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Design Academy Eindhoven is a leading vocational design institute acclaimed by ‘The New York Times’ in 2015 as “the most influential design school in Europe”. Students from across the globe come for the four-year Bachelor degree course and two-year Master course, to be trained in a host of design disciplines, from food and social design to product and mobility design. The academy is situated in the Witte Dame, a unique building in the heart of Eindhoven. Where Philips once produced light bulbs, now the design solutions of the future first see the light of day here. On the top floor of the Witte Dame is zBar, the academy’s own café, with an expansive view over the entire city.

For our zBar team, we are looking for an enthusiastic, friendly and independent

zBar chef m/f

24 hours a week

As a zBar employee, you work in a creative, inspiring environment, on the sixth floor of the Witte Dame. You are part of an enthusiastic team of eight staff members. In the open kitchen you prepare a varied assortment of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes for students, employees and external relations. In addition, you take care of the catering of events such as graduation ceremonies and meetings. Our food is internationally oriented, reflecting the global origins of our student population, which features as many as 60 different nationalities. We work primarily with sustainable ingredients. As a zBar chef, you can draw on your own creativity; there is plenty of room for your ideas and personal development. You work during the day, on weekdays as well as some evenings, during special occasions at the academy.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Preparing the dishes featured on the menu and replenishing the range of products in the displays and refrigerators;
  • Preparing and serving dishes for special events and meetings, such as lunches with large numbers of guests (incl. planning and supervision of extra staff);
  • Necessary maintenance (to conduct yourself and to outsource) and cleaning. You also contribute to the required paperwork (relating to financial administration and hygiene regulations, for example);
  • Training new colleagues;
  • Organising and executing the running of zBar and proposing improvements;
  • Helping customers at the counter and preparing orders.


  • A completed chef’s course at a minimum secondary vocational level of MBO-3;
  • An interest in preparing international dishes;
  • Professional knowledge of catering and hospitality and the corresponding rules and regulations;
  • Customer-friendly manner;
  • A real team player;
  • Able to speak both Dutch and English;
  • Based in or around Eindhoven;
  • Short-term availability (preferable).

What we offer:
A challenging position in a dynamic working environment. Hours are determined in consultation. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Collective Wage Agreement CAO-HBO. Salary indication: scale 5.

Information and application:
For more information, contact Anouk Purmer, Servicebureau coordinator. Please send your motivation and CV before 24 January 2019 to, Attn. Karin Verhees, stating the position concerned.

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The Academy aims to express its unique identity not only in education but also in the organisation itself, meaning the social climate and working culture, as well as the look and feel of the building. People take centre stage, in the broadest sense of the term. In terms of personnel policy, this means having an eye for:

  • the staff’s vitality
  • dreams and ambitions
  • potential and talent
  • development and career
  • a healthy and stimulating social and working climate

When you want to show your interest in working for Design Academy Eindhoven, please send your motivation and CV to