Are you an experienced chef looking for a new challenge? Can you lead a kitchen and are you passionate about the Asian cuisine? Then the job of Head Chef at the new Asian Streetfood restaurant MAI Kitchen is thé position for you!


As the new Head Chef at MAI Kitchen, you will be responsible for all kitchen processes. Together with your team, you will ensure that our guests are provided with delicious Asian street food dishes. Additionally, you will motivate your colleagues to bring out the best in themselves.

In this role, you will work closely with the Restaurant Manager and the Hotel Manager of the adjacent MAI Amsterdam hotel. Together with them, you will ensure the success of the newly opened restaurant.


  • A competitive salary based on your knowledge and experience;
  • Travel allowance if you live more than 10 km away from work;
  • 8% holiday pay and 25 paid vacation days (based on 38 hours per week);
  • Collective health insurance and pension scheme;
  • 40% discount on stays in our hotels, subject to availability - hello weekend in Amsterdam or Maastricht!;
  • 20% discount in our restaurants;
  • Location allowance when you work at a location other than your fixed one;
  • Welcome drinks at our hotels;
  • Internal career growth opportunities;
  • A 3-course dinner for 2 people upon first contract extension;
  • Birthday and anniversary celebrations (starting from 2.5 years);
  • Opportunities for continuous self-development through internal and external training opportunities;
  • Annual Employee of the Year Award ceremony, who knows, it might be yours next year!;
  • A workplace surrounded by art, history, and travelers ;).


We are looking for a colleague with experience in leading a kitchen and a passion for preparing Asian recipes. You are proactive and driven to make the new restaurant a success with your team. As Head Chef, you know how to stay calm even when the restaurant is full and orders are pouring in. You thrive on leading and coordinating the kitchen team and strive for the highest possible level of service for our guests. Additionally, you work according to HACCP hygiene guidelines and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive work environment in MAI Kitchen.


MAI Kitchen is located in Hotel MAI Amsterdam and offers a modern restaurant concept specializing in street food from all over Asia. Situated within walking distance of the central station, in the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown, it is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the Dutch capital. The restaurant and the hotel honor the cultural history of the building with a unique Asian-inspired design. The stylishly decorated rooms & dining hall, the breathtaking view of Amsterdam and its canals, and numerous artistic eye-catchers ensure an unforgettable experience.


Do you want to be part of a young and ambitious team? Don't wait any longer and apply now! For any questions, feel free to call Milan at 06 46 06 63 01. Who knows, we might welcome you as our new collegue.