Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, you will find answers to some of the most common questions about working at Vermaat.
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I would like to work at Vermaat, but cannot find a suitable job opening.

We’re glad to hear that you’re looking for a job with us and regret that we do not have a suitable opening for you. To stay up to date on the latest job openings, you can subscribe to our job alert. Fill out the form and select your preferred locations, positions and workplaces. If we publish a job opening that matches your preferences, we will let you know automatically!

What are the working hours and working days at Vermaat?

This depends significantly on the location. We always mention the working hours in our job openings, so you can find them there. In corporate catering settings, you will always work during office hours on weekdays. At the same time, locations like La Place, hospitals or leisure establishments have longer opening hours, so you’ll usually be able to work during the weekends and late at night. There’s something for everyone!

Can I work at multiple Vermaat locations?

Yes, that’s possible. If you’d like to work whenever, wherever you want, apply for one of our flex pool job openings. For more information about the flex pool, click here.

What is the minimum age for working at Vermaat?

The minimum age for a job at Vermaat varies from one location to the next. In most cases, the minimum age is 14. The law states that children of this age are not allowed to work at all times and cannot perform all types of work. What’s more, you are not allowed to work at locations where alcohol is served until you are 18 years old. If you apply for a position at a location where alcohol is served, we will contact you to find a suitable location. From age 18, you are allowed to work whenever you want and perform all types of work. 

Do I need prior experience to work for you?

For most positions, like hospitality worker, enthusiasm, a representative appearance and a motivated attitude matter most. While we certainly value relevant experience, it is not a hard requirement. So even if you have no professional experience (in hospitality), we absolutely encourage you to apply. With our onboarding programme and training, you'll learn all the tricks of the trade. For chef and supervisor openings, we will often look for people with several years of experience. This will always be mentioned in the job ad.

How do I know my application was received?

If you’re unsure if we received your application, you can simply check the website, which will give you a confirmation that your application was submitted. You will also receive an automatic confirmation email. If you have not received this email, please try again. Alternatively, you can send an email to [email protected], attaching your CV and a cover letter and specifying the job you’re applying for.


What will I earn as a chef?

Depending on your location, position and level of experience, you will fall into one of the following salary grades. The amounts shown here are monthly salaries. Vermaat pays out salaries every 4 weeks. The salaries mentioned here are exclusive of 8% holiday pay.

Kitchen assistant/line chef € 1,934.40 - € 2,524.17 gross p/m (38 hours)

Independent chef € 2,052.36 - € 2,813.59 gross p/m (38 hours)

Sous chef € 2,287.70 - € 3,174.36 gross p/m (38 hours)

Sous chef - luxury/large location € 2,770.72 - € 3,475.79 gross p/m (38 hours)

Executive chef € 2,530.44 - € 3,475.79 gross p/m (38 hours)

Executive chef - luxury/large location €3,020.62 - €3,865.11 gross p/m (38 hours)

What will I earn as a supervisor?

Depending on your location, position and level of experience, you will fall into one of the following salary grades. The amounts shown here are monthly salaries. Vermaat pays out salaries every 4 weeks. The salaries mentioned here are exclusive of 8% holiday pay.

Floor Manager € 2,052.36 - € 2,813.59 gross p/m (38 hours)

Ass. Hospitality Manager € 2,287.70 - € 3,475.79 gross p/m (38 hours)

Hospitality manager at small locations € 2,052.36 - € 2,813.59 gross p/m (38 hours)

Hospitality manager general € 2,530.44 - € 3,865.11 gross p/m (38 hours)

Hospitality manager at large/complex locations €3,294.44 - €4,590.34 gross p/m (38 hours)

What will I earn as a hospitality worker?

Depending on your location, position and level of experience, you will fall into one of the following salary grades. The amounts shown here are monthly salaries. Vermaat pays out salaries every 4 weeks. The salaries mentioned here are exclusive of 8% holiday pay.

Hospitality worker / side job € 1,934.4 - € 2,068.51 gross p/m (38 hours) The hourly wages, including holidays and 8% holiday pay are shown below.  Some positions come with a higher hourly wage, as mentioned in the job ad. 

  • Age 15: €5.61
  • Age 16: €7.02
  • Age 17: €8.42
  • Age 18: €9.83
  • Age 19: €11.23
  • Age 20: €12.63
  • Age 21+: €14.04 - €20.11

Will my travel expenses be reimbursed?

