General Dependents' pension;

• Attractive family and friends rates on overnight stays at Hotel Okura Amsterdam;

• Staff discount once a year in one of the restaurants (50%);

• Staff discount in our restaurants (20%).

• Contribution towards travel costs from 10 km (one way);

• After completing the probationary period, you will receive an overnight stay with breakfast as a gift (2 persons), so that you can experience the hotel as a guest!

Who are you?

Of course, we are primarily interested in you and what we can do for you as an employer. In addition, we expect from you:

• An excellent command of the Dutch and/or English language (orally and in writing);

• You demonstrate comparable work experience in luxury hotels and/or restaurants;

• You have excellent wine knowledge and can prove your knowledge with a certification

A day in the life

  • 13:00 picking up suit from the dry cleaning
  • Did you know we offer dry cleaning in our hotel? Free of charge!
  • 14:00 Briefing with service team
  • 14:30 Mice en Place
  • 15:30 Briefing with kitchen team
  • 16:00 Studying exceptions & changes + last restaurant check
  • 16:30 Diner with entire team
  • 17:00 Start Service
  • 23:00 End of service
  • 01:00 End of shift


Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five-star hotel. Step into our world and discover how Eastern and Western influences are uniquely intertwined through our mix of Japanese and Dutch culture. All our employees work together to provide an excellent, authentic service and experience for every guest. To realize this, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our team. Are you good at providing the best service to guests? Is catering in your blood and would you like to work in a restaurant with a Michelin star? Then this vacancy is really something for you!

The team of Francesco

As an Assistant Sommelier you are part of the service team. In addition, you work closely with (assistant) sommelier and Maître' D and you are responsible for serving matching wines while sharing your knowledge and assisting in managing the team where necessary. de rang, 4 chef de rang, 2 assistant service managers, including yourself 2 (assistant) sommeliers and of course our Maître 'D Francesco!


Have you become enthusiastic after reading this vacancy?

Contact Amanuel at the number below.

Amanuel van Dijke


Hiring team

Amanuel – Recruiter at the Human resource department of Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Francesco – Maître’ D and Service Manager at Ciel Bleu Restaurant

Barry Klijne – Assistant service manager at Ciel Bleu

Jeroen Taillie – F&B Director at Hotel Okura Amsterdam

The application process

  1. Apply on the vacancy of (Assistant) sommelier at Ciel Bleu!
  2. Meet the recruiter by phone and get additional information
  3. 1st interview with 2 hiring managers
  4. 2nd interview with 2 hiring managers
  5. Proposing offer
  6. Clothing check and signing contract!
  7. First working day!


Apply now or ask your question to our recruiter Amanuel Van Dijke 0620133933 call, app or email