Kitchen Host

Le Pain Quotidien NL Amsterdam + 1 locations

What is required?

  • Preferably relevant hospitality experience
  • You have a passion for good food and are a hard worker
  • Positive attitude and able to work well together
  • Good command of English language, other languages are a plus
  • Prepared to work different (weekend) shifts

What will you get?

  • €12.20 gross per hour starting salary (including holiday allowance, depending on age), excluding tips
  • 16 to 38 hour workweek
  • Order meals from the card for a small fee (based on current tax regulations)
  • Staff discount + team events

What will you do?

  • 60% Preparing dishes
  • 30% Washing dishes and cleaning
  • 10% Placing orders

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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Arne Altmann

Managing Director

Vacancy

As a Kitchen Host at Le Pain Quotidien, it is your responsibility that guests are served high quality food. You prepare tartines, salads, breakfast dishes, sandwiches and quiches and make sure that these dishes meet the agreed guidelines.

At the beginning of your shift, you'll be doing preparatory work, such as cutting vegetables and making sandwiches. Then - as soon as the orders come in - you only have to clean up the plates before you give them to the waiters. In between, you are responsible for the dishes, which are delivered from the work floor in sorted bins. You rotate washing up and preparing food with colleagues, so that your work is varied. You also take care of polishing cutlery. At the end of the day, you clean the kitchen, but during the day you also make sure your workplace stays tidy. Twice a week, you order products and ingredients, so there is always enough in stock.

In this job, you have varied working hours and you will be scheduled between 07.00 and 19.00 hours. When you start at 07.00 o'clock you are responsible for starting up the kitchen and when you have a closing shift you make sure, together with your colleagues, that everything is left clean and tidy for the colleagues the next day.

If you are interested in cooking and food, you enjoy working hard with a team, and you don't mind being on your feet for a long time, then this is a job for you.

Calendar

Kitchen Host

On an enjoyable day, there is a strong team in the kitchen and you work well together to make the guests happy.

On a less enjoyable working day, there are not enough people assigned, so you have to work extra hard to prepare dishes on time.

    • Opening the kitchen and baking bread
    • Preparing dishes
    • Lunch
    • Washing dishes
    • Consultation with colleague
    • Preparing dishes
    • Polishing cutlery
    • Preparing dishes
    • Preparing dishes
    • Opening the kitchen and baking bread
    • Placing an order
    • Washing dishes
    • Polishing cutlery
    • Preparing dishes
    • Lunch
    • Cleaning
    • Washing dishes
    • Polishing cutlery
    • Preparing dishes
    • Preparing lunch dishes
    • Lunch
    • Cleaning
    • Preparing dishes

Firsthand experience

You want to make a tartine with farm cheese, but you ran out of this ingredient in the drawer. What do you do?

You check with your colleagues from the kitchen and see if there is still a piece of cheese somewhere. It is indeed there, so a colleague helps you by quickly cutting the cheese while you finish the rest of the tartine on the plate. The dishwasher stops for a moment because the colleague is helping you with the cheese slicing, Then you can help them again later. Teamwork is therefore extremely important in the kitchen.

Growth

Growth is one of the four cultural pillars at Le Pain Quotidien. Le Pain Quotidien invests in training, development and team building of all employees. It even has its own training curriculum and academy: the Farming Academy. Here Hosts inspire each other and learn from each other to become even better Hosts and where quality and authenticity are of paramount importance.

Kitchen Host
Kitchen Supervisor

Working at Le Pain Quotidien NL

Le Pain Quotidien (French for 'daily bread') is a bakery-restaurant chain founded in 1990 by Alain Coumont. Alain was dissatisfied with the quality of bread in Brussels, so he started making his own sourdough bread using only four ingredients: water, flour, salt and time. Now Le Pain Quotidien has more than two hundred restaurants in fifteen countries, spread over three continents.

  • Headquarters in Brussels, Amsterdam, London and Paris
  • Several restaurants in Amsterdam
  • 5.000 employees worldwide
  • 85 werknemers in the Netherlands
  • Active in 15 countries
  • 41% / 59%
  • Average age 29 years
  • Black outerwear

Colleagues

Emmanuel Kofi - Kitchen Host

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Food makes people happy and especially good food makes people happy! There are not many other jobs where you can make people happy every day. It's good to see your regulars come in knowing they've come because they love the food and services you provide as a Kitchen Assistant.

What did you study?
Bsc Marketing and Informatica.

What do you do in your spare time?
Shopping, working out and clubbing with friends.

Lenka - Shiftleader

Why did you decide to work for this company?
The favorable working hours, the pleasant working atmosphere and the opportunities that are offered.

What was your previous job?
Host

Margot - Host

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Le Pain Quotidien was already known to me, I went there several times for breakfast. My sister started there as a student and once a shop opened near where I lived I saw my chance to start there.

What was your previous job?
Student at Carrefour.

What do you do in your spare time?
Going out for drinks and good food.

Application process

Telephone interview
In-person meeting with a management team member combined with a short trial
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