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NENI Amsterdam is looking for a Head Chef

After four years of running the show at NENI Amsterdam, our Head Chef Boaz has decided to take on a new challenge in Canada.

We are therefore looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Head Chef to join our Family. Are you a people-person who thrives by delivering consistent and high-quality cuisine in a fast-paced environment?

Then keep reading!


NENI Amsterdam is part of the NENI franchise and works closely together with the Molcho family. It is Located next to Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, in the converted Citroën garage and opened its doors in early 2019. It is a beautiful complex that has its own restaurant with an open kitchen, cocktail bar, terrace, and bakery/Deli. NENI stands for an Eastern Mediterranean kitchen and dining experience. It is all about sharing, bringing people together and celebrating life. Our motto is ’Life is beautiful. Be part of it!’.


As Head Chef, you are the key player of the overall success of NENI’s food philosophy. You are taking the lead of kitchen’s daily operations and long-term strategy. You create dishes, inspire others, lead your team, and manage all food-related tasks.



  • Being in close contact with the Molcho family

  • Menu development and optimising  

  • Leads by example while establishing and maintaining open, respectful, and trust-funded relationships with employees

  • Control of important costs such as food cost and payroll

  • Recruitment of the kitchen team

  • Performance standards and monitoring

  • Provides training and development for staff in regards with new cooking techniques, knowledge, equipment, and menu

  • Stimulate employee’s retention and development by giving them a platform to grow

  • Makes sure that the importance of hygiene procedures are well understood and monitored by employees




  • Full-time availability

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role

  • Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices

  • Good understanding of MS Office and restaurant software programs

  • Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities

  • Outstanding communications and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent knowledge of English language (verbal and written). Dutch is a plus

  • EU nationality or work Permit for The Netherlands



  • Full-time fixed contract

  • A job within a young, vibrant, and international community

  • A competitive salary between €4500 and €5500 per month, depending on your experience and efforts

  • Average tips are between €400 and €500 per month for a full-time job

  • 25 paid holiday days, building up of pension, and an additional 8% holiday pay

  • Career growth and personal development

  • Daily free lunches or dinners

  • 25% discount for food and drinks at NENI

  • Free birthday dinner for 2 people

  • All other conditions according to the Dutch Horeca CAO


Since our organisation is expanding rapidly and we plan to open more NENIs across the Netherlands, you will have the opportunity to grow with us.


Please send us your application with your CV, motivation letter and a one-minute-long video introducing yourself via

See you soon!

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