Sous 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

In this role, you will be ultimately responsible for the kitchen. You will be given a completely free hand in the kitchen. Room for your creativity is definitely guaranteed. You can also apply trends in the food field (which you actively follow, of course) in this kitchen, because we only welcome renewal and innovation. You really help to establish the concept and monitor the quality of everything that leaves the kitchen.

Together with your colleagues, you will really form a team. You lead the kitchen brigade, take care of administration, do the shopping and make the schedules. Both culinary and organisational, you are the indispensable link in the kitchen. You share your love of cooking with the team and encourage them to be creative too. You also bring an overview and calm to the kitchen.

Your ingredients

  • You have experience in managing a kitchen brigade.
  • You have good knowledge of allergies, dietary requirements, food trends and preparation times, and know how to put this knowledge to practical use.
  • You have knowledge of HACCP, health and safety regulations.
  • You know what is going on in the world of food and drink and like to translate developments and innovations to your kitchen.
  • You prefer to work with a lot of freedom and your own input and ideas (your 'personal touch').

Do the ingredients not quite suit you? At Vermaat we welcome everyone and embrace our differences. Are you, for whatever reason, experiencing a distance from work? Through our Social Return page, our Jobcoaches would like to get in touch with you.

Questions about this vacancy?

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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.

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