If you are commuting by car, your travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a maximum of €16.80 per day worked (from 10 km). Public transport expenses are reimbursed up to a max of €276.92 every 4 weeks.

Can I earn a bonus?

Absolutely! Apart from your salary, we will also pay you a € 250 gross referral bonus if you refer someone who we end up hiring.

What other perks do I get

The best deals On our platform "Vermaat voor jou”, you'll find all kinds of great deals, like discounts on hotels, free tickets to the zoo or tasty restaurant deals. You can also contribute to society by volunteering during your working hours - while getting paid in the process!

Party Every year we organise a big Vermaat party (see video here) with all colleagues. But there’s more... We also celebrate our successes with sports events, team outings and online competitions like sweepstakes for major football tournaments. And what would a competition be without a great prize to match?

Vermaat Academy We have special talent programmes to help you grow as a person and a professional. Hone your leadership skills, learn to work safely or become Vermaat's best teacher with our online and physical workshops. You can find more information here.

Onboarding Our onboarding programme gives you a glimpse into the world of Vermaat, showing what life is like on the job and in our teams. We also host an Inspiration Market every six months to give everyone the opportunity to taste the most delicious dishes from our suppliers.

And much more.... And that, of course, is not all. Check the latest news and must-taste food trends in the Vermaat app, or sit back and relax with our quarterly Mgzn. Find out for yourself and apply for a job at Vermaat!

Job Application Tips & Tricks

How should I prepare for the job interview?

A good start is half the battle, so make sure you go into a job interview prepared. Job interviews are important for the organisation and applicants alike, because they’re a good opportunity to find out whether you are a good fit for the organisation and the position. Here are 5 tips for the best possible preparation.

  • Immerse yourself in the organisation and the location where you will be working. On our website,, you’ll find a lot of information about who we are and what we do. During the interview, you can also ask questions about the organisation.
  • Do you have any thoughts or ideas about what the job will be like? It’s best to think about the job in advance, so you’ll know what questions to ask during the job interview.
  • Explore your talents. It’s a notorious question during job interviews: What are your strengths? If you’ve thought about them in advance, you can list them with confidence and give examples.
  • Be yourself! Honesty matters, so if there are parts of the job you think you’ll excel at or need a bit more practice at, let the interviewer know. This will paint a clear, honest picture of who you are as a person and of what we can expect from you. Understanding that you’re not the finished article and still have things to learn isn’t weak, it’s quite the opposite!
  • Think of questions you’d like to ask during or after the interview. These could be questions about Vermaat, the location, the position, or anything else you can think of! Asking questions is a good way to show that you are interested and proactive.

What is the application process like?

If you apply for a position at the serviceoffice, our corporate recruiter Lisa will contact you within 2 to 5 business days. If you apply for another position at one of our many locations, the relevant hospitality manager will contact you within 2 to 5 business days.

If you have applied by email, your details will be sent to the relevant

manager. The rest of the procedure is identical to the online application


I applied but haven't heard back from you yet. What now?

First things first: we’re very happy to hear that you applied for a job with us! We understand that you’re eagerly waiting our reply. The location manager or 1 of our recruiters will contact you within 2 to 5 business days after applying. If we have to process lots of applications, you may have to wait a little longer. If you still haven’t heard from us after 7 business days, please send an email to [email protected]. One of our recruitment officers will contact the location manager to check the status of your application.  

I wanted to submit a resume/cover letter, but this wasn’t possible.

For some positions, we do not ask for a resume/cover letter. However, you’re free to share your resume/cover letter if you’d like. Simply send them to [email protected] along with your name and the reference number of the job ad. We’ll make sure it gets to the right manager.

How can I tell whether a job opening is still open?

We keep the website updated as best we can, so you can assume that we are still looking to fill all the job openings posted on the site. Don’t hesitate to apply!

Other Questions

Can I do an internship at your company?

We are an accredited apprenticeship company that can offer first-to-fourth year BOL and BLL students an educational and fun internship throughout the year. Since we are a fast growing organization with over 450 locations, there is always a match. For example, we have internships in the corporate hospitality sector, leisure sector, at airports or in hospitals. During your internship you will receive personal guidance from a real hospitality professional. And have you successfully completed your internship? Then you can always stay on after your internship. We also have internships at our service office for various courses. For example, we regularly have internships in our marketing, recruitment, HR, purchasing or finance departments.

I am self-employed. Can I still work for you?

Absolutely! Self-employed workers can applyby sending an email to [email protected]. We do require self-employed workers to provide a reference from a Vermaat employee.  

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