Self-employed chef Optiver

Your workplace

Experience the thrill of the trading world at Optiver, a company that evokes the excitement of 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' Located in the vibrant Zuidas district of Amsterdam, Optiver has been a leading authority in Trading, Technology, Risk and Control, Research and Data Science, and Business Operations since 1986. Here, experienced professionals work hard every day to refine and improve the market. As a high-end client, Optiver expects the best from Vermaat while offering complete freedom in the culinary kitchen. Vermaat guarantees unique and flavorful dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With fresh products from local suppliers in Amsterdam, we support city entrepreneurs and strive for the highest quality. Our in-house bakery bakes fresh rolls and croissants daily to delight our 300 breakfast guests, 600 lunch guests, and 350 dinner guests.

Step into Optiver and indulge in a world of taste and luxury, where the trading floor merges with culinary passion!

Your team

The energetic and hardworking team consists of 15 enthusiastic and helpful individuals. As a team, we strive to ensure our guests have the best experience possible through effective collaboration. "We have a learning mentality and are always open to feedback, always cheerful and positive, with a touch of dry humor.

Your job

At Vermaat, you literally and figuratively showcase your recipe. We work with menu cycles, but you have plenty of freedom to present your own recipes. We love to give space to your ideas, flavors, and recipes. Whether it's a luxury sandwich, a crispy salad, a fresh smoothie, or a delicious hot dish, you create something beautiful and tasty. Every day, you challenge yourself to offer guests variety with creativity, attention to detail, and knowledge of different cuisines. You are constantly vigilant about the quality of the products leaving the kitchen. Want to grow in your role? Develop yourself with all the possible training and courses through our online academy.

Your ingredients

  • You have 1 to 2 years of kitchen experience; whether it's a traditional Dutch stamppot or a Thai curry, you can conceive and create it!
  • You can work independently and take the lead when necessary.
  • Regulations regarding HACCP, occupational health, and safety hold no secrets for you.
  • We can describe you as a go-getter. By this, we mean that you maintain your pace even in busy times.

Do the ingredients not completely match you? At Vermaat, we welcome everyone and embrace our differences. Do you, for any reason, experience a distance to work? Our Job Coaches would love to get in touch with you via our Social Return page.

Questions about this vacancy?

Recruitment is here to assist you further.

Marelle Altenaar

Recruitment Business Partner


Welcome to Vermaat!

Started in 1978 as a deli. Now grown into the specialist in tailor-made catering and one of the largest catering employers in the Netherlands with more than 500 locations throughout the country. Our restaurants can be found in various companies, at airports, museums, hospitals, zoos and much more.

Your menu

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