Breakfast Cook

Breakfast Cook

Are you an early bird who prefers to have the entire afternoon and evening to yourself? If you despise traffic jams like we do and enjoy being on the road during unconventional hours? Do you have school-going children and wish to pick them up in the afternoon? Or do you have numerous hobbies that occupy your afternoons and evenings? Then this job is perfect for you!, read on.

As a Self-Employed Breakfast Cook (ZWK Zelfstandig Werkend Kok), you will be the first kitchen force to arrive. You’ll turn every breakfast into a culinary masterpiece, ensuring your mise en place for the next day is always meticulously organized.

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The Role

As a ZWK Breakfast Cook, you’ll become part of a rapidly growing conference center and hotel in Amsterdam, specializing in high-quality meetings and international conferences with up to 1200 participants. You’ll be responsible for the daily breakfast buffet at this center, working alongside a professional team.

About Us

Local Heroes is your partner for high-quality personnel placement at renowned companies and events. We connect qualified personnel with temporary and permanent positions. Our catering assignments at various locations and the development of new culinary concepts are among our areas of expertise. At Local Heroes, you’ll find challenging and well-paying jobs, along with the benefits of our extensive network and experienced colleagues. Our clients choose Local Heroes for our tailored approach and our emphasis on quality over quantity. We always strive to exceed culinary expectations and solid matches that really work. Would you like to join us in achieving that? Apply now for this position as a Self-Employed Cook with a permanent employment contract or as a freelance cook (ZZP) and become part of our network and team!

The ideal candidate

  • Has proven, multi-year work experience in a professional kitchen as an independent cook, assistant cook, or breakfast cook.
  • Is a chef at heart.
  • Can work in accordance with HACCP guidelines.
  • Sets an example for the team with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Is resilient under pressure and can meet deadlines.
  • Is an early riser, as work begins from 05:00 to 05:30 and ends at 13:00-13:30.
  • Can handle physical demands.
  • Presents themselves professionally and is easy to work with.
  • Proficient in Dutch and/or English.
  • Holds culinary qualifications.

Your New Workplace:

Our location in Amsterdam Zuidwest is easily accessible, both by public transportation and by car. We offer excellent primary and secondary employment conditions, combined with a fantastic working atmosphere. You’ll be working with a highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable General Manager (GM), whom we consider the best we’ve encountered in our ten years of experience. This employer provides numerous growth opportunities and prospects for those with ambition. So, if you’re ambitious, seize this fantastic opportunity and apply now!


For a full-time position, the salary ranges from 2,450 to 2,850 euros per month, with a six-month contract and the possibility of a permanent contract. For self-employed individuals (ZZP), the hourly rate varies from 26.75 to 31.50 euros, depending on experience and professionalism. (Note that ZZP individuals receive a placement agreement that provides assurance of hours for up to one to six weeks in advance!)

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