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Head Baker

Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel


Do you have a passion for bakery and do you love to create unique and personalized guest experiences?

Do you want to grow and develop yourself in a five-star hotel, part of Marriott International?

The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel has the position of Head Baker available.


Who are we?

The Renaissance Amsterdam is opening a boutique bakery dedicated to crafting artisanal baked goods with exceptional quality and flavour. Our ambitions & commitment to handcrafted excellence is to target a loyal customer base and a reputation for delivering delightful culinary experiences. 


What are my responsibilities?

As the Head Baker, you will be responsible for leading our bakery team in creating exquisite baked goods that exceed our customers' expectations. With a primary focus on handcrafting techniques and attention to detail, you will ensure that every product leaving our kitchen reflects the superior quality and artisanal flair that defines our brand.

Lead and supervise the bakery team, providing guidance, training, and support to maintain high standards of craftsmanship and productivity.

  • Develop and execute recipes for a variety of baked goods, including bread, pastries, cakes, and desserts, incorporating seasonal ingredients and innovative flavour combinations.

  • Oversee all aspects of the baking process, from ingredient preparation to final presentation, ensuring consistency, freshness, and adherence to food safety standards.

  • Collaborate with the management team to plan production schedules, manage inventory levels, and optimise workflow efficiency.

  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace, upholding sanitation, and hygiene protocols to meet regulatory requirements and uphold our commitment to food safety.

  • Stay current with industry trends and techniques, continuously seeking opportunities to enhance product offerings and refine baking processes.


What are we looking for? 

We are looking for a Head Baker with a passion for artisanal craftsmanship and a desire to join a dynamic team dedicated to excellence. Someone who brings personal style to every experience. You are always looking to explore the places you wouldn’t find in a travel guide. If this sounds like you, you’re in the right place. We’re not just looking for anyone, we are looking for you! 


To be eligible for this position you…

  • Proven experience as a Head Baker or similar role in a boutique bakery or upscale culinary establishment for over 5 years. 

  • Extensive knowledge of baking techniques, including dough preparation, fermentation, shaping, and baking, with a focus on artisanal methods and handcrafting.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve excellence.

  • Proven track record for a successful bakery with a strong creative flair and a passion for innovation, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to delivering visually stunning and flavourful baked goods.

  • Excellent time management and organizational abilities, with the capacity to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Flexibility to work night shifts and weekends as required to meet production demands.


What benefits will I receive?

  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement within a growing company.

  • Access to company benefits, including health insurance, retirement savings plans, and employee discounts.

  • Comprehensive company & personal KPI bonus scheme with up to 15% of base salary 

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment where creativity and passion are celebrated.

  • Special Associate Rate discount available for Marriott products worldwide.

  • A uniform which will be dry-cleaned by the hotel. 


Transformation on the way…

A unique opportunity is awaiting you in the city center of one of the most dynamic markets in Europe. We are excited that the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is currently undergoing a full transformation. A major investment has been made in the hotel which will result in completely renovated guest rooms and public areas, including a brand-new bar, restaurant and rooftop bar & terrace. The hotel will expand from 402 to 500 rooms and an additional conference center will be constructed. The Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel has a very high focus on sustainability and will aim to become an enhancement to the city of Amsterdam.

Visit the below page to find out more;

Renovation Information | Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel


Marriott is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.

